Cruise to the Edge 2019 Artist: UniKuE

Cruise to the Edge 2019 sails out of Tampa, FL, Feb 4-9, 2019.

We will be featuring artists daily so you can get a refresher on some of the artists that will be performing on the ship.  The full list can be found here.

UniKuE is unique progressive rock band; unique in that they play only on ukuleles. UniKuE is one of Nick D’Virgilio’s many projects that came out of the most unlikely scenarios. The concept was born when South African bassist Bakithi Kumalo (Paul Simon) made a visit to the Sweetwater Studios with his bass uke. Producer Mark Hornsby loved the sound of the bass and wanted to do something that featured the instrument. Mark, along with drummer Nick D’Virgilio (who spends a lot of his time there) and guitarist Don Carr, came up with the idea of recording a few songs using not only the bass uke, but the whole ukulele family. Bakithi was recruited to play on a couple of the tracks (Steely Dan’s “Kid Charlemagne” and Jethro Tull’s “Living In The Past”). Bassist Dave Martin joined the Sweetwater Studios team and added U-Bass parts to the other four songs. Vocals were added by Kat Bowser (“Closer to the Heart,” “Roundabout”), Nick D’Virgilio (“Frame By Frame,” Living In The Past”), Don Carr (“Kid Charlemagne”), and Carolyn Martin (“Going to California”) and Nick added drums and drums. The result was the debut UniKuE EP – 6 songs, recorded using a variety of ukuleles, drums, and vocals. The band first played live at last year’s Morsefest and blew the roff off the place. Don’t miss this truly unique experience.

For more information and to book you cabin, if you haven’t already, visit: http://cruisetotheedge.com/

 

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