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Faster Than Sane (Liz Singer)

Liz Singer has been writing and recording original music under the name Faster Than Sane since 2010. Her thoughtful acoustic songs are a mix of ukulele and guitar tracks, with honest, reflective lyrics that strive to connect with others’ experiences. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Liz is currently in New Zealand, playing around Christchurch whenever possible, and has performed with the Mighty Ukes of Wellington as well as the ukulele trio, HoopLAH.

Links:
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXcPpit1y7Pq2Gxx14eD-5Q/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lizisfasterthansane/

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Garażfunk

 

Garażfunk is a DIY one man band that plays funk, garage rock and hip hop on ukulele.

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Rocket Kings

This is the way things normally work:

Form a band. Choose band name. Write songs. Practice lots with band. Book a gig. Play gig.

There isn’t much that is normal about our band. Our journey went something like this:

Write songs. Record songs. Book a gig. Realise you need to form a band for the gig. One practice with band. Choose band name due to impending gig. Play gig.

We are Rocket Kings. We are a 5-piece comprising vocals, three ukuleles, double bass and drums. Formed in mid-2016 after songwriter Dave Stewart (uke and vocals) had written and recorded a home-recorded album with Bex Crossland (vocals and uke). Dave and Bex added the excellent musicians Greg Forys (double bass), David Heath (drums) and Matt Stallwood (uke and vocals) and have now played more than 20 gigs, mostly in the Reading area. Rocket Kings have just been into a recording studio as a 5-piece to record an EP.

We are a rock/pop band. It just so happens that we feature ukuleles, albeit sometimes through overdrive and wah-wah pedals, so we like to call our sound ‘ukepop’!

Find Rocket Kings on:
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rocketkings
• Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-267576350
• YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdnxUG_OtqyyJxuj40KW02A

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Louisa Hall

Louisa Hall is your friend. Sweet, silly, with “pipes and emotion reminiscent of Loretta Lynn,” and an intense affinity for cats and caffeine, it isn’t hard to see why.

On Barista Boyfriend, and in concert, Louisa offers her take on everything from internet dating to real-life stalking – and all the awkward moments in between – with her signature mix of earnest yet amusing lyrics set to earworm worthy melodies wrapped in lush arrangements.

Louisa’s brand of charming and delightfully relateable music has already taken her from the Kennedy Center Millenium Stage to The Hamilton Live, and the 9:30 Club to a junk boat on Halong Bay, Vietnam. She is a frequent contributor to The Circus Life podcast, The Capital City Showcase, a regular guest of the Nine Songwriter Series, and a music educator specializing in teaching novice ukulele players and kazooists, teaching and performing at ukulele festivals including the annual Strathmore Uke and Guitar Summit and Baltimore’s Charm City Ukulele Festival.

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Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts


Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts embrace their inner girl power with quirky songs, big personalities and sweet harmonies. They easily slide across musical genres from folk to country, jazz, rock and blues. Their sassy and sometimes funny original songs have been well received at Festival performances and via the radio airwaves. A Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts concert is like a box of chocolates- you never quite know what you are going to get next! Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts know how to entertain and always create a fun, upbeat vibe whenever they hit the stage. They have recorded two CDs “Titbits” and “Ukulele Mama”
www.mamajujuandthejamtarts.com
ww.facebook.com/amajujuandthejamtarts

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Grace Kendall

Heartfelt singer/songwriter Grace Kendall got her start singing original songs inspired about the Harry Potter books as part of a scene called “wizard rock.” Through that community, she developed her skills as an engaging storyteller and as a thoughtful performer. Over the years she has cultivated a reputation for intimate performances, often sitting on the floor of various venues and leading audience singalongs that sometimes end in tears. Through unconventionally structured songs backed with powerful vocals, Grace has developed her own style and isn’t afraid to take the ukulele to dark, sad, or angry places, although she also quite enjoys the sound of hope. Whether exploring the themes of her favorite children’s books or just telling stories inspired by her real life, Grace Kendall is a musician with a lot to say.

She has several EPs and albums available online, which mostly feature ukulele with some occasional guitar thrown in for good measure: https://gracekendall.bandcamp.com

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Jane Cameron

Singer, songwriter and more… A prolific songwriter, Jane brings a darker approach to the ukulele than you might expect. Jane blends folk, blues and jazz influences to create a sound that is as captivating as it is hard to categorise. Ranging from catchy pop folk to dark moody blues, her songs are rich in narrative, building characters and stories that are both familiar and fresh, humorous and heart-breaking.

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Haji Basim

Haji Basim is a multi instrumentalist, singer songwriter, and producer. His refreshing and innovative blend of urban folk falls somewhere in between the intimacy of artists such as Sufjan Stevens or Josè Gonzales and the sensuality and groove of performers such as D’Angelo or The Weeknd, just to mention a few

Also see http://www.hajibasim.com/

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