Massive respect to all of you who ventured out in the snow last night to come and play your ukuleles with gusto! We had great fun and certainly warmed up pretty quickly!
We covered some of the songs we have been working on over the last few weeks and they sound really good. working together on strumming and rhythm we sound like we have been playing together for years. i hope that this comes across to orchestra members new and old…don’t underestimate how difficult it can be to be a part of a large group. you all work so hard and it really shows…the songs sound better all the time and the rate at which we learn new songs is incredible! well done team!
i also introduced a new song COUNTRY ROADS by John Denver. this was at the request of an orchestra member…and it is a song that until this week i have not really encountered (of course i knew the chorus!). but it was OUO to the rescue when i had a total mind blank in the verse! it was all a bit confusing for me but those of you who did know it really helped the rest of the group out. it was group work at it’s musical best! so thank you!
in the second session we really worked on the set for the gig on 25th March – download the set list below and get your music in order for the gig
So next week (18th March) we will go through the whole set beginning to end so please try and be there if you are hoping to perform with us on the 25th. and more importantly…bring as many people to see us play as possible! it’s only 3pounds to get in and it will all be done by 10.30pm!
MORE DATES FOR THE DIARY……
Mon 18th March 6.30pm – 7.30pm; normal session
7.30pm – 8.30pm; full run through set for the 25th
Mon 25th March; NO SESSION AT WOOLPACK! see you at THE COURTHOUSE, OTLEY from 7.30pm WOOLPACK ALLSTARS GIG! it’s gonna be BIG!
Thurs 28th March 7pm – 9pm (ish) Otley Ukulele Orchestra and Otley A Cappella ‘”aftershow” party at the Woolpack! bring a bottle and a little snack to share with your ukulele and singing buddies! there will be music and fun and chat to bring in Easter Bank Holiday.
Mon 1st April (Bank Holiday Monday); NO SESSION
Mon 8th April – BACK TO NORMAL!
so have fun practising and see you on the 18th!
ta ra for now