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The Stoned Popes, Agathe and Fine, Mike de Velta : Weekly Ukulele World Tour

17 2010

This week’s ukulele World Tour will bring heartwarming performances from France with the Stoned Popes and Agathe and Fine. These are welcome to drive away the autumn cold which seems to settle in these days.

We’ll then move on to Australia on the other side of the world with another upbeat song by Mike de Velta and at the same time to discover a lovely original instrumental by Andrew Eyles.

After a little stopover in the UK with an upbeat performance by Gus and Fin, it will be time for us to get our share of foreign languages in this World Tour post with some Indonesian, Ukrainian and Russian.

1. Country: France / Language: English

The Stoned Popes is a French band that I have just discovered. Their song called The Loser Song successfully blends percussions, trumpet, xylophone and ukulele.

Guitar and ukulele duets are of special interest to me now that I have discovered the joy of playing such duos myself.

Agathe & Fine perform a lively duet cover of  Little Lion Man by Mumford and Songs along the Seine river.

2. Country: Australia / Language: English

Mike de Velta perfoms an original song, Lady Luck

Andrew Eyles has composed a really nice instrumental ode to his dislocated shoulder on his ukulele.

3. Country: United-Kingdom (Scotland) / Language: English

Let’s keep the rhythm going with Gus and Fin performing a cover of Get It On by T-Rex.  Hmm I love the look of Gus’s Mailand Uke… (I shall not give in to UAS…)

4. Country : Singapore / Language: Indonesian

Time for us to get our share of foreign languages, here is Nasyiba Sahari covering an Indonesian song called Biar Bulan Bicara originally by Broery Marantika

5. Country: Germany /Language: Russian

Andryus performs Машина Времени – В никитском ботаническом саду (Time Machine -the Nikitsky Botanical Garden)

6. Country: Ukraine /Language: Ukrainian

Ukrainian singer songwriter Eugen sings what seems to be a political song about Ukraine’s 2004 constitutional reform.

Warning : I know nothing about the politics of Ukraine so whatever the lyrics mean, I have no opinion on the subject.

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  1. Al on the 19th of October 2010 @ 11:23

    Nice find with the Stoned Popes. I hadn’t heard them before. Eugen is entertaining as always – there aren’t enough songs about Ukrainian constitutional reform.

  2. Armelle Europe on the 19th of October 2010 @ 18:27

    Al: Glad you liked the Stoned Popes too. I will soon feature an interview of them.
    Eugen is definitely very entertaining, I wish I could understand what he is singing!

  3. Nico from the Stoned Popes on the 19th of October 2010 @ 18:55

    Glad you like it too !

    We have other songs in videos !

    See you


  4. Armelle Europe on the 19th of October 2010 @ 20:13

    Nico: Thanks for your comment.
    I definitely like your band’s videos and I will feature some more in your upcoming interview ;)

  5. Andrew Vincent, Misty Miller: UkeTube | Ukulele Hunt on the 23rd of October 2010 @ 15:02

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