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!
Here is the set list for those of you wishing to come and play (I’ll be taking names on Monday 11th) 🙂
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
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!
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
a) lots of fun singing and strumming together
b) showing audiences far and wide how much fun we have singing and strumming together
don’t think i’m asking too much eh?!
well – we have had a little break and I have been busy working on songs to kick start our year in style. as always – I love your suggestions and so be patient… if you have asked for a song there is a good chance i have forgotten – you can always email me so you know i have it written down somewhere!
Our first session on a Monday 7pm-8pm is a fun sing-a-long suitable for players of all abilities. Complete beginners are welcome but may benefit from an hours tuition at some point. The second session 8pm-9pm is for anyone who would like to push their playing on by learning songs we will perform at gigs. Of course, all are welcome and if you do come to the second session there is no pressure to perform at concerts!
EVER FALLEN IN LOVE….????
We had a look at this song only once before the Christmas rush took hold (photos are on their way!). I have managed to get round to doing a little demo for you so you can hear the strumming. It isn’t as hard as it sounds… although you do need to use bar chords so if you’ve struggled with these in the past, start having a go now! remember to have breaks when you’re practising bar chords to give your muscles a rest. use your thumb behind your first finger to get extra strength – the thumb should be on the middle of the neck (so someone in front of you couldn’t see it)
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!