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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

SF Weekly Music Awards Nominee: Uni and her Ukelele

Posted By on Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 3:09 PM

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You don't have to live on Oahu to play a mean ukelele. Uni, who reminds us of a punked-up Rainbow Brite crossed with Marilyn Monroe, burst onto the scene with her breezy vocals in 2004 and has developed quite a fan following since. In 2006, her first album, "My Favorite Letter is U" descended from the heavens upon our humble Amoeba stores with their PG-13 lyrics and lighthearted melodies.

The folk-pop darling recently showed off her rock star side with her single “Twinkle Twinkle” and her following is eating up her new sound. A new fan favorite has to be “I’m On My Way,” an uplifting song that definitely fits the free spirit San Franciscan style of living.

Uni has opened for folks like James Brown, Ray Charles, and Jolie Holland. You can find her all around the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Europe these days. Do see her before she gets ready for her upcoming “You’re Gonna Get Rocked” tour, which is set to take her to Australia and New Zealand in November this year.

Like Uni? Be sure to vote for her in the experimental, etc. category of SF Weekly's Music Awards. --Jackie Lopez

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