Stylistically, Ukulele Jim has also been compared to Paul Simon and Chris Isaak, however where his talent really shines is through his ability to seamlessly weave together sensitive, melancholic lyrics with upbeat feel and tempo. The unique combination of bright, fun ukulele and somber, self-reflective themes make for a dynamic listening experience that he has truly made his own.
As a self-taught musician, Jim has been playing and writing music since 2004. He picked up the ukulele when he found out his wife was pregnant with his twins. As someone who yearned to be brought up in a musical household, Jim took it upon himself to make that dream a reality for his own children. The ukulele was a natural choice for its uplifting qualities. It’s now safe to say that music has become a cornerstone in their life, and as a result it has brought joy and purpose to his.
Santa Barbara-based Ukulele Jim is really something quite special. The combination of his lilting voice with the sweetness of the ukulele result in infectiously catchy singalong tracks that bridge the gaps between pop, rock, country and folk music.