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  ARCHIVE 2007 >
BOSKO 2007-03-19 02:45:20
 

  SEASONS GREETINGS!
BOSKO 2007-12-26 09:58:37
bosko & honey hope you all had a MERRY CHRISTMAS, and wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
here's a song we feel embodies our optimism for the future...

 
  NEW VIDEO
BOSKO 2007-11-20 01:06:08
sorry it's been such a long time since our last youtube offering...
here's one that's a little different from our usual fare, a fingerpickin' ditty:
"BLACK MOUNTAIN BREAKDOWN"... it's still in need of practice!
can you see how hard we're concentrating?

 
  BACK ON-LINE!
BOSKO 2007-10-26 15:27:13
well that was interesting...
2 weeks without the internet and there's a lot of time in the day... let's hope we don't have to go through that again in a hurry!
 
  MOVING HOUSE...
BOSKO 2007-10-07 19:50:47
b&h are in the process of moving at the moment... looks like we may be OFF-LINE for a while from WEDNESDAY the 10th!
we'll still be checking in, but not as often until this SCARY SCENARIO is remedied!
this is what our lounge-room looks like now...
it's a bit poignant... this is where we learnt to play the ukulele, and the scene of many a love-in...
MOVING HOUSE...
 
  EUROPEAN UKULELE FESTIVAL 2008
BOSKO 2007-10-05 23:46:08
more SAFARI news, as B&H are excited to say they'll be going to Groß-Umstadt, GERMANY in 2008 for the second EUROPEAN UKULELE FESTIVAL on the weekend of the 23rd/24th of AUGUST... ahhh summertime....
RIGK SAUER of RISA is organizing what is shaping up to be a premier event...
EUROPEAN UKULELE FESTIVAL 2008
 
  HOLLESLEY 2008
BOSKO 2007-10-05 23:37:31
B&H are extremely pleased to announce they will be joining RAY SHAKESHAFT and the rest of the UK uke-crew on the weekend of the 25th/26th of JULY 2008, for ukulele fun at the RUN COTTAGE TOURING PARK in Hollesley, Suffolk, UK...

 
  HONEY'S TENOR
BOSKO 2007-09-29 16:58:23
MICHAEL DaSILVA has begun work on a custom thin-bodied tenor for honey... he's been experimenting with these for a while, and feels a spruce top version would be a perfect match for honey and the love-in sound in general...
we're looking forward to san francisco even more!
 
  NY UKEFEST 2008
BOSKO 2007-09-23 08:48:08
B&H will be attending and performing at the 3rd annual NY UKEFEST next year...
it will run from the 3rd until the 6th of APRIL at the THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
B&H will be on their UKULELE SAFARI 2008 at that stage, so they look forward to doing a few interviews with some of the many wonderful performers and attendees...
visit nyukefest 2008 here
 
  new B&H logo see more 1 posts
BOSKO 2007-08-30 09:53:47
here's one idea
site to be redesigned soon...
new B&H logo
 
  ROLLING COCONUTS
BOSKO 2007-08-28 15:56:59
Bosko & Honey are in the latest issue of Rolling Coconuts Magazine, issue #36
It includes an interview from our recent trip to TOKYO this year...
visit rolling coconuts
 
  BOSKO & HONEY on HOLIDAY see more 4 posts
BOSKO 2007-08-22 08:16:43
here's some pics of B&H having a few days off, playing tourist in their own "backyard"
BOSKO & HONEY on HOLIDAY
 
  UKULELE VISITORS
BOSKO 2007-08-01 17:35:14
it must be the season for migrating ukulele players... within 2 days B&H had 2 visits... one from a performer, and one from an enthusiast...

both were carrying a beautiful uke or two each...

our first visitor was BILL, who is from PERTH in WESTERN AUSTRALIA
billandhoney
he's a nice bloke who's been traveling in our area on a caravan holiday...
he brought with him SCOTT WISE CONCERT CUSTOM made from solid and very thin JARRAH, or EUCALYPTUS MARGINATA...

wise

it has that wonderful rope binding scott wise is so fond of, and an extra large body, it seemed

bosko LOVED it!
intonation and sustain are perfect all the way up the neck with nice low action and beautiful warm tone....

bill was also carrying a handsome BELTONA RESONATOR made in NEW ZEALAND...
beltona


a great bluesy tone comes from this fiberglass-bodied concert with a nicely retro pearloid veneer on the headstock...

HONEY loved it!


our next visitor was ROSE TURTLE ERTLER of course, and she stayed for 3 days
rosebandh

we had a fantastic old time, and B&H were very impressed by her playing and song-writing

it was ukulele school in kuranda, with tips and such being shared all round...

ROSE was on tour, and headlined at the TANKS UNPLUGGED acoustic/folk night run by the charismatic and enthusiastic RAY ELIAS, and held at the fabulous TANKS ARTS CENTER in CAIRNS

outtanks

THE TANKS refers to enormous ex-oil tanks, built by the AMERICANS in WWII... they have been converted into giant performance and exhibition spaces... spectacular indeed

B&H played a few songs,
bhonstage
and joined ROSE for a song at the end of her set, which was great fun indeed!
rbhonstage


ROSE'S main instrument is a beautiful 1940's GRETSCH...
gretsch

a lovely little soprano with an amazi9ngly slender neck, tapering to almost nothing at the nut...
gretsch2
it was rescued and repaired from a secondhand shop for her by the legendary AZO BELL of THE OLD SPICE BOYS
and it's a ripper indeed... see her playing it HERE
 
  ROSE TURTLE ERTLER in CAIRNS
BOSKO 2007-07-19 18:10:11
ROSE TURTLE ERTLER, the "elektric ukulele lady" will be performing at the TANKS ARTS CENTRE on SUNDAY the 29th of JULY as part of the regular TANKS UNPLUGGED FOLK NIGHT

ROSE is on tour already from MELBOURNE through NEW SOUTH WALES and QUEENSLAND...

while in CAIRNS she'll be visiting BOSKO & HONEY in their rainforest retreat, for a bit of ukulele parlay...

BOSKO & HONEY will be performing the same night, which starts at 5.30pm

ROSE will also be playing during the weekly TANKS ART CENTRE MARKETS from 1pm on the same day...

hope to see you there...



 
  2007 EMPOWER ENERGY FEST
BOSKO 2007-06-27 15:17:33
BOSKO & HONEY will be playing at the TANKS ARTS CENTRE, Collins ave. CAIRNS, on SUNDAY the 8th. of JULY at 3.50pm as part of this 2 day weekend event
Visit EmPOWER HOMEPAGE to see a full programme...

 
  see our latest video
BOSKO 2007-06-12 16:38:40
click here to see HONEY sing "an occasional man"
 
  DaSILVA see more 2 posts
BOSKO 2007-05-11 14:46:03
Major sponsor of Ukulele Safari Australia 2010

Michael DaSilva is a wonderful luthier and great guy based in Berkeley, California.
We met him in NY in 2007, and Bosko bought a ceder top concert - heavily discounted - from him then.
Since that time Mike has chosen to support us with instruments, and we are VERY lucky indeed!
you should definitely check out his site at www.ukemaker.com

As part of the Safari we visited Mike's workshop...

Mike's Website
 
  BOSKO & HONEY in TOKYO> see more 3 posts
BOSKO 2007-05-10 10:05:38
pictures and things...
you can see some VIDEO here
BOSKO & HONEY in TOKYO>
 
  NEW YORK UKEFEST 2007> see more 4 posts
BOSKO 2007-05-10 09:24:16
some photos and stuff...
VIDEO is here
NEW YORK UKEFEST 2007>
 
  UPDATE NEXT WEEK
BOSKO 2007-05-03 03:43:28
sincere apologies to family, friends and fans who've been wondering how our WORLD TOUR is going, but we've been SO busy, and having SO much fun that not a postcard or email has been sent....
sorry about that!
we have been taking photos though, and there's plenty of video too, so rest assured, you'll find out all about it once we get home next week...

in short though, tokyo is the greatest city on the planet... and so is new york!

we visited MR. YASUDA at KIWAYA ukuleles and were interviewed by ROLLING COCONUTS magazine...
we met MR. ODAJIMA of UKULELE AFTERNOON and were invited to perform at his bar "BAR HIKOROKU" after new york

we met SO MANY PEOPLE at the NY UKEFEST including californian ukulele maker MICHAEL DaSILVA ... and guess what? bosko is now the proud player of a DaSilva ukulele! details soon...
our performance on saturday night was a hoot... a full house of extremely enthusiastic, warm and supportive people... what more could any performer ask for?
the other performers blew our minds... excellent and as diverse as could possibly be expected.. it was NEW YORK after all...

back in tokyo, we play at BAR HIKOROKU on FRIDAY 4th of MAY with MR. MAITAKE from 7pm
phone (tokyo) 03 3336 5153 for details...

more soon, and love to all...

 
  N.Y. UKE FEST
HONEY 2007-04-30 18:07:38
we are in N.Y. now.it's been so great!!
amazing city and festival!!
last night we did perform front of great audience who are really warm and kind. thank you very much.
we had a great experience in here.
we actually go to japan tomorrow and we'll do a gig "bar hikoroku" which is in kouenji, tokyo..
i'm not sure what time we gonna do..
but if you are interested to come..contact "bar hikoroku"03-3336-5153
 
  UP, UP AND...
BOSKO 2007-04-18 16:46:25
bosko and honey are AWAY in tokyo and new york as of the 19th of april until the 6th of may...

 
  TOKYO
BOSKO 2007-04-08 16:23:40
B&H will be in TOKYO within 2 weeks, and are looking forward to (amongst other things) a really good FEED!
we will also be meeting up with Yoshishiro Yasuda of KIWAYA UKULELES and THE CALL OF UKULELE website, visiting the ukulele shop and museum...
and probably Philip Kwak of BugsGear and EleUke http://www.bugsgear.com

visit the website below for kiwaya japan, or paste this for kiwaya u.s.a. http://www.kiwayaukuleles.com
kiwaya on-line
 
  ROSE TURTLE ERTLER heads north...
BOSKO 2007-03-23 01:16:22
looks like the electrik ukulele lady from MELBOURNE will be coming to CAIRNS and KURANDA later this year to play a few gigs and continue her ongoing research on the history of uke playing in australia...
Ukulé Flambé are excited at the prospect of sharing a bill with her...
more news as it comes to hand...

visit Rose's MySpace page here
 
  UKULÉ FLAMBÉ interview
BOSKO 2007-03-22 14:48:43
HONEY and the rest of UKULÉ FLAMBÉ were interviewed recently by Yoshishiro Yasuda from THE CALL OF UKULELE website
so have a look here... useful if you can read JAPANESE!
INTERVIEW
 
  honey's new bushman from JUMPING FLEA
BOSKO 2007-03-14 14:09:26
we are very pleased to be using this lovely ukulele from bushman
gary from jumping flea has been just great in making sure we are satisfied customers...

honeys model has a pick-up with E.Q.

honey's new bushman from <a href=JUMPING FLEA">
click here to visit jumpingflea.com
 
  NEW YORK, NEW YORK
BOSKO 2007-03-14 14:02:53
BOSKO & HONEY are becoming rather excited about their upcoming trip to the BIG APPLE... only 5 weeks away now!
they are in the process of polishing their set (and saving money) as we speak

the trip almost classifies as a WORLD TOUR i guess, as they will be visiting TOKYO on the way there and back...
www.nyukefest.com
 
  bosko & honey on holiday see more 1 posts
BOSKO 2007-01-03 17:46:16
a holiday snap from our christmas break...
and a happy new year to all!
 
  UKULÉ FLAMBÉ play a swiss soiree see more 3 posts
BOSKO 2006-12-28 10:27:55
UKULÉ FLAMBÉ play a swiss soiree
 
  NY UKEFEST 2007
BOSKO 2006-11-25 12:27:26
BOSKO & HONEY have just returned from the 2007 New York Ukulele Festival

This wonderful festival was held at the THEATRE FOR THE NEW CITY and ran from the 26th until the 29th of April

BOSKO & HONEY'S UKULELE LOVE-IN played the main stage on Saturday the 28th alongside the legendary JOHN KING, the ALOHA BOYS, FRED FALLIN, YALEGO from france, the NEW YORK UKULELE ENSEMBLE and SAZERAC and his GENIAL ORLEANIANS, and were joined by CRAIG ROBERTSON in a rendition of ENNIO MORRICONE's "a gringo like me"...

the fest was a blast and B&H felt privileged indeed to be part of it... thanks UKE JACKSON for inviting us!
we met so many people and made so many friends and had SUCH A GREAT TIME and LOVED NEW YORK SO MUCH that we'll just have to return again next year!

BOSKO has updated his BLOG, and there's plenty of new VIDEO, photos and anecdotes from our trip to NY and TOKYO

here you see B&H onstage with Mr. Craig Robertson
NY UKEFEST 2007
ny ukefest 2007 homepage
 
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