Phase 1 on Facebook
There are of course already many ukulele based songwriters across the globe, but as I said I couldn’t to date find any single place that brought such musicians together, hence the idea for Original Ukulele Songs as a specific platform for new music. With this in mind I set up the “Original Ukulele Songs” page on Facebook to attract artists who are focused on creating original songs as phase one of a bigger project. I use the term “songs” as opposed to “music” because I love to hear smart lyrics as well as great melodies. “Original” means original music and lyrics, not “an original take on a classic song!”
Yes I love cover versions that are done in a smart and new way BUT original ukulele based songs is about creating new music and new lyrics! The Ukulele has a fine pedigree in that it has been a radical instrument in Japan, and brings people together to write and sing about what they believe in and what brings them together and inspires them. In the world today there is so much which unites people and which simply needs to be sung about!