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  1. musicmonsterw

    Love Hurts (Everly Brothers cover)

    This song has been covered many times, including versions by Roy Orbison, Joan Jett, Gram Parsons, and an epic version by Nazareth. My band, the Cypress Street Band, did this video in tribute to the late Phil Everly. The Everly Brothers, especially their vocal harmony, are one of our main...
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    Happy Valentine's Day! Let it Be Me (Everly Brothers cover)

    My band, the Cypress Street Band, closes some sets with this song. This video is a tribute to the late Phil Everly. And, it's also our Valentine's Day song.
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    Monster Mash!!

    I visited a new ukulele club, the Athlete's Village Ukulele Club, a small but enthusiastic group of mostly beginners. We had a great time jamming to Halloween songs. We had so much fun with Monster Mash that we decided to make a quick video of it. So, here its. Happy Halloween. AWOOH...
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    This Land is Your Land - for PBS !!

    My band, the Cypress Street Band sent this video to PBS for their "This Land is Your Land" project. We pulled out all the stops and put in practically all our instruments, including three ukuleles and a U-Bass, and all our vocal ranges. We made it to the PBS featured video page!! If you like...
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    Be My Baby (UWC Travelling Ukulele)

    UWC Travelling Ukulele, after an adventure with customs, finally made it to my doorstep in Vancouver, BC, Canada. While it was up here, it helped my band make a video.
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    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Cypress Street Band

    Here's a seasonal favourite we added to our Christmas set. It features a trio with harmony vocals, ukulele, U-Bass, and guitar.
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    It's Just Not Christmas Without You - Original Song

    Happy Holidays, everyone! This is a song I wrote a while back when I was missing someone special at Christmas. This year, I got my band to work on the song for the season. My wife, Marianne, is performing the lead vocals on this one. The song has come full circle. It was because I was...
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    Early in the Evening (Original Ukulele Blues) - Cypress Street Band

    This is a song I wrote a while back but it keeps growing and evolving through different versions. Mostly, the solos change. This song goes over well with our audiences. If there is sufficient interest, I can upload the leadsheet.
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    You've Lost That Lovin Feeling - ukulele and u-bass cover

    This is my band's take on this classic song. It always goes over well with the audience. We don't have a Wall of Sound: just two instruments and two vocals.
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    Daydream Believer (Monkees Cover) - Cypress Street Band

    My band added this t le Monkees song to our set, in tribute to the late Davy Jones. I used to enjoy the reruns on TV. Fun and silliness are two things that make life worth living.
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    Maroon 5 , U2 Mashup.

    This is my band, the Cypress Street Band, playing live at Car Free Day, in the West End of Vancouver, BC, Canada. I'm on the ukulele. My wife Marianne is on the U-Bass. Claire is on the guitar.
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    It's A Crappy Day (parody of Make You Feel My Love)

    This video was recorded at UWC this year. After a long day of travel and getting lost, I finally got to the cabin where I was staying. A bit of whiskey and a camera conveniently set up by lonerhino made this an opportune time to record a parody song I'd just finished writing. It's set to the...
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    Ukulele Pickup -- Which one to install?

    I've been thinking of installing a pickup in my Kala Acacia Tenor. I am not skilled at anything like this, so I was thinking of getting a luthier to do it. I've heard that a lot ukulele players use the Mi-Si Acoustic 3 pickup. I've also heard that undersaddle pickups like the Mi-Si can tend...
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    Falling Slowly (ukulele trio)

    Kendra and Phil Korshak came up to Vancouver for a vacation. While they were here, I asked Kendra to make a video with me. My wife, Marianne, joined in with the Ubass, and we formed this impromptu trio. It was a great time. We didn't have a lot of time, so we picked a song that we had just...
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    Cypress Street Band! Montmartre - April 8, 2012 - 8:30 pm.

    Once again, we are back for another evening of fun and frivolity. Cafe Montmartre, 4362 Main St., Vancouver, BC, Canada Sunday, April 8th. We perform rock/pop/hip hop songs from the 50s to the 00s. Songs from the Everly Brothers, The Righteous Brothers, Coolio, and many other brothers as...
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    Somewhere Over the Rainbow (IZ cover)

    Everyone may have played this song already. But, I still love it. And, the audiences seem to love it. I added it to my band's set list. This is a live performance from the Cafe Montmartre.
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    Cypress Street Band - Cafe Montmartre - Feb. 26, 8pm

    Once again, we are back for another evening of fun and frivolity. Cafe Montmartre, 4362 Main St., Vancouver, BC, Canada At Wed, Jan. 11, 8:00 pm. We perform rock/pop/hip hop songs from the 50s to the 00s. Featuring a Risa Uke stick and solid body U-Bass We will joined by Norine Braun...
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    Careless Whisper

    This is from the Rediscover Granville festival in downtown Vancouver. My wife Marianne is playing bass and singing background vocals. I always thought this song was a natural for the ukulele. My band sometimes performs this song as part of its set.
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    Ukulele Blues - Early in the Evening (a blues original)

    This is from a gig I did in the summer of 2010. I'm finally starting to upload all the videos I had shot, and never uploaded. This is an original blues song. Feel free to strum along. 12-bar blues in the key of A. Some verses are in Quick 4, and some are not...
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    I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face

    This is a song I've always thought would be great on the ukulele. So, when I was hired to perform at the Maritime Festival, I added this to the set. Cheers.