"The tone (of the Lanikai SCMS-C) is sweet, the intonation good, and the instrument stays in tune over an extended period of playing. The high G (4th string) provides some interesting melodic and rhythmic possibilities. I use a light gauge thumb-pick and it feels completely natural and appropriate to emulate the arpeggios and blue-grass picking patterns more usually played on a 5 string banjo. The tone of the finger-picked ukulele has a harp-like quality which is pleasing to the ear and will be very useful in the recording studio. "
Harry Bogdanovs has written and co written songs for a variety of artists including; Kiki Dee (Elton John), The Shadows, Roger Whittaker, Toyah Wilcox, O'chi Brown, Helen Terry (Culture Club), Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann's Earthband), Amazulu, Mondo Rock, The Kids From Fame and many more. Harry wrote 2 songs for John Farnham's multi-platinum album 'Whispering Jack' (1987). He has recorded and toured with iconic German stadium rocker Westernhagen for the 2005 album ‘Nahaufnahme' (#1 on the German charts). He is currently co writing with lifelong friend and Dire Straits founder member David Knopfler for a new album with a European tour scheduled for October/November 2009.
David Knopfler, Harry Bogdanovs and band tour schedule: