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cerebralvortex
04-26-2009, 02:23 AM
So, i'm fairly new to the uke scene and i'm wondering if there are any good bands out there that feature the uke. Ive seen plenty of great soloists via youtube and other such outlets but im looking for full bands. particularly bands of the eccentric, creative, goofy, groovey, hippie jam band variety. thanks!

radicalfish
04-26-2009, 02:54 AM
i dont know about funky groove jam bands but the king blues are a british punk band and the singer paly ukulele

ukuleletim
04-26-2009, 03:47 AM
Well, there's that Pink Floyd ukulele cover band.

Buddy McCue
04-26-2009, 03:48 AM
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is certainly eccentric. Their version of the Sex Pistol's "Anarchy in the U.K." is hilarious.
http://www.ukuleleorchestra.com/main/home.aspx

Pippin
04-26-2009, 04:11 AM
particularly bands of the eccentric, creative, goofy, groovey, hippie jam band variety. thanks!

Eccentric describes a host of ukulele acts. Creative... an endless stream of performers. Goofy, Check out "Monkey Business" with Uke Jackson. Groovey, there are some ukulele reggae bands that groove in spades. Hippie Jam Band... see Midnight Ukulele Disco.

There are even more retro uke bands, like The Night Owls, Snake Sunspenderz, and Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys.

Ukulele Bartt is one of two feature artists in this latest issue of Ukulele Player. Check out http://bartt.net

NatalieS
04-26-2009, 05:19 AM
One word: Beirut!!!

Brad Bordessa
04-26-2009, 05:38 AM
You might check out Ukesperience. They are definetly goofy. My friend's dad and I got a kick out of watching them at the Waikoloa 'Ukulele Fest.

http://www.ukesperience.com/

Captain Google
04-26-2009, 06:12 AM
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned The Barnkickers. They're full of groove. And that Amanda is so cute.:shaka:

Craig
04-26-2009, 06:22 AM
I like Aldrien's, "Pau Hana" Find them on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gw-Q0iiFy8&feature=PlayList&p=CA80340BEF35B9F4&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=8

snowcooley
04-26-2009, 06:27 AM
There are also a bunch of modern indie bands (definitely creative/eccentric) that use uke quite regularly, although not nearly quite as proficiently as say, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

The Magnetic Fields got me turned on to ukulele in the first place, although they really do use a lot of distortion and synth in their earlier stuff... They do have a number of good songs that feature ukulele. There's a little known Canadian band that I adore called the Bar Mitzvah Brothers who use ukulele lots... Beirut also falls into this indie uke category.

seeso
04-26-2009, 06:41 AM
I've been digging The Burning Hell (http://www.wearetheburninghell.com/) lately.

salukulady
04-26-2009, 06:55 AM
Eccentric describes a host of ukulele acts.
Ukulele Bartt is one of two feature artists in this latest issue of Ukulele Player. Check out http://bartt.netUkulele Bartt has been joining us at Island Bazaar Thursday night jam. He is quite the character....wow!

JKoval
04-26-2009, 07:04 AM
You could kinda of consider Gus and Fin a ukulele band... (gugug on youtube.) I love those guys.

-Jeff

Captain Google
04-26-2009, 11:25 AM
You could kinda of consider Gus and Fin a ukulele band... (gugug on youtube.) I love those guys.

-Jeff

In that case, let's not forget the Re-Entrants.:shaka:

Link
04-26-2009, 11:38 AM
I think the best original ukulele music comes from our very own Aldrine Guerrero. Love his songwriting.

For goofy, definitely The Re-Entrants. They have a lot of vids on youtube of their concerts. Epic stuff.

JMD(Jason Arimoto's band), The Barnkickers, Tripping Lilly, Victoria Vox.. tons of great uke music out there. Some of it's gotta fit what you're looking for.

ricdoug
04-26-2009, 08:17 PM
Barefoot Wahines!!! They definately fit the creative, groovy, hippie babes category. (tappin' my foot to "Barefootin", right now!) Ric

http://www.myspace.com/barefootwahines

Gaby
04-27-2009, 02:08 AM
SWEET HOLLYWAIIANS - check them out on MySpace and definitely on YouTube; you'll be glad you did!

ShawnMichael
07-21-2011, 12:04 AM
Why of course, our ukulele rock band from Maui, Kanekoa. Positive vibes, High-Energy http://kanekoamusic.com

ukulelecowboy
07-21-2011, 12:08 AM
Here's a link that is posted on UU:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?44225-Ukulele-Artists-amp-Bands

Uke Republic
07-21-2011, 04:57 AM
Jenny and the Captains plus Kenny and the Captains are uke melodica frog bass guitar etc bands

hoosierhiver
07-21-2011, 05:48 AM
Victoria Vox usually travels with the Boulder Acoustic Society, good stuff.

Since we seem to be including duets,
The Heftones are also noteworthy. And you can't forget The Flea Bitten Dawgs.