At nine years of age, James Hill became acquainted with that oft-maligned instrument of Hawaiian fame and European ancestry, the `ukulele. By the end of Grade 5 James found himself elevated into Canada.s premier `ukulele group, the Langley Ukulele Ensemble (LUE). He was an active member of the Ensemble from 1991-2003 and was a featured soloist on seven Langley Ukulele Ensemble CD releases. After performing and touring extensively with the LUE for twelve years, James launched his solo career in April 2002 with the release of "James Hill: Playing it like it isn't...", a highly acclaimed collection of arrangements that demonstrate the versatility and appeal of the `ukulele. James, now firmly established as the finest `ukulele player in Canada, has performed as an `ukulele soloist in Vancouver, Seattle, Waikiki, Southern California, Daytona Beach, San Antonio and Tokyo. He has shared billing with many of the world's foremost `ukulele players and entertainers.