S2E11 - Tom Harding (Tom the Pom)

A few weeks ago I was at one of my regular ukulele group meetups, and someone new turned up to play.  He confidently walked in, introduced himself as Tom the Pom, and started playing with us.  It didn’t take too long for me to decide that I had to get him on the podcast.  He was only in Canberra for a couple of days, but agreed to record a conversation with me on the following evening. I’m glad I followed my instincts!  Enjoy.

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Some show-related links below:

·        Tom can be found at his website www.tomthepom.com and facebook, and if you’re interested in his one-off adult workshops in ukulele or djembe, check out work-shop.

·        Samba Batucada – Brazilian carnival-style drumming

·        Loud in the Library

·        Tom mentioned Rob Weule, who did the counting-in workshop in the Blue Mountains.  I couldn’t find a direct link to him but you might be able to get in touch with him through the Blue Mountains Ukulele Group or Ukulele Circus.

·        De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

·        Tom’s demonstration of playing sixteenth notes  

Songs played in this episode:

-        My Baby Just Cares for Me (Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn, 1930)

-        Video Killed the Radio Star (Geoff Downes, Trevor Horn, Bruce Woolley, 1979)

Go to the Ukulele Is The New Black YouTube channel for a playlist to hear these songs as well as others mentioned in the episode.

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

Season 2Meredith Harper