"Hot Ukulele!" CD

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"UK Ukulele Envoy" CD

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CDs available at gigs/workshops or by mail - please email for details (see Contact page)
Clive Harvey, Surrey-based ukulele player and teacher, guitar player and teacher, songwriter. If you were looking for his website, well done, you've found it. If you weren't,  well, you've found it anyway and, who knows? – it could be your lucky day. Was it Confucius who said, "Knowledge gained by accident is no accident; listen to what the universe is telling you" – or was it Obi Wan Kenobi? Actually it was me, but it's true. If you don't know the reason why the cybersurf has tossed you up on this particular beach, read on, maybe all will become clear soon.

As a professional musician for many years, Clive has travelled far and wide, even to Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Hong Kong and deep into Norfolk. Along the way he has played onstage with Sir Paul McCartney and supported Van Morrison, Debbie Harry and late greats Victoria Wood and Lonnie Donegan. He has wide musical tastes and, although he hates pigeonholing, has worked in various "genres" including rock’n’roll, jazz, Cajun, folk and comedy. In the 70s and 80s his band Roaring Jelly were, according to the Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music, "pioneers of alternative comedy before the term became fashionable". 

Meanwhile, however, in an interesting twist of fate, Clive has been busy with ukulele-related work:  gigs, workshops, 1-to-1 tuition. It was seeing Clive wielding a uke in Roaring Jelly in the 80s, long before the current ukulele boom, that provided a major inspiration to the founders of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, who in turn have played a huge role in popularising the sweet little "jumping flea". So it came full circle. And it only took twenty-five years!

Laurie Van Truck, 2012

This website copyright © C. Harvey 2010

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