Band member Andrew Vladeck, who plays ukulele for the group The Honey Brothers, started playing the instrument as a kid when someone gave him a broken uke.
Vladeck says he turned his brother onto the instrument too, and the two used to roam the streets of New York playing American folk classics to passersby.
Eventually, the group formed and wrote songs with a glam-indie rock twist using instruments like the banjo and harmonica.
As of yet, Vladeck says they dont have any groupies, but contemplating the type of groupies who remember when the ukulele was first popular, he says, I wouldnt mind some flapper groupies.
The Honey Brothers may just get that, as they start their nine city tour beginning in San Diego on December 8.
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