James Hill

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If you’re a fan of indie rock, then you’ve probably come across music written and/or performed by James Hill. Born in Canada in 1980, Hill began playing ukulele as a child and participated in the Langley Ukulele Ensemble for more than ten years.

He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of British Columbia. Hill has appeared alongside other famous ukulele players at venues such as the Ukulele Festival of Hawaii and the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain, and he provides workshops at various locations as he travels for performances.

Hill has released seven albums so far, with his 2015 album The Old Silo receiving a 2015 nomination for the Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year (Solo). James is also famous for creating The Ukulele Way, which is a ukulele instruction method that combines its own social media platform with audio, video, and printed materials.

Fun Facts

Plays: Ukulele, Guitar
Genres: Folk, Rock, Blues, Country
Has been playing since age: 4th grade elementary school
First Performance: unknown