Having sung forever, played guitar since I received one for my ninth birthday, and bass for more than a decade, in 2008 I had plans to take up ukulele and bought one online but it
turned out to be disappointingly crummy and no fun
In 2010 I moved to Newcastle, and soon after had a serious bicycle accident resulting in a
nasty bump to the head. However, excellent medical attention, the luck of the draw and the discovery of a local ukestra (ukulele orchestra) and its founders Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart, set me on the path to committed ukulele-ness, applying my skills and knowledge to this new instrument and eventually sharing them with whoever would like to make music.
I've since switched from bass guitar to UBass - it's so much smaller and lighter and the sound is incredible!! I also sold my standard sized Maton acoustic guitar and bought a mini
because once you've experienced the spatial freedom of a ukulele, there is no going back!