I'm a musician, composer, writer and producer, and plucker with the internationally-renowned Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. I also 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
I began playing and singing in the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain in 1989, when I was 16. Since then we've recorded twelve albums, five DVDs, and 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.
My career began behind the camera, when I directed and produced some award-winning TV programmes (as well as some rubbish) but these days I happily count myself as one of the only people on the planet making a living via the ukulele.
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