Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Web site: http://www.RalphShaw.ca
View World Music Days Events for this Artist
Ralph Shaw grew up in Yorkshire, England and returned to Canada in 1988 with a degree in Applied Physics.….and a banjo. Shortly afterwards he began a career in show business as “Ralph the Clown--music included, no batteries required.” A few years later Ralph discovered the ‘ukulele and the great songs of the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s and launched a new career. He now divides his time between recording, making instructional DVDs, performing, and teaching workshops all over the world. While he’s equally at ease recreating Fred Astaire, the Ink Spots, or Tiny Tim, Ralph is best known for introducing the late, great George Formby to American audiences performing in a 1930’s music-hall style. Ralph lives in Vancouver where he runs the Vancouver Ukulele Circle, teaches a kids `ukulele class, and occasionally busks at the Granville Island Market.
Music, Video, Image and Lyric Samples: