Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

City Ukulele Band Tunes Up

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

City Ukulele Band Tunes Up

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Erin Smith

Reporter

THERE is a new band in Warwick but instead of pianos, bass guitars and saxophones this band play ukuleles.

The ukulele is a small guitar like instrument that originated in Hawaii in the 19th century.

A year-and-a-half ago Grant Tilbrook from Pangea Music took it upon himself to start a ukulele band.

C[pounds sterling]I have been interested in uke for a while,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]Most places have got one (a ukulele band) these days.

C[pounds sterling]I thought why can't there be one in Warwick.C[yen]

Mr Tilbrook said he was teaching guitar at SOTE at the time.

C[pounds sterling]The ukulele is an easy instrument to teach,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]The idea is to bring music to people and make it simple.

C[pounds sterling]There are four different sizes, which most people don't know.C[yen]

There is the soprano which is the small standard size ukulele, the concert, the tenor and the baritone. …

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