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BOSKO 2007-05-07 14:32:53

BOSKO 2009-01-25 17:31:39
the first video was MAX's original song JADE (see last post), and next up is the incredible DAISY DOBUYUKI, with his beautiful song RYUUSEIGUN NO YORU
Daisy won the KIWAYA ukulele competition in 2007, and is not only a fantastically entertaining performer (with his side-kick POMADE-MAN on bass), his songwriting, playing and singing are sublime!
He has a number of albums, and this is a slower number from his next release

BOSKO 2008-12-25 01:25:49
we're back in OZ and finally back ON-LINE!

Honey and I would like to say Merry Christmas to you, and thank you for all the support this year... the Safari continues as long as it takes to finish the editing process, and now we're a little settled I think there'll be a steady flow once the tinsel clears...

here's a Christmas song for you:
WINTER WONDERLAND... (actually that's not there anymore! try HERE) with KEONEPAX - although the sentiment is far from our reality back here in the tropics!

and, from our UKULELE MUSIC VIDEO channel
here's an appropriate music video we shot for the incredible GENSBLUE in Japan... check out his walking bass line!

you'll see plenty more of Gensblue in upcoming Safari episodes...


BOSKO 2008-12-06 20:45:16
i'm extremely behind with posting at the moment - sorry about that, and now we're off to Australia!

yes, the Safari is officially over - we had a closing ceremony and open mic at Bar Hikoroku on the 30th of November - the place it all started on the 2nd of March - and doesn't nine months seems like an appropriate length of time?

at the closing ceremony we were even paid a visit from the DARK SIDE - which just goes to show ukulele isn't all happiness and fun!

although the Safari is over, it ain't FINISHED!
i'll be busy editing for a while still, as there are at least 30 episodes still in the works!

one thing is, we'll be offline for a week or 2 until we get a connection organised back home in KURANDA

so, until then... CHEERIO!
  MAX music video!
BOSKO 2008-11-17 19:35:19
MAX the Ukulele Punk Rocker came to visit on Saturday with SUMAKICHAN and YOSHIMURA-San
we did some experimental video which I'll upload some other time, but Max stayed until Sunday so we shot a MUSIC VIDEO for his original song "JADE"

  Mighty Uke see more 3 posts
BOSKO 2008-11-01 00:56:20
From the 20th until the 28th of September B&H were assisting Canadian documentary makers Tony Coleman and Margaret Meagher while they were Tokyo filming for their feature ukulele documentary called MIGHTY UKE
They have been all over the world interviewing and capturing the spirit of the ukulele with their cameras, and we first met them in NYC earlier this year...
The film will include a soundtrack scored by James Hill

Honey guided, translated and arranged interviews... and Bosko carried bags!
Oh, he did a little filming too... and we were interviewed for the film as well!

Tony and Margie are both lovely people, and it was a delight and also very interesting to be involved in this production...
B&H might even escape the cutting-room floor!

They had a busy schedule, interviewing Jake Shimabukuro, Mr. Kamatetsu, Kuricorder Quartet, Shigeto Takahashi, Shu-san, Ukulele Afternoon, Daisy Dobuyuki, Gensblue and more!

The film is due for release next year...
Edit: The official website is, , now live...
In the meantime, you can watch this TV segment from their time in Hawaii

Here's Tony and Margie with DAISY DOBUYUKI at Bar Hikoroku (click "see more" above for more photos)
Mighty Uke
  KIWAYA gig
BOSKO 2008-10-06 21:45:03
we'll be doing a workshop and "mini-live" at Kiwaya in Asakusa, Tokyo on October 12th

the workshop begins at 2.00pm, with a performance at 3.30pm
  UKULELE GRACE see more 1 posts
BOSKO 2008-10-02 16:06:23
we'll be part of this big charity event on the 25th of October - we're really lucky to be playing with so many great performers!
BOSKO 2008-09-24 17:49:42
ROLLING COCONUTS and VICTOR ENTERTAINMENT(JVC MUSIC Japan) have produced a great Japanese ukulele compilation CD called UKULELE NOW

It features 20 tracks from artists such as Ohta-san, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Ban-Ban Bazar, Nucca, IWAO and many more...

Bosko & Honey are delighted to be included in the track list!
that makes it our "Major" debut! WooHoo!

Unfortunately, it's only for sale via JVC (a non-English language site) and Amazon Japan right now... we'll see what we can do about international distribution
BOSKO 2008-09-16 16:17:18
B&H are proud to announce we were made HONORARY MEMBERS of 1st German Ukulele Club, after our recent performance at the EUROPEAN UKEFEST in Gross-Umstadt...

The only other person to have been bestowed this honour is JAMES HILL!


here are the badges to prove it (we'll be putting up pics and video from the fest and more about the presentation as soon as we can)
  SAFARI JAPAN 2 begins soon....
BOSKO 2008-09-16 15:20:41
just as soon as we rest up a bit and catch up on editing, blogging and sleep!

We arrived 6 days ago and have been lying low after being "on the road" since March, and having left Australia on the 9th of February...

In a few days Canadian documentary maker TONY COLEMAN arrives in Tokyo, and we'll be helping him and his partner MARGIE on their Japanese leg of their feature THE MIGHTY UKE... it's very exciting, and we'll also be interviewed by them!

We'll also be playing a few gigs in Tokyo (details soon!) and we've got plenty of interviews and shared songs lined up too...

aaah, Bosko better get editing!

It's a little sad the European Safari is over, and here's a short goodbye we recorded in the Metro as we were about to leave from Copenhagen Airport

  7 nation army...
BOSKO 2008-09-16 15:07:56
here's a departure from our usual material...
a Birthday Present for Soyla

  B&H in the paper...
BOSKO 2008-09-02 00:19:55
here's a link to the "GROSS-UMSTADT NEWSPAPER" front page about the recent EUROPEAN UKULELE FESTIVAL we attended... recognize anyone?
  what a card!
BOSKO 2008-08-18 22:49:54
this gifted young man drove a long way to see us play at our TUSC gig in Somerset and we discovered his interests don't stop at ukuleles...

BOSKO 2008-08-13 07:35:16
Nipper sent us a lovely tribute recently... a little something the whole family put together....
ain't that cute?
and a great song too!
thanks guys!

  The Uke Box with B&H on the radio!
BOSKO 2008-08-09 21:42:59
on Radio Rijnmond, Rotterdam
the other night we were rehearsing a song for the Safari with Shelley and Marko of THE UKE BOX. Marko's parents were there too, and his Dad made a phone call to a local radio presenter and personality Roland Vonk, who lives around the corner.
Roland shortly afterwards turned up with his recording gear and we played our song together for his show Archief Rijnmond
it will be broadcast this Sunday, the 10th of August at 11am, Rotterdam time!

you can listen to a live stream of the show HERE... just click on the "Luister LIVE" link on the right hand side of the page...

visit Shelley's blog for the source of this information (and where i stole this lovely picture of Roland's visit!) thanks Shelley!
The Uke Box with B&H on the radio!
  B&H in the South of France...
BOSKO 2008-08-08 04:36:19
b&h will be in AIX EN PROVENCE in late August, visiting YAN YALEGO and performing with him on the 26th and 27th at théâtre Il PICCOLO, 7 rue Mazarine from 9pm...

B&H in the South of France...
  KDUS Kudos...
BOSKO 2008-08-07 22:06:24
our friend Bertrand of the French-language ukulele website KING DAVID UKULELE STATION has written about the Safari before... we stayed with him in Paris recently to record a Safari episode and force him to write about our CD!
KDUS Kudos...
Read the Article Here
  UKEit - MySpace
BOSKO 2008-08-07 21:21:53
check out the photos and live recordings from the ITALIAN UKULELE FESTIVAL
UKEit - MySpace
UKEit - MySpace Page
  UKEit - the ukulele!
BOSKO 2008-08-07 21:19:12
check out this little number the BARLUMEN guys are selling...
there are recordings on the right of artists using the uke... (including us!)
UKEit - the ukulele!
  UKEit - the CD
BOSKO 2008-08-07 21:12:32
The chaps from Istituto Barlumen in Milano now offer "UKEit - Volume Uno" for sale on their WEBSITE

take it from us - this is probably the most incredible ukulele compilation out there - you should definitely buy it!

it's worth it for the packaging and design alone!
6#UKEit - the CD
  Ukulele Hunt...
BOSKO 2008-08-07 20:55:43
Al from the excellent and hugely popular ukulele websiteUKE HUNT has very kindly written about the SAFARI a number of times...
the most recent reference is HERE
Ukulele Hunt...
Articles for the advancement of the gentleman's pursuit of the ukulele.
  YouTube Blog
BOSKO 2008-08-07 20:51:15
b&h were recently featured on YouTube for a Safari USA episode with their friend GEORGE KLINGELHOFFER

TrendSpottingTuesday - YouTube's music editor also wrote about us in the YouTube Blog
B&H's YouTube Channel
  B&H on UkeCast
BOSKO 2008-08-07 20:31:09
LISTEN HERE to Nipper's special live episode, including excerpts from our show at TUSC and a short (and sleepy) interview, recorded during our recent visit to TAUNTON, in SOMERSET, UK...
B&H on UkeCast
UkeCast - The Ukulele Podcast
BOSKO 2008-06-04 06:50:08
b&h are very pleased to announce they will be attending the very first ITALIAN UKULELE FESTIVAL in Vicenza from the 4th to the 5th of July

the festival is sponsored by the fabulous AQUILA string company

we are very excited to be playing the same night (Saturday the 5th) as the legendary JAMES HILL!

we hope to be able to interview him and some of the fantastic Italian ukulele performers for the SAFARI!



SERIOUSLY, YOU REALLY MUST BUY THE UKEit CD HERE ... it's absolutely the most incredible compilation!

  B&H on 90.7 KPFK FM
BOSKO 2008-05-31 17:57:50
listen to the interview by podcast or archive HERE
B&H on 90.7 KPFK FM
  b&h uke on eBay...
BOSKO 2008-05-17 02:51:00
while in Wilmington NC, we met Dana Larkin, a student at Kent Knorr's Ukulele Academy

Dana is lovely, and very generously came up with an ingenious way of helping raise some money for the Safari

she purchased a MAHALO ukulele, which we signed, and has put it on eBay

thanks Dana, for your support and unexpected act of kindness... we really appreciate it!


b&h uke on eBay...
  time to rehearse... NYC
BOSKO 2008-04-03 06:41:25
time to rehearse... NYC
BOSKO 2008-03-31 08:01:27
LATEST NEWS: Kiwaya Japan sponsors Ukulele Safari Australia 2010!



B&H are lucky enough to have received a sponsored ukulele from KIWAYA JAPAN
It's a KTC-3, a beautiful solid mahogany concert
B&H are lucky that KIWAYA have been so supportive, and flattered that they now choose to endorse the SAFARI with their great product...
visit Kiwaya USA
BOSKO 2008-03-28 06:13:03
well we're flying to NYC in about 11 hours...
still packing... barely started really, oh well - who needs sleep anyway?
the amazing thing is, we always end up making it in time...
we'll be updating next from the Big Apple...
wow, the last month and a half in Japan has really been incredible...

BOSKO 2008-03-27 22:16:07
well the world is getting smaller...

b&h have been in touch with George from CHICAGO's WindyCityIslanders for a while now, as we're planning to visit when we get to Illinois...

as chance would have it he ends up coming to Tokyo for a 6 day holiday, and wants some ukulele action... so we meet up and it's a blast!

George is a great fellow, and didn't mind trying some unusual local delicacies, as well as some local brew... we had a great time...
yesteday George came with us to KIWAYA, and made a rather nice purchse.... a K-Wave cutaway Tenor!
good one, George!

Bosko&George find Chicago, Tokyo...
  mini-live at TOBANYOKU, health centre, MATSUDO see more 3 posts
BOSKO 2008-03-12 20:09:26
AYA-san, MAX and B&H were invited to perform at this wonderful place where you can relax in a dry hot-room on a special ceramic-tiled floor and sweat it all out... feels really good!
the foyer is a beautiful foom of wood, with high cielings and a straw-and-mud wall... great acoustics!
  photos in the park see more 3 posts
BOSKO 2008-03-12 19:58:57
MAX the ukulele PUNK ROCKER, Ukulele AYA and B&H spent an afternoon at a beautiful park in MATSUDO, and took some pics...
  t-shirts see more 2 posts
BOSKO 2008-03-12 19:51:48
b&h were honoured at the SAFARI LAUNCH to be given 2 t-shirts, signed by everyone there... it was Ms. HIYAMA's idea from "ukulele afternoon"...
she's a great illustrator too!
  The Age
BOSKO 2008-03-07 10:18:45
B&H get a mention in Melbourne's THE AGE Newspaper
look carefully...!
  cut stickers...
BOSKO 2008-03-05 00:59:43
made by MAX the ukulele PUNK ROCKER!'s his day job!
cut stickers...
BOSKO 2008-02-17 04:34:39
well Bosko's been trying to learn how to edit on Final Cut Express, and 15 hours later he's managed to get a "rough cut" together of our visit to the Melbourne Ukulele Kollective's monthly meet at Bar 303 in Northcote...
gonna have to learn how to upload to YouTube without so much loss of quality!
Thanks to all we did and didn't meet at CLUB MUK.... it was such a warm and encouraging environment... we're very grateful...

  VALENTINE'S DAY see more 1 posts
BOSKO 2008-02-14 21:05:20
lucky for bosko Japanese custom is for girls to give chocolates to boys!
BOSKO 2008-02-14 20:29:16
keep up to date on all things SAFARI in UKULELE SAFARI 2008 NEWS
  KURANDA to TOKYO see more 1 posts
BOSKO 2008-02-14 20:20:37
BOSKO 2008-02-09 00:56:59
well the time is now, and B&H leave Australia for Japan in 9 hours or so...
We had a wonderful time in Melbourne, catching up with family and friends... and meeting new ones at KLUB MUK, where we discovered a terrific lively, diverse and friendly ukulele scene...
we recorded some footage with our NEW CAMERA and will edit and post it in the coming days...
BOSKO 2008-01-19 00:12:42
Well, the time has almost arrived...
B&H will leave KURANDA and head down south very soon!
we'll be going along to KLUB MUK (Melbourne Ukulele Kollective) while in MELBOURNE-town for some ukulele mischief...
it's held at BAR 303, HIGH ST NORTHCOTE the first TUESDAY of the month, this one being the 5th of FEBRUARY from around 7pm....
  the wet season is here...
BOSKO 2008-01-12 11:58:07
2 weeks until we leave KURANDA and it's been raining lots
we called this one "SAMIDARE"五月雨, meaning early summer rain, or something like that in rather poetic japanese...

  the ORIGINAL Bosko & Honey!
BOSKO 2008-01-10 17:19:46