I joined the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain in 1989 (when I was 16 years old) and performed with them for 31 years. From humble beginnings playing in pubs in London, and village halls around rural Britain, we played across the world, all over Europe, as far afield as New Zealand and Japan. We sold out the Royal Albert Hall in 2009 and 2012, New York City’s Carnegie Hall in 2010 and 2012 and the Sydney Opera House in 2012.
As well as playing and singing with the band, I produced three of our ten albums, Live in London #1, Live in London #2, and Christmas with the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, all available to buy HERE.
I was once picked as a BBC Desert Island Disc (by my mum).
Here’s a bit of me doing ‘Psycho Killer’ with the Ukulele Orchestra at our BBC Prom in the Royal Albert Hall.
And here’s a film I made about our tours of Japan, in 1994 and 2004: