Liz Wood’s sound is unique and perhaps an acquired taste, but between the yodels and screeches her voice is sweet, with ukulele skills to match.
Based out of Massachusetts, Liz sells ukuleles at the oldest specialty toy shop in America. She can be found playing in the streets of Boston and Harvard Square.
Liz began singing in elementary school and was always inspired by choir music and techno. Even though she was able to hit the high notes, she chose to stay in the lower range when around her classmates because she did not want to seem “too girly.” It wasn’t until 8th grade when she got her first ukulele and began doing musical theater that she decided to experiment with her head voice and whistle register. She now has a very wide vocal range, and does not hesitate to belt it out.
In 2008 Liz began posting cover songs on YouTube under the username: kittenmildew. Her most recognized video was a cover of MIA’s Paper Planes with over 70,000 views. However she had to take down most of her covers due to copyright laws. After that she began to focus on writing her own music. In 2009 she got the chance to play a show in New York with fellow YouTuber and ukulele player: Danielle Ate The Sandwich. She wishes that her ukulele playing had been more on point for that particular show, and therefore now thrives on self-improvement.
Quote: “I never expected to get any good at the ukulele, I just wanted to show people I could sing a song. It’s a great treat to play a stringed instrument. As a child I watched my dad play the guitar and thought I’d never be able to do that.”
There’s no doubt Liz Wood is a talented individual with a bright future ahead of her. Find her on YouTube if you’d like to book a show or drop a line.
Official Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/kittenmildew
You can find the paper planes video here: www.dailymotion.com/video/x74gxk_paper-planes-ukulele-cover_music
and some of her other old covers here: www.youtube.com/MildewCovers
released 12 March 2012
Created by Liz Wood and Belgian Man Records.
All songs by Liz Wood except Paper Planes, by MIA, and Jesus Loves Me, by CocoRosie.
Engineered by Andrew Monks.
Mastered by Luc Lacerte.
Cover art by Liz Wood.
Cover photo by David Yanofsky.
Track list insert art by Todd Mercer.