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Devin Bender

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Stillness And Silence

My name is Devin Bender. Im from Rhode Island. I like to write and play songs that encourage mindfulness and LOVE! I’ve spent some years traveling as well as journeying inward and my songs to me are mantas and prayers, encouraging positive growth and keeping balance in the stormy times.
Grateful for the experience of life and expression!


Tyrone and Lesley

Tyrone and Lesley create songs on the ukulele, double bass and U-bass, all instruments that must be played close to the heart. First meeting in 2000 in the show Ukulele Mekulele which took them to the Sydney Opera House, they’ve made uncategorisable music ever since, having released five albums: Ukulele Heart (2012) , Bear with Me (2013), the soundtrack to the hit show of the same name, Gentlemen Songsters (2014) Baubles: A Ukulele Christmas (2015) and OPTIMISM (2017). With one foot on the music stage, and the other on the theatrical stage, they’ve performed to many audiences of the large and little kind.

Finalists in the 2012 and 2013 Queensland Music Awards for their songwriting, they’ve played the Sydney Opera House, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Melbourne Recital Centre, The Adelaide Festival Centre and many brilliant events including the New Zealand International Ukulele Festival, Melbourne Ukulele Festival, Cairns Ukulele Festival, Spruke, Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival, the Brisbane Festival, Perth’s Awesome Festival, the UK’s Grand Northern Ukulele Festival and many others.


Steven Hardy

Don’t be a stupid Santa
Like Christmas Steve,
Don’t leave your Christmas shopping
Till Christmas Eve.

“The Christmas Eve Shoppers” is an original ukulele song, a cautionary tale, about leaving your Christmas shopping until Christmas Eve.


Captain Chucke

Captain Chucke is a traveling folk punk and flailgrass musician from Athens, OH. Sharing the experience of life on the road through music, Captain Chucke draws inspiration from artists such as Profane Sass, Rail Yard Ghosts, Merle Haggard, Woody Guthrie, Mischief Brew, and Lost Dog street band. Having only been a musician for a couple years, Captain Chucke is a self-taught on the road ukulele player. His music has been featured on 88.1fm The Beagle’s Ukulele Underground radio show in New Zealand.


FiL Wisneski

FiL Wisneski has been been writing songs and playing in bands from his home in central New Jersey for more than twenty years. His song “Restraining Order” was featured in an episode of the nationally broadcast NPR program “Whad’ya Know?”. Originally a guitarist, in 2006 he switched to ukulele and never looked back. His songs often sound like a mix of Neil Young, They Might Be Giants, and Daniel Johnston.


Dani Joy


Dani Joy is a California based singer/songwriter/instructor and proud featured artist of Ko’aloha Ukulele.
Her world influenced musical style is soothing and romantic, blending old time jazz with Bossa nova/exotica genres.
​She is most noted for her crooning alto vocals and tasteful ukulele fingerpicking & accompaniment.




Terri Thornton (Throckmorton Ukulele Band)

Terri Thornton writes songs, sings and plays bass with Throckmorton Ukulele Band, based in Atlanta, Ga., USA. Appearances include the OUS stage at the Great Northern Ukulele Festival, Art on the Beltline in Atlanta, Oakhurst Porchfest in Decatur, Ga., the Tampa Bay Ukulele Getaway and more.


Mark Psmith

I am Mark Psmith, purveyor of tuneful whimsical ukulele flim-flam. I live in Derbyshire and can be spotted performing at open mic spots and the odd jam session – I aspire to regular gigging schedule! For a couple of decades, I devoted myself to playing the saxophone, but always felt something was missing. It turned out the sax is deficient in two ways: 1) you can’t sing at the same time, and 2) you can’t write songs on it. I picked up the uke in 2011 and have scarce put it down since, and much as I love to do cover versions, the real thrill is to be found in writing my own songs. People have said my work is reminiscent of Beirut or the Beautiful South. I tend to think of myself as floating somewhere within a triangle formed by Gilbert O’Sullivan, Burt Bacharach and the Magnetic Fields.

I have released three full-length albums (Nouns of Quality at Wholesale Prices, Lunch, and Leave It To Me), plus two EPs (Six of One / Half a Dozen of The Other), which can be downloaded from iTunes, Google and Amazon, and streamed on Spotify.

My real surname is Smith, but the additional silent P makes it easier to find me on the internet. It’s also a form of tribute to the greatest of all writers, P G Wodehouse.