Matthew Quilliam has an extensive professional CV showcasing his many talents as a soloist, ensemble member, composer and teacher.

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Instruments (highly skilled)Ukulele, banjolele, singing-and-playing
Instrumentals (skilled)Bass guitar, bass ukulele, vocals (baritone)
Additional (musical)Composer, musical director, conductor, teacher, theorist, historian, arranger, backing track provider, transcriber
Additional (non-musical)Camera and editing skills, tap dancer, dramatic director, staging skills, George Formby impersonation
Ukulele (sopranino, soprano, concert, tenor, baritone)Hawaiian, Jazz, Pop, Classical, Postmodern, Folk, Gypsy Jazz, Comedy, Original
Tenor banjo/banjoleleTrad jazz, folk, Dixieland jazz
Bass guitar/bass ukuleleRock ‘n’ Roll, jazz, folk, big band
All other genres and materials available and considered
Chichester Festival Theatre2021Pit performer/composerUkuleleFamily Fun in the Park
Magnolia Sky2021Substitute performer Tenor banjoLondon Based Party and Wedding Band
Bolclavi’s Symmetrical Collapse2021Composer/conductorUkulele/conductingSilent Film Original Score Live Performance
Syd Lawrence Orchestra2021Guest performerBass guitarChris Dean’s Syd Lawrence Orchestra
Cold Red Machine2021Performer/composerUkuleleDebut Original Solo Ukulele Album
Bandcamp – Choan Galvez2021ComposerCompositionOriginal composition ‘9 Thousand Notes’ performed by Choan Galvez
Basingstoke Canal Society/Hampshire Theatre Group2020Musical diretor/performerBanjolele/backing tracks‘It’s Up to Us Now’ 1940s Jukebox Musical
Bracklesham Ukulele Weekend2020Teacher/PerformerUkuleleBeginner’s and Advanced Ukulele Playing Workshops/Solo Comedy performance
Palant House Gallery2020Soloist – instrumental ukuleleUkuleleInstrumental jazz and Hawaiian music
Registry of Guitar Tutors/London College of Music2019ComposerUkuleleUkulele Grade 8 Exam
BatesWells, London Office2019Performer/managerBanjoleleDixieland Function Band
Shrewkfest2019Soloist – musical comedyUkulele/vocalistFestival second headliner
Windsor Ukulele Festival2019Soloist – musical comedy Ukulele/vocalistFestival headliner
Banbury, Wovlerhampton, Liverpool, Huddersfield, Derby2019Soloist – musical comedy Ukulele/vocalistSelf organised musical comedy solo UK tour 11th July – 3rd August
Mizens Railway2019Soloist – vintage tributeUkulele/vocalistGeorge Formby Impersonation at WW2 Vintage Day
Abbey Road Studios2018Guest performerVocalsRecording of ‘Ain’t It Fun’
Swindon Oktoberfest2018Soloist – musical comedyUkulele/vocalistWarm-up act to 2000 people
Old Alresford Place2018Soloist – musical comedyUkulele/vocalistWedding reception performer
Isle of Wight Ukulele Festival2018Soloist – musical comedyUkulele/vocalistAfternoon concert
Taught First Pupil2017TeacherUkuleleSolo tuition
Regular performer at over 12 care homes and guest at many more Since 2018Soloist – care home entertainmentUkulele/vocalistPopular 50 minute show
Runs tuition, performance and reviews YouTube channel ‘Matthew Quilliam Music’Since 2020
Original music frequently performed internationallySince 2020
Guest Blogger at BAX-Music shopSince 2021
Training, Awards and QualificationsYearTitle
University of Chichester2019 – presentBachelor of Music
Farnborough Sixth Form College2017 – 2019A level Music
Graham Steel Music Company Awards2019Best Solo Male Artist – Winner
Graham Steel Music Company Awards 2018 Best Solo Male Artist – Runner Up
UKE Magazine2021Best ‘Breakthrough’ Ukulele Artist – Runner Up
Registry of Guitar Tutors/London College of MusicSince 2015Distinction Stars in all available Ukulele Playing Grades
DBS Check2019Full certification
Standard Child Safeguarding Course2021SAFEcic
Standard Adult Safeguarding Course2021SAFEcic
Current Acts/Bands for hire*TypeLine Up (Matthew on CAPITAL instruments)
Matthew Quilliam BandMusical comedyUKULELE, VOCALS, keyboard, drums, saxohpone, bass
SpaceFlightJazz quartetSaxophone, BASS, keys, drums
Dixie SixDixieland/Trad Jazz BandTrumpet, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, BANJOLELE, piano, bass, drums, vocals
ExpressRock trioGuitar, BASS, drums
*Reductions and combos available
Full UK Driving License
Fully equipped with PA and Lights
No allergies
Available in UK nationwide and abroad
Situated best for Hampshire/West Sussex/Surrey/Berkshire/London work
Will work on Bank and national holidays inc. Christmas and New Year
Happy to learn new material with enough notice and fee

Last updated: Tuesday 8th June