I am really chuffed to announce a workshop with the inimitable Canadian blues ukulele player, Manitoba Hal. Watch this video to see all you need to. Places are very limited, so book quickly, if you want to join in. This workshop was meant to be primarily for our alumni students, but, since Hal only has 1 London workshop date, we’re happy to share him!
As most of you will know, Hal is a tour de force. He banishes plinky plonky hula ukey in favour of accomplished blues riffs. The video below was Ukulele Hunt’s video of the year 2010. It really is something to see and hear. Hell, don’t take my word for it. Listen to it for yourself:
Here’s his official blurb:
ABOUT HAL -
Manitoba Hal is one of Canada’s most well known ukulele players. He is also an accomplished guitarist and songwriter. Hal proves that the uke can be small but mighty as he pulls out powerful blues riffs and melodies.
Hal uses a looping technology to produce a one-man-band experience, adding subtle but important background beats to his extraordinary ukulele strumming and riffing. Many wouldn’t associate the ukulele as a blues instrument, but Hal takes out all the hula, leaving only room for deep blues to prevail. After his grandfather gave him a uke in ’95, Hal found that it transferred easily from his blues guitar style, complimenting his combination of finger picking and strumming, and gospel vocal style.
Hal will be performing for workshop attendees after the workshop, so come down and share a burger with us beforehand and stick around afterwards. You won’t regret it!