Archive | Ukulele Bands

Steven Hardy

Don’t be a stupid Santa
Like Christmas Steve,
Don’t leave your Christmas shopping
Till Christmas Eve.

“The Christmas Eve Shoppers” is an original ukulele song, a cautionary tale, about leaving your Christmas shopping until Christmas Eve.


San Blas


San Blas – Transforming the traditional tones of the ukulele and infusing it with the energy of British rock, it has taken over 6 years to develop a concept first thought of under a palm tree whilst watching a hut burn down.

Now releasing their debut EP this Hertfordshire rock band would like to take you for a drive, a dance, and to reminisce about the colourful moments in life as they attempt something new with the little island instrument.


Captain Chucke

Captain Chucke is a traveling folk punk and flailgrass musician from Athens, OH. Sharing the experience of life on the road through music, Captain Chucke draws inspiration from artists such as Profane Sass, Rail Yard Ghosts, Merle Haggard, Woody Guthrie, Mischief Brew, and Lost Dog street band. Having only been a musician for a couple years, Captain Chucke is a self-taught on the road ukulele player. His music has been featured on 88.1fm The Beagle’s Ukulele Underground radio show in New Zealand.


FiL Wisneski

FiL Wisneski has been been writing songs and playing in bands from his home in central New Jersey for more than twenty years. His song “Restraining Order” was featured in an episode of the nationally broadcast NPR program “Whad’ya Know?”. Originally a guitarist, in 2006 he switched to ukulele and never looked back. His songs often sound like a mix of Neil Young, They Might Be Giants, and Daniel Johnston.


Dani Joy


Dani Joy is a California based singer/songwriter/instructor and proud featured artist of Ko’aloha Ukulele.
Her world influenced musical style is soothing and romantic, blending old time jazz with Bossa nova/exotica genres.
​She is most noted for her crooning alto vocals and tasteful ukulele fingerpicking & accompaniment.




Terri Thornton (Throckmorton Ukulele Band)

Terri Thornton writes songs, sings and plays bass with Throckmorton Ukulele Band, based in Atlanta, Ga., USA. Appearances include the OUS stage at the Great Northern Ukulele Festival, Art on the Beltline in Atlanta, Oakhurst Porchfest in Decatur, Ga., the Tampa Bay Ukulele Getaway and more.


Nick Cody

As well as being the founder of The Small Change Diaries, I also write uke based original material for solo and other projects. I’m interested in well considered lyrics and strong melodies. I’m a long time fan of the singer songwriter tradition and am known for championing the cause of ORIGINAL MUSIC. My work takes me all over the world and this means I get to play with many great musicians as well as having the chance to view and often buy many superb instruments


Mark Psmith

I am Mark Psmith, purveyor of tuneful whimsical ukulele flim-flam. I live in Derbyshire and can be spotted performing at open mic spots and the odd jam session – I aspire to regular gigging schedule! For a couple of decades, I devoted myself to playing the saxophone, but always felt something was missing. It turned out the sax is deficient in two ways: 1) you can’t sing at the same time, and 2) you can’t write songs on it. I picked up the uke in 2011 and have scarce put it down since, and much as I love to do cover versions, the real thrill is to be found in writing my own songs. People have said my work is reminiscent of Beirut or the Beautiful South. I tend to think of myself as floating somewhere within a triangle formed by Gilbert O’Sullivan, Burt Bacharach and the Magnetic Fields.

I have released three full-length albums (Nouns of Quality at Wholesale Prices, Lunch, and Leave It To Me), plus two EPs (Six of One / Half a Dozen of The Other), which can be downloaded from iTunes, Google and Amazon, and streamed on Spotify.

My real surname is Smith, but the additional silent P makes it easier to find me on the internet. It’s also a form of tribute to the greatest of all writers, P G Wodehouse.


Mike Haysom

My name is Mike and I use the stage name Haysom as there are too many Harrisons! I am a recovering guitarist and play in a variety of styles, though my roots lie in 20 years of playing classical guitar. Many of my influences come from the guitar world such as Steve Hackett and Gordon Giltrap. In terms of ukulele players I admire the talents of Taimane Gardner, Tobias Elof and Matt Stead, all of which I have had the pleasure of meeting.
I’ve only been playing ukulele for just over a year but I am a versatile player in two bands and my solo work is building a solid fanbase.
I have always had a passion for writing music and achieved 1sts for most of my compositions in my Creative Music Tech degree and have gone on to compose scores for independent films.

I am currently recording an instrumental ukulele album (inspired by my surroundings in South West Scotland) as well as multi-ukulele cover songs.

To hear some of my original ukulele recordings, visit this YouTube Playlist:
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