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Last updated March 8, 2019
Aldrine Guerrero is an ukulele player from the island of Kauai. Originally from the Philippines; Aldrine takes styles of old and new, and mixes in his own formula of playful but yet mature sounds.
Aldrine’s vocals are quite unique and his play style of ukulele is described as “Hawaiian jam style meets 8-bit video games” He is also a multi instrumentalist that range from clarinets and saxophones to guitar and bass. Guerrero also composes original music.
Released 2 full length albums (‘Suite 409’ and ‘I’m a dreamer’) and two EP’s (‘Space suits’ and ‘The four strings of Christmas’) Guerrero has played for national and international audiences including US, Canada, Thailand, Japan, and Korea. His ukulele work has been featured in radio, television, and a major animated film (Hotel Transylvania) Aldrine also keeps a steady social network using twitter (2000+ followers) Facebook (4500+ friends) and YouTube (29,000+ subscribers)
Guerrero is also the head instructor at ukuleleunderground.com with over a million hits each month, Ukulele Underground has a massive library of ukulele tutorials and the largest online ukulele forum. Ukulele Underground’s forum currently has over 1 million posts from over 75,000 members (3900+ active)
Pull up a chair and relax. Put on Aldrine’s music and drink it in… It always goes down smooth.
Ben Carr is a Southern Vermont based musician focused on performance and education of drum set, percussion, and ‘ukulele. He performs solo and also fronts his own band, the Ben Carr Music Project, and is a member of blues guitarist Sunny Lowdown’s band. He has also appeared with many NE regional bands, including R&B/jazz artist Patty Carpenter, the Americana roots group the Milkhouse Heaters, and the original Vermont reggae outfit Mo Ambesa. In addition to these groups, Ben has shared the stage with Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, Trumystic, Carlos Averhoff, Eugene Uman, Lou Erlanger, Ayizan Sannon, Page McConnell and Mike Gordon, Lil’ Rev, Gerald Ross, Stu Fuchs, Jim Beloff, and many more.
Ben’s music combines his early years of growing up in SE Pennsylvania with his time spent living in New Orleans and Vermont. From this melting pot of rhythms, ideals, life experience and love comes a truly original style of music which reflects these influences and can be heard within his compositions. Ben’s 6th studio album, Uke+Drums=Love, combines his two musical passions and will be released in summer 2019.
He is also a graduate of the James Hill Ukulele Initiative and as an educator, Ben’s philosophy is to bring joy and fulfillment to all musical encounters. Ben’s goal in every teaching interaction is to facilitate the enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of the language of music.
Narciso “Seeso” Lobo
He is a craftsman songwriter and infectious performer, bursting with earnestness, humor, and heart. Fueled by a love of story and character, his songs are tactile and immediate, able to coax the listener from laughter to tears and back again with each passing rhyme.
Seeso had almost given up on music, having played every Chicago dive bar in half a dozen bands. After the loss of his girl and his guitar, he happened upon a humble ukulele in Chicago’s legendary Old Town School of Folk Music and bought it on the spot—it just felt right. Wanting to share this newfound joy with the world, Seeso began to upload ukulele videos online. Before he knew it, “Thank You for Leaving Me (When I was Down)” became the first original ukulele song to be featured on the front page of YouTube and has since garnered over 1.3 million views.
The ukulele had saved his musical life. Today, Seeso is a generous and lively “human jukebox” jam leader and featured performer/instructor in ukulele festivals across the country. His unconventional “Pop Rocks” (pop, R&B, and hip-hop rhythm) workshops have been enthusiastically welcomed. He is an unofficial leader of the online ukulele community and a member of the ukuleleunderground.com team.
Music from the heart. We follow our paths by listening to each other as we throw melody’s to each other to chase. This journey started by a chance viewing of a street busker in Belgium while we were on tour with the Flea Bitten Dawgs. We heard this man playing a Shruti Box. The sound haunted Thom till we returned stateside and he could find one. With both Lee and Thom having a strong foundation in improvisational music helped us find our musical path. The results are Shruti Nadis! Our main focus is doing music for yoga sessions, meditation, and ecstatic dance. The instruments we use are, shruti box, ukulele, dulcimer, bells, hand percussion, overtone singing, chanting, djemba, tri-bongo’s, cymbal, agogo’s, cowbells, and many other rhythm instruments.
After playing many instruments since childhood Pete found the ukulele nine years ago and his life was forever changed. The ukulele brings together his two passions, the love of people and the love of music. For the past 3 years he has brought his joy of teaching and arranging music to hundreds of beginners.Pete utilizes group singalongs to encourage and motivate players to have the self confidence to be themselves and to play in public.