CD reviews and exciting gig news!

The reviews for my EP are coming in, and people seem to like it! The first two are from Fatea Magazine and Got A Ukulele? (click the links to read). Thanks for taking the time to do a review!

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!

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!

New EP “Old Is The New New” out now!

My new EP was released this week. It has 5 tracks; 2 studio, 2 live and the song I recently recorded on wax cylinder. It’s just £4 plus p&p, or you can download it (the whole thing or individual tracks) in a variety of formats.
Old Is The New New CD Sleeve








It has a great cover pic taken by J.J. Beardsley, too.

“Easily my favourite CD by a chubby, bald, pork pie hat wearing, ukulele playing musician. Easily.” Rufus Yells

Pop over to my Shop page, where you can listen to samples and order!

New CD

My new CD “Old Is The New New” will be out on December 1st, and you can order it now. It’s a 5 track EP that includes the song I recorded on wax cylinder recently, two live recordings and two studio recordings.
Old Is The New New CD Sleeve








It also has a fab cover photo by J.J. Beardsley

It costs £4 (plus £1 p&p in the UK and £2.00 everywhere else)



If you are an established radio station playing blues and jazz and would like a copy to play on air, please get in touch!

Omega Uke Express

On Sunday 9th November, Omega music have arranged for a steam train to run from Pickering to Whitby and back, full of happy ukulele players and singing and strumming! When they get back, there’s a concert in Pickering featuring me, The Anything Goes Orchestra, Ooty and the Cloud and Zahra Lowzley.Omega Uke Express

The Trades Club with Del Rey and Adam Franklin

What a fantastic night. Seeing Del and Adam play up close in the intimate atmosphere of the Trades Club was wonderful, and being asked to play the support for them was more than a bit special for this big Del Rey fan! Thanks to Mary at GNUF for making it happen.

Adam Franklin, Del Rey, and yours truly.

Adam Franklin, Del Rey, and yours truly.







Here’s a video of one of the songs I played…

Can’t see the video? Click here to watch on YouTube.