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17th March 2014

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

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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Because we’re HAPPY!

Here’s the video we recorded at last week’s session (THANK YOU JOHN!)

You guys ROCK!

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17th February 2014

We had a lovely strum last night and it was great to have a sing with you all too.

We started the evening off with some cheery and sunny songs… which seems to have worked because it is a glorious day today! πŸ™‚

THREE LITTLE BIRDS jan14

SLOOP JOHN B

And then we continued to work on these songs… have a listen to the demos so you can get familiar with the song lay out and why not try out the tab if you’re feeling adventurous?!

PRETTY WOMAN L+C

PRETTY WOMAN – TAB

Pretty Woman Demo

RING OF FIRE

RING OF FIRE tab

Ring Of Fire Demo

Then we very briefly revisited this song – we will have another look at this next week…

SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW

Then in the second session we continued to look at

HAPPY

Happy with vocals

Happy without vocals

and

IT MUST BE LOVE

IT MUST BE LOVE instrumental

IT MUST BE LOVE Tab 1

It Must be Love Demo

Well – that has given you plenty to be going on with!!! Happy Practising you crazy cats!

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3rd February 2014 HAPPY!

Well we had an action packed few days this past weekend! Our gig at Cafe Lux raising money for The Haven Breast Cancer Support charity on Friday was fantastic. There was a great turn out and over Β£500 was raised. Lesley and Jill did a fantastic job of organising the event and I was so pleased that the OUO could provide the entertainment.

Last night we played for our friends at Tealbeck and I was overwhelmed with the amount of OUO members who came along. We have been asked back again and the feedback from the staff was very complimentary!

So we went back to The Woolpack for a session last night and looked at 2 new songs!

PRETTY WOMAN L+C

PRETTY WOMAN – TAB

Pretty Woman demo

and

Unknown-2

HAPPY

Happy with singing

Happy chords only – recorded slightly slower so you can practise along.

Happy is in the same key as Pharrell’s version so you can play along with his record. It’s a great song – don’t be put off by the chords – remember the little finger trick – it stays on the 3rd fret on the A string throughout the chorus… it will really speed up the chord changes.

See you soon you stunning strummers

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We’re back! WOO HOO!

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

SESSION 1 7pm-8pm

I’M ALL SHOOK UP L+C

ALL SHOOK UP TAB

5022508287443 (can’t resist a classic Elvis shot!)

REDEMPTION SONG RUG L+C (OUO)

REET PETITE L+C

SESSION 2 8pm-9pm

JUMPIN JACK FLASH

Jumping Jack Flash TAB OUO

GET LUCKY (OUO)

I have also recorded the following demos to help people practise – i hope you find them useful! πŸ™‚

– 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!

OUO CALENDAR SEPT-DEC 2013

Until next week my ukulele buddies! happy strumming!

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22nd July 2012

well there certainly isn’t any rest for us…not even after the incredible SUMMER PARTY on friday evening (see photographic highlights below!)

We have 2 more gigs left for the summer season so we spent last night getting ready for them!

here are the set lists (amended) for
THURSDAY 25th @ SELA BAR, LEEDS and SUNDAY 28th @ OTLEY FARMERS MARKET

amended JULY 2013 SET LISTS

you will notice the addition of a new song (which we did last night for the first time and it sounded AWESOME!)

GET LUCKY (OUO)

it’s a nice and simple chord progression with a little dynamic detail and tab part. have a listen to the original song as you can play along because it is in the same key!

here are the other songs we looked at in more detail last night….

One Day Like This OUO

OAC one day like this – MP3 One Day Like This

FUNKYTOWN L+C

funkytown

PUSH IT L+C

PUSH IT – tab

(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay

DELILAH

Delilah TAB

i have asked people to get in touch if they are driving to the gig and can offer lifts – also if anyone needs lifts… I will try and match people up!

if you’re getting the bus you need to get the X84 at 20:32 from Otley to get you to the Sela Bar for 22:00

SELA JULY13

it should be a total blast!!

i will leave you with these incredible photos from Friday evening – courtesy of Andy Hoyle of the Otley Camera Club http://www.otleycameraclub.co.uk

A massive thanks to Chris and all the staff at Korks (www.korks.co.uk) too… we had a great time

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Caruso leads the singging

Concentration 2

Concentration

Gig

Group 3

Group1

Ozzy should have gone to spec savers

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8th July 2013

Hello all!

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!

OUO 08.07.13

OUO 2 08.07.13

So the first session we had a look at some of our sing a-long specials including

Bye Bye Love (OUO) – NEW!

Under The Boardwalk (OUO)

UNDER THE BOARDWALK TAB

BROWN EYED GIRL TAB (OUO)

BARBARA ANN

BARBARA ANN TAB

Cecilia

which i think you’ll agree is quite a lot to cram into an hour!

then we looked to our Kirkstall gig on Saturday (yes, this Saturday!) and worked on

FUNKYTOWN L+C

funkytown

PUSH IT L+C

PUSH IT – tab

OUO PUSH IT PUSH IT MP3

TAKE ON ME REVISED MAY 2013

TAKE ON ME MP3

take on me tab

Remember to keep listening to PUSH IT so you are familiar with where the chords drop out. the key to this song is humour, which will come when we feel more confident with it!

So I have mentioned a song I would like to do with the OTLEY A CAPPELLA choir at the Korks gig…and I think it will be an excellent ‘end-of-nighter’. We haven’t had chance to look at it as a group but if you get chance to have a listen then please do. There are only 4 chords and so it is fairly straight forward…download the PDF and have a listen…

One Day Like This OUO

OAC one day like this ONE DAY LIKE THIS MP3

ONE DAY LIKE THIS UKE ONLY copy ONE DAY LIKE THIS UKE ONLY MP3

and we will go through it together on TUESDAY 16th! Remember there is no session on MON 15th as me and Richard will be at the Courthouse with the Junior Ukulele Orchestra and all the other young people we have been working with this term. Please come down and support the event if you can… I know the young people are really excited to play so it would be wonderful to see a packed out room. Show starts at 7:30pm and you can buy your excellent value tickets on the door.

and one last thing I promise!

Please start spreading the word about OUR end of term party! It’s going to be so much fun….there will be music, dancing, singing and fun!!

poster for korks gig copy

well that’s enough for now i reckon!

See you all soon (remember extra rehearsal this Friday 12th…7pm at the Woolpack)

Jen

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