Ukulele Artists

These ukulele artists are some of the best in the world, and we are proud to be partnered with them. Coming from all different backgrounds and cultures, they each bring their own style to the Kala Ukulele. Check out their profiles to learn more and hear their music.
Vance Joy
James Keogh was born in Melbourne, Australia, and took the stage name Vance Joy from a character in...
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Tyler Joseph

(Twenty One Pilots)

Tyler Joseph was born in Columbus, OH, the eldest of four siblings. Tyler is a founding member of...
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Walk Off The Earth
Walk Off The Earth is an unconventional indie pop outfit formed in 2006 in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.  The...
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Mandy Harvey
Mandy Harvey makes the impossible possible. Recognized for her inspiring performances on last season's America's Got Talent, the...
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Corey Fujimoto
Raised in Hawaii, Corey Fujimoto was immediately hooked on ukulele after picking up the instrument in fourth-grade music...
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Dirty Heads
Following in the footsteps of their California brothers Sublime, Huntington Beach's Dirty Heads mix hip-hop, reggae, and rock...
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Young the Giant
Assembled in Irvine, CA, in 2004, indie rock band Young the Giant were initially called The Jakes when...
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Rob Scallon
Rob Scallon is a self-taught, multi-instrumentalist from Chicago. He started playing drums in fourth grade, and later took...
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John Driskell Hopkins

(Zac Brown Band)

Born in San Antonio, TX, and raised in Gainesville, GA, John Driskell Hopkins is best known for his...
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Avonlea Martin
Avonlea Martin is a singer/songwriter from Santa Rosa, CA, who began playing music after letting her parents store...
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Trish Jetton

(HIRIE)

HIRIE front woman Trish Jetton is high energy and hard work personified. For the past three years, she...
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Julia Nunes
Julia Nunes was born into a musical family in Fairport, NY, her father a pianist and composer of...
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John Atkins

(The Ukulele Teacher)

John Atkins got his start as The Ukulele Teacher when a video he made as a joke for...
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Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Formed in 1985, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is an ensemble of ukuleles in different registers with...
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Ali'i Keanaaina
Award-winning Hawaiian singer-songwriter Ali'i Keanaaina seamlessly blends traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music. After winning the 2010 Clyde "Kindy"...
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Kaleo Wassman

(Pepper)

Kailua-Kona born and raised, Kaleo Wassman is one of reggae-rock's most beloved musicians, songwriters and collaborators. Best known...
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EmiSunshine
EmiSunshine has graced some of country music's most revered stages, including the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman...
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Ari Chi
Ari Chi is a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist & producer currently based in Florida. In January of 2015 Ari...
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Duke Tatom

(Kahulanui)

Robert Duke Tatom is a ukulele player from the Big Island of Hawaii. Duke plays ukulele for Nā...
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KBong
Raised on Oahu, Kevin Bong, aka 'KBong', is a multi-instrumental artist who is well known for his key...
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Stan Hill

(Eat My Uke)

Stan Hill (Eat My Uke) is a UK-based music and video creator using the ukulele to explore the...
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Kanekoa
Every time the Maui-based jam-band Kanekoa takes the stage, their improvisational blend of Hawaiian, rock, folk, blues, reggae,...
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Victoria Vox
Victoria Vox (née Victoria Davitt) is a singer/songwriter and musician who was raised in Green Bay, WI. Victoria...
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Wheeland Brothers
From San Onofre, CA, the Wheeland Brothers core members are brothers Nate Frogg and Travis, often backed up...
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Emily Arrow
Based in Houston, TX, Emily Arrow creates music inspired by literature for children. Her goal is not only...
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Ukulenny
Ukulenny was born Lendl San Jose in San Diego, CA, and received musical guidance from his brother, sisters,...
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Anthony Stanley
Ukulele virtuoso and composer, Anthony Ka’uka Stanley is the youngest son of renowned Kumu (hula teacher) Kathy Heali’i...
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Leslie Ludiazo

(J Boog)

Leslie “Bimwala” Ludiazo​ (better known as Les) is a x2 Grammy-nominated producer, chart-topping musician, and trailblazing music executive...
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Peter Luongo
Peter Luongo is the founder and former Musical Director of The Langley Ukulele Ensemble. The ensemble became internationally...
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Kevin Presbrey

(All For Uke)

Midwestern born singer-songwriter + ukulele influencer Kevin Presbrey has worked in the music industry in several capacities for...
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Ian Clarkson

(Jive Aces)

Born in the Liverpool area, Ian Clarkson got his musical start singing to entertain his family as a...
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Hula Hi-Fi
  As a multi-instrumentalist and producer in Nashville, Josh Kaler had spent the better part of a decade...
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The Dales
The Dales are a band carried by three-part harmonies and a deep appreciation for classic songwriting. They are...
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Vana Liya
Nirvana Goberdhan a.k.a Vana Liya is based in Santa Cruz, CA but grew up outside New York City....
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U•BASS Artists

The small but mighty U•Bass has been welcomed with open arms into the bass world. These incredible artists have each brought their own personal style to playing it and have helped raise the U•Bass’ popularity to where it is today. We are honored to be partnered with these talented individuals. Check out their profiles to learn more and hear their music.
Bakithi Kumalo

(Paul Simon)

Bakithi Kumalo is a bassist from South Africa who came to international attention in 1985 for his work...
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Nik West
Hailing from Phoenix, AZ, Nik West was born into a musical family and encouraged to play music very...
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Nicole Row

(Panic! At The Disco)

Panic! At The Disco's new live show bassist Nicole Row has seen a flurry of new press recently...
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Tony Russell

(Kendrick Lamar)

Tony Russell is an American bass player and musician out of Chicago, IL. The son of Gospel singer...
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Nathan East
Born in Philadelphia, PA, Nathan East moved to San Diego, CA, with his family at age four. Nathan...
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Tal Wilkenfeld
Tal Wilkenfeld is a bassist from Sydney, Australia, who left school to the study guitar in the United...
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Tarron Crayton

(Demi Lovato)

Hailing from Memphis, TN, Kala U•Bass artist Tarron Crayton has worked with some of music's biggest names. Currently...
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Doug Wimbish

(Living Colour)

Doug Wimbish is a bassist from Bloomfield, CT, who found his passion for bass while as a 16...
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Abraham Laboriel Sr.
Born in Mexico City, Abraham Laboriel Sr. is considered one of the most widely recorded session bassists of...
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Philip Bynoe

(Steve Vai)

Philip Bynoe was born to a musical family in Malden, Massachusetts. Philip and his father are both bassists,...
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Adam Taylor

(Iration)

Adam is the bassist for reggae-rock group Iration. With a natural affinity for reggae and island sounds, the...
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Chandler Baldwin

(LANCO)

Chandler Baldwin was born in Snellville, GA, and in 2010 moved to Murfreesboro, TN, to attend Middle Tennessee...
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Tom Beaupre

(Florida Georgia Line)

Tom Beaupre is a musician and producer from Paoli, PA, who currently plays bass for Florida Georgia Line....
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Brandon Robold

(Zach Williams)

Growing up in Maryland just outside of DC and Baltimore, Brandon got his start playing music at the...
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Hutch Hutchinson
James “Hutch” Hutchinson was born and raised in Massachusetts. Hutch moved to California’s Bay Area after graduating high...
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Jim Mayer

(Jimmy Buffett)

Jim Mayer is a renowned bassist born in Tamil Nadu, India, before returning home with his family to...
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Adinda Meertins

(Monsieur Periné)

Adinda Meertins is a bassist from Den Haag, The Netherlands whose influences include Latin music, Argentinian Tango, and...
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Lamont McCain

(Anthony Hamilton)

Born and raised in New York, Lamont McCain’s passion for music began with a deep appreciation for quartet...
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Pepper
For two decades, Pepper has sharpened its "Kona dub-rock" sound — a blend of reggae, alternative rock, island...
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Strickland Stone

(Dubtonic Kru)

Strickland “Stone” Stone is a founding member and bass player for Jamaican roots reggae band Dubtonic Kru. Originally...
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Jerry Watts Jr.
Jerry Watts Jr. is a Los Angeles-based musician, producer, and educator who has appeared on hundreds of albums,...
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Rob Gueringer

(Kendrick Lamar)

Rob Rylan Gueringer (AKA "Freaky Rob") is an artist, musician, producer, and creative visionary with a particularly remarkable...
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Don Lopez

(Kanekoa)

With a childhood steeped in the guitar stylings of Mexican folk and Flamenco, Don Lopez’s love of the...
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Miki Santamaria
Miki Santamaria is a multi-instrumentalist from Barcelona, Spain, who took an interest in music at the age of...
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Lilo DeLima

(Kapena)

Lilo DeLima has earned her reputation as one of Hawaii's premier female bass players. Lilo's father, legendary Hawaiian...
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Jason Tupuola-aino

(Anuhea)

Anuhea bassist and band leader Jason Tupuola-aino has been hooked on music since the young age of 4. As...
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Oskar Cartaya
Born in New York City, Oskar Cartaya is a bassist, arranger, composer, musical director, and producer. Oskar moved...
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Neoni
Sisters Sidney and Caitlin Powell began performing when they were 9 and 12 years old, respectively. In 2012,...
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Bianca Schlosser

(Seranation)

Seranation bassist Bianca Schlosser lives to play every show as though it was her last. The young and...
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