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September 29, 2019

I have just finished arranging this lovely classical piece that was originally written by Matteo Carcassi for classical guitar.  Currently I am busy writing the follow up to my 'Ukulele School' book but after that hopefully I'll be doing a follow up to my debut book 'C...

September 28, 2019

This year I have had the absolute pleasure of co writing a book of ukulele duets with Tony Mizen.  The book is currently with the publishers and should hopefully be out in October.  In the meantime Tony has been working hard on some compositions for the ukulele.  I thi...

September 13, 2019

I am currently working hard on the follow up to my book 'Ukulele School', which will be a 'repertoire' book.  I have written about half of it and it will again be aimed at teaching ukulele in schools - but before that I should very soon have a date for when my book of...

September 11, 2019

One of the benefits of teaching the ukulele is that I get to try out all sorts of different ukuleles that my students bring in.  From the truly horrible to the truly sublime,. I pretty much get to try them all.  Tonight a student arrived with this very nice looking sna...

August 31, 2019

Here is the third video I did in Normandy recently.  I stayed at a wonderful little gite in Normandy, which had it's own little pond.  So on a very hot day (30 plus degrees) I sat outside and recorded Fats Waller's Ain't Misbehavin'.

This is one of those tracks tha...

August 17, 2019

Here's a new ukulele duet by Tony Mizen and myself. Its a simple piece called 'Allegretto' by Diabelli but is such fun to play. 

I recently taught this ukulele piece to a group of students at The Ukulele Retreat.  We then performed it as an ensemble with about 8 people...

August 11, 2019

So here is the second Jazz video I did whilst on holiday in Normandy.  This is the jazz standard 'Autumn Leaves.  It was written by Joseph Kosma.

This arrangement is by Spencer Gay, although I changed a few bits here and there.  It works really well on ukulele as t...

August 6, 2019

Solo Jazz Ukulele version of 'Nuages' by Django Reinhardt played by Paul Mansell

July 23, 2019

Yesterday Tony Mizen and myself recorded 22 duets at the wonderful Ginger Dog recording studio for our new book and album.  The book is almost complete and we are hoping the publishers (the wonderful Kevin Mayhew Ltd) will be able to get it out by Sept 2019.

In the mean...

July 7, 2019

Two weekends ago I had an amazing time being a tutor and performer and the wonderful 'Ukulele Retreat'. If you're not aware of The Ukulele Retreat then it is a 3 day retreat in the stunning Forest of Dean, run by The Uke Rooms.  There were 4 guest tutors - myself, Sam...

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