Unequalled in playing AND teaching is Canadian James Hill. Friendly, approachable, dedicated to excellence in everything he does. Very good singer too.


Although Ralph Shaw is now Canadian, this lanky, skilled ukulele and banjolele player has a voice like an angel, an irrepressible Yorkshire accent and a background in applied physics. He's also an easygoing, humorous bloke and an entertaining performer.


Young Melburnian Vance Joy is known internationally for his 2013 hit Riptide which topped the Triple J hottest one hundred that year. Check out his hi tech strap in this clip!


Other excellent Australian performers:

AJ Leonard and Jenny Rowlands   Tyrone & Lesley  The Pockets  Bosko & Honey


As lead singer of highly successful Seattle band Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder went out on a limb in 2012 to release his beautiful album Ukulele Music. If you've always loved Eddie's voice, this will not disappoint.


You CANNOT go past the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain playing Shaft


And then...see if you can hold back a tear as Queen's masterpiece Bohemian Rhapsody is rendered even more incredible by the modest, delightful and breathtakingly talented Hawaiian player Jake Shimabukuro.


Finally, Original Cyn & Co are a local duo made up of uke mistress Cynthia Sleight-Meyles with Danielle Scott (me) on ubass. Lots of vocal harmonies! Check out Cynthia playing her bloody incredible arrangement of Santana's Europa.



Catch Original Cyn & Co (plus a whole lot of other great acts) at the Central Coast Ukulele and Folk Festival Sunday 25 August 2019 12.30pm, in the Liquid Lounge, Diggers at The Entrance


Below is a clip of Jack (Mark Jackson) & Jel (Jane Jelbart) and Danielle (me) - at the 2014 Newkulele Festival playing my song Satellite Navigation.