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Happy 2016!

We had a great time in November and December and had lots of memorable gigs including supporting The Young’Uns at Otley Courthouse on their sold out UK tour and at the Sela Bar in Leeds (always a great vibe there!)

So now we are nicely rested it’s time to start thinking about 2016 and all the great fun we have to look forward to.

There will be new songs coming up at our first session back (Monday 11th January from 7pm) – everyone is welcome!

In the 8pm-9pm session we will be looking at 80s themed songs as we plan for special events this year – so watch this space!!!!

Our first gig of 2016 is coming up on 22nd January… we are so pleased to be asked back to play at Cafe Lux and help them fundraise for the incredible work they do supporting people and families effected by breast cancer. We hope you will join us for a great evening!

CAFE LUX JAN 2016

Here is the set list for those of you wishing to come and play (I’ll be taking names on Monday 11th) ๐Ÿ™‚

CAFE LUX 22.01.16

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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 ยฃ5!

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
SURFINโ€™ 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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

THEREโ€™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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14th July 2014

This past weekend was another one fun-filled with Ukulele action!

Friday night was Julie and Gary’s party up in Menston. We had a great time playing for all their family and friends and enjoyed all the lovely food! Julie and Gary are a lovely couple and were very generous donating money to the OUO and also giving us all a bottle of wine!

Saturday was Kirkstall Festival which, once again, was glorious weather and a wonderful atmosphere. We loved entertaining the crowds gathered in the CLoisters. Such a lovely place to play.

I wish I had some photos of us playing!

The dramatic Kirkstall Abbey

The dramatic Kirkstall Abbey

Then we all headed off to The Bridge for an impromptu sing-a-long in the car park beer garden! We made some new friends and entertained the drinkers for a while before we caught the bus home. What a great weekend!

So in the session on Monday we started looking at these new songs!

SURFINโ€™ USA

SURFIN USA solo

UNDER PRESSURE

UNDER PRESSURE tab

Important Information!

MONDAY 21st July will be our last session
WEDNESDAY 23rd July is the strum and sing with RUG at The New Highwood (8pm)
THURSDAY 24th July is Summer Social with Otley A Cappella. Bring things to sit on, things to drink and games to play to Wharfemeadows Park (past skate park) for 7:30pm. We’ll play rounders! If weather terrible there will be a plan b – but check Facebook!

See you soon I hope
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24th March 2014

New Song alert!!

How about this one to kick start the Spring/Summer season??

WALKING ON SUNSHINE

Check out the no expense spared video here…!

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17th March 2014

Dear all… apologies for lack of blog action. i will blame technical difficulties!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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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20th January 2014

Hello everyone!

This week’s session was surely fun and full of energy. No matter how tired/lethargic/grey I may feel on a Monday… by the time 7pm comes around I know my day is going to improve. That’s the power of music… and the power of participating in music with other people who feel the same!

Here’s what we got up to last night…

TWIST AND SHOUT (OUO)

TWIST AND SHOUT TAB (OUO)

WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW

WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME tab

MP3

MY GIRL

MY GIRL – TAB (OUO)

MP3

we’ll do the solo next week!!

then we started to look at this new song….

SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW

i have done a video tutorial so those of you who don’t know the song can get familiar with it
here it is!

In the second session, we prepared for our up and coming gig and concentrated on these two songs which we hope to perform on the 31st. I think they’re pretty much there!!

EVER FALLEN IN LOVE

EVER FALLEN IN LOVE TAB

MP3

IT MUST BE LOVE

IT MUST BE LOVE Tab 1

IT MUST BE LOVE instrumental

MP3

well I think that’s all for now!

Hope to see you next week… if not then hopefully on the 31st!!

CAFE LUX SET 31.01.14

31.01.14 JPEG

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