Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Andy Eastwood Life Story Interview Ukulele Entertainer….
Andy Eastwood is one of the UK’s most popular and successful vaudeville entertainer and ukulele players.
His interest in the ukulele and banjolele began when his grandfather gave him his first instrument as a child, and after reading music at the University of Oxford, where he also studied violin and piano, he graduated as the historic university’s first musician ever to give a degree recital on the ukulele.
He currently tours the UK with his unique, high energy, talented-packed act.
Eastwood’s TV appearances include Barrymore, Blue Peter, GMTV, Today with Des and Mel, and he also taught comedian Frank Skinner to play the ukulele for the 2006 BBC One show Play It Again.
Find out more at www.andyeastwood.com
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Skinner became so interested in the instrument that as a result he went on to make a George Formby documentary for BBC Four, in which Eastwood also featured.
Recent years have seen him touring as an opening act and supporting act for Ken Dodd, Danny La Rue, Ronnie Ronalde and also starring in a wartime revue called We’ll Meet Again.
Eastwood’s first CD album in 1999, was Ukulele Serenade; it featured the comic songs of George Formby and various ukulele arrangements of well known standards, in keeping with his ambition to promote the ukulele to wider popularity than it had enjoyed in his youth. The album was championed by BBC Radio 2 presenter Desmond Carrington.
Interview recorded by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 17th November 2014.