Sunday, January 6, 2013

Ukulele Loki's Gadabout Orchestra

Aaron Johnson: ukulele, electric uke, lead vocals, whistles, balloon animals
Ben Fausch: tuba, horn arrangements, beat boxing, vocals
Davis Wimberly: drums, percussion, vocals
Yuka Takeda: glockenspiel, melodica, vocals
Kevin Reynolds: clarinet
Mike Woodard: trombone
Travis Rosenberg: electric guitar, pedal steel, drum machine on Efficiency
With Special Guests:
Eric Allen: bass guitar & additional vocals on Daylight Savings
Rick Benjamin: all trombones on Daylight Savings

A Denver based 6 piece chamber-pop band that features ukulele, tuba, trombone, clarinet, glockenspiel, drums, and synth. Adjectives used to describe the band include: sepia-chord, indie-pan alley, and melancholy Brechtian carnival rock. The Gadabout Orchestra is a Denver favorite, having headlined all major venues and supported a variety of national acts. Band leader Aaron "Loki" Johnson has also toured the country as a burlesque/cirque/sideshow MC. He was worked with sword swallowers, a fire breathing Midget, and has MCed for Dita Von Tease, among others. He is considered one of the pioneers of the current ukulele revival, having promoted the instrument since 2000.

Download the complete album here for a limited time (zip, 51.4MB)
(with the electronic press kit).
The album is free, but your donation helps.

Watch the video for "Prague: 1998"

Filmed on location at the Museum of Outdoor Art in Englewood, CO,
by Jason Bosch of ArgusFest. Edited by Paul Oz Karr of 28/37 Productions.
With special thanks to Lonnie Hanzon.

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