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Allen's ukes on Australia's got Talent

Post by kiwigeo » Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:43 pm

Just watched Honey and Bosko on Australia's Got Talent tonight......Honey playing a Barren River uke, not sure about Bosko's uke. Nice one Allen :cl
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Re: Allen's ukes on Australia's got Talent

Post by demonx » Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:17 pm

I don't watch the show but I did a quick search and found this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b8sOW4tpHY

Congrats on the exposure.

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Re: Allen's ukes on Australia's got Talent

Post by kiwigeo » Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:28 pm

demonx wrote:I don't watch the show but I did a quick search and found this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b8sOW4tpHY

Congrats on the exposure.
Love it......uke playing head bangers!!
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Re: Allen's ukes on Australia's got Talent

Post by Ormsby Guitars » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:19 pm

I wonder what exposure like this is worth? Prime time, but a "supporting cast" rather than a feature (eg: verse a documentary on building ukes for example). Obviously there is brand awareness etc, but I wonder if spots on tv like this generate interest? All interest is good interest, but how much gets through? Always been curious about this sort of stuff.

We got offered a spot on a hit series in the USA, to supply guitars to the main character (a guitarist). We had a fan in the props department who just wanted to get access to our guitars I think, so made the suggestion. Then some other brand came through and offered $50k USD for the same thing :( Oh well, I dont like country music anyway!

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Re: Allen's ukes on Australia's got Talent

Post by kiwigeo » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:03 pm

Of the two ukes in the clip Allen's one stands out with its elegance and distinctive inlay work.....the other uke looks a bit dull in comparison.
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Re: Allen's ukes on Australia's got Talent

Post by Allen » Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:08 am

Both ukes are mine. Bosko's is a 5 string one and has been played to death since I built it for him. Pictures in the Gallery.

He's a street artist drawing for tourists in Kuranda using charcoal, and when he's waiting for the next commission, he's playing that uke. It would get a few hours of play every day, and has built up a patina that you'd expect in something 100 years old.

And they are exactly like you see them in the lead up to their performance. Quirky and a lot of fun.
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Re: Allen's ukes on Australia's got Talent

Post by kiwigeo » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:32 am

Whoops.......sorry Allen. I was checking out some other clips and in those Bosko was playing a similar looking uke that wasnt one one of yours. Anyway regardless...I like Honey's uke.

BTW my Japanese wife loves Honey's crazy antics...."not typical Japanese" was a comment she made.
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Re: Allen's ukes on Australia's got Talent

Post by Allen » Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:00 pm

He also plays a 4 string concert that I think is made by Kiwia, but is only available in Japan. Not a flashy instrument, but it does sound and play great.

Yes, Honey is always going 110%. Her enthusiasm knows no bounds.
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