Phil Doleman

Phil's love of vintage blues, swing, and jug band music shines through as he blows the dust off obscure old songs and gives new life to classics. With just his big voice, stomping foot, and driving rhythms on both ukuleles and banjos he'll take you back to the juke joints of the 20s. His original songs blend in seamlessly, with many believing them to be old songs that had passed them by.

"massively entertaining... If you think blues can't be done on a banjo or ukulele, think again"
Blues Matters

"Genuinely good-time music from ukulele stalwart, who also plays a mean banjo"

"some of the best music I've heard in a long time"
Dan Phelps, blues artist

"If you don't know him already, you should! Playing, singing and stage presence are all top shelf"
Matthew Fox, American roots musician and songwriter

As seen at The Acoustic Festival of Britain, The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, Derby Folk Festival, Tenby Blues Festival, Aberjazz Festival, Upton Blues Festival, Crossover Bluegrass and Old Time festival, Bellingham All Acoustic Festival, Off The Tracks, Grand Northern Ukulele Festival, The Ukulele Festival of Great Britain, The Ukulele Festival of Scotland, Whitwell Festival, and Exile Festival.

Phil has travelled all over the UK and to Europe and the US performing and leading workshops at festivals, theatres, and clubs. He has performed on BBC radio and TV, and shared stages with some of the world's finest players. He is a regular contributor Uke Magazine, has composed pieces for the London College of Music ukulele grades, and is the author of several books including "How Music Works On The Ukulele", "How Songs Work On The Ukulele", and "Blues Ukulele".

Ukulele Uff

Chris Hough aka 'Ukulele Uff'.

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.

Many of you will also remember that he taught the very first Želiv retreat with Ukulolo (Lorenzo). se we know this will be good.