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Astraluna – The Pass Of Storms

Astraluna is no stranger to stage and studio for solo artist Jennifer Birch has grounded experience in the music business having supplied backing vocals, rhythm guitar and keyboard at stadia and festivals across the world for fellow musician of the… Continue reading →

Jimmy Denis – Ukulele Circus

I do like the way Jimmy Denis describes himself, unassuming yet enticingly descriptive… Music composer and instructor on Solo Ukulele. Story Crafter. Mostly Human. Growing up with parents in the business, Jimmy was lucky enough to be around some of… Continue reading →

Ukulele Hope – Charity Sampler

One man band, Ramones fan and one slice of a musical trio, Crispy Jones has extended his repertoire further still by putting together a uke based sampler album to raise money for Médecins sans Frontières and UNO-Fluechtlingshilfe.  Charity compilations are a great thing. First… Continue reading →

Liam Capper-Starr – Needs More Cello

Through the rampage of the recent ukulele revival we’ve come to expect a certain sound from ukulele artists haven’t we? Even those of us that hold the instrument so dearly will acknowledge there’s a lot of stuff out there that I… Continue reading →

Izzy B – Growing Pains

Tenor ukulele singer-songwriter Izzy B has seemingly catapulted her passion for this fabulous instrument into her life. Having only been playing a few years and writing songs even less, this fervour is fuelled by a genuine affiliation with the instrument and… Continue reading →

Samantha Muir – The Beauty Of Uke

Samantha Muir started her ukulele career in 2012 after many years as a classical guitarist. The inspiration the ukulele generously feeds us took Samantha to take her technical skill and apply it to her new found passion by arranging classical pieces for the ukulele…. Continue reading →

The Grateful Fred Trio – Further Down The Road

Have you noticed how blues, country and the ukulele seem to bed so well together? Perhaps it’s the fundamental lure of the 7th chord that enhances this trio so perfectly that draws them together or maybe it’s a reliance on three chord music! But whatever the… Continue reading →

Formidable Vegetable Sound System – You Are What You Eat

As John Cleese once said, “And now for something completely different”. Formidable Vegetable Sound System are an Australian band fronted by ukulele playing vocalist and permaculture advocate Charlie Mgee. He is joined by a variety of musicians providing fiddle,  speak-easy motivated brass and more unexpectedly… Continue reading →

Danielle Ate The Sandwich – The 24 Hour Album

I suspect procrastination is a dirty word to Danielle Ate The Sandwich. It’s only January but if I look back over what I’ve musically achieved in 2016 so far it’s not very prolific. I’m sure I’m not the only one. So… Continue reading →

Zoë Bestel – Sir Lucas And The Moon

I’ve been championing Zoë Bestel since I first came across her at The Wickerman Festival in 2012 when I wrote a review of the festival for another website. To be honest, I dropped lucky. Someone came bounding over on the very first morning… Continue reading →

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