The V-Tones Are Lighting Up Our Stage!

Posted June 26, 2014

We’re excited to welcome back an amazing and UN-forgettable trio of musicians to our stage on Friday, July 25th, The V-Tones. Powerful and quirky, cool, classic and like nothing you’ve ever seen, The V-Tones wow crowds with hypnotically rhythmic post-Modern Ragtime, Gypsy, Jazz, Swing and Jugband music. What could make this musical adventure even more fabulous? How about a tap-dancing leading lady with a great set of pipes and sizzling style?

Meet The V-Tones of Charleston!

Noodle McDoodle- Soprano and baritone ukulele, vocal, slide whistle, kazoo, megaphone, & master planner.
Eden Fonvielle- Baritone and soprano ukulele, tap dancing and vocal.
Jeff Narkiewicz- Upright bass and vocals.

Join us!

Friday, July 25th

North Carolina Ukulele Academy
203 Racine Dr., Ste. 205
Wilmington, NC 28403

Workshop with Noodle- 5:30pm $35 (includes concert)
V-Tones Concert- 8:00pm $12

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Get your tickets early, this concert will sell out!

More about the UKULELE WORKSHOP WITH NOODLE

Learn tricks and techniques that will take your basic ukulele playing to the next level! Noodle McDoodle, avid ukulelian and grand poo-bah behind the V-Tones of Charleston, will share strumming tricks, chord substitutions and knowledge that’ll help you improve and enhance your ukulele playing. Noodle likes to convey his information in the context of a song, so be prepared to absorb what you can, and then apply it to your own style and genre.

Noodle has taught ukulele during workshops at The North Carolina Ukulele Academy, at Augusta Heritage Swing Week, Hungry Monks Music School, and at the Blackwater Ukulele Festival.

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Del Rey Concert & Workshop, Apr. 30

Posted April 7, 2014

Ukulele powerhouse, Del Rey, from Seattle, Washington, is one of the most dynamic players of country, blues and ragtime today. Her stylings on fingerpicked guitar and ukulele leave jaws dropped at the end of her shows – she is truly a treasure to behold. Del Rey is a rare ukulele talent, not to be missed. She’ll only be playing two dates in North Carolina. One is her appearance at MerleFest, the other is on our stage at the Ukulele Academy. And, we have the added privilege of full access to this ukulele master via a lively workshop led by Del herself. Join us!

Wednesday, April 30th

North Carolina Ukulele Academy
203 Racine Dr., Ste. 205
Wilmington, NC 28403

Workshop with Del Rey- 5:30pm $35 (includes concert)
Del Rey Concert- 8:00pm $12

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“Rey is one of the greatest modern players of the metal-bodied resonator guitar and ukulele.” Acoustic Guitar Magazine

“Whilst known for her amazing instrumental skills … it should not be overlooked that she always provides a very entertaining show, full of variety, drama and humour.” Blues In Britain

Creator of famed ukulele instruction DVD, ‘Blue Uke’, Del Rey is a master of fingerpicking, chording and so much more. She is a joy to learn from and to hear.

http://delreyplays.com/

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Concert and Workshop with Victoria Vox

Posted March 12, 2014

Award-winning singer/songwriter, Victoria Vox will be onstage with her ukulele at the Academy for a rousing concert. She’ll play a full show of refreshing, heartfelt, original tunes. It will be an intimate night of songs and the stories behind them.

Saturday, March 29th

North Carolina Ukulele Academy
203 Racine Dr., Ste. 205
Wilmington, NC 28403

Workshop- 4pm $35 (includes concert)
Concert- 7:30pm $12

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About Victoria Vox:

For the past ten years Victoria Vox has been performing and honing her songwriting craft on the ukulele. Touring both nationally and internationally, Victoria has found acclaim from fans and critics alike. In 2012 she crowd-funded the 52 Original Song Project, taking a full year to write and record a song a week. Her eighth album, Key, was released in the spring of 2013 and features 11-tracks created during the Original Song Project.

Victoria also made an appearance on the Jay Leno Show in December of 2009 to display her unique talent of playing mouth trumpet, that is, recreating spot on trumpet sounds only using her mouth. For more information on Victoria’s music and upcoming events, visit her website>>.

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Jumpin’ Jim Beloff workshop and concert

Posted April 2, 2013
beloffHeaderJoin us for a night of light-hearted ukulele fun…
If you’ve ever seen our beloved ‘Daily Ukulele’ book, you’ll know that its author, Jim Beloff is a ukulele icon. We’re so excited to have Jumpin’ Jim himself along with his lovely wife, Leapin’ Liz here for a concert and special workshop.
Saturday, April 20, 2013

WORKSHOP

“Strummin’ With Jumpin’ Jim Beloff”
3 – 5pm

Workshop $45(includes concert admission)

 

Here’s a chance to take your skills to a new level. A dozen or so well-known songs (including ones from the new Daily Ukulele: Leap Year Edition songbook) will be played while learning new chords, strums, a picking pattern, transposing on the fly and performance tips and techniques along the way. Perfect for advanced beginners! Bring your GCEA-tuned uke and be ready to have a lot of fun.

CONCERT
7:30pm
Doors open at 7:10pm

Advance tickets for the concert are $12.

Get your tickets early – this concert will sell out…It’s Jumpin’ Jim, after all!

For information call 910-538-3419 or reply to this email.

See you at the concert!

Mahalo,

Kent

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Hawaii’s Mike Keale in concert

Posted September 5, 2012

Keale_2012Join us as Hawaii’s Mike Keale brings his special brand of aloha and music to our Ukulele Academy stage.

Keale, first cousin of legendary Israel Kamakawiwo’ole (Braddah Iz) and the nephew of Moe Keale (musician and Hawaii 5-0 actor), carries on his family’s tradition of heartfelt, soulful music of the islands.

Last year, he was honored to be nominated for two Na Hoku Hanohano Awards (think ‘Grammys’ of Hawaii)- 2011 Most Promising Artist and 2011 Island Music Album of the Year.

Mike’s music and amazing voice have the power to transport an audience to the tropical shores of his native Hawaii. We are honored to have him share his gifts on our Academy stage.

Join us for an evening of traditional Hawaiian music, island favorites and Keale’s rich Hawaiian tones.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

7:00pm

Doors open at 6:30pm

Advance tickets for the concert are $12.

Get your tickets early – this concert will sell out.

 For information call 910-538-3419 or reply to this email.

See you at the concert!

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Hawaii’s Brittni Paiva Concert & Workshop

Posted July 8, 2010
Brittni HeaderAloha, ukulele lovers!
We’re pleased to have Hawaii’s foremost female ukulele player in concert on our stage– Brittni Paiva.THE CONCERT:
Brittni will showcase the special style that has earned her the respect and adoration of fans internationally. We are fortunate to be able to enjoy the prodigious gift of this bright, 21-year-old ukulele master at our Academy.THE WORKSHOP:
Brittni will be teaching a workshop focusing on the beauty of chords and her special style. The result is memorizing less, and understanding more—see the uke from Brittni’s expert perspective. 1-hour workshop starts at 5:30, $30 per person. Workshop attendees can attend the concert FREE! (call us to reserve your spot at the workshop).

Join us!
Brittni Paiva in Concert
Onstage at The North Carolina Ukulele Academy
203 Racine Drive, Suite 205, Wilmington, NC
Wednesday, August 4th @ 7:30 PM
$12.00 admission.
DOORS OPEN at 7:10PM, limited seating available.

AND
Ukulele with Brittni Workshop
also at the Academy, 1-hour
Wednesday, August 4th @ 5:30PM to 6:30 PM
$30 per person
Concert FREE for Workshop attendees

 To reserve your spot at the Workshop or to purchase concert tickets, reply to this email or call us at 910-538-3419

See you all there!

 

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Bosko & Honey’s Ukulele Safari

Posted July 17, 2008

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