The Ukulele Uff Trio is comprised of Chris 'Ukulele' Uff on ukulele, Dave Searson on guitar and 'Brother' Bill Leach on Hawaiian guitar. They specialise in obscure and wonderful 1920s/30s jazz, Tin Pan Alley songs and traditional Hawaiian music, performed with a skill and authenticity that is rare today.

The trio started as all good trios do, as a duo. Uff and Dave first met while still at school in Liverpool, where a mutual interest in music led to the formation of various musical projects, mainly with Uff on bass and Dave on drums or guitar. When Uff discovered the ukulele there was no stopping him. He practised day and night for years developing his own original style, until he felt ready to unleash his talents upon the world. Dave in the meantime had honed his technique of ragtime and swing guitar. Uff and Dave appeared on the ukulele scene overnight, when footage from their debut performance in a variety show at Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall was uploaded to YouTube to much acclaim in 2012. Since then their high energy, skilled playing and relaxed stage presence has earned them a reputation as top entertainers around the World.

In 2014 Uff and Dave teamed up with lap steel virtuoso 'Brother' Bill Leach, who brought with him hair raising renditions of jazz age Hawaiian classics and beautiful traditional melodies brought over from his native Runcorn.
Fitting in perfectly with Uff and Dave's nimble finger work, the group now sound better than ever! Towards the end of the year they released their first CD to much acclaim.

Expect to tap your feet furiously and maybe even dance when you hear these three play. May your spirits (and eyebrows) be raised and may you return briefly to a time when dance music was played on strings when you see 'The Ukulele Uff Trio'

The Ukulele Uff Trio appeared in the December 2016 issue of UKE MAGAZINE.

" ..this album is truly as good as it gets. A genuinely impeccable performance" June 2021 UKE MAGAZINE issue 26 http://worldofukes.co.uk/

"I TRY not to be too effusive when it comes to reviews, but this album is a rare gem! Thoughtful arrangements, impressive musicianship and great production combine to create a foot-tapping listening experience." https://kamuke.com

"This joyous string band swing like the proverbial hairy clappers and are guaranteed to gladden the hearts of all but the most dedicated of miserable begrudgers. Vo do de o, vo doe doe de o, doe!" http://www.frootsmag.com/

"Their mix of skiffle and 1930s jazz was unbelievable to watch. Uff plays and slaps that uke with no speed I’ve ever seen before and even though the technical skills are impressive, with their best three piece suits and hats, the trio are fun too....Definitely one of my favourite acts of the weekend and the first CD I bought from merch too." http://louderthanwar.com/hold-underneath-stars-festival-barnsley-live-review

"INSTANT REPLAY...Ukulele Uff is the most fantastic uke player on the circuit today, no doubt about that. His partners-in-crime Lonesome Dave (guitar) and Brother Bill (steelguitar) are equally fine musicians - and equally fine guys. Their trio has just released a CD that sounds even better than it looks. In my opinion this is THE best ukulele related CD that has been released since the current ukulele boom started some eight years ago. I even dare to say it's one of the best ukulele related CDs that has EVER been released. Superb playing, great arrangements, sweet vocal harmonies...." UKULELEZAZA

"Well rehearsed and perfectly orchestrated this fourteen track album produces a wonderful blend of sound, skill and pure enjoyment that serves to simply make you smile....If you’re looking for some beautifully played traditional ukulele music festooned with flourishing fretboard fingering, you won’t find anything better than this." UKE PLANET http://www.ukeplanet.co.uk

"Today I’ve found my new favorite group..... This terrific trio tears it up. Great combination of instrumentation and superior musicianship." FLEA JUMPING https://fleajumping.com

"Have seen these guys twice now and both times they didn't just get a standing ovation, they got a standing-on-chairs ovation." Matt Warnes editor of UKE MAGAZINE http://worldofukes.co.uk/

"They have an authentic sound and they play the tunes properly and not in a gimmicky way. They are genuine." SAM BROWN ( Stop, Jools Holland, Pink Floyd) Uke Magazine interview issue 6.