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Matthew Quilliam and his Ukuleles is a successful comedy act that has thrilled audiences everywhere he goes! The act is like no other in that it brings those silly songs from the past few decades out of the dark and in to the spotlight once again.

As mentioned in the video above, he is available for performance at your events. Please fill in the form below if you are interested in booking Matthew where timings, location, fees and style of performance can be arranged.

Matthew is available as a solo act which is great for intimate environments and concerts, providing a personal touch, or he can provide a pit band to accompany him. The pit band works especially well at festivals and in pubs as the music produced is louder and gets people dancing. Either arrangement guarantees fun, comedy and great live music.

Matthew can also provide his own PA and sound equipment should your event require any.

“…highly talented and a great laugh…”
“…an act that is full of fun, laughter and tears…”
“…my new hero!”
“…I knew it was going to be good, but I didn’t know it would be THAT good!”
“…who could possibly beat that?!”

Credits Include:

WEYFEST 2017
Isle of Wight Ukulele Festival 2016
Gig on the Green, Yateley 2013
Wokingham Music Club 2017
Unplugthewood 2015 – 2017
Matthew has played in America, France, Germany, The Canary Islands and Poland 2012 – 2017

Played with or supported:

Andy Eastwood 2016
Mike Krabbers/The Hedge Inspectors 2016
Pete Lincoln 2017
Lily Rose 2015
Max and Harvey Mills 2016

Other music:

Musical Director for School Production, July 2015
Scored and directed music for 4 feature length movies 2014 – 2017
Written and composed an original musical, due to open 2017/2018
Awarded Music Scholarship at Farnborough Sixth Form

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Performance Dates

Please click the links for more information.

2017

Christmas Video Release coming soon

27th December             The Plough, Farnham, Open Mic

2018

6th January                   Plough & Horse, Cove, Open Mic

28th January 5:30pm   Facebook and Instagram Live Stream

25th February 5:30pm  Facebook and Instagram Live Stream

8th March 7:30pm       Farnborough Scholar’s Concert, Farnborough 6th Form College

25th March 5:30pm      Facebook and Instagram Live Stream

24th May 7:30pm          Farnborough Scholar’s Concert, Royal Society of Arts, London

Open for bookings for the Christmas and New Year season!

 

Teaching

Matthew is now available to give ukulele lessons! Whether you are a beginner and don’t know where to start, or you have been playing for a long while and would like to try something new, Matthew can point you in the right direction in his one-to-one sessions which promise great fun and value.

Lesson plan:
First time taster lessons*
Half an hour £12
Hour £20

Lessons will be held at an agreed time at Matthew’s home in Yateley

*Payment is required for the first lesson but should you subsequently book a course of 10 further lessons you will only pay for 9.

Why Matthew?

A lot of ukulele teachers around are guitar teachers at heart. This means that they sometimes approach the ukulele from the perspective of a guitar player, without understanding the key differences between the two instruments. Having never played a guitar, Matthew can show you the correct way to play the ukulele which he has grown up with for the past 6 years.

Matthew is highly experienced in teaching, having run his school ukulele group for three years, in addition to his current line-up of private students. He does not disguise the demand for frequent practice outside of lesson time, but he goes to great lengths to ensure that his students learn new things and make progress every single lesson.

You will start off learning how to hold a ukulele correctly and play basic chords before progressing to learning your favourite songs. Matthew will then push you to explore all areas of music possible to make you a fully fledged musician.

The lessons will include music theory, chords and scales, help with singing and performance, exercises to strengthen your hand muscles as well as any particular songs you would like to learn as well. They take place at his home in Yateley.

Matthew has been granted a place on the music scholarship scheme at Farnborough Sixth Form which partners with the Royal Academy of Music which proves that he knows what he is talking about.

To make a booking or to ask questions, call 07543 263750 or message matthew@quilliam.com today!

Photo Courtesy of Tim Bastock

Contact

You may wish to contact Matthew for a gig booking, teaching ukulele advice or to find out more about him or the instrument!

 

Blog and updates

December Newsletter

  Welcome to the December edition of the Matthew Quilliam newsletter and the final instalment for 2017.   We say this every year, don’t we, but nevertheless hasn’t time passed?! So much has happened in this year but at the same time it feels like no time at all! While it is good to reflect …

Gig: Fleet Choral Society “Carols and Music for Christmas”

Fleet Choral Society celebrate 50 years of singing with some festive tunes and special guests including Matthew Silverman, Elvetham Heath Primary School Choir and Matthew Quilliam and his ukulele. The event is light hearted and fun in a splendid venue. When: Saturday 2nd December Where: Church on the Heath, Elvetham Heath Tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/fcs