Founder member and director of the orchestra. Born and grew up in Sheffield. Studied in Leeds. Started playing the ukulele in 1960. Founded the ukes in 1985. Has worked with Michael Nyman, Mary Wells, Brian Eno, The British Youth Choir, Ron Geesin, The Anjaana Asian Music Group of Bradford, Snake Davis and the Alligator Shoes. Was a noteur for Fairground Organs. Writes and arranges for the orchestra, including the original music in "Ukulelescope" and "Dreamspiel.” Has recorded several solo CDs. Lives in Kent.