OUR STORY 

Ukulele

No Glass Ceiling


 

Easy Natural Harmony.

The Jazzuleles are Shirley-Ann Rowley and Alison Skardon. They have a diverse portfolio of work including covers and original music but they  have a special love to sing music you can chill over a cocktail with. That's  music infused with the sounds of lapping waves tinkling ice cubes and has the warmth of the setting sun on the horizon.

Shirley-Ann: "I have no  formal music training but I have other complimentary skills to Alison's. Our values and temperaments are also well matched so we agree on almost everything and even on the rare occasion when we don't , we just find a solution or forget it! I play by ear and have great rhythm so I write all our ukulele songs. I know what  our strengths are and what we like so I use that as a foundation.

Alison: The resonance of my instrument up and down the fret board, the tempo and rhythm is what I look for in music. Shirley-Ann  writes fantastic songs. Our usual process is that she'll write them and send them to me. Then I listen and think about it. After a day or two I start listening to what is turning over in the back of my mind and then I start notation or tablature. I don't know uke chords, I just use what sounds good. Collaborating to create music is satisfying and great fun!

The BIG Ukulele Dream.

Shirley-Ann: We know who we are and what we want. That is; to share our music, to make people feel good &  to enjoy the journey along the way. Our big dream is to be invited to play ukuele  internationally during the european music festival season of 2023. It rolls off the tongue pretty easily in 2020 but  we know it's a lot of hard work to get there. 

Alison: I love travelling and I'm looking forward to it again once covid is over. If I can have adventure and play music in exotic places  at the same time it sounds like a match made in heaven. We have  a lot of hard work ahead of us but we're up for it. I'm excited to keep creating & sharing our brand of ukulele songs because there is no glass ceiling over us we will keep on growing.

The Jazzuleles are a ukulele duo that is available for hire.