S3E05 - Chloe Hennessee


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Apr 26 2020 15 mins   2

I spent a week in New York in late February, just before things really went pear-shaped there. Chloe Hennessee is the first of four New York-based ukulele players I talked to on my trip. Chloe is only 17, but she has already made her mark on the music scene with her talent in both playing and writing music. We had a chat in her family’s apartment, which I have to point out is very open plan and not really designed for audio recording, so there is a bit of hum and background noise, so it’s not as clean as I would like.

Chloe talks about her favourite ukulele producer Ohana Ukulele, and plays a beautiful song which she wrote, “Boxes”. Go to the Ukulele Is The New Black YouTube channel for a playlist to hear this song as well as others by Chloe.

Ukulele is the New Black is produced by Meredith Harper, who also wrote the theme tune. The theme tune was performed by Meredith Harper, Jasmine Fellows, Geoff Skellams, Jim Croft, Chris Williams, Paul Marsh and Sandra Shaw. Seb Carraro does the graphic design.

Thanks to my $10 and over Patreon supporters for helping me to make this podcast:

  • Ukulele Champion: Debbie Hoad
  • Ukulele Legend: Linda Dodwell

The music played in this episode is licenced under a Podcasts (Featured Music) agreement with APRA AMCOS.