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Bruno Renato & Daniel Gonçalves

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Hi! My name is Bruno Renato, I am songwriter and uke player. About 18 months ago, a friend of mine here in my place (Belo Horizonte/MG, Brazil) presented me an ukulele for the fist time. It was “love at the first time”, and since there, I can’t stop to write original ukulele songs.

This my friend, also musician and composer, started to collaborate with me in some new songs. This new composition marks a new stage in our artistic work: apart from being our first song in English language, It definitely sealed a musical partnership between me and my friend Daniel Gonçalves, who with great sensitivity has managed to translate my poetry into harmonious melodies.

I present with exclusivity to you: “Why People Die?” (Lyrics by Bruno Renato / Music by Daniel Gonçalves).

Artists: Bruno Renato Paschoal & Daniel Gonçalves da Silva

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Redshirt & Alan Thornton

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The latest instalment of the Alan Thornton and Redshirt story. Alan admitted to having spent 10 mins writing the lyrics on Tampa Bay and I have admitted 10 mins adding a few words and putting music to it.

So its not bad for 20 minutes work and, to my knowledge it is the first ever song to have the word “littoral” in it. For some reason that makes me very proud.

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Alan Thornton & Graham Smith

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Graham offered to send Alan an idea for a song, and he agreed happily. It was about a 12 second sound file that had a few notes and a few words and a rhythmic structure all wrapped up into one package. Alan listened to it twice and immediately wrote two verses, waited until morning and listened to them with a fresh set of ears and a mug of coffee. He sent it to Graham and waited …

Graham wrote back that it was worth working on  and, as he sent along an idea for the middle. Alan made some changes and sent it and  sent the third verse back thinking it might be enough to call the effort a song. What he sent was sort of dark, though and after discussion Graham sent a closing verse with a bit more optimism, and we agreed to wrap it up there.

All of this took a few days, but most of that was waiting for responses since we live in different time zones and both have jobs to do

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Nick Cody & Alan Thornton

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Out With The Old – possibly not the finished version but a song that young Nick Cody and I’ve (Alan Thornton) been working on.

It’s about a Uke player who retires one old instrument after falling in lust with a new one. So…science fiction I guess.

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Iain Glencross & Mia Lotus

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Iain Glencross (aka Hawaiian shirt racer) wanted to experiment with adding video in the video I made. He usually plays ukulele he is in the OUS group too. But the truth is that he is really is my garden gnome jamming with me.

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Mia Lotus & Sean Hunt

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Collaboration between Mia Lotus (Bianca Brochet) and Sean Hunt. This track is called Rain.

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Paul Cameron & Sean Hunt

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This is take 2 for Paul Cameron’s melody to Sean Hunt’s ‘I Used To Be A Gambling Man’ lyrics.

 

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Mia Lotus & Lynne Craggs-Morris

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This collaboration – for Beach Song – was started by Bianca Brochet aka Mia Lotus……who requested music to go with lovely lyrics she had posted on the original site.  The lyrics had meaning for me so I had fun setting them to music and was happy when Bianca liked the end product.

I have sung for a long time but have only been playing the Uke for about 3 years and love how it can accompany a voice to give harmonies.  I started to write my own songs about a year ago (although I wrote poetry before that.) but did not have the confidence to show them to anyone but The Original Ukulele Song Platform has changed all that.

I have now been asked to play and sing for others and have started posting my Original Songs with some covers( sorry Nick Cody) on youtube @ Ukelyn.

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Harry Parker & Sean Hunt

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I based this arrangement on Sean’s slow Leonard Cohenesque preferred style and interpreted his brilliant lyric as a man who’s gambling mind informs the whole of his life. A man who wants to keep the cards face down and be surprised, take a chance.
Harry.

 

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Mia Lotus & Kristy Wordon

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Collaborations take different forms. You don’t always have to meet up. Sometimes you don’t even need much of a two-way conversation. This was not too much of a collaboration (at least an interactive one) as such … there was no back and forth.

Lyrics were provided by Bianca Brochet (aka Mia Lotus) along with a request for musical ideas … I took the lyrics as is and provided one musical version. Others have provided different versions and it was fun to hear how different people interpreted the same lyrics.

Mia Lotus; Lyrics, Kristy’s Music

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