Hei ihanat ukulelen ystävät!

Ensi kesän Kukulele2018 artistivieraista voimme ylpeänä julkaista kaksi upeaa ukuleletaituria; Zoe Bestel (uk) ja Ukulollo (ita).
Molemmat ensimmäistä kertaa Suomessa!


Ethereal vocals, poignant melodies and stirring lyrics describes award winning nu-folk singer/songwriter and musician, Zoë Bestel, hailed as one of the countries most exciting emerging talents.

With her first EP, 35 Missed Calls – released in 2012, when she was just 14 – reaching number three in Amazon’s folk chart, and two years later her self released debut album, Sir Lucas and the Moon, awarded Album of the Week by the Scottish Daily Record, she is winning admiration both from national press and the wider folk scene, having been invited to support such artists as The Peatbog Faeries, Emily Smith, Paul Brady, Bella Hardy and Snow Patrol’s Nathan Connolly.

As well as numerous BBC radio performances, Zoë has also played at leading festivals including Celtic Connections, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Stonehaven Folk Festival, Orkney Folk Festival, and headlined The Ukulele Festival of Scotland.

“Audiences are fast catching up with the fact that, in Bestel’s hands, the ukulele shrugs off its stereotypical comedy baggage and becomes the instrument of choice for one of Scotland’s most fascinating young singer-songwriters.” – The National

“She’s destined for stardom” – The Spectator

“Pure artistry” – The Herald


Ukulollo is Lorenzo Vignando, an Italian Ukulele player from Lucca – Tuscany.
in 2009 his arrangment of Ravel’s Bolero for 4 ukuleles, percussions
and acoustic bass got thousands of views in in few days on youtube,


bringing him to the ukulele community attention.
He uses this splitting technic also for his live sets, duetting with
himself and other virtual guests projected on a round screen beside

Performing in this way he toured the world, from Italy to England,
from Spain to France, Belgium and Germany, from Israel to USA, to
Australia and New Zealand, to Hong Kong and Singapore. And now he’s touring the cinemas using the big screen as well.


He pubblished 4 Original Albums and a Cover Songs one.
Ukulollo’s videos got several prizes and nominations on the most
important ukulele websites like Ukulele Underground and Ukulele hunt.
These are 2 singles from his latest alnum “Tales From The South Seas”


Ukulollo is an ambassador of Ukulele’s for Peace, the wonderful
project run by Paul Moore which gathers together Jewish and Arab
Children into a Ukulele orchestra in the state of Israel.
He Plays Ohana Ukuleles with aquila strings and Living Waters Strings

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