Beatles Complete on Ukulele at Bowery Hotel

Posted on: March 1st, 2011 at 2:39 pm by

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.

This image has been archived or removed.

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.


Today’s ukulele cover is “I’ll Cry Instead,” and was recorded by Welsh musician Shane Attwooll.

[via Broadway World]

Recent Stories

F Train Subway Tunnel to Undergo $100M Sandy-Related Repairs Next Year

F train riders, get ready for a shutdown. The Rutgers Tube, which connects Brooklyn and Manhattan beneath the East River, took on 1.5 million gallons of saltwater during the Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, and is next in line for repair. According to a report in The City, undergo at least $100 million worth of […]

Issey Miyake Boutique will Eventually Open on Kenmare Street

That so-called jewel box development at Elizabeth and Kenmare Streets is a sore site for these eyes. With the mess of construction materials long-gone, the hulking concrete mass feels somewhat like a prison complex. And into this condo compound, a trendy international retailer on the ground level. Eye-grabbing teaser signage for Issey Miyake has been […]

Bonkers 8-Story ‘Monarch Sanctuary’ Proposed for Cleveland Place

When the popular restaurant, The Cleveland, closed its doors back in November 2014, the owners blamed the landlord. And also cited potential plans in the making for luxury hotel on the spot. Now, over five years and several retail businesses later, the battle continues for the development of this unique commercial stretch. One that might […]

Apply to Girls Prep Today! [Sponsor]

Apply to Girls Prep! Girls Prep Lower East Side is the first tuition-free, all-girls public charter school in Manhattan. We serve girls in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade — and support our alumnae through high school, college and beyond. We’re accepting applications for next school year. Click here to apply before our lottery deadline: April 1st.

Take a Whiff: Chatting Honey-Mustard Power Pop with The Whiffs

The Whiffs are the best kept secret of indie rock. Full stop. You needn’t look further than their punchy throwback style and knack for crafting infectious earworms. At first listen you might think the four-piece hailed from across the pond and another era entirely. Mixing addictive elements of Herman’s Hermits, The Turtles, and The Who. […]