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Ukulele Is The New Black

Dec 31, 2018

Best of 2018 – Show Notes

How has ukulele changed our lives in 2018?  I revisit episodes from Season 1 and take a look at the ways the humble uke has changed the lives of this year’s podcast guests.

Thanks to featured guests Michael Rosenberg, Joey Marianer, Janine Chandler, Andrew Rankine, Tim Griffin, Amber...

Dec 16, 2018

Mal Webb describes himself as a “vocal adventurer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist”, and I can’t think of a better description.  I hope you enjoy his vocal adventures as much as I did!

Mal plays one of his songs, “TLA”. 

This episode was recorded at the Newkulele Festival, including a small excerpt from...

Dec 2, 2018

Trish, Jack, Rosalie, John and Gayle are Ukenjamit, a fantastic ukulele group from Newcastle, NSW.  I had a chat to them at the Newkulele Festival in October 2018.

They played a few songs:

  • Mr Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker, 1968)
  • Stray Cat Strut (Brian Setzer, 1981)
  • Walk of Shame (Eight to the Bar, 2007)

There was a lot...

Nov 18, 2018

Multi instrumentalist, arranger and recording artist A.J. Leonard is one of Australia's pioneer ukulele players and is regarded to be among the best in the world.

Songs played by A.J. in the podcast (and with Jenny Rowlands in the Christmas medley) are:

  • Meet Me In Hawaii (A.J. Leonard)
  • Barefoot With My Baby (A.J....

Nov 4, 2018

Miriam Miley-Read plays and sings with trad-Dixieland jazz band Zackerbilks.  I had a great chat to her at Smith’s Alternative in Canberra.

Miriam and I both LOVE our Cordoba ukuleles – and if you’re interested, here is mine.

Miriam mentioned an appearance at Artsound FM, a Canberra community radio station.