The ukulele is a big part of my stage show and songwriting, and I’ve enjoyed being part of the instrument’s revival in Canada. I’ve played the uke with The McFlies since 2006. I co-founded the hugely popular Corktown Ukulele Jam in 2009. It’s still going strong.
I’ve played uke at prestigious folk festivals including Mariposa Folk Festival, Lunenburg Folk Harbour and Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival. I’ve had the privilege of sharing the stage with the likes of Jake Shimabukuro, James Hill, Manitoba Hal and Ralph Shaw.
My work as a ukulele player, performer and community-builder has been featured on CBC radio’s The Gospel According to Uke and by CBC Newsworld’s Weekend Scene, Newstalk 1010, City News, The Toronto Star, Global News, and The National Post among other outlets.
I have developed a beginner to basic level ukulele workshop for based on the traditional notion of music as a shared activity.
Regardless of the setting, I will guarantee getting a crowd of people to play and sing a song together within a one hour workshop.
These workshops at have proven successful at diverse venues, including festivals, libraries, classrooms and music stores.