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

TEALBECK FEB 2015

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 £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

7pm-8pm
FROM ME TO YOU

LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT

CLOSE TO YOU

CLOSE TO YOU tab

8pm-9pm
IT’S MY PARTY

IT S MY PARTY – tab

WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN

WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN tab

Have a listen to my demo here…

COMING UP!

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…

TEALBECK FEB 2015

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!

OUR NAME IN SILVER!

OUR NAME IN SILVER!

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 £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!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunshine-for-Solomon-Trust/223738370971480

We looked at these songs this week…

7pm-8pm

RIVERS OF BABYLON

RIVERS OF BABYLON tab

HEARTBREAK HOTEL

HEARTBREAK HOTEL tab

CECILIA

LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT

8pm-9pm

CALL ME

CALL ME tab

UNDER PRESSURE

UNDER PRESSURE tab

IT MUST BE LOVE

IT MUST BE LOVE instrumental

IT MUST BE LOVE Tab 1

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 £30! Includes gig at The Foresters Arms, Grassington on Saturday 14th

BUNKULELE P1 A5 copy

BUNKULELE P2 A5 copy

Foresters Arms poster

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

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Happy New Year! Here’s to an incredible 2015…

It was absolutely fantastic to see so many people turn up for the first OUO of 2015! I had missed you all over the Christmas break.

Tell you what though – it was brilliant to get stuck into some new songs (as much as I love Christmas – I am happy to be doing some non-festive songs!).

I always get nervous when we start a new term…will people like the new songs? will people come back??!

Here’s what we got up to this week…

SESSION 1 7pm – 8pm

RIVERS OF BABYLON

RIVERS OF BABYLON tab

HEARTBREAK HOTEL

HEARTBREAK HOTEL tab

FROM ME TO YOU

SESSION 2 8pm – 9pm

Our first this year is a fundraiser for an incredible young man called Sol.

SUNSHINE FOR SOLOMON 30.01.15

SUNSHINE FOR SOLOMON 30.01.15

If you’d like to come please get in touch – tickets £5!

Sol has requested we play this song…

ASK

ASK intro tab1

Hope he likes Blondie too!!

CALL ME

CALL ME tab

Hope to see you soon!
:-)

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has come on a Monday night, played at one of our gigs or been to see us play live in 2014. We’ve had an incredible year… the carnival, the Tour De France, Kirkstall Festival, Otley Beer Festival, Tealbeck, Dementia Cafes, Spookulele not to mention all the wonderful Christmas gigs we have done this year. It’s been amazing.

2015 will be full of new songs and new adventures together. I hope you can be a part of it!

Wishing you and your nearest and dearest a very Merry Christmas! And if you’re free on Christmas Day we’ll be singing carols at Tealbeck at 2pm… meet us at The Woolpack 1:45pm.

I will leave you with a little festive video…

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A STRUMMING NEW YEAR

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