A Canadian Ukulele playing maestro called James Hill shows his audience how to imagine there is a full band playing on stage. This wonderful routine is a fantastic mix of talent, entertainment and showmanship which is probably why this video has over 5 million views on YouTube. Watch the incredible performance below.
This is the Ukulele wizard James Hill performing at Don Quixote’s International Music Hall in Felton, California. His brilliant approach to explaining, or hypnotising, the audience has seen this video reach over 5 million views on YouTube.
James Hill (born in 1980) is a well-known name around the ukulele community and is one of the most inspiring musicians out there. James is up there with some of the best ukulele players in the business, such as Jake Shimabukuro and Taimane Gardner.
James is a classically trained musician whose main instrument is the ukulele. There are many videos of James performing on YouTube, mostly live performances, really pushing the boundaries of the little 4 stringed instrument. He is a performing musician and a teacher of the ukulele to school children. He has a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of British Columbia.