UKULELE maestros Jim Makin and Daz Barry have wowed the Queen at her birthday party at the Royal Albert Hall.

The duo, members of the Uppermill-based Barn Howlers Ukulele Club performed alongside a host of stars, including Harry Hill, Frank Skinner and Ed Balls before the George Formby-loving monarch.

Jim, from Mossley, and Daz from Thurgoland, near Penistone, performed with the George Formby Society, which also included the Davies Sisters, Catalina and Francesca, who grew up learning to play with the Barn Howlers.

Jim and Daz’s song was one of Formby’s most famous hits ‘When I’m Cleaning Windows’ is a known favourite of the Queen.

Jim said, “It was an experience I’ll never forget. Playing alongside the live orchestra on stage at the Royal Albert Hall was absolutely amazing. I really enjoyed performing for the Queen and meeting all the celebrities and other performers.”

Daz added: “It was a really emotional experience. Not only did we perform to the audience in the Royal Albert Hall, we also performed to millions of people around the world.

“It was just amazing and we've had some fantastic feedback. It was such an honour to play for the Queen and everyone really enjoyed it.”