As much as I enjoyed listening to Dent May and His Magnificent Ukelele, the album never rids itself of a slight novelty feeling. May sometimes quotes too obviously from other popular bands like The Turtles. Thankfully this happens towards the end. On his website, May states some of the songs here are reworkings from an earlier EP. I think he’s a guy worth watching as he continues to improve. But right now he can definitely entertain a crowd in spite of themselves.
4 out of 5 stars
Dent May – Ukulele, Vocals
Michael Bible – Percussion
Jesse M.T. Toussaint – Guitar
Steven Konrad Bevilaqua Jr. – Bass
Jeff Callaway – Trumpet, Trombone
Gerald Menke – Pedal Steel
Sandy Lane - Violin
Dent May's writing about his current European tour on his website.
Visit his MySpace page for more tour dates as well as music videos for "Howard" and "Meet Me in the Garden." May really pours on the Elton John vibe in these videos, especially the latter.
Watch now as Dent May and band ambush the patrons of a San Francisco Mexican restaurant during the first episode of the web series Banditos.