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CDs can be bought at my gigs, workshops and lessons or via mail. They are produced in small batches (I'm not Ed Sheeran) and occasionally they sell out (!) in which case there might be a short delay. But if you want to buy one I'll get it to you! Please contact me for more information.
Listen to the audio samples, and if you click on See Details you'll see the Track Listings also include several links to YouTube videos - have a look!
Ukulele-based solo CD. A wide range of material and treatments, from solo uke to full arrangements, with Clive doing everything including most of the writing.
Upbeat instrumental opener with a hint of Hawaii.
The butterfly effect in a little family saga, loosely based on a true story. Probably Clive's most requested song among children.
She Wears Red Feathers
And don't forget the huly-huly skirt. One of Guy Mitchell's great singalong hits from the 50s and perfect on uke. Not very pc by today's standards but fun. A guilty pleasure!
An original "tiki"-style song, simple, relaxed and relaxing. One of Clive's personal favourites from his recent compositions.
Stephen Hawking Lives In My Downstairs Loo
Dedicated to one of Clive's heroes and inspired by the sound of a faulty extractor fan. A flight of fantasy and, Clive admits, a very silly song.
Over The Rainbow
Clive's solo instrumental take on this fabulous old standard. Bears no resemblance whatsoever to Israel K's version.
The Map Of Australia
Another rather bizarre song, again based on a true story.
Boogulele (Ukulele Boogie)
Does exactly what it says on the tin.
Cradle Song (Lullaby)
Another of Clive's solo uke arrangements, this time of the much loved little classic by Johannes Brahms.
A lively ragtime-inspired instrumental written in, and named after, New Zealand's capital city.
A love song.
Despite its title also a love song . . . sort of . . .
Ukulele-based CD. Some solo items, others with fuller arrangements. Clive's son Jackson took the cover photo and plays bass guitar on one song, otherwise it's Clive doing everything.
Catchy tune, cheeky claim.
I Live In Trafalgar Square
Lovely old music hall song written by C.W. Murphy in 1902.
Pennies From Heaven
1936 standard first sung by Bing Crosby.
When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano
Leon Rene's sentimental ballad subjected to a surreal Harvey twist.
Clive in calypso mood.
I'm Henry The Eighth, I Am
Harry Champion's famous signature song, bizarrely a huge No.1 hit in America for Herman's Hermits.
Clive first sang and recorded this with the Back Seat Jivers in rock'n'roll mode. It adapts well to uke.
Wimoweh (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
African song picked up by Pete Seeger in the 50s, a big hit for The Tokens in the early 60s and revived again in The Lion King. Popular with kids and a staple item in Clive's uke workshop repertoire.
8 wartime favourites given the ukulele treatment and a full arrangement complete with the sound of marching boots.
Here's some we made earlier
16 classic tracks from the legendary trio including Clive's 2 best-known songs "Christmas In Australia" & "Valerie Wilkins". Several other tracks never before released on CD inc."Idi Amin", "Lord Randall", "Babylonnie Donegan" & "Little Chef". Live & studio recordings 1976-1985.
Monster Movie Nightmare Blues
If I Had The Strength
Dear Mum And Dad
Christmas In Australia
The Ides Of March
Dirty Little Stop-Out
Little Chef (Old Shep)
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
the omega 3
essential batty acids
"Catchy, clever songs, very English, very funny" - Eamonn Holmes, TV presenter
It's Only Thursday (The Clothes Peg Song)
Second Song (We Don't Look As Stupid As We Are)
Money Won't Make Me Happy
1 In 7
My Dog Has Fleas
The Menopause Calypso
Big Opening Number
Bonus tracks -
Massive Rug Sale
the back seat jivers
See the video Rockin' with The Back Seat Jivers featuring several tracks from this album.
It Keeps Rainin'
My Baby Had A Baby
Just Walking In The Rain
garden queen - the single
After a mere 40 years as a pro musician Clive released his first solo single in 2020. A tribute to his green-fingered wife Gill, it's a rare example of the 'Surrey Calypso' style (he grins). Their son Jackson plays bass, Clive sings and plays everything else including ukulele, guitar and his first ever harmonica solo. 50% of the recording royalties go to Cultivating Change, a seed donation service supporting mental health and community gardening projects. See the YouTube video but please buy the single and help a good cause.