HEADLINE PERFORMER | WORKSHOP PRESENTER
Two years ago, the Corktown Ukulele Jam had the priviledge of presenting Vancouver's Ralph Shaw for his first-ever Toronto appearence. He was a hit as a wonderfully engaging performer, workshopper and as an all-'round great guy. Canada Ukes is thrilled to present Ralph Shaw as our first-ever festival headliner. Prepare to be entertained!
He's a showman with a style inspired by British Music Hall and a witty raconteur with an infectious joy of performing. And as a gifted songwriter Ralph Shaw's songs bring characters and situations to life with brilliant word play. Whether he's singing about a village vicar, a brothel handyman or embodying an evil cat, his hilarious and sometimes tender songs thrill audiences with music and laughter. As well as traveling to entertain audiences at international festivals and ukulele clubs he also leads a monthly get-together of 140+ ukulele strummers in Vancouver.
In 2013 he released two new albums called Love and Laughter.
With five solo albums, 4 teaching DVDs and an acclaimed book, Ralph has played a pivotal role in this current wave of ukulele popularity.
Ralph's ukulele workshops are a tour de force, helping new and experienced players get to grips with their instrument and performance technique.