Ukulele Serenade – Andy Eastwood In the two years that this website as been on-line, we have always only featured items and articles about George Formby. In a slight break with that tradition I would like to write about a recently released Compact Disc by one of the members of the GFS. I have always thought that Andy Eastwood was probably one of the best ukulele players within the GFS. With the release of Ukulele Serenade, Andy rightfully claims the number one spot! Not only does Andy feature his considerable ukulele skills here, but he also plays every other instrument on 12 totally listenable tracks. From George Formby’s Leaning On A Lampost to the closing track, Buddy Holly’s True Love Ways you will find something to suit virtually any listening taste. This CD oozes quality and I can’t help thinking that if Beryl Formby had been around today, she would have been working overtime to have these songs suppressed as she would have probably felt that they would have been a threat to George’s livelihood! There are in fact, six Formby numbers within the selection and each one features a stunning ukulele solo pretty close to the Formby originals, but with Andy’s own style thrown in for good measure. Whilst Andy is a dedicated Formby follower, his musical tastes go much further and he shows ukulele players the way home with two beautiful instrumental classics, Misty and Glen Miller’s all-time favourite Moonlight Serenade. For those outside the GFS, Andy is a music student at Oxford University and the CD is a joint production between Andy and his father. A totally professional production it is, with an 8-page CD sleeve supplying all the recording details and photographs of the artist. If you are looking for a nice stocking-filler in the run up to Christmas or, you just enjoy listening to a talented artist performing an excellent choice of material you should make the effort and purchase. At £9-50 (including 50 pence for UK postage) the CD is a bargain, and can be obtained from: Andy Eastwood, 81 Glenville Road, Walkford, Dorset, BH23 5PX. (Cheques payable to Andy Eastwood, in £ sterling please.) Tracks on the CD are: 1. Leaning On A Lampost. 2. Here Comes The Sun. 3. Misty. 4. I Told My Baby With My Ukulele. 5. You Don't Need A Licence For That. 6. When I'm Cleaning Windows. 7. We Have All The Time In The World. 8. They Laughed When I Started To Play. 9. I'd Like A Dream Like That. 10. That'll Be The day. 11. Moonlight Serenade. 12. True Love Ways. Please note that this is archived news.
UKULELE SERENADE
Ukulele Serenade – Andy Eastwood In the two years that this website as been on-line, we have always only featured items and articles about George Formby. In a slight break with that tradition I would like to write about a recently released Compact Disc by one of the members of the GFS. I have always thought that Andy Eastwood was probably one of the best ukulele players within the GFS. With the release of Ukulele Serenade, Andy rightfully claims the number one spot! Not only does Andy feature his considerable ukulele skills here, but he also plays every other instrument on 12 totally listenable tracks. From George Formby’s Leaning On A Lampost to the closing track, Buddy Holly’s True Love Ways you will find something to suit virtually any listening taste. This CD oozes quality and I can’t help thinking that if Beryl Formby had been around today, she would have been working overtime to have these songs suppressed as she would have probably felt that they would have been a threat to George’s livelihood! There are in fact, six Formby numbers within the selection and each one features a stunning ukulele solo pretty close to the Formby originals, but with Andy’s own style thrown in for good measure. Whilst Andy is a dedicated Formby follower, his musical tastes go much further and he shows ukulele players the way home with two beautiful instrumental classics, Misty and Glen Miller’s all-time favourite Moonlight Serenade. For those outside the GFS, Andy is a music student at Oxford University and the CD is a joint production between Andy and his father. A totally professional production it is, with an 8-page CD sleeve supplying all the recording details and photographs of the artist. If you are looking for a nice stocking-filler in the run up to Christmas or, you just enjoy listening to a talented artist performing an excellent choice of material you should make the effort and purchase. At £9-50 (including 50 pence for UK postage) the CD is a bargain, and can be obtained from: Andy Eastwood, 81 Glenville Road, Walkford, Dorset, BH23 5PX. (Cheques payable to Andy Eastwood, in £ sterling please.) Tracks on the CD are: 1. Leaning On A Lampost. 2. Here Comes The Sun. 3. Misty. 4. I Told My Baby With My Ukulele. 5. You Don't Need A Licence For That. 6. When I'm Cleaning Windows. 7. We Have All The Time In The World. 8. They Laughed When I Started To Play. 9. I'd Like A Dream Like That. 10. That'll Be The day. 11. Moonlight Serenade. 12. True Love Ways. Please note that this is archived news.
UKULELE SERENADE