“I’ve been involved in ukulele festivals since 2012 as the leader of kids and teens ukulele band The UFO, as a workshop leader, and as a performer in a few different incarnations.
Performing my own songs and my unique cover versions is one of the most personal things for me. For all the performances I’ve done at HUF and DRUKE so far, I’ve chosen to play with other musicians because I felt that the music I was making needed something else to really make it work.
This year I am going to play completely solo for the first time. There is something different about the way I’ve been playing recently that means there is a lot of dynamics and freedom in the music which doesn’t need other sounds in the mix. I am very excited about debuting this new approach at HUF 2019. I will be playing some carefully chosen original songs plus my Dancing Queen arrangement that some of you may have heard before. I’m also looking forward to having my workshop participants join me on stage for a specially selected song.”