Dead Mans Uke in an Old Graveyard


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For 2022 - UK & IntERNATIONAL.

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Howdy. Welcome Back!

Dead Mans Uke are an award winning two man band playing dirt swing, hokum and old blues tunes as well as crazy covers and anything else they fancy on double bass and a resonator ukulele that belonged to Tiny Tim...  they play shows in bars, music venues, parties, festivals and theatres across the UK and recently in Prague, Dublin, Austria, Paris, Bavaria, Poland,

Las Vegas, Palm Springs and even Saudi Arabia…

They can supply full PA systems / lighting / online promotion and ticket sales / posters and marketing materials as needed and have public liability insurance and pat Tested gear too. They are triple vaccinated, hyper caffeinated and ready to roll!

Contact us now for experienced advice on how they can help make your event a success.

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Why Dead Mans Uke?

The resonator ukulele that Tim plays once belonged to the legendary Tiny Tim and was played by him up until his death in 1996 - there’s more info on this at Steve Evan’s site here:

Tiny Tim with his Beltona Resonator

Dead Mans Uke have been playing together for ages as father and son and also part of the mighty Anything Goes Orchestra.  They strive to bring not only top tunes and skillful playing to each show but also a lot of fun and entertainment too

Dead Mans Uke at Y>NOT Festival
Dead Mans Uke at Y>NOT Festival

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Craig Robertson

"Dead Mans Uke is a melodic, ukulele-and-bass driven tumble into the pool of popular new music. I’m impressed by their killer vocals and inventive instrumental accompaniment, hunt them down (or look them up) and listen!"

Craig Robertson

Boston Based Singer Songwriter

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Wayne Federman

"Dead Mans Uke is a two man band who rock vintage tunes in a new yet old kinda way!"

Wayne Federman

Comedian & Hollywood Actor

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"A great sounding duo with their own quirky style and a good dose of humour" 

The Star

Newspaper Review

Mike Hind
Keith Ayling

“With a live presence that is rare these days, you sometimes forget there’s only two people on stage.”

Mister Keith

Award Winning Songwriter

Will Grove-White

“Don’t miss the

Dead Men Live!”

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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

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Mike Hind

“Dead Man’s Uke blend an old school sensibility with modern selections in an original style in a wonderful and unique way that I think is incredibly important. Their brilliance lies in their ability to own a song, making it theirs after only one listen.”

Mike Hind

Bermuda’s Favourite Musician

“Tim’s Uke playing, singing and stories were perfectly pitched, whilst Jake’s double bass playing set the music alight”

Bridport News

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