Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

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Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Postby nonchalant obsession » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:54 am

Excellent. 8) Boogey Man sounds wonderful. I wonder what else they've recorded?
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Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Postby 4everconchordsfan » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:51 pm

WIUO has updated their FB page to include a link http://www.amplifier.co.nz/release/75183/boogey-man-single.html to the mp3 for Boogey Man along with this info :

The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra proudly present their version of The Bats' Boogey Man as an online fundraiser for grassroots Christchurch projects.

Boogey Man was written by Bob Scott of legendary Christchurch band The Bats (it features on The Bats' 1991 album Fear of God). The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra's version came about when Bob taught it to them during intermission at a Dunedin show a couple of years back. Then when the orchestra was touring Australia just days after the February 2011 earthquake, the lyrics of Boogey Man - "Walk down the street that you used to know." - struck a chord with homesick Kiwis and concerned Australians.

When the WIUO recorded their new EP this year, they decided Boogey Man was an opportunity to help Christchurch out some more.

Proceeds from online sales of Boogey Man will go to grassroots projects, in particular Lyttelton's Volcano Radio, a volunteer-run, commercial-free community radio station that has been a lifeline for the Lyttelton community and a supporter of NZ music. Volcano Radio's premises and gear were damaged in the February and June earthquakes, and much of its business sponsorship was wiped out. Consequently, Volcano has been off-air since mid-2011.

Buy Boogey Man now and help Volcano Radio get back on air. The more money Boogey Man raises, the more the WIUO will be able to help out other grassroots projects, too. Boogey for Christchurch, man!

* The special Boogey Man artwork was created by Robert Scott with Bek Coogan.

It sounds beautiful. Can't wait for the ep.
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Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Postby 4everconchordsfan » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:21 pm

VOTE * VOTE * VOTE * for Wellington International Ukulele, go to this link and vote WIUO as artist of the week.

Go. Now. You know what to do. Show WIUO the love!

Here's the link http://www.mtviggy.com/blog-posts/artist-of-the-week-vote-for-your-favorite-35/
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Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Postby Nancy » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:37 pm

I voted, but WIUO needs tons more. Thery're in 3rd place, and voting ends tonight just before midnight.

(Airplane Boys have 88%, WIUO has 1%. Vote.)
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Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Postby Great H » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:21 am

I've just read that WIUO are going to be playing in Wellington as part of the Rugby World Cup celebrations - and better yet, they're going to be doing it while I'm down there over the next couple of days to see the World of Wearable Arts awards. YAYAYAYAY!! Me and the rest of Wellington will be there! :D

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Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Postby Nancy » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:00 am

:yay: Yay, Great H! :yay:

Please make sure you say hi to helgecko if you see her there. :D
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Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Postby Great H » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:23 am

I'm fairly sure Helgecko is still at home over on the West Island (Australia) doing her wwoofing thing. But Emira will almost definitely be there as she's wandering around our shores right now - so I'll say hi to her for you instead!

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Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Postby Nancy » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:32 am

Oh, good! Thanks, Great H. :D
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Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Postby Venus » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:41 pm

Lucky you, Great H! Keep us posted on how it goes. :D
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Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Postby mockingbird » Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:13 am

You lucky person! Have fun! I wish I could ever have the chance to see them. :cry: OT - that WWOOF program looks really cool! What a great idea, has she done it before?

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Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Postby nonchalant obsession » Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:42 pm

Go Helgecko and Emira! :supz: Love the blogs, ladies...and thanks for the links H. :) And though it's completely unfair and I'm quite envious, have fun seeing the WIUO again. :? :wink: :lol: :hug:
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Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Postby nonchalant obsession » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:48 pm

Cool poster. Can you tell Bret from Nigel? :D Bret is second from the left. Nigel is balancing the lightning bolt on his head. :lol:

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Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Postby Great H » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:07 am

Having seen Nigel recently I can tell you that his hair is really loooooooonnnggg now :D Whereas I'm guessing Bret's is short - unless he still has his mullet? :lol:
Cute poster! *want*
Their new EP is out next week I believe... orders please! :lol:

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Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Postby Venus » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:52 pm

Haha, I paid close attention to the hair when looking at that poster. ;)
Can't wait to hear their new EP! :D
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Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Postby LauraK » Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:32 am

Easy! That's definitely Bret's facial hair although that lightning bolt should be on Bret in homage to when Mr. McClegnie painted them on his wanger! :lol:

Age looks cute. :)
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