Archive for the 'Interviews' Category

Interview with Mike Pereira of MP Ukuleles

I recently had the opportunity to sit down (virtually) with Mike Pereira of MP Ukuleles. I learned of Mike’s instruments from one of my favorite Ukulele related forums at Ukulele Underground. Someone was complimenting his ukuleles, so I had to go check out his site. The next day I called him and started the process […]

Interview with Jake Shimabukuro

A few weeks ago, Michael Bloom (Jake Shimabukuro’s PR person) contacted me after he came across the About page for this site. On that page, I explain how Jake’s YouTube video of While My Guitar Gently Weeps inspired me to buy my first ukulele and then create Ukulelereview.com. He offered to send me some of […]

Interview with Jerry Hoffmann of Boat Paddle Ukulele Company

I recently had the opportunity to sit down (virtually) with Jerry Hoffmann. He runs Boat Paddle Ukulele Company of New Haven Missouri. Jerry has developed a ukulele that has a unique shape that immediately caught my attention when I stumbled upon his website a few months ago. I was so interested in his Boat Paddle […]

Interview with Aaron Keim and Heidi Litke of Bean Sprout Ukulele Company

I recently had the opportunity to sit down (virtually) with Heidi Litke and Aaron Keim. They both run Bean Sprout Ukulele Company, which builds the Bean Sprout banjo ukulele.

Interview with Jim Beloff of Flea Market Music Inc.

I recently had the opportunity to sit down (virtually) with Jim Beloff. He runs Flea Market Music Inc., which is a great community website with wonderful forums and a store that sells the popular made in the USA Fluke and Flea brand ukes. Julie: How did you originally get interested in the ukulele? Jim: I […]