Percy Copley performs a variety of songs with a ukulele – entertainment with fun and laughter. Jazz, blues, country, folk – Fats Waller to Lyle Lovett, Washboard Sam to Gillian Welch.
He started playing ukulele from a young age, entertaining at school and local events. After drama college he worked in theatre and music as a professional actor, singer and musician. He has played at festivals in the uk and Europe and recently completed 23 years at Disney in France, playing and singing in different types of groups and shows.
Soprano Uke, resonator Uke and tenor Uke, fingerpicking and stonking rhythm! He also teaches and has been a regular at the SoreFingers music camps in Oxfordshire, recently teaching their first ukulele weekend.
Influences, particularly singer-songwriters, include Steve Earle, Tim O’Brien, Darrell Scott, Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael, Bill Monroe etc.