Favourites

ukulele shack favourite players

Youtube clips of some of my favourite ukulele players:

IWAO

One of Japan's most well known ukulele players (and my personal favourite). His full name is Iwao Yamaguchi and as well as his stellar efforts on ukulele he runs a parallel recording/performing career as a guitar player (where he performs under his full name).
Misty
When You Wish Upon A Star
A Spy In Love (with Herb Ohta Snr - 'Ohta San')

Jake Shimabukuro

Probably the most well known ukulele player on the planet at present. He combines technical brilliance, beautiful tone and soul in all his playing. His versions of Bohemian Rhapsody and While My Guitar Gently Weeps are famous on YouTube.
Bring Your Adz
Bohemian Rhapsody - Live in Japan
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James Hill

Possibly the most technically capable ukulele player in the world. Famous for his rendition of Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' where he manages to combine multiple parts from the original track - and sing! He is often seen performing with his wife Anne Davison, an accomplished cellist.
Billie Jean (with Bakithi Kumalo)
Assam/Like a Bird

Troy Fernandez

An influential Hawaiian stylist who was part of a notable supergroup (in Hawaii) called the Ka'au Crater Boys. They recorded many albums where Troy exhibited some incendiary playing and influenced many current players. He is now recording CDs under his own name - a couple of notable ones being Hawaiian Style Ukulele Vol.1 and Vol.2.
Hawaiian Style Ukulele
Ka'au Crater Boys - Surf

Herb Ohta Jnr.

Herb Ohta Jnr. continues the legacy of his father, Herb Ohta Snr., and has recorded many fine albums.
Tsunami

Daniel Ho

Another of the young guns on the Hawaiian scene. He plays great acoustic guitar too.
Pineapple Mango

The Nukes

New Zealand's best known ukulele band - great songs and some pretty mean picking - always a treat to catch David, Snapper and Ben live.
Each To Their Own
Cape Reinga Way