I recently got together with my old sparring partner Ian Emmerson, a fine uke player but also a brilliant guitarist. We had a jam, and it sounded so good, we got the camera out and recorded four songs. This was great fun!
I’m really pleased to announce that I’m now represented by Theaterland Promotions (along with some other fabulous talent including The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain)!
On the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd August, I’ll be in Ireland, for the Ukulele Hooley in Dun Laoghaire. Really looking forward to performing alongside all the other fabulous acts.
My new EP was released on May 23rd at The Grand Northern Ukulele Festival, and is now available to buy from the shop. Each track is a collaboration with some fabulous musicians from the ukulele world (though not all of them are playing uke!)
Here’s a little teaser…
I’m really pleased to be back at the Grand Northern Uke Festival again this year, along with over 30 other acts, including Aaron and Nicole Keim (The Quiet American), Manitoba Hal, Sarah Maisel & Craig Chee, Zoe Bestel, Dead Man’s Uke, Adam Franklin and Ian Emmerson. If you’re um-ing and ah-ing about coming, don’t wait. It’s just £39 for a weekend ticket, which is getting pretty close to £1 an act!
There are, of course, workshops too. I’m running a brand new workshop called ‘Jamming Essentials’, which will teach you how to get stuck in playing with other people, even when you don’t know the song, without having to go searching on the internet for the chords!
See you there!
I’m honoured to be the cover artist in the first issue of the UK’s first ukulele magazine, which is being published by Omega Musician March. You can order it now from their website.
STOP PRESS! Order now and you’ll have a chance to win a fabulous Kala resonator uke! Don’t worry if you’ve already ordered, everyone’s name will go into the draw.
Mike ‘Uncle Elvis’ Hind is coming all the way from Bermuda to do some gigs, and not only will we both be at the Big House in the Country festival at the end of Feb, we’ll also be doing a double-header gig at the Queen’s Head, Belper on Sat March 14th. Tickets are £7 from Ticketsource.
Happy New Year everyone!
So 2015 is here, and I’ve got some exciting stuff lined up. I’m already working on my second EP, in March (and one date in Jan) I’ll be joining Tricity Vogue’s Ukulele Cabaret on tour, and I’m also working on setting up a gig with Mike Hind when he comes from Bermuda for his UK tour. Festival-wise, I’ll be at The Big House in the Country Festival in Cumbria in February, I’m really pleased to be returning to GNUF in May, plus I’ll be at Uke Power in Drax (also in May), and Wigan Ukulele Festival in June. On top of that there are loads of ‘to be confirmed’ gigs still be thrashed out and a top secret project too!
Looking forward to bumping into you!