Youtube clips of some of my favourite ukulele players:
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).
When You Wish Upon A Star
A Spy In Love (with Herb Ohta Snr - 'Ohta San')
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
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
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.
Another of the young guns on the Hawaiian scene. He plays great acoustic guitar too.