Here you will find a continual update of videos from UUU or Ukastle Ukestra performances at various festivals. These videos are taken by various family and friends. Scroll down for the Melbourne Ukulele Festival 2014 performance.
Our best video is the professional one done by Groovy Banana at Newcastle Baths. We are very proud of Price Tag (sung by Lucy Scott & Judy McLean).
Ukestral Voices – Happy Together
Benoit et Gaga from Groovy Banana also filmed the Ukestral Voices. What sorcery et choreography!
We are very proud of our 2014 MUF appearance. Festival Director, Dean Denham, saw fit to place us on the same bill as Flap!, AJ Leonard, Azo Bell, and, as it turned out – Amanda Palmer! Someone in the front row kindly filmed it on Mark’s iPhone, so excuse the rather prominent position of Jane’s leaping body in the front row, and sometimes the sound is wanting. It’s important to point out that Danielle Scott on bass underpins so much of this performance. Unseen, and largely unrecognised. Thank-you Danielle.
Royals (by Lorde)
We are rather proud of our version of Royals – fancying up a C chord to use 4 different inversions. Makes the whole song a lot prettier. Elliot Peck does such an energising job in the lead vocal, and the backing singing and uke playing is superb.
How to make gravy (Paul Kelly song)
You wonder whether there are some things that shouldn’t be tackled using a ukulele. Is Paul Kelly’s famous Christmas song too sacred. We don’t think so. Jack Broekman has been singing in public for less than 2 months. Bloody great job Jack. Have you done time inside? Feels like it.
I was made for loving you (by Kiss)
Unfortunately the sound in this version of this Kiss classic is muffled. But Christine Garvin does an incredibly scary job, with Martin Bond acting as the patsy.
Rio (Mike Nesmith song)
Jack Broekman and Martin Bond do a magnificent version of lead vocals on this 1970s classic. Jane’s choir focussed uke group – Ukestral Voices did a lot of work on the harmonies for much of this arrangement.
This one started a little late in the filming. Gail Walsh does a fabulous job of being a rather twentiesish flapper. Christine dances, everyone talks, and breaks down with laughter probably due to Jane’s efforts.
Elliot Peck again rips up the vocals on this very contemporary version of Triple J’s #1 in the 2014 Hottest One Hundred.
Into My Arms
One day we’ll capture this properly. Unfortunately the tape ran out before the end of the performance, but you get the idea of the beauty of this piece, and of Ruth McCrae’s singing voice. Damn shame about those iPhones with the short fuse.
Planet Dungog – October 2013
We had a great time at the inaugural Planet Dungog Music Festival. Our performance was in the Dungog RSL. Thanks to Andrew Meyles for the videos.
Lead Singer – Lynden Jacobi
I Was Made for Your Loving You
Lead Singer – Fay Shepherd
Do You Know the Way to San Jose
Lead Singers – Kate Marchant, Cynthia Sleight-Meyles