This unique ukulele CD has 18 wonderful classics for your listening pleasure. They are played on a vintage 1920's ukulele.
This recording also has some interesting liner notes with info on Ukulele Mike.
Please consider owning the actual physical copy of the CD to directly support Mike's paying of rent.
Mike Conway aka "Ukulele Mike" is one of Canada's greatest ukulele players.
The Cole Harbour native has been called "The Sidney Crosby of the Ukulele."
He has performed with his ukulele on Parliament Hill, Canada's national capitol, for a special, non-partisan event. He, alone with just his ukulele, did the ukulele nation proud when he took to the stage, dazzling over 2,000 dignitaries, employees and ambassadors from all over the world.
Mike also received a personal endorsement for his musical talent from the very pinnacle of Hollywood, from the president of the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences. It honours the best in film and music with the prestigious golden "Oscar" at its Academy Awards. "Ukulele Mike's" just happened to arrive as an embossed golden “Oscar” on a personal card from the president himself, (please see reviews below).
Mike's unique playing style is currently being studied in some schools in Europe as part of a music education curriculum there. He appears on a CD and music textbook right next to the legendary king himself, Elvis Presley. One could say that Mr. Presley actually opened for Mike in terms of the recording sequence.
Mike received a letter from Buckingham Palace also. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth 2 sent Mike a letter that mentioned his ukulele CD is "greatly appreciated" by the Queen. It is known that she plays the ukulele herself and is a fan of the legendary George Formby.
Mike generously volunteers his time, performing for local charities, senior’s homes and public schools.
Check out Mike's new anti-bullying song:
Reviews of "Ukulele Mike":
"Maritime's Own Ukulele Player Extraordinaire," - Stan Carew, CBC Halifax's Weekend Mornings Show.
"Mike Conway is the King of Ukulele," - Derek Sivers, the founder and former president of CD Baby.
"I enjoyed it," - Michael Musto, Village Voice Columnist.
"Really impressed....very cool!" - Thom Swift
"A wonderful entertainer. One of the finest ukulele players in all of Canada." – Member of Parliament Peter Stoffer.
"A National Treasure!"- Heather White-Brittain, Arts Columnist and Executive Director of the Saint John Arts Centre.
Reviews of "Ukulele Mike!" CD:
"I love your album!" - David Myles, singer/songwriter.
“Every ukulele CD should be this enjoyable.” - The Fretted Instrument Guild of America.
“Excellent! A must-have for any ukulele enthusiast.” - Fred Pearson, Chairman of the Ukulele Society of Great Britain.
"I really enjoyed the CD. It's great to hear a melody and what a variety of great songs. My Dad, Les, would have loved the simple truth of your music. It would be a pleasure to work with you on your next project.”
– Gene Paul, internationally acclaimed music technologist who has worked with the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin to name a few artists. He is also the legendary Les Paul’s son.
“I love your album… listen to it all the time now,”-Sid Ganis, the president of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (The Academy Awards).
Here is a rather poetic review from fan John Dunsworth aka "Mr. Lahey" from The Trailer Park Boys:
"'Ukulele Mike' has more class than a 1936 Rolls Royce! I remember the night of the fog. I wandered lonely as a brig locked in irons on the Sargasso and lo there on one of life's interstices was "Ukulele Mike" basking in his aura of warmth and possibility.
I stood with him and sang the drizzle back to the Hades where it belongs. Mike's "the bestest."
"Blessings and favor upon U!" -CeslieAnne Kamakawiwo Ole, IZ's daughter.
A few interesting folks following Mike on Twitter:
Maria Shriver, Former 1st Lady of California
The Walt Disney Corporation
Virgin Group Ltd.
The Beastie Boys
John Tesh, musician and former Entertainment Tonight anchor.
The Doobie Brothers
ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaes
Director and musician Woody Allen
Stars from the movie Grease:
Didi Conn, Jeff Conaway and Stockard Channing.
You Tube Videos:
Take the ukulele challenge:
Can you name the tunes in this medley?
Mike on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ukulelemike
Mike on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/people/Ukulele-Mike/614831006
Contact Mike: email@example.com