Kamaka Artist

Apirak Sirinanthakful

Apirak is amongst the pioneer ukulele players in Thailand, when it first officially came to the country in 2009. Besides having an important role organizing many ukulele events in Thailand with Ribbee (Kamaka dealer in the region), Apirak is considered to be the best finger style ukulele player in the country. His style drew inspiration from Ohta-san who is the reason  he started playing the ukulele.

Apirak released 2 albums, “Blueberry Sky” featuring his original instrumental tune and “Live at Ribbee”, a live version of his first album. Throughout his ukulele career, Apirak has performed in festivals and concerts in Hawaii, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Philippines and Thailand.

“ When I first saw a Kamaka ukulele I fell in love with it right away. After playing it, I know that this is the sound and feel that I have been looking for. The sound balance and playability are just right. Whenever I have my Kamaka in my arms, I can’t resist smiling both outside and inside my heart. Thank you Kamaka family for making such a warm and beautiful musical instrument.”

When he’s not on tour, he performs several gigs in Bangkok as well as working with mainstream musician on ukulele projects. Beside ukulele, Apirak owns two massage shops. On his free days, people usually find him playing relaxing ukulele tunes for his customers.

“When I first saw a Kamaka ukulele I fell in love with it right away. After playing it, I know that this is the sound and feel that I have been looking for. The sound balance and playability are just right. Whenever I have my Kamaka in my arms, I can’t resist smiling both outside and inside my heart. Thank you Kamaka family for making such a warm and beautiful musical instrument.”