Monday, May 24, 2010

You Don't Bring Me Flowers - UOoGB

Another gem from the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Hilarious!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" played on the ukulele in a 'Classical Guitar' style. If anyone tells you the ukulele isn't a serious instrument, you can point them to this video. Wow!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

NatalieLin6, another self-proclaimed 'ukulele junkie' does a nice cover of the Good Charlotte single, "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous"

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fly Me Off the Handel

Another UOoGB video. This one is an original composition from them. When you look up 'song in the round' in the dictionary, it should just link you to this video. Awesome.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Your Body is a Wonderland

Elsanchokaki covers the popular John Mayer single.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Gone - Ben Folds by Julia Nunes

It's nigh impossible to surf the 'net for ukulele videos without quickly bumping into Youtube sensation Julia Nunes. I had to pick one of her videos to be on the blog early on, so why not the one that helped her go 'viral' - her cover of Ben Folds' 'Gone'. Fun, cooky and talented, if you're into ukulele music, Julia's Youtube channel and original songs are definitely worth looking into.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Take On Me - Regee Mix

Shiny and the Spoon do a Regee version of Ah Ha's new wave classic 'Take on Me' on ukulele and mbira - too cool.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Hey Ya - Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

This is video recording for this song it a little rough, being taken from the audience, but the performance is good and the video is so much fun to watch. There's good use of the band members for different vocal parts. I think if I ever find myself in New Zealand I'm going to have to coordinate my trip with a Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra performance.

Friday, May 14, 2010

American Girl

PUNK44's awesome rendition of Tom Petty's "American Girl". He and a couple of his friends get together and kick out a great cover. Several additional pluses: one it his friend looks a lot like Don Rickles with the eye expressions and all another is there's a blooper reel at the end of the video. Music and comedy - what a good mix.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

When I Come Around

Tate Krupa does a fantastic arrangement of Green Day's "When I Come Around".

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Video That Started it All

One of my favorite ukulele artists is the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britian . This is the first of their videos I ever saw and it's still one of my top 5 favorites.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Gimme Some Uke!

I have an addiction to ukulele videos! There's some great professional and amateur musicians on the Internet offering some fantastic ukulele music and I'm addicted to listening to them and finding new ones. I'll try to use this blog to share what I think is the best of the best.