Nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards, Middlesbrough’s Amelia Coburn plays with influences ranging through, but not exclusive to, folk, jazz, new wave, classic rock and pop and much more besides she explores an ethereal world hovering on the edges of reality.
Armed with her trusty ukulele, Amelia’s distinctive and beguiling voice is a captivating tool in her musical storytelling and recent singles Dublin Serenade and her latest, Perfect Storm, have gained national radio airplay in the UK and beyond.
Amelia has performed at Cambridge Folk festival, Czech Ukulele Festival, GNUF and in support and on stage with Steve Harley, Vin Garbutt and the Wedding Present as well as her own sell-out solo shows.
Dead Mans Uke
Dead Mans Uke are an award winning two man band playing dirt swing, hokum and old blues tunes as well as crazy covers and anything else they fancy on double bass and a resonator ukulele that belonged to Tiny Tim… they play shows in bars, music venues, parties, festivals and theatres across the UK and recently in Prague, Dublin, Austria, Paris, Bavaria, Poland, Las Vegas, Palm Springs and even Saudi Arabia…
Ukulele Simon is a ukulele player, live performer and YouTuber from Norwich, UK. His signature style uses effects, looping, beatbox and anything unconventional to push the limits of what the ukulele can do.
He has performed at numerous acclaimed ukulele festivals (including GNUF and The Ukulele Festival Of Scotland) as well as becoming an endorsee of Flight Ukuleles.
Simon is now focussing on creating regular content to help inspire more people to do weird stuff with their ukuleles.
Emer Maguire is passionate about communication and presenting. Emer is an international award winning science communicator, and a double Irish Radio award-winning BBC presenter. She is a four time TEDx speaker, a conference and event MC, presenter of the podcast ‘Elementary My Dear’ and a musical comedian with a sold out Edinburgh Fringe run under her belt. Emer is also a qualified and practicing Speech and Language Therapist. In other words, she loves communicating in any way she can. With years of experience in a multitude of mediums, Emer is a communications expert. She has developed and delivered communication workshops for universities, private organisations and companies, and the public.