Beatles Complete on Ukulele at Bowery Hotel
Grab your leis and polish up your hula skills, because March 11 is Global Ukulele Day. In honor of the annual celebration, web-based project Beatles Complete on Ukulele will be hosting an event this Friday at the Bowery Hotel. It’ll be a showcase of ten one-of-a-kind KALA Ukulele’s, each hand-painted by a crew of artists. The instruments will then head up to Haunch of Venison for an auction, the proceeds of which will benefit the Hi Art! city youth program.
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Beatles Complete on Ukulele is run by producer David Barratt, and is an ambitious attempt to cover all 185 Beatles songs (during the official tenure 1962 – 1970). New recordings have been released every Tuesday since January 2009, and will conclude July 31, 2012, the eve of the London Olympics. Each weekly post is accompanied by a short essay about the composition and cover artist.[audio:http://www.boweryboogie.com/content/uploads/2011/03/111-Ill-Cry-Instead.mp3|titles=111-Ill-Cry-Instead]
Today’s ukulele cover is “I’ll Cry Instead,” and was recorded by Welsh musician Shane Attwooll.
[via Broadway World]