Manitoba Hal and Dead Mans Uke come to Otley

FINAL CALL for your tickets to this BIG BADASS BLUES DOUBLE BILL with the legendary Manitoba Hal and Dead Mans Uke.

It’s going to be a great night – not to be missed! I am VERY excited to hear that there may even be a little collaboration between these guys… check this out


Sunday 22nd May 2016


6pm – 9pm

6pm-7pm – “Mastering The Groove” Strumming Workshop led by Manitoba Hal

7pm – 8pm – Dead Mans Uke

8pm – 9pm – Manitoba Hal


Korks Wine Bar, Bondgate, Otley


£12.50 for workshop and gig

£8.50 for gigs only


For details of how to pay via bank transfer/cash please email


I hope to see you there!


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Come and join us at The Woolpack Studios for a whole day of live music as we watch the bikes go by!

We’re playing at 10:30am – pop by and say ALOHA!


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Manitoba Hal and Dead Man’s Uke LIVE in Otley!

DO NOT MISS this night of incredible ukulele blues!

SUNDAY 22nd MAY 2016 6pm – 9pm, Korks Wine Bar, Otley

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Manitoba Hal proves that the uke is small and mighty as he pulls out powerful blues riffs and melodies using loop technology.

Dead Man’s Uke are a father and son duo – their stomping set is driven by a resonator uke and double bass.  “The hairiest ukulele duo in Great Britain – Don’t miss the Dead Men live!” Will Grove White (Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain)

Manitoba Hal will also be leading a strumming workshop (6pm-7pm) on MASTERING THE GROOVE – we can’t wait to learn some of his tricks! Tickets available from Jen at Otley or Roundhay sessions or online Workshop + Gig = £12.50 Gig only = £8.50

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See our friends, see the sights and feel alright

I love this video of OUO playing Alright! Filmed in session at The Woolpack Studios February 2016. Hope you enjoy  :-)

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Easter Holiday Sessions

Just to let you know there will be our usual sessions 7pm-9pm on the following dates

Monday 21st, 28th March and 4th April

There will be no sessions on 11th and 18th April

There are only a couple of places left on the beginners crash course!

Book your place now or tell your friends! email for more details


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Kickstart your Ukulele Adventure on our Beginners Crash Course!

I am running a beginners crash course on 2nd and 9th April (6 hours in total)

The course is designed with total beginners in mind – especially those who do not have a lot of time to spare!

On the course, we will cover basic chords and strumming patterns by playing songs together. You will gain confidence in playing with others and reading chord sheets.

A book, CD and cuppa is all included in the cost!

Please email me to book your place now!



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Three top-class ukulele artists live in Otley!

I’m really excited to be welcoming 3 incredible ukulele artists to Otley on Saturday 13th February!

I really hope you can come – there is an optional strumalong too so bring you’re uke!

Mike Hind is a singer/songwriter from Bermuda and has a great voice

Zoe Bestel is from Scotland and her original songs are as captivating as her voice

Feckless and Fuddle will get the evening off to a great start with a strumalong for all!

Tickets are £8 on the door or via

See you there!

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Korks Wine Bar is on Bondgate in Otley

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