Who exactly is Ukulele Phil and how did he start this fun show?
I originally hail from Maine and came to the DC area to attend Georgetown University where I met my future wife. After finishing my MBA at Vanderbilt’s Owen School of Mgmt, we returned to the Northern VA area where we started our businesses. Once kids came along I sold my IT firm to stay home and raise them. As a child, I recall my own father playing the ukulele and really enjoying it. I found the ukulele a great fit to play with my own young children to help them fall asleep for naps and to sing with them.
Several years ago when out with my then 3 yr old daughter at Katie’s Coffee we ran into the owner. He asked if we knew any musicians who wanted to perform in a kids music program he was developing. Before I could answer my daughter loudly volunteered “my dad plays ukulele and he’s really good!”.
I knew I had to expand my repertoire.
Today with the help of my own children (The Hula Kids) we’ve been having a great time dressing in our finest Hawaiian clothes and bringing hau’oli (good cheer) to our audiences.
A hui hou,