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The Small Change Diaries – Lullabies For Cynics

One would hope The Small Changes Diaries is a familiar name to you. Uke festival favourites and a ukulele band who reach far beyond that label into the wider folk music world this four piece showstopper of a band have wowed Uke… Continue reading →

Amelia Coburn – Nuke

Do you know what the most commonly heard phrase was at GNUF 2017? You could hear it whispered around every corner, the bar was awash with it, the courtyard echoing the same sentiment, for no matter who you bumped into… Continue reading →

Bex And Freda – From Where I Stand

I love EPs. In the neoteric digital age, music and artist are often condensed into a YouTube hit leaving you wanting much more or are immediately stretched to a full album which can, in some instances, hinder the ability to make… Continue reading →

Chonkinfeckle – Songs From The Live Shows

I can’t help but feel there’s a little irony by the fact the first track on this compilation of live favourites from Chonkinfeckle is about the bargain filled field of a Car Boot sale, for this CD comes with a value-for-money-tastic 24… Continue reading →

The Small Change Diaries – Protest Songs

If you’re looking for some decent and harmonious original ukulele based music perfectly balanced with light percussion and melodic double bass, well dear reader you really should be checking out The Small Change Diaries. Formed a mere two years ago in 2014, ukulele playing… Continue reading →

Ooty And The Cloud – Sazerac

Well bless my barnacles, what a simply delightful collection of songs! I wouldn’t normally wade into a review which such a brazen endorsement but on the very first listen I was genuinely taken aback and had to stop what I… 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 →

Elof & Wamberg – Byen Sover

For my part, a great deal of anticipation preceded the release of this, the second album from the Danish duo Elof & Wamberg. Their first album, 12 Ornli’ Syge Tracks For Ukulele Og Kontrabas, was one of the most interesting albums I’ve… 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 →

Elof & Wamberg – 12 Ornli’ Syge Tracks For Ukulele Og Kontrabas

I discovered this album in 2013. I had tickets for the Ukulele Festival Of Great Britain and there was a Danish act listed in the line-up I wasn’t previously aware of. I eagerly Googled Elof & Wamberg and came across this, their debut… Continue reading →

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