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Great Gigs and a New Video

All is well in The Night Owls world, the gigs are mounting up, new songs are creeping into our set and we are playing better than ever.  We have had some great gigs in the last few weeks, so here is a video of us live at Ashill Village Hall with the ukulele classic ‘Sweet Georgia Brown’.

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‘Sweet Georgia Brown’ – The Night Owls (live) from Nipper on Vimeo.

In other news I have started a new blog about my passion for both bicycles and ukuleles.  It is unsurprisingly called ‘Bicycle and ukulele’.  I hope to post more frequently than I have on my other blogs.

Click Here to read ‘Bicycle and Ukulele’

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Keep Hootin’

Nipper

‘Night Owl’

It is a little while since we made the ‘Sway’ video so last week we  made our way to Jim’s house and filmed our version of ‘Night Owl’.  The song was written by Herman Hupfeld and first sung by ukulele star  Cliff Edwards in the 1933 film ‘Take A Chance’.  The film also featured an interesting version by Paul Whiteman, with the Rhythm Boys providing vocal refrain.  The Owls version is most influenced by Craig Robertson’s take on the song from his album ‘That Dress’.

Cliff Edwards version

http://thenightowlsband.com/extras/cliffedwardsno.mp3

Paul Whiteman version

http://thenightowlsband.com/extras/Paulwhitemanno.mp3

Our version was performed live for the camera, just as we play it on stage…

Pat Goodall – Vocals
Jim Gritt – Vocals/Ohana Soprano Ukulele
Nipper – Vocals/Favilla Baritone Ukulele
Tom French – Upright Bass

For the technophiles out there the film was shot using a Flip Mino and edited with Sony Vegas. The sound was recorded live using a single Behringer Condenser mic to an M-Audio pre and into an Acer Aspire One running CubaseSX. The set up is small and compact alowing us to record pretty much anywhere.  The film from the Flip whilst far from perfect was cropped to widescreen with quite reasonable results.

Hope you enjoyed the film…

Keep Hootin’

Nipper