Humuhumunukunukuapua'a is the nuttiest all-ukulele band to come about in many years. The seeds of Humu were sprouted in March, 1990 during Mardi Gras in a sparse apartment on Napoleon Ave. in New Orleans. Six people, one ukulele, and a whole lot of beads and booze were the primary ingredients. It all began with multiple verses of "Bile dem Cabbage Down"--a classic tune in the cabbage genre. Not content with that, the early Humus added their own words and the result was "Bile Tom Heibel Down"--a new classic tune in the cabbage genre.
Unable to decide whether to specialize in Hawaiian or non Hawaiian music, the Humus decided to specialize in both! They gained notoriety among the illuminati of Schenectady, NY for their marathon versions of "I Used to Work in Chicago," "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," "Beautiful Blue Eyes" and "Bile Tom Heebul Down" (later re-named "The Tom Hieble Song").
Humuhumunukunukuapua'a (pronounced hu-mu-hu-mu-nu-ku-nu-ku-a-pu-a-a) has been packing in audiences all over the Northeast since 1991.
Band members (in some particular order):
Don Pauldo de Boletus
- Knesset Israel Synagogue, Dave & Sue's Wedding -- Pittsfield, MA
- Lovis/Taylor Wedding (The Barefoot Gig) -- Townsend, MA
- The Ukulele Expo '96 -- Montague, MA
- Tryforos/Reville Wedding (The "Oh-my-God!-We're-a-'Wedding Band'-Gig")
- The "Jailbreak" Gig -- Under Acme, NYC
- "Night of Exotica" -- 14K Cabaret, Baltimore, MD
- Northeast Hawaiian Steel Guitar, Slack Key
and Ukulele Convention -- Phila., PA
- Northeast Hawaiian Steel Guitar Convention -- Sommers, NJ
- Montclaire Street Festival -- Montclaire, NJ
-1992 "It's a Small" World Tour
- "Night of The Ukulele" -- Skep Coffee House, NYC
- "Lallapalooza of Uke" -- Skep Coffee House, NYC
(The still-long-awaited first recordings were due out in 1993.)