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A New Season for OUO

It was brilliant to be back in session last night at The Woolpack Studios. So great to be strumming and singing again.

We’ve got loads to look forward to between now and Christmas (check out the GIGS page!)

Last night we started some new songs

Honolulu Rock-a Roll-a (Moon Mullican)
Hotel California (The Eagles) check out my demo here if you’d like to give the tab a try

Village Green Preservation Society (The Kinks – Kate Rusby hybrid version 🙂 )
Alright (Supergrass)

We also revisted

Barbara Ann (Beach Boys) for the Leeds Ukulele Festival
Common People (Pulp)

Here are the set lists for the September gigs

OUO SEPT 2015

We’re playing at

Otley Folk Festival (20th Sept)
1pm at Whitakers, 5pm at The Woolpack Studios and 8pm at The Black Horse
http://www.otleyfolkfestival.com/

Pool Beer Festival (26th September)

Pool Beer Festival Poster

and
Leeds Ukulele Festival (27th September)

Ukulele festival flyer

Buy your tickets now from
http://leftbankleeds.org.uk/

It’s also a very exciting month as JAKE SHIMABUKURO is coming to LEEDS! I’d strongly recommend you get tickets to see this incredible ukulele virtuoso… check him out here

http://www.jakeshimabukuro.com/home/

Jake will be at Leeds Town Hall on 18th September… I have front row seats! Get your tickets from
http://www.leeds.gov.uk/townhall/Pages/Whats-on.aspx

Jake2015-FlyerFront

See y’all next week for more ukulele fun 🙂

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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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1st September 2014 – A New Season of Strumming has Begun

What a great kick start to the new season we had last night at The Woolpack Studios? It was so great to see so many familiar faces and to welcome new ones too into out Ukulele Family!

There are loads of events and concerts to look forward to between now and Christmas… so make sure you keep up to date by being on the emailing list (email jen@bighooha.co.uk to be put on) or ‘like’ our page on Facebook.
I have also updates the Calendar which you can access by going to the tabs at the top of the home page.

Here’s what we did in last night’s session…

7pm-8pm
SURFIN’ USA

SURFIN USA solo

LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE

We are very lucky to have such talent in our group. This next song ‘You Are Beautiful’ is written by OUOs very own Darren Smith. We started to work on this last night – a lovely song with a nice strumming pattern and tab parts too. The melody is so catchy… I’ve been humming it for weeks!

Have a listen to Darren playing it here (there is also a tutorial for the different parts too…) and listen out for his pet who is obviously wanting to join in

You Are Beautiful

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL tab

8pm-9pm

We’re starting early on SPOOK-U-LELE preparations this year, just because we are going to have our biggest and best one yet! Keep posted for more details! 😉

THERE’S A GHOST IN MY HOUSE

THERE S A GHOST IN MY HOUSE tab

Then we carried on with

UNDER PRESSURE

UNDER PRESSURE tab

Finished off by

FRIDAY I’M IN LOVE

FRIDAY

Until next week my friends!
🙂

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28th April 2014

We had another great session on Monday – more strumming and singing fun!

There is absolutely loads of gigs coming up so I hope that you will be able to join in some of this seasons fun. keep and eye out on Facebook for more regular updates – but May is looking to be particularly busy. We have a couple of Dementia Awareness Week performances where we will be getting Dementia Cafe goers to sing with us in Headingley (12th May) and at The Courthouse (18th May). Not to mention gigs at Weston Lane Social for BLISS and Sue Ryder (10th May), a private party (11th May) and The Environment Agency Summer Fayre (17th May)!

Set lists will be drawn up soon!

Here is what we did in our session on Monday

Session 1

WALKING ON SUNSHINE

LOLA update

THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN’

THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN’ TAB

Session 2

Notice the bike/french theme??!!

BICYCLE RACE lyrics and chords

BICYCLE RACE – solo

I’ve done a little demo to help with the chords…

LA VIE EN ROSE

and i have done a little recording of this to help you practise the French!!

LA VIE EN ROSE MP3

Ta ra for now!

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17th March 2014

Dear all… apologies for lack of blog action. i will blame technical difficulties!! 🙂

So we had a great session last night. We had a lot of fun looking at these songs

I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU

RING OF FIRE

play along!

SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW

I SAW HER STANDING THERE OCT13

In the second session we continued work on these songs for our next gig (a wedding gig!)

Here are the songs we will be playing (approved by the happy couple!)

ROB AND FAYE’S WEDDING 05.04.14

and last night we looked specifically at these

SULTANS OF SWING

SULTANS TAB

SULTANS MP3

HAPPY

EVER FALLEN IN LOVE

EVER FALLEN IN LOVE TAB

IT MUST BE LOVE

IT MUST BE LOVE instrumental

IT MUST BE LOVE Tab 1

IT MUST BE LOVE MP3

looking forward to seeing you all again very soon… but in the meantime, keep on strumming. Things that you think you can’t do are only a matter of time and energy… believe me! We all learn at different rates and in different ways so keep on trying

Thank you all for being so cool
🙂

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3rd March 2014

I was so happy to be healthy enough to run last night’s session! I really missed you all last week when I was poorly.

Anyway – we made up for it by having a look at 3 new songs… so many songs in the world to be given the OUO treatment!

We started by looking at these songs in the first session

I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU

POP TRIVIA! Did you know that this Dusty Springfield tune was not only her first release, but it was also performed on the first EVER Top Of The Pops on 1st January 1964!

SLOOP JOHN B

RING OF FIRE tab

RING OF FIRE

PRETTY WOMAN L+C

PRETTY WOMAN – TAB

In the second session we started work on these songs for our up and coming gigs

knopfler

SULTANS OF SWING

SULTANS TAB

I absolutley LOVED seeing so many of the players last night channeling their inner Knopfler to recreate some of his great licks on the uke. Keep playing the tab you guys… it sounded awesome!

Can’t Help Falling in Love With You

See you next week for more!

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13th January 2014 – It’s all about LOVE!

There were lots of songs about LOVE last night…It wasn’t intentional! it just happened that way! But I hope you are enjoying them as much as I am – the energy in the room last night was incredible. Lots of people trying out TAB playing for the first time too, which sounded fantastic.

Here’s what we did

LA BAMBA 2014 L+C

LA BAMBA tab

(OK, you could say that this warm up song didn’t fit in with the theme… but we all love singing en espanol, no?!)

WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW

WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME tab

– demo

MY GIRL

MY GIRL – TAB (OUO)

– demo

we will look at the solo tab section next week…

in the second session we looked at

EVER FALLEN IN LOVE

EVER FALLEN IN LOVE TAB

– demo

THIS SOUNDED AWESOME TONIGHT!! All that practise is paying off!

and new contender for the set list….

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IT MUST BE LOVE

IT MUST BE LOVE Tab 1

IT MUST BE LOVE instrumental

– demo

have a listen to the demo – we didn’t get round to any tab last night so we will look at this next week.

GIG UPDATE!

don’t forget our next gig is coming up and we are raising money for an excellent cause so please come and show your support… and spread the word!

31.01.14 JPEG

3rd Feb – Tealbeck residential Home
5th Apr – Private Wedding gig, Kirkstall
12th Apr – Private party, Korks

That’s all for now…

Ta ra!

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