I’ve been waiting awhile for the Ukulele Underground to make it to the bay. I headed over to San Francisco last Tuesday for a workshop/concert by the world famous Aldrine Guerrero and Aaron Nakamura. Unfortunately I had students until late that day and of course hit rush hour traffic on the bridge so I unfortunately missed the workshop section of the event. The event was organized by Edgar Dang of Aloha Warehouse. If you haven’t got a chance to check out his shop yet, do yourself a favor and stop by to talk ukes and drool over his incredible inventory. Although I missed the workshop, the concert was well worth the trip over. Aldrine and Aaron put on such a memorable performance and I haven’t seen a crowd have a better time at any other ukulele event I’ve ever been to. Aldrine was really funny and genuine and I loved how much he interacted with everyone in the audience.
They played a good mix of stellar covers and some of my favorite originals all while keeping a very funny and informal vibe to their set. Check out all of us chanting for Aaron “The Voice” Nakamura to sing us another song.
The highlight of the night for me was Senor Viktor, Aldrine’s playing is phenomenal and the song had so much energy live. This was the second to last stop on their short tour of the west coast on their way to the Denver Ukulele Festival. I felt really lucky to have been there for their show so be sure to catch them if they are coming through your area, you won’t regret it. Check out a quick video that they did while in San Francisco with local musicians Melvin Gutierrez and JMic de la Cruz and be sure to check out Ukulele Underground for getting your ukulele skills to the next level.
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