Right here we go. we're back, Welcome to 2018!
Episode 16, brought to you by unplugthewood.com
SNOW DAY, Near nude pictures of me in the snow on Facebook.
Caroline's recent brush with something nasty, the wonderful NHS, cracking on. We spill the beans on The Enchanted Market, Spriggan Mist, Belly dancers, Jonas and Jane and The Capo Thieves.

We get a call from Mary Agnes Krell who tells us about all things GNUF 2018 and GNUF's ' the EPIC award' nomination, I turn into a huge fan boy when Mr B gets a shout out, this year will be the 6th GNUF.

We speak to Jody Tavender about her new webite Harmany Vocalz, about being on Britains Got Talent as MEAT DIVA, and her other projects The Fabulous Funky Funks and Souled Out.
Check it out, Jody is an incredible singer, one of the best soul voices we have seen live.

Stephen Brunton the Man behind Jesus Hooligan calls in and talks
about his music, new recordings, builing his unique barrel drums, Balstock Festival, the Hooligan Drum Circle, Writing poems, spoken word nights and his plans to get his songs back out there. 

We end with our new single, Leave Me Alone - The Hedge Inspectors. Available now on iTunes, Spotify, Google play, and all other popular download sites.
Thanks for listening .

If you would like to be included either to chatt or play some of your original tracks in a future podcast contact us at unplugthewood@googlemail.com

Mike and Caroline - The Hedge Inspectors x


Unplugthewood episode 15 with your hosts The Hedge Inspectors. From unplugthewood.com. We use gotaukulele.com for some ukulele events coming up, using Barry Maz for our made up sponsor of the month.
We chat to Jeff Japers about stuff he is up to, he is doing a set for us at Unplugthewood later in September. We reminisce about our first Cheltenham, we play his song "Subway" our favourite song about foot longs. Sarah Kelly gets a mention. We discover "rate my call": we get a call from Alaska from an ice road trucker who nearly hits a moose. Andrew Daniels, (AndyDan( gives us a call from 20,000 leagues under the sea, we talk uke tech , UKE MAGAZINE ,  players sex pics, Mustang Sally and The Who. 
I get a poem challenge from Simon Taylor at coolcatukes.com to write a poem about biscuits. We discuss poached eggs. iRobot calls us up, then we get a call from Matt Stead who rescues us from a biscuit loop. We actually manage to play the correct track from his CD The Wend. We get asked some questions through Facebook: biscuits, uke strings, strum patterns, worst gig, high G low G and nose hair.
We can't stress enough how good The Quiet Whistle test is. Links below. We play a tune by Kevin McCrudden, Kev's Tune, it's brilliant have a proper listen. We finish off with a Hedge Inspectors track "the loneliest man in the ground". 


Jeff Japers


Matt Stead

Kevin McCrudden

The Quiet Whistle Test


Ok this episode we try out our new audio setup, we hopefully can now do live interviews, today we talk to Simon Taylor from coolcatukes.com , (the 3rd most popular ukulele blog in the world ) 'He may not be an expert but we value his opinion' , about all things cool cat ukes, and the unplugthewood open mic sessions. #openmictips. 

Next we talk to Henry Lynch the main man behind the Oakham Ukulele Club, he is up in Liverpool for the Big Boat on The Mersey, Christine Turner chips in for a bit, he gives us a breakdown of the event this weekend, Ukulele Uff, Dead Mans Uke, The League of Ukulele Gentleman, no Mersey Belles unfortunately who were busy elsewhere. We talk about GNUF1 in Pontefract. 

The George from Opera-lele, talks about events he and Mandy have been involved with and events that he has lined up. George also runs the Headcorn Ukulele club, we also talk about Sangers travelling solar powered horse drawn stage show. He talks about Uke East in Norwich, he is doing some more of his naughty songs so cover your ears, but not too much. 

Then Sally Davies from the fab trio Ooty and The cloud rang in to tell us all about this weekends Colwyn Bay Ukulele festival this weekend 'Uke-a-bay' . 

Outro song is 'Go Doggin ' by The Hedge Inspectors. Available on iTunes, only 99p. 


If you would like to submit a tune for future episodes please drop us a line at unplugthewood@googlemail.com. 

We are also interested in sponsorship, if this is something we can help you with let us know unplugthewood@googlemail.com

Mike and Caroline

The Hedge Inspectors





worldofukes.co.uk/events big boat on the Mersey / Uke Express






An experiment in sound, 

Unplugthewood on the road, the A32 in fact, Today we are in our Suzuki Alto on our way from Holybourne  to Hedge End, This episode is sponsored by CoolCatUkes.com, the only place to go for ukulele reviews, news, CD reviews and loads of other fun. We will be talking French kissing girls at a school disco, haircuts, 80's fashion, GNUF17 A Grand Northern Ukulele Festival 2017, The Winchester Ukulele Festival, The Ukulele festival of Scotland and The Uke Express in October. We have music from Andy Dan, Plastic Jeezus, Matt Stead Rob Ash, and others mentioned Robin Evans, Ooty and the cloud, We Tigers , Prof Chris, Tyrone, Phil Doleman, Ian Emmerson, Simon Taylor, Chris Nevard, Martyn Eek Cooper and The Morgellons

Let us know if the audio is good enough for the podcast as it may help us get a few more of these out. 




All tracks have been used with the creators permission, If you would like to submit an MP3 of original material please send it to unplugthewood@googlemail.com


Hello, we are back! sorry for the delay, anyhoo here it is, EPISODE TEN 

As  always all artists featured in our little podcast have given us permission to use their own original material,   

If you would like to be featured send us some details and either an mp3 or wav file to unplugthewood@googlemail.com , 

Click on the links below to get to featured links

featured in this episode are Mark Nelson, The Flea Bitten Dawgs, Jonas and Jane and The Hedge Inspectors. OPERA-LELE  Vic Cracknell  GNUF

 Also mentioned , The Pukes and Danielle ate the Sandwich


This podcast episode we just can't get GNUF of, it features just a few of the artists that are going to be appearing in Huddersfield at the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival 2016, May 27th to 29th. At unplugthewood HQ we love this festival and it is always one of the highlights of the year. 

Included are

George Bartle.  


Liam Capper-Starr


Small change diaries

. Ric macFeegle, plus the Hedgeinspectors , and shout outs . Ukulele underground, fusion gig bags ukulele festival of Scotland , uke east, and Greggs

Liam's recording for our video on you tube  

Thanks for listening, and you can leave comments on the website if you would like , and click on names above for details of websites and contacts. 

All original material and tracks played with the permission of the owners. 

To submit original acoustic music please contact us at unplugthewood@googlemail.com


This episode features Mark Wojchick Ken Orner Rex Jazzbanjorex Powell
seasons of the ukulele, ukulele cosmos, ukulele underground 
Chris Nevard The Boars Bridge Festival, You Ukes, 
Stoughton Jammers united, Simon Taylor Omega music Big house in the Country, 
coolcatukes Tony Ford, Jim McLean 
Gary Payne and more in the unplugthewood podcast with shout outs to
Nigel Best Jono Bell Dave Johnson the Isle of Wight ukulele festival and Bill Bondank 

Sorry for the delay 

All tracks featured played with full artist permission, If you would like a track featured contact us at unplugthewood@googlemail.com