Foley High School’s current sophomore, William Cook, and current senior, Bradley Sutherlin, have found interest in playing the ukulele.
We sat down with William and Bradley to ask about their plans playing the ukulele.
How did you two get together to play the ukulele?
William: When I went to Fairhope High, a few friends and I decided to start a band, and we featured ukuleles. When I moved here to Foley and started playing, people really liked it. Soon after, I became more known as the “Ukulele Guy” and Bradley joined me along with a few other grasshoppers.
Why the ukulele?
William: It’s a calming instrument. You can play many things with it.
Bradley: It’s an easy instrument for beginners to learn. I can carry and take it anywhere. Easy to play; no one can really be bad at it.
Have you performed before? If so where?
William: I did gigs in school at Fairhope and Foley in the hallways. No paid performances; I play just for the calming effect of the people.
Brad: I play wherever he does, following his chords with my lead solos.
How long have you been playing?
Will: 4 years now.
Brad: About 1/2 a year.
What’s your further plans with playing this instrument?
Will: Having my own band. I’d like to start teaching classes for people who want to learn and use it in future music production.
Brad: Go to college for music production and composition and let the ukulele be another instrument I play and write for. Also, I’d like to open up a studio.
Current age and grade?
Will: 16; 10th
Brad: 18; senior
If you have any questions for William or Bradley, contact them at:
William Cook – firstname.lastname@example.org
Bradley Sutherlin – email@example.com