From Twist and Shout to Take On Me (and a few others in between!)

Hello ukulele lovelies!

We sure have had a busy couple of days…

On Sunday 28th April, we played under the Butercross in Otley’s Market Square, as part of the Family Fun Day and Farmers Market. We were delighted that so many people stayed and watched us play – we even got asked for an encore! We loved playing – despite it being cold and windy… thank goodness we remembered the pegs for our music. Thank you to all of you who came to play… and those of you who stayed to watch!

Last night at the first session we had a bit of a rock n rolling time (no surprises there then!) I just love rock n roll as it is so much fun to play and suits all abilities as you can stay on the chords or work on some of the tab parts! We started working on

TWIST AND SHOUT TAB (OUO)

TWIST AND SHOUT (OUO)

which sounded great!

We also looked at

JOHNNY B GOODE

JOHNNY B GOODE TAB (ouo)

(Sittinโ€™ On) The Dock Of The Bay

EVERYDAY OUO

Everyday Tab

COUNTRY ROADS

Blowinโ€™ In the Wind

Then in the second session – we started work on this 80s classic

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if you have never seen the video for this song….you have to do so NOW! it really is awesome!

take on me

TAKE ON ME L+C

and i was super impressed at how fast people picked up the chords, strumming and the tab part!

here is a demo of the song i recorded so you can get a sense of how it will sound

GIGS!

remember these dates for your diaries…

mon 10th June – TEAL BECK

sat 15th June – YORK UKULELE FESTIVAL! (details to follow soon)

sun 23rd June – Otley Walking Festival follow the Ukes (we’ll be playing in 3 different pubs over the course of a couple of hours – how much fun will that be?!)

sat 13th july – Kirkstall Festival

fri 19th july – Korks Wine Bar (with Otley A Cappella)

Sun 28th July – Otley Farmers Market/ Food Festival

I think that’s loads of really cool gigs coming up – each one an opportunity to show the world how much fun we have!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ summer is a busy time for any gigging group…i have tried to select the gigs i think we will enjoy the most. i hope you will be able to play at some (or all!) of them…and then we’ll have a well deserved break from gigs.

Will be forwarding York details soon so please check you diaries and see if you can make it

Jen
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