THE TUTORS

In their own words...........

UKULELE UFF

Chris Hough

Chris Hough aka 'Ukulele Uff' is a highly accomplished ukulele player in the traditional style. He hails from Liverpool, England, a city with a rich musical heritage and its very own mythical bird.

Since 2012 he has been in demand all over Europe from Birkenhead to Barcelona, from Preston to Paris either as a solo artist or more often than not alongside 'Lonesome' Dave Searson on guitar and 'Brother' Bill Leach on Hawaiian guitar as 'The Ukulele Uff Trio'. The trio often mesmerise audiences with their speed, dexterity and authentic renditions of jazz age rarities. They have one album of fourteen tracks available which has had rave reviews with none other than the Netherlands celebrated ukulele maestro Ukulelezaza describing it as 'one of the best ukulele related CDs ever released'.

Famous for his lightning fast right hand, Chris's ukulele style is inspired by the ukulele greats of the 1920s and he lists Jesse Kalima, Johnny Marvin and Roy Smeck amongst his biggest influences.

As well as being a performer Chris is also a teacher and has taught ukulele workshops at many festivals around Europe.

UKULOLLO

Lorenzo Vignando

Ukulollo is Lorenzo Vignando, an Italian Ukulele player from Lucca - Tuscany.

in 2009 his arrangement of Ravel's Bolero for 4 ukuleles, percussion and acoustic bass got thousands of views in in few days on youtube, bringing him to the ukulele community attention.

He uses this splitting technic also for his live sets, duetting with himself and other virtual guests projected on a round screen beside him.

Performing in this way he toured the world, from Italy to England, from Spain to France, Belgium and Germany, from Israel to USA, to Australia and New Zealand, to Hong Kong and Singapore. And now he's touring the cinemas using the big screen as well.

He has published 4 Original Albums and a Cover Songs one. Ukulollo's videos got several prizes and nominations on the most important ukulele websites like Ukulele Underground and Ukulele hunt.

Ukulollo is an ambassador of Ukulele's for Peace, the wonderful project run by Paul Moore which gathers together Jewish and Arab Children into a Ukulele orchestra in the state of Israel.