Website and bio:
Paul Mansell is one of the UK’s leading ukulele performers and was the first ukulele player ever to grace to cover of BMG Magazine (the longest running magazine in the world for fretted instruments). Paul is signed as an author/songwriter to publishers Kevin Mayhew Ltd/Hal Leonard and has released three successful books : ‘Classical Uke’, ‘Ukulele School’ and ‘2Kulele’ co written with Tony Mizen.
Paul is regularly featured in Uke Magazine and his ukulele Youtube channel has over 120K hits. In 2019, Paul worked alongside two of the world’s best players Phil Doleman and Sam Muir is a tutor/performer at The Ukulele Retreat. His debut album ‘Me, My Ukulele & I’ was released in Dec 2017 on KM Records is a mix of classical and contemporary pieces all played on the solo ukulele. Uke Planet called the CD ‘exquisite’ giving it 5 stars. Paul has appeared at numerous ukulele festivals.
Ukulelemusicinfo.com described Paul as one of the top ten contemporary ukulele performers in the world.
Video links to watch Paul playing:
Classical Uke features 20 classical pieces by composers including Bach, Sor and Carulli. All the pieces have been carefully transcribed for the ukulele. It also includes a CD with all the tracks beautifully recorded and performed.
2Kulele is a book of ukulele duets written with well known author Tony Mizen. Mixing famous pieces by classical composers such as Mozart and Schumann with some beautiful but less-known pieces by Dowland and Carulli, the book also features two contemporary pieces written by Paul and Tony themselves. All of the arrangements include both ukulele tablature and music via downloadable link, played by Paul and Tony, which are included.
Modern Pieces for Ukulele features 20 original finger picking pieces all composed by Paul Mansell. The pieces are suitable for beginners through to more advanced players. The book features Flamenco, Classical, Jazz and Ragtime pieces. All the pieces have been carefully transcribed for the ukulele. It also includes a free link to videos of all the tracks beautifully recorded and performed by Paul.
Farruca Fantasia by Paul Mansell from 'Modern Pieces for Ukulele' book - YouTube
First Ukulele Pieces is a collection of pieces for beginning fingerstyle players. It is an initiative Paul Mansell and The London Ukulele Project. The book contains original compositions from many of the composers on this page and many more.
You can download the PDF directly from the project page here or order the hard copy book via email on the Ukulele Music Australia order page.
Hard copy versions are available now! $50 including postage.