Matthew Quilliam Music

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Matthew Quilliam and his Ukuleles is a successful comedy act that has thrilled audiences everywhere he has been! 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 further away more engaged. 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:

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
John Otway 2017
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
Awarded Music Scholarship at Farnborough Sixth Form



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:
Half an hour £12
Hour £20

Lessons will be held at an agreed time either at Matthew’s home in Yateley or at your home, which will add £1 to the lesson time to cover travel costs.

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


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

Gig: Windsor Spring Festival

Matthew will be headlining the Sunday evening concert at the Community Stage of the Windsor Spring Festival. He’ll be there with his band for 45 minutes of great music and laughs. Where: “Community Stage” The Old Court, St Leonards Road” When: Sunday 11th March, 9pm Tickets: Free Refreshment: TBC Starring pit band