Songwriter James Evan Jones writes of the Uke…“An instrument that was once reserved for comedy and Hawaiian melodies is now finding its way into musical pieces where a ukulele once feared to tread. And for enthusiasts, the revolution is about to begin. The appeal of its simplicity is infectious, so enjoyable. A lot of schools around Australia are using it instead of the recorder. A quick search on the internet quickly shows the versatility of the modern ukulele, from Beatles & Michael Jackson covers to even ‘Smoke on the Water”. With players around the world pushing the boundaries of their instruments and using them in styles of music that would have been unheard of years ago …” James believes that the popularity of the ukulele will continue to grow. “People are playing ukuleles with cellos and violins, and it fits beautifully musically …” James is even finding his much loved guitar is often being overlooked for one of his two ukuleles.