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Lauren Bird – I’m Not

Hot on the heels of Lauren Bird‘s 2017 debut album “The Inbetween” comes “I’m Not”, a terrific uptempo new single from this rising Northern Irish star. Starting out with a scratch, a strum and a shake one can be forgiven… Continue Reading →

Amelia Coburn EP

It’s only been 12 months since Amelia Coburn‘s terrific voice, ukulele and exploratory cover versions found her a nomination for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards and even less time since she reduced the GNUF audience to dazed amazement…. Continue Reading →

The Mersey Belles

Of all the ukulele artists whose review is long long long overdue it’s The Mersey Belles for Danielle Laura Perkins (Nancy) and Lindsey Stainthorpe (Pearl) are a duo who have been wooing audiences for five glorious years now with their… Continue Reading →

Tyrone & Lesley – Optimism

Lurking in deepest darkest Brisbane, one wears a fez and plays soprano uke, one wears a bowler and plays double bass. It already sounds great doesn’t it! These two characters have a terrific ukulele pedigree and performing partnership having first… Continue Reading →

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 →

Professor Peter – I Picks Up My Ukulele

Dutchman Professor Peter has made this writer’s life easy with this album. I am hovering over a thesaurus so I don’t focus too much on the world traditional but that is exactly what it is, in every sense and in an… Continue Reading →

Marc Gallagher – Songs From A Shit Summer

Reflecting on the title, I write this review with a slightly mischievous sense of timing, this being the first week of September 2017. In all honesty I’ve had rather an excellent Summer and I sincerely hope Marc has too. But… Continue Reading →

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 →

Ready for a Long Trip – Francesco Albertarazzi

Teacher and indeed ambassador of the ukulele in both its promotion and history in his very own Italy to Hawaii and beyond, Francesco Albertarazzi unmistakably has the tenor ukulele skills to match his passion. His new album “Ready For A… 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 →

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