Beginning of the Ukulele Intro 

In almost every cover from the earliest videos,  Mikey played uke rather than guitar. At the time, the project was just a fun little quarantine diversion, so the sweetness of the ukulele was a perfect fit, as seen in this early pandemic version of ‘On the Road Again’
However, as the collaborations became bigger and more complex, Mikey realized that a ukulele wasn’t going to do them justice.  It was then that he came up with the idea of doing a short ukulele intro at the beginning before switching to guitar for the actual performance (first done for ‘Unity’  #94).  That was also when Michael Crusty and Steve Rizun joined Mikey, Dean and Darrin to round out the team and establish the template for the second phase of the series. 
I think one of Mikey’s  prettiest intros so far is for ‘American Jesus’. 
This is a story Mikey originally shared with Patrons on the Mikey and his Uke Patreon site.

Creation of the Logo

By Mikey Hawdon
I first met my good friend Ron Cybulskie when our two bands were touring together back in the early 2000s. At the time, Ron was the drummer for the Saigon Hookers and I was the drummer for the Inner City Surfers. We struck up a friendship and have been pals ever since. Later, Ron became a graphic artist  in Kitchener, Ontario, where he works on a wide range of design projects. 

https://www.streetknife.com/.
In May 2020, when I was first transferring the daily videos to Youtube, I asked Ron to create a ‘Mikey and his Uke’ logo using a couple of references. The first was of a monkey, and the second was a picture of me holding my ukulele. Obviously, he did a great job blending the images and creating a distinctive and playful logo for the series.
And I think we can all agree, it definitely beats my original concept of a 'Mikey Pirate’ over two crossed ukuleles!  I'm no artist. Yikes! 
Mikey

Full list

of

guest performers

From June 2020 to Present


Appleton, Matt (Reel Big Fish)
Aukerman, Milo (The Descendents)
Baksh, Dave ‘Brownsound’ (Sum 41/Organ Thieves)
Ballew, Chris (The Presidents of the United States/Caspar Babypants)
Balsac The Jaws of Death (GWAR)
Basile, Ben (Big D and the Kids Table)
Bivona, Jesse (The Interrupters)
Bivona, Justin (The Interrupters)
Blair, Zachary (Rise Against/Only Crime)
Bones, Emily (Anti-Queens)
Bovell, Russell Merritt 
Bowman, Brittany Nicole (session drummer/YouTuber)
Bradbury, Randy (Pennywise)
Brennan, Tim (Dropkick Murphys)
Burgan, Hunter (AFI)
Caballero, Steve (Pro Skater/The Faction/Urethane)
Carey, John E. (Old Man Markley)
Carrion, Doug (Field Day/Descendents/Dag Nasty)
Chanel West Coast (media personality)
Chris #2 (Anti-Flag)
Coles, Chuck (Rules/Creepshow/Organ Thieves/United Snakes/Iron Roots)
Cone (Sum 41)
Cotton, Josie (solo artist)
Cresswell, Chris (The Flatliners)
Cropper, Jason (solo artist/ex-Weezer/co-writer of My Name is Jonas)
Crusty, Michael X (No Big Deal/Mikey and his Uke Team Member)
Cruz, Jason (Strung Out)
Dahlia, Blag (The Dwarves)
Dee, Stacey (Bad Cop/Bad Cop)
DeMakes, Chris (Less than Jake)
Denike, Karina (Dance Hall Crashers/NOFX/Cottontails)
Denitzio, Lauren (Worriers)
Dumas, Darrin Mista’ D (The Salads)
EagleBones Falconhawk (The Aquabats/Death by Stereo)
Egerton, Stephen (Descendents/ALL/Flag)
Ellis, Brenton (These Magnificent Tentacles)
Escalante, Joe (The Vandals)
Evil Jared Hasselhoff (Bloodhound Gang)
Falomir, Richard ‘Ricky Fitness’ (Aquabats/Assorted Jelly Beans)
Felicetti, Rob (Bowling for Soup)
Finch, Jennifer (L7)
Fisher, Norwood (Fishbone)
Flouride, Klaus (Dead Kennedys)
Freeze, Jason (Studio and Touring Musician for Green Day, Joe Walsh, Jewel etc.)
Gabba, Amy (Amy Gabba and the Almost Famous/Amy DC)
Gagne, Mathieu
Gallant, Jon (Billy Talent)
Gallarza, Myra (Bad Cop/Bad Cop)
Gasparetto, Maggie (Barely Covered)
Gibbs, Alvin (UK Subs/The Disobedient Servants)
Giles, Gwendolyn (Dog Party)
Giorgini, Mass (Common Rider/Squirtgun/ex-Screeching Weasel))
Glover, Dean (James Clark Institute/Amy DC/Mikey and his Uke Team Member)
Gonsalves, Errol
Granelli, Andy (The Distillers)
Grushka, Ian (New Found Glory)
Gustafson, Johan (The Hives/Randy)
Gyde, Elizabeth
Happoldt, Michael ‘Migs’ (GilMigsRog/ex-Sublime/ex-Long Beach Dub Allstars)
Hawdon, Mikey (Fairmounts/Mikey and his Uke Team Member)
Hawk, Tony (Pro Skater)
Head, Simon (Fairmounts/Four Square/Power of Huey)
Herrera, Mike (MXPX)
Hetson, Greg (Circle Jerks/Bad Religion/Punk Rock Karaoke)
Hidalgo Jr., David (Social Distortion)
Hock, Matt (The Explosion)
Jacildo, Raynier Jacob (JD McPherson Band; ex-The English Beat; Dan Auerbach Jr; Thomas and the Volcanos)
James, Scott (Movin in Stereo) 
Jenarchy (War on Women/NOMORE)
Jones, Danko (solo artist)
Jones, Dustin (Conspirators/Dustin Jones and the Rising Tide)
Katz, Lawrence (The Mighty Mighty Bosstones)
Kiley, Jake (Strung Out)
Knox, Valerie (Anti-Queens/Black Cat Attack)
Koller, Lou (Sick of it All)
Kopp, Paige (Foolproof)
Lake, Dyno
Le, Linh (Bad Cop/Bad Cop)
Leger, Ryan ‘Legs’ (ex-Every Time I Die/ex-Norma Jean)
Lima, Roger (Less Than Jake)
Lindberg, Jim (Pennywise)
Lovato, Tony (Mest)
Lyxzen, Dennis (Refused)
MacDonald, Sandy (Mikey’s Mom/Mikey and his Uke Team Blogger)
Mascis, J (Dinosaur Jr.)
Massie, Josh (White Wives)
McDougall , Lindsay (Frenzal Rhomb)
McGilp, Kevin (No Big Deal)
McIlrath, Tim (Rise Against)
McKenzie, Paul (The Real McKenzies)
McMullen, Andrew (Fairmounts/Choices Made)
McWane, David (Big D and the Kids Table)
Melvin, Eric (NOFX)
Moby (solo artist)
Monzones, Jay
Moore, Angelo (Fishbone)
Morse, Todd (The Offspring/H2O)
Murphy, Chris (Sloan)
Navarro, Jason (Suicide Machines)
Nieva, Mario (The Real McKenzies)
Nolan, Al (Almighty Trigger Happy/Downbelows/Cursed Blessings Records)
Noodles (The Offspring)
Olga (The Toy Dolls)
Osborne, Talli (Nubs and her Studs)
O’Shea, Jack (Bayside)
Palmer, Dan (Zebrahead/Death by Stereo)
Panic, Dan (ex-Screeching Weasel/ex-The Riverdales/ex-The Queers/Squirtgun)
Pfeiffer, Darrin (ex-Goldfinger/Punk Rock Karaoke/ Mikey and his Uke Team Member)
Pitts, Michael
Platfoot, Andy (Buck-O-Nine)
Preston, Kevin (Prima Donnas/The Longshot/touring guitarist with Green Day)
Price, Chad (ALL/A Vulture Wake/Drag the River)
Principe, Joe (Rise Against/88 Fingers Louie)
Puna, Allan
Purple Intruder (Masked Intruder)
Radinsky, Scott (Pulley/ex-Ten Foot Pole)
Rankin, Russ (Good Riddance)
Raposo, Lil’ Joe (Lagwagon/Rich Kids on LSD/A Vulture Wake)
Rawles, Steve (Belvedere/This is a Standoff)
Rest, Chris (Lagwagon/Rich Kids on LSD)
Reynolds, Scott (ALL/The Pavers)
Riddle, Matt (Fire Sale/No Use for a Name/ex-Face to Face)
Ross, Stuart (Comeback Kid)
Sarcevic, Nikola (Millencolin)
Sarrazin, Sean
Schaub, Buddy (Less Than Jake)
Schloss, Zander (Circle Jerks/Joe Strummer/The Weirdos)
Schreifels, Walter (Gorilla Biscuits/Youth of Today/Quicksand/Rival Schools)
Sellers, Sean (Good Riddance/Beasto Blanco/The Real McKenzies/A Vulture Wake)
Serritiello, Ale (Creepshow)
Seward, Andrew (Against Me/Deadaires)
Shevchuk, Jason (None More Black/Kid Dynamite)
Shiflett, Scott (Face to Face/Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies)
Sifton, John Craig (solo artist)
Sinn, Ryan (The Distillers)
Smalley, Dave (DYS/Dag Nasty/ALL/Down By Law/Dave Smalley and the Bandoleros/Don’t Sleep)
Smith, Kye (Session Drummer/YouTuber)
Smyth, Nicholas (The Dreadnoughts)
Stevenson, Bill (The Descendents/ALL/Flag/Only Crime/ex-Black Flag)
Stinco, Jeff (Simple Plan)
Stroumboulopoulos, George (media personality)
Tabor, Heather (Bullets to Broadway/ex-Teen Idols)
Takac, Robby (Goo Goo Dolls)
Taylor, Joe (Knuckle Puck)
Thomas, Paul (Good Charlotte)
Thompson, Danny (Face to Face)
Torgerson, Andrew (EpiFats)
Tosh the Drummer (session and touring drummer for Jxdn) 
Turner, Frank (solo artist)
Valjean, Moon (Greek Fire/Goldfinger/ex-Story of the Year)
Vapid, Dan (Dan Vapid and the Cheats/Methadones/Mopes/ex-Screeching Weasel/ex-Riverdales)
Vetter, Adam (EpiFats)
Warsop, Davey (Sharp Shock/Suedehead/Beat Union)
Watkins, Wayne
Wickersham, Jonny ‘2 Bags’ (Social Distortion)
Wieklinski, Dan (88 Fingers Louie)
Yonker, Matt ‘Drastic’ (Less Than Jake/ex-Teen Idols/Bullets to Broadway/Methadones/The Queers)
Young, Adrian (No Doubt/Dreamcar)
Zenka, Ilza

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 STEVE CABALLERO