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.

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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.

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

[via Broadway World]

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