The Ukuleles are a duo made up of Martha and Logan – two players seeking to push the musical phenomenon that is the uke even further by placing the instrument at the forefront of what they do!
Logan is a self taught ukulele player who discovered his love for the instrument while growing up in Hawaii, honing his skills by watching the playing techniques of local musicians. Martha began as a solo uke performer inspired by Jack Johnson, finding fame on the festival circuit and YouTube scene for her vocal talents and playing style.
Fast forward to 2012 and the duo spotted each other at the Great Escape Festival in Brighton. The pair felt an immediate connection and soon formed a firm friendship, bonding over some beach jam sessions, strumming along with friends.
Check out The Ukuleles’ cover of Adele’s Rolling In The Deep, below:
The band have been busy over the last few weeks making a number of TV and press appearances as they gear up for the release of their debut self-titled album. They’ve even recorded a tribute video to Bradley Wiggins’ Olympic triumph:
Tomorrow the band will be making an appearance on BBC Breakfast. Tune in and check them out.
You can also follow their progress at, theukuleles.com, and listen to two teaser tracks from their album in the soundcloud player below:
What are your favourite ukulele artists and songs? What do you think of The Ukuleles?