It’s not hard to see how love of the ukulele has spread, here is Singto Numchok and friends just having a cool easy evening doodling away on their ukes on a beach. Singto is playing one of his own songs.
Lovely easy performance….
No matter what the weathers like where you are, this is officially summer here in Ireland, (at least it was today!) so we’ve gotta have a summer ukulele song so how about this? “Summer Vibe” by “Walk off the Earth”.
Max de Bernardi is a very accomplished guitarist and and uke player from Italy. He is joined here by Domingo el Colorao on Timple and the singer is Veronica who sings with Max.
Saw them at the Belgian Ukulele Festival in ’09 and they are really amazing musicians.
There are many wonderful YouTubes of the wonderful Cliff Edwards, the first international ukulele star, but I came across this one recently (thanks Ukehunt) .
Cliff Edwards was one the most popular entertainers of his day. He was a star in Vaudeville and on Broadway in the 1920s and made a successful transition to film in the 1930s. He was a reliable character actor who appeared in dozens of movies including classics like Gone With The Wind and His Girl Friday, although, sadly, he didn’t play his uke in those two. He also performed the original version of the song “Singin’ in the Rain” in 1929. Perhaps his most famous role was as Jiminy Cricket in Pinocchio, where he sang the lovely “When You Wish Up On A Star.” This clip from the 1933 short Hollywood on Parade perfectly showcases his irreverent, goofy and slightly manic performing style.
Stunning singer and uke player Heidi Talbot (family lives in Newbridge, Co. Kildare) who I saw playing support to the magical Eddie Reader in Dublin last night.
Heidi is just a wonderful singer and here she is accompanied by the very talented
John McCusker, Chris Drever And Boo Hewerdine.
The wonderful Professor Peter and Doctor Dick from the Netherlands are the founders of “The Small Instruments Society” here they play the classic “Roll Along Prairie Moon” “A classic, that reminds us of how we used to dream of being a real cowboy. But that was long time ago.”
Check out their Youtube Channel.