Don't be fooled by Bosko and Honey's cute and quirky appearance… this all-original, virtuosic and genre-defying duo has travelled the globe and is something to behold - Bosko & Honey will warm your heart, make you laugh… and shock you to the core!
They used to hide in the tropical rainforests of Kuranda in Australia's Far North Queensland, but not so much since joining the global ukulele explosion back in 2005 when Bosko gave Honey a ukulele for her birthday.
Charming and disarming, Bosko & Honey’s “Ukulele Love-In Show” is a unique experience in the truest sense and not to be missed! Part fiery cabaret, part fire-side chat, their act is an intimate yet wildly entertaining experience – an engaging blend of virtuosic musicianship, family-friendly yet subversive humour and the (very) unexpected!
Bosko & Honey first came to the attention of wider audiences in 2008 with their grass roots "Ukulele Safari" video project, which took them around the world visiting ukulele players in the USA, Europe and Japan. For a period of 11 months they travelled, jammed, interviewed and performed… documenting and sharing their experiences on YouTube as they went, all for the vicarious pleasure of others. Along the way they performed at numerous ukulele festivals and events... in New York, North Carolina, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Wisconsin, Tokyo, Helsinki, Vicenza (Italy), Gross-Umstadt (Germany), Aix-en-Provence (France) and Hollesley in the UK - to name a few. Their appearance in the acclaimed Canadian documentary "Mighty Uke" was filmed during this period and Bosko & Honey and their Ukulele Safari are also featured in the DVD extras.
Back in Australia Bosko & Honey got busy writing songs, developing their show, recording, performing and touring. For 3 months in 2010 they set off again on "Ukulele Safari Oz", a 10,500km road-trip by motor-home around the country. This time they flew 3 overseas performers to Australia to join them (and hooked up with 3 more along the way for a regular ukulele circus-on-wheels), a happening that really helped inject new spark into the Australian ukulele scene.
In 2011 they released their highly-regarded CD of original songs, "Pretty Please", and late last year recorded their best work to date, the multi-genre, 14-track concept album “The Universe Will Provide”, which is already enjoying some success and exposure in Japan.
In late 2014 they released their first Music Video from the album, the hard-core FNQ anthem, “Another Day In Paradise”.
Having toured the east-coast of Australia three times since 2010, Bosko & Honey are now a festival favourite, having played every Melbourne Ukulele Festival (2010-2015), the Cairns Ukulele Festival (2011/2012), The Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival (2012/2014), The Central Coast Ukulele Festival (2012/2014), the Canberra Ukulele Festival of Fun (2011), the Brisbane Big Uke Jam (2011), the Newcastle Newkulele Festival (2012/2014), Mandorah Ukulele & Folk Festival (Darwin 2014/2015) as well as mainstream events including Festival Cairns (2011/2012), Kuranda Roots Festival (2012/2014), Milton Escape Arts Fest (2011), OnEdge Arts Festival (2011/2012) and the Kuranda Motorcycle Festival.
In 2013 they toured New Zealand's North Island for 8 shows with The Nukes.
2015 is shaping up to be a busy year with plenty of trips away coming up including Darwin, Yeppoon, Melbourne, Central Coast NSW.
Bosko and Honey both have day jobs and consider the ukulele a real blessing, it giving them the opportunity to connect with so many wonderful people and providing them with a great excuse to travel. They like to put their feet up as much as possible and really enjoy hosting house concerts in Kuranda.
Come and "Feel the Love" with "Bosko & Honey's Ukulele Love-In"…