Featured pic- left to right- Alex Sarno, Jill Rowston, Clare Salon, Diane Churchill.
The humble ukulele, almost obsolete up until now, seems to be making a resurgence onto the entertainment scene all over Sydney. Having had its inception with most cultures throughout the Pacific Islands, its popularity has since spread world-wide.
Although there are many groups sprouting up almost everywhere, one group emerging as one of the leaders of the genre is SILVERBEAT. Based in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, and comprising three females and one male member, their repertoire ranges from folk to country to easy listening popular standards. From Bob Dylan, through to The Springfields (think Dusty), and on to Credence Clearwater Revival, their four-part harmonies together with the gentle lilt of their “ukes” will take you on a relaxing journey to many well-known and loved tunes.
Attending one of their concerts, you’ll find yourself unashamedly singing along, as most of their songs are set in an audience participation key. And you’re sure to know most of the lyrics as well.
Their name may not be too familiar as yet, but with appearances lined up with many licensed clubs, expect to hear more about them soon.
If you would like to catch their sound, they are performing at the Bondi Junction Mall on Tuesday 21 June between 12 and 12.30 as part of a concert celebrating World Busker’s Day. Try and get there early to get a good seat.