Name the Ukulelist Quiz

Can you guess these ten ukulele players/acts from the clues given? Once you have your guesses, check your answers here. Then leave your score in the comments along with your darns, waahooooos and ‘how the hell was I supposed to guess that?’s.

If you hover over the photos you might get an extra clue.


JAimingHill and zebras


Israel National Flag IMG_5585 vevo Ole Flamenco


INDIANA 1986 ---MOTORCYCLE PLATE #73846 grid Prince Michael Jackson,TRIBUTE TO BAMBI 2011


Mystery Dent Brian May at Freddie Mercury's 60th


Tuning Up The 20 Yard Line


147 - Old Wellies - Rubberboots - Laarzen - Gummistiefel Whole Earth centred on Pacific Ocean - Satellite image - PlanetObserver ukulele Orchestra


small toad Tim Tebow


My elvis presley Portrait Painting Window dressing hello!!


Tailor - Peninsula Hotel Swifts


Zoe Saldana in Colombiana
the little guy's special day Chanel

Go check the answers here

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  1. Sunny Jim May 23rd, 2012 8:29 pm

    A paltry 6. A couple I’ve heard about here but don’t really know so didn’t get and the other two although they play uke I don’t really associate them with it. Oh, and the link to the comments from the answer page doesn’t work. Thanks anyway though, it meant I could delay the washing up for another 10 minutes.

  2. CharlesHugh May 23rd, 2012 8:41 pm

    9/10!!! After a long time saying J-gun J-aiming J-aim-zebra. Didn’t know Elvis Costello played ukulele though

  3. pepamahina May 24th, 2012 3:38 am

    8/10. Can’t believe I missed Tiny Tim. I was thinking, “God Frog”? Must now go commit seppuku…

  4. Phredd May 24th, 2012 11:28 am

    Got em all but #7. I would not have gotten many without the hover over hints!

  5. bwachter70 May 24th, 2012 1:17 pm

    Got five right. Cool contest, might we see more of these?

  6. Lincoln May 24th, 2012 1:54 pm

    Got 4! Had fun though! thanks

  7. Blaze May 24th, 2012 2:53 pm

    7… i didn’t know taylor swift played uke

  8. Potato Of Basil May 25th, 2012 1:57 am

    9, Al. Couldn’t get (8), so thought Elvis was pop-art. (Well, it is, isn’t it?) The wave was aloha. Came up with Papa(rt) KoAloha. Hey, he ukes.

    Reformed Whores would have made for some good clues. Ditto for Nacho y los Pussygatos.

  9. Woodshed May 25th, 2012 7:27 pm

    Sunny Jim: Always glad to provide procrastination material.

    CharlesHugh: Congratulations!

    pepamahina: To be fair, God Frog is a better ukulelist.

    Phredd: Maybe I should only have allowed half marks if you cheated!

    bwachter70: Thanks! I might do.

    Lincoln: Thanks. I had fun putting it together.

    Blaze: She does.

    PoB: I’ll keep them in mind for next time.

  10. Kempo May 26th, 2012 10:13 am

    3 and 4 I’ve never heard of, 7 and 8 I read in the comments (didn’t realise there’d be spoilers!), so that makes 6/10… happy with that.

    Good fun- cheers!

  11. Chris Q May 28th, 2012 4:15 pm

    6. Well, 5 and a bit if I’m honest. (‘oh yeah, Israel thingamabob’ probably doesn’t count a a full point…)

    No idea who 3 and 4 are either Kempo. I’m off for a google.

  12. Chris Q May 29th, 2012 12:51 pm

    …and I’m glad I did. Number 4 is great.

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