Say Aloha To The Ukuleles

The Ukuleles are a fresh, new, young and exciting band who are at the start of bringing something cool and different to the UK music scene.

A ukulele phenomena and revival has been happening all over the world and has now hit the UK’s university campus’s, beaches and homes across the UK. This small 4-string guitar has been riding high on a wave of popularity of late and has become a symbol of laid back, relaxed and good will vibes. The ukulele is now the fastest selling musical instrument in Britain and has taken over from the recorder as the primary school instrument that children learn to play. So hopefully no more Three Blind Mice at school musical performances up and down the country.

Logan a self taught player discovered his love of the instrument at a very early age when he lived in Hawaii, he honed his skills and mastered the instrument very quickly after watching the Hawaiians finger movements as the strummed. When he returned to the UK he explored other instruments but would always come back to the simplistic and soothing sounds of the Uke.

Fast forward to 2012 and Logan was at the Great Escape Festival in Brighton when he spotted Martha who was performing with her Uke on the ACM stage. He felt an immediate connection, they were introduced and very quickly formed a firm friendship over many days on the beach strumming and jamming with friends. Martha had already gained a reputation as a credible singer and Uke player on the Internet and festival gig circuit. She picked up a Uke after watching her hero Jack Johnson in concert and fell in love with it.

With Logan’s credible and authentic Hawaiian grounding, Logan saw a unique opportunity to team up with Martha and a ukulele playing band of friends to form a band to represent the current culture of what is happening today and throw in some new ukulele songs too. The Ukuleles were born.

By chance, the band we’re spotted playing on the beach one afternoon by some impressed record producers who imminently signed them to a record deal and started recording straight away.

And the end result of this is that The Ukuleles will release their debut album at the end of August and will include tracks such as ‘5 Years Time’, ‘A Team’, ‘Call Me Maybe’, ‘Forget You’, ‘Rolling In The Deep’ as well as some original songs.

Author: Martyn Newton

Overlord of PopBucket and a gamer from a very young age with earliest memories including Theme Park, Detroit (look it up), Sim City, Championship Manager 2, The Lion King and Command & Conquer.

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