Aloha , One man band rigs are generally invented by the person who
perform on them , they are a "one off" designed for the person who has
decided to be a one man band.....
Over the years i have traveled and busked and so i have designed a
weight rig that i can travel with , walk with and get on a
hitch hike with .
Having been a Musician, band member & one man band, etc settled in
for many years,i have slowly up graded and developed a bigger rig.
has always been made mostly from junk and recycled objects.The Ukulele
being the main stay .
Imagine then i now have to go to New Zealand for a Festival and some
other gigs and also maybe some busking. so in my mind i have to
myself for traveling light again ....
I made a really small rig last year for travelling to the UK and the
States, and with my very minimum of clothes i had a carry on case on
wheels and my uke in the case made 30 years ago with a washboard
to the side . i managed very well . i even used it in a short Film
one man bands in the UK.
This carry on case on wheels ( with built in bass drum)i left in the
a friends for UK visits & shows
However for NZ ,and in Sept the Hinton Fest and other shows in the
and Canada i wanted to take a few more instruments so another version
needed . i am in the finishing stages of my recreation. and will
post some pictures of the rig on site .With any luck i might get away
carry on but its bigger than the regular so fingers crossed!!.
Now with a lot of gigs of late as a one man band and with my band and
others , + domestic hassles , my sons health, and Ukuleles For
Peace , i
have had little time to progress with the Book or OMB recordings.
i shall be doing a Radio and maybe TV interveiw about Ukuleles for
peace while in NZ which i hope will spread the word.
On my travels i will be happy to meet One man bands to interview, and
photograph , so any one out there get in touch . I promise to up date
web page soon!!
I have a lot to prepare in the next 2 weeks B4 flying to New Zealand
will be not be on line that much. The book i hope will progress in the
coming months and i have given myself a loose deadline for 2006!!
this space !! Aloha and Shalom Paul.
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