Mike Flaherty

Performing With The Ukelites

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It was my VERY great pleasure to perform with The Ukelites over the weekend both as support act and part time bass player at The Blue Bell Inn and at The Tap ‘n’ Barrel in Wigan where I reprised my honorary bass role. Thank you to everyone who came to the shows and gave their enthusiastic support, thank you to venues for putting on the gigs and a HUGE thank you to Miri, Steffen & Luckie for coming over from Munich to perform for us. You guys were utterly sensataional and…read more

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Girlfriend In A Coma

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Did you know I’m in a transatlantic band called Hobbelpaard? I joined together with baritone ukulele player, vocalist and song-writer Chelle Heart and, when we can, we record tracks on the opposite sides for the world (North Wales, UK and the state of Washington USA). Chelle suggested covering this classic from The Smiths and anyone who knows me will know I was only too happy to oblige! We hope you like it!

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“It’s happy hour again and again and again”

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SONGS FOR WHOEVER

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“Songs For Whoever” is my one man tribute to the music of Paul Heaton, The Housemartins and The Beautiful South. I sing, play ukulele, bass guitar and piano, tap my feet around operating a looper and shake a little percussion. It’s all done live without backing tracks and I’m rehearsing the show right now so watch this space!