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 🙂 )
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
Pool Beer Festival (26th September)
Leeds Ukulele Festival (27th September)
Buy your tickets now from
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
Jake will be at Leeds Town Hall on 18th September… I have front row seats! Get your tickets from
See y’all next week for more ukulele fun 🙂
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
SESSION 2 8pm – 9pm
Our first this year is a fundraiser for an incredible young man called Sol.
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…
Hope to see you soon!
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!
I’ve done a little demo to help with the chords…
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! https://otleyukuleleorchestra.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/ring-of-fire-demo.mp3
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 MP3 https://otleyukuleleorchestra.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/sultans.mp3
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 https://otleyukuleleorchestra.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/it-must-be-love-demo.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
We had another fantastic session last night and it was lovely to play outside the Woolpack for 2 whole hours. I am sure our new neighbours at North Bar loved the entertainment and we got some applause from various passers by!