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So Pretty

by The Hazzards

Hilarious international ukulele pop stars, The Hazzards' cute, quirky sound has earned them fans around the world.
Genre: Pop: Quirky
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The Hazzards - So Pretty

About So Pretty

Hilarious international pop stars The Hazzards' present their American debut-a six song EP entitled "So Pretty". The Hazzards' cute, quirky sound has earned them fans around the world. Accompanied by bass, drums and harp, So
Pretty's playlist ranges from the sweet - the girls' ode to flavored malt beverages, "Girl Beer" to the extreme - the extra-tough "The Business"-nasty!. With catchy choruses, unique instrumentation, awesome lyrics, and an entire closet full of matching outfits, The Hazzards prove that they truly are So Pretty. The CD also inclued a full-band version of The Hazzards' cult hit "Gay Boyfriend".

About The Hazzards

Sydney Maresca & Anne Harris have been playing the ukulele together in NYC since meeting at a party in 2000. Originally known as "The Ukes of Hazzard", they shortened their name to stay on the right side of the law. A dance remix of their song "Gay Boyfriend" was released in the UK and debuted at #67 on the UK singles charts beating Seal who debuted that same week at #68!

The Hazzards have been charming audiences all over New York, the internet, and the UK! The video for "Gay Boyfriend" was downloaded over a million times within 3 months of its initial posting! You may have seen them live in New York City at Irving Plaza, Galapagos, Luna Lounge, The Knitting Factory, The Cutting Room, Ars Nova, North Sixth and more. Their UK promotional tour included numerous talk show appearances, articles in The Sun, and a big
dance number at London's Club G-A-Y. A Comedy Central favorite, The Hazzards captivated US television audiences as part of the "Out on the Edge" special and "World Stands Up" series.

Originally a ukulele/Casio SK-1/glockenspiel/tambourine duo, The Hazzards are now playing with a full band:
Will Carlough (The US Patent Office, Conquistador, Premium Blend) on drums, Andrew Dickerson (Cirque This!) on bass, and Paul Thureen (A Thought About Raya, Children with Hands) on harp!

Press Highlights

"Their peppy, girly songs, including the hilarious, 'Gay Boyfriend,' are sweet and seemingly innocent, but we can just tell those two precious, uke-strumming gals in front are up to something." - Time Out NY

"Absolutely adorable!" - The Village Voice

" internet sensation" - The Sun (UK)

"Flirty duo want sex with a Scotsman to set them straight" - The Sun (Scotland)


to write a review

Emil, Plug in Music

The Hazzards (formerly the Ukes of Hazzard, until the trademark lawyers caught up with them) pulled off quite a coup last year when - armed with little more than a discount-store CASIO keyboard, two ukuleles, and a hilarious, made-on-an-iMac video for their single “Gay Boyfriend” – they crashed the UK pop charts at #67. A near-perfect novelty song, “Gay Boyfriend” has the Hazzards (Anne Harris and Sydney Maresca) singing the praises of men who know how to dance, appreciate romantic comedies, and do everything else an ideal boyfriend should, except sleep with women. The video, meanwhile, shows our heroines parading the decks of a computer-generated cruise ship and frolicking amongst digital flowers with a pair of conspicuously well-groomed gents. “Gay Boyfriend” rightfully earned the Hazzards a warm reception in alternative nightclubs from San Francisco to London, plus 15 minutes of television fame on the Comedy Central network.

Since then, the Hazzards have gone back to their pile of demo tapes, in hopes of assembling an album-length follow up worthy of their surprise cult hit. The results come in the form of So Pretty, a 6-song EP. When I first read through the liner notes for the album, I was a bit unnerved by Sidney and Anne’s decision to enlist a full backing band – after all, half the charm of “Gay Boyfriend” and their other, early MP3s were the ridiculous, rickety ukelele-and-CASIO arrangements. However, once I noticed the rather oddball list of instruments (glockenspiel, harp, saxophone), my fears that the Hazzards had gone rock subsided.

“So Pretty” opens with “Girl Beer”, a breezy paen to wine coolers, spritzers, and other un-macho alcoholic beverages (“Girl beer… / it tastes like candy and it works like wine… / when I drink it, I dirty talk and try to touch your underwear”). It’s followed by “Just a Temp”, which maintains the same goofy, faux-calypso shuffle as the lyrics compare office politics to schoolyard popularity contests (“I eat lunch at my desk / I have to man the phone / Work is just like high school / and temps sit all alone”).

The requisite online-dating rant “Sexy Spirit 4U” (is it just me or have songs about online dating become a genre unto themselves?) bobs along on a folk-rock beat with a brief Billy Joel, NYC-circa-1974 saxophone solo. “Shut Up & Make Out” slams overeducated boys who talk too much (“you’ve got better things to show me than your poetry”) to a clicky-clack electro beat and slinky ska horns. “Gay Boyfriend” is just as funny as it was the first time, though thankfully it doesn’t completely overshadow the other songs. “The Business” is the one track where the Hazzards and their gay boyfriends shift into full-on alterna-rock-radio mode, complete with distorted guitars and filtered, raspy vocals… and, good golly, it’s not half bad!

Of course, not everyone is likely to be as charmed by Sydney and Anne’s brainy, awkward pop as I am. Even though there’s no question that the Hazzards are a legitimate indie-pop band, and not just a stand-up routine, the comedy quotient is high and it helps if you share their sense of humor (which is to say it helps to be a college graduate with a degree in liberal arts, an under-stimulating office job, and at least one gay friend, if you aren’t gay yourself). But for those who qualify, “So Pretty” is a delightfully silly, sugary piece of brain candy.

Peter Jeffery

Good music, good fun
All too often, comedy music either doesn't work as music or doesn't work as comedy - but this CD is wonderful on both levels. It makes me smile - and sets my feet tapping. My personal favourites are "Girl Beer" (in praise of silly girly drinks), "Just a Temp" (office life so well observed) and "Gay Boyfriend" (just plain brilliant).


Fluffy and funny
Noel Coward is not dead. He has been reincarnated as the Hazzards. The kind of observational humour on the woes of society practised by the late Mr Coward has been updated to the 21st century. But they still play the ukulele. And a glockenspiel.

Bluesbunny always knew that there was a drink called "Girl Beer" but had never heard a song that so accurately described it. Likewise, "Gay Boyfriend" explains a thing or two to those of us equipped with macho sensibilities as standard. We were not quite sure what to make of "The Business". Starting off as a full on rock song (in a Xanadu period Olivia Newton John kind of way), it goes all cutesy in the middle before departing in a flurry of feedback.

A wry sense of humour sets this collection of songs apart from the crowd. Bluesbunny has always been noted for his love for the quirky, so to speak. Quite a lot of fun to listen to - even if you are a guy and sober - it is hard to dislike this album. Given its charm, it is definitely one to add to the collection.