Solo album from a member of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Will Grove-White has released a solo album, Will Grove-White and the Others.  From an interview with ukulelehunt:

What was the impetus for your solo project?

In recent years, the Ukes has become more of a full-time job, making it harder for all of us to do other work, as the Orchestra’s demands grow and grow. I now find myself, at 35, a full-time Ukulele player – not something I ever thought I’d say, of course – I used to have a proper job. This album was really about seeing what it would sound like if I did something on my own, that could sit happily alongside the Ukes. The impetus was really from my wife, who kept telling me to get on with it.

What can we expect from your solo stuff?

Well, of course there are Ukuleles, but also plenty of other much maligned and overlooked instruments – the Musical Saw, Tuba, Melodica, Clarinet and Cardboard Boxes. I wish more mainstream musicians would cast their nets a bit wider in their choices of instruments. Bass, guitar and drums is a pretty tired formula. I think I can say it’s a good-time album, upbeat and optimistic – sort of Sid James meets Hoagy Carmichael and Tom Waits at a bluegrass concert.

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  1. believer1

     /  September 23, 2008

    I am excited about the cardboard boxes. I bet even I could play those. A you will have to play me a song from the album as soon as you can find it on u tube.

  2. acilius

     /  September 23, 2008

    Hey, why don’t we just buy the album. Also, there are free clips from it on his website.

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