I'm a ukulele-maker, musician, composer and writer, and I performed with the internationally-renowned Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain for 31 years. These days I hand-make ukuleles, write and perform my own music and compose tunes for film and TV.
I have what I am told is an eccentric singing style, which has variously been described as:
- "Worth traveling a thousand miles to hear." The Independent
- "Mind-bendingly brilliant." BBC Radio 2
- "Suitably insane-sounding." New York Times
My production music, for music libraries such as Universal and Warner/Chappell, has been used on shows such as Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag, Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Netflix’s Money Heist and Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.
I started playing and singing in the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain in 1989, when I was 16. Eighteen albums and five DVDs later we'd toured the world, notably playing sell-out concerts at the BBC Proms in London's Royal Albert Hall, New York City's Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall and the North Pole.
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