Easter Holidays

As the Bank Holiday approaches, I thought I’d fill you in a few happenings!

Monday 30th March – session as usual. In the 8pm session we will be filming IT’S MY PARTY so please come in OUO attire!

Monday 6th April – NO SESSION
Monday 13th April – NO SESSION
Thursday 16th April – OUO at Bar Room Buskers at The White Swan. Please email me (jen@bighooha.co.uk) if you’d like to perform. Will be 2-3 numbers from the 8pm session.

Monday 20th April – Session as usual
Monday 27th April – Dementia Cafe 2pm – Headingley
– Session as Usual

Think that is all for now… oh… make sure you watch Channel 4 News on Tuesday 31st March from 7pm

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New songs for a new season

We had a really fun evening on 2nd March and got stuck into some new songs…

Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)

If you’re after a challenge – have a listen to the demo and see if you can pick out the alternate chords and the tab….


Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay

Islands In The Stream

In the second session we recorded Bring Me Sunshine in the hope that we might get played on Radio 2!!! You don’t know if you don’t try eh?!

Here’s what we came up with….!

Big thanks to John Christmas and Richard Sabey for helping with all the technical wizardry!


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2nd March 2015 – Bring Me Sunshine

Just a quick note to say we will be recording and videoing Bring Me Sunshine in the 8pm session to send into BBC Radio 2. Please can you wear OUO tops if you have one (any blue/white top if not). It’s worth a try, eh?! :-)

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23rd February – TEALBECK

Dear all,

We’ll be playing at Tealbeck next Monday (23rd Feb). Everyone is welcome to come and join us – even if you just sing the songs you don’t know.

Please meet at The Woolpack 7pm or at Tealbeck for a 7:10pm start.

We’ll run the 8pm session as usual.

Here are the songs we will be playing


See you then my friendS!

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9th February 2015

What a cracking weekend we had!

Friday evening was the Strum Like George Formby workshop led by John Bramall – it was a fun but challenging evening! I hope we can organise a follow on class as it was really good to learn new techniques. A big thank you to all who attended – we raised Β£115 towards our Youth Music project here at The Woolpack Studios.

The Triple Strum!

The Triple Strum!

On Saturday we played for the Dry Stone Wall Associations 15th Anniversary at Weston Lane Social, which was really fun. We were welcomed by lovely people and had amazing food too! Big thanks to everyone who played – it sounded really good. All the practise has paid off!

On Stage at Weston Lane Social Club

On Stage at Weston Lane Social Club

At last night’s sessions we looked at a few new songs as well as ones we have worked on for a while including

From Me To You
Little Things Mean A Lot
Close To You

It’s My Party
Walk Like An Egyptian
Have a listen to my demo here…


Our first official weekend away is this FRIDAY! Expect a few photos and stories from BUNKULELE soon :-) If you’re in Grassington this weekend then come and say hello from 3pm at The Forresters Arms where we will be playing.

We’ll be playing at Tealbeck on the 23rd February so there will be no 7pm – 8pm session that day. All are welcome to come and play though! Here are the songs we are doing…


And the application is in for this year’s CARNIVAL!!!!! So excited. Keep 20th June free. I finally got round to having the shield engraved from last year!



See y’all soon!

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2nd February 2015

Friday evening’s gig at Cafe Lux was really fun – a big thank you to everyone who came to play and those who sang along from the audience. I was really chuffed to find out that we had helped to raise Β£440 for Solomon – who needs a new wheelchair so that he can enjoy more sports and outdoor activities. It was a great evening and I hope we can do more fundraising in the future for SUNSHINE FOR SOLOMON!


We looked at these songs this week…

Rivers Of Babylon
Heartbreak Hotel
Little Things Mean A Lot

Call Me
Under Pressure
It Must Be Love

We were looking specifically at songs that we will be playing this Saturday at The Dry Stone Wall Association’s 15th Anniversary! We’ve heard they like a good party so we were only too happy to be involved!

Here is the set list!

Stone Wall 07.02.15

Will promise to take pictures this time!!!


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January 2015

Hey everyone!

Just thought I’d let you know about the exciting things coming up over the next few weeks… there’s plenty to get involved with!

SUNSHINE FOR SOLOMON – Friday 30th January

Come and see us at our next gig – we’re raising money for Sol who needs new equipment so he can enjoy outdoor activities amongst other things! Check him out on Facebook search – Sunshine For Solomon

poster with frame

And here is the set list…

Sunshine for Soloman 30.01.15

STRUM LIKE FORMBY with John Brammall – Friday 6th January

An opportunity to try George Formby style strumming techniques in a workshop environment. Suitable for players with experience

george formby poster low res for email copy

BUNK-U-LELE 2015 – our first residential adventure! COme and join us for fun

Limited beds available 13th – 15th February only Β£30! Includes gig at The Foresters Arms, Grassington on Saturday 14th



Foresters Arms poster

And we’ll be back at Tealbeck Monday 23rd February 7:15pm – hope you can join us!

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