and you can play along to the original Specials track as it is in the right key…
i just wanted to commit to this blog my heartfelt thanks to all of you who played with us on Saturday at the folk festival, and those of you who came to sing-a-long with us. it was such a great day and we have made some new friends too so all in all a great day.
So see you next week for some more ukulele action!
We are lucky enough to be able to play 2 performance this weekend… and I hope to see as many of you as possible (either to strum with us or to watch and sing along!)
SATURDAY 21st SEPTEMBER
5pm – The Woolpack forecourt (the BBC says it’s going to be warm!) 🙂
7:15pm – The Rugby Club (ticket only event)
Just to reiterate that everyone is welcome to join in with the 5pm show at The Woolpack… the more the merrier. Those of you who have been to the most recent 8pm-9pm sessions will be aware of what songs we are doing at the Rugby Club…
The Woolpack will be hosting the following (free!) events so spread the word!
10:30-12:00 – Family Folk Jam – fun and informal jam on some classic chord progressions. Bring your instrument (or there will be a few lying about!) and some budding musicians for some music making
2:00-4:00 – Harmony Singing Workshop with Otley A Cappella – Starting off with a performance from Otley A Cappella, the workshop will look at a few singing techniques before looking at a classic Bob Dylan song arranged for 3 part harmony singing. The session is aimed at adult singers.
We will be spending the next weeks session looking at the songs we will be performing at OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL! woooooo!
Saturday 21st September – we will be playing 2 gigs and everyone is invited to play at either or both of the gigs. If you would like to play it would be brilliant if you could attend next week’s session so you know what the score is!
GIG 1 – 5pm @ The Woolpack (outside weather permitting)
GIG 2 – 7pm @ The Rugby Club (we’re opening the main event there that night so should be a good crowd)
If you would like to do both gigs you are more than welcome to hang out with us at the Woolpack in between sets…!
NEW YEARS EVE
We are throwing a NYE party like no other at The Woolpack this year! Everyone (over 18!) who we have met over the past 2 years is more than welcome to come and party with us…and obviously friends of friends…!
It will be ticket only so watch out for further party updates!
Well that’s all for now so until next week my lovelies
Well, as lovely as my summer was (rock school – running it, not participating in it! – lots of walks, reading about Elvis, listening to new music and the odd half down the pub) it was brilliant to see lots of friendly faces again at The Woolpack for our first session since July.
I was really excited to bring some new songs to the group… I hope you will enjoy them as much as me.
Here is the run down of what we covered last night
I have also recorded the following demos to help people practise – i hope you find them useful! 🙂
– Jumpin’ Jack Flash (with vocals)
– Jumpin’ Jack Flash (no vocals)
– Reet Petite (demo)
– Redemption Song
We have lots of exciting things in store for OUO between now and Christmas… I have done a little calendar so you can have a look at the important dates. The most important one for now being OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL! We will be playing twice on Saturday 21st Sept (5pm at The Woolpack and 7pm at the Rigby Club) hope you can make it! We will be covering the songs at the next two 8pm sessions so please come to the sessions if you would like to play on stage with us!