Saturday, January 1, 2011

NY Ukers Sought for Uke Mob for Beatles Complete on Ukulele, January 15

Roger Greenwalt is calling on all NY uke players for the Uke Mob kickoff to the 3rd Annual Beatles Complete on Ukulele event, where Greenwalt and friends play through the entire cannon of the greatest band of the 20th Century on ukes for the whole weekend.

Many of you are probably familiar with this event from the epic PR it generates. Part of its hook, aside from The Beatles on ukuleles, is the inspirational fundraising, first for Warren Buffet, then last year for Yoko Ono, and this year for the worthy cause of Mark Zuckerberg, a man who needs all the friends he can get. Join the event "Friending Mark Zuckerberg" 

The Uke Mob, a great photo opp, kicks off the event with a huge play-along of a song or two.

5pm on Saturday, January 15
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue, (Williamsburg) Brooklyn, NY.

Free entry to anyone with a uke; otherwise, $10 cover.

The whole event is on both Saturday (6pm to Midnight) and Sunday (2pm to 8pm). Uke Mob participants are requested to show up at 5pm to learn the song and get organized for the kickoff at 6pm.

Nelly McKay is going to be there and possibly some other indie uke headliners.

Roger is also looking for folks who want to sing a song. He's got a list of available songs. If interested, you can email him directly at jollyroget at gmail dot com. Roger's been sick, so let's wish him well for 2011 with a big turnout.

Happy New Year!

Here's wishing you many happy hours strumming and/or listening to ukuleles in 2011!

Bliss Blood and Al Street Are "Evanescent" this Monday at Googie's

Last-minute gig alert:

Bliss Blood, everyone's favorite NY uke scenester, and jazz guitarist Al Street together are Evanescent, at The Living Room's upstairs venue and regular home of the NY Ukulele Salon these days, Googie's Lounge, this Monday night.

Monday, Jan 3
9:30 to 10:15pm
Googie's Lounge
154 Ludlow Street, between Stanton and Rivington.

Their act is great, and they helped me help the Googie's booking agent with a quick fill-in, so show them some love.