Some of my favourite places to visit in ukulele land! A mix of ukulele interest sites, and those of ukers who I have either seen, played or conversed with over the years. If you are learning how to play the ukulele, then you should bookmark these sites!
There are a TON of ukulele acts out there, and this is not a page to list them all. Just some links of performers I have either seen in the flesh or just enjoy generally. (For generally, read 'massively')
ANDYDAN - Ukulele synth sounds like you won't have heard before!
ANDY EASTWOOD - a total musical virtuoso and one of the hardest working players on the circuit. Ukulele, banjolele, violin - Andy can play just about anything!
THE ANYTHING GOES ORCHESTRA - one of the best good time ukulele bands I have seen live. Huge fun
CHEE MAISEL - The sublime pairing of man and wife duo, Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel. Marriage made in heaven, literally!
CHONKINFECKLE - The Wigan based uke masters and good friends of Got A Ukulele
DANIELLE ATE THE SANDWICH - great US singer songwriter and ukulele, what a beautiful voice
DEAD MANS UKE - offshoot of the Anything Goes Orchestra - Americana, blues played on reso uke and double bass by father and son duo, Tim and Jake Smithies
DEL REY - Resonator Ukulele and Guitar Specialist - A real players player who wowed the crowd at her recent UK performances
ELOF and WAMBERG - Danish duo with a beguiling mx of the traditional with modern. Spellbinding
FRANCESCO ALBERTAZZI - Italian ukulele player I have been lucky to see perform a couple of times now. His playing is so beautiful it has the audience emotional.
GERALD ROSS - something of a statesman amongst ukulele performers these days. Another real players player
JAKE SHIMABUKURO - Yes him - Bohemian Rhapsody guy.... More to him than just that video though, and if anyone is breaking the mould with the ukulele, it's Jake.
JAMES HILL - staggeringly good Canadian player and jolly nice chap to boot.
KATY VERNON - UK born, US based singer songwriter on both guitar and ukulele
KRABBERS - Quite simply one of the best singer songwriters I know on the circuit and one half of The Hedge Inspectors.
LIAM CAPPER-STARR - great player and songwriter, and brains behind the UkeEast festival.
MANITOBA HAL BROLUND - Wonderful wonderful blues man from Canada - can play the blues on a ukulele like the best bluesman of ANY instrument you will hear
MIKE HIND - Uncle Elvis himself. The man from Bermuda with the bright trousers - what a great performer!
MIKE WARREN - home page of the hugely respected banjolele performer and tutor
MOTHER UKERS - Pioneers of ukular fusion!
NO DIRECTION HOT BOYS - One of the most entertaining acts I have seen on the circuit
OPERALELE - Fabulous duo of George Bartle and Mandi Harkett - unlike anything you've seen before!
PETER MOSS - fabulous uke player, particularly banjolele. PLEASE NOTE - Peter is a good friend of the uke world and NOT the chap behind the TUKUO uke orchestra hitting the press lately!
PHIL DOLEMAN - UK based, superb finger style jazz player, tutor, singer, all round good egg. Heck, Phil has talent.
PROFESSOR PETER - Originally a member of the duo 'Professor Peter and Doctor Dick', The Professor is now performing his songs from the twenties and thirties as a solo act. He's also a jolly nice chap!
THE PUKES - breaking the shackles of traditional ukulele music. Sublime punk.. on ukuleles!
THE QUIET AMERICAN - superb Americana from the US duo that is Aaron and Nicole Keim
ROBIN EVANS ESQ - Lover of hip hop, lover of a sweary tune and holder of the Guinness World Record for ukulele playing!
SAMANTHA MUIR - sublime classical ukulele player who has been wowing crowds at her recent festival appearances
SARAH MAISEL - the voice of an angel, a good friend, smooth jazzy ukulele performer
SOME LIKE IT OSSETT - Cracking quartet with sublime vocals from Jacqui Wicks
TRICITY VOGUE - Outstanding performer in a variety of glamorous guises. You will love her live shows.
UKULELE BARTT - the legend that is.. etc etc
UOGB - Gods! - These guys are the originals - accept no substitutes. None. None whatsoever. The ultimates!
UKULELE UFF and LONESOME DAVE - now performing in a ukulele and guitar trio, these Liverpool based lads just ooze swing and talent.
UKEPUNK - Great trio and writers of self penned ukulele punk tracks.
UNPLUGTHEWOOD - The home of many wondrous things including Krabbers, The Hedge Inspectors and the Unplugthewood Podcast!
ZOË BESTEL - What a voice, what a voice. Hauntingly beautiful and quite handy with a ukulele too!
GENERAL UKULELE INTEREST SITES
GOT A UKULELE YOUTUBE
RICHARD G'S UKULELE SONGBOOK - massive list of great tunes for uke (and, having played with him, a thoroughly nice fella too!)
BEATLES FOR UKULELE
COOL CAT UKES - enthusiast site with some nice reviews, great video interviews and a cat!
DOMINATOR UKULELE TABS - another great song resource from a guy who KNOWS (and builds) ukuleles
DOCTOR UKE - masses of songs, many old timer tunes
FINNISH UKULELE NETWORK
GET TUNED - online uke tuner
HUMBLE UKER - great uke blog
JIM'S UKULELE SONGBOOK SITE - Homepage for the MASSIVE songbook put together by Jim Carey
LARDY'S UKULELE DATABASE - the largest database of ukulele brands that I have ever seen!
MIGHTY UKULELE - loads of UK links to clubs and events
ORIGINAL UKULELE SONGS - Excellent project spearheaded by Nick Cody of The Small Change Diaries
PLAY UKULELE BY EAR - Jim D'Ville's well known site
RGT Ukulele Tutors and exams
SCHOOL OF UKE - Tuition classes from the Duke Of Uke store
TIKI KING - great resource and enormous list of uke knowledge
UKEONOMICS - Ukulele blog
Uke4U - site with blog and some cool uke Apps too
UKULELE-ARTS - Wilfried Welti's solo ukulele page
UKULELE CHORDS - great chord resource
UKULELE GO - New (ish) ukulele blog with some great content
UKULELE AND LANGUAGES
UKULELE GHETTO - another great review site
UKULELE INSPIRED - John Nash's site, who's main goal is to provide information and inspire ukulele players
UKULELE TABS - the original and huge tabs database - again, beware imitators..
UKULELE TRICKS - great lesson site - brought to you by Brett McQueen
UKULELE TUTORIAL - Great site comprising videos, tutorials and much other ukulele, edited by John Tribe
UKE HUNT - the DADDY of uke sites. If you play the ukulele and haven't visited this site, then you must be clinically dead!
UKE PORN - great image rich uke blog
UKULELE REVIEW - more uke reviews
THE UKULELE SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN
UKULELE UNDERGROUND - my FAVOURITE uke site and forum
YOUKULELE - great Italian ukulele site
Ukulele Products (For Ukulele brand links CLICK HERE )
THE GREAT ASWEGO KAZOO FACTORY - handmade in the USA!
HOMESTEAD MUSIC - sheet music for vocal and ukulele
UKE LEASH STRAPS
UKULELE PLAYER MAGAZINE
UKE MAGAZINE - First print mag for the United Kingdom