Slayer Ukulele Guy Gets Kala Endorsement Deal After Video Goes Viral

Going viral has its perks.

Just ask Rob Scallon, whose ukulele rendition of Slayer’s “War Ensemble” quickly racked up more than a million views on YouTube after being posted on the site two weeks ago.

Days after the video took off, Kala took note that Scallon was playing one of their soprano ukes in the clip, and called the Chicago musician to discuss a formal business relationship.


“Kala contacted me after the video started really getting traction to set up an artist relationship,” Scallon told Ukulele magazine. “I’ll be proudly sporting some more of their instruments soon.”

For more on Scallon’s big uke moment, check out the forthcoming issue of Ukulele magazine.