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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ )
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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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Weather With You

We love a good weather related song here at Otley Ukulele Orchestra!

We have been looking at this song in the 7pm-8pm session and we will be perfoming it with Otley A Cappella choir on 24th July at our summer concert at Korks. Hope you can make it!

Have a listen to the demo I have recorded… hope it will give you a sense of what it will sound like! There are several ukulele parts – 2 chords and 2 tab/fingerpicking. It really adds some depth to the arrangement and sounds lovely in the group.


Weather With You MP3 demo

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New songs for a new season

We had a really fun evening on 2nd March and got stuck into some new songs…

Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)

If you’re after a challenge – have a listen to the demo and see if you can pick out the alternate chords and the tab….

– MAKE ME SMILE demo

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay

Islands In The Stream

In the second session we recorded Bring Me Sunshine in the hope that we might get played on Radio 2!!! You don’t know if you don’t try eh?!

Here’s what we came up with….!

Big thanks to John Christmas and Richard Sabey for helping with all the technical wizardry!

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9th February 2015

What a cracking weekend we had!

Friday evening was the Strum Like George Formby workshop led by John Bramall – it was a fun but challenging evening! I hope we can organise a follow on class as it was really good to learn new techniques. A big thank you to all who attended – we raised ยฃ115 towards our Youth Music project here at The Woolpack Studios.

The Triple Strum!

The Triple Strum!

On Saturday we played for the Dry Stone Wall Associations 15th Anniversary at Weston Lane Social, which was really fun. We were welcomed by lovely people and had amazing food too! Big thanks to everyone who played – it sounded really good. All the practise has paid off!

On Stage at Weston Lane Social Club

On Stage at Weston Lane Social Club

At last night’s sessions we looked at a few new songs as well as ones we have worked on for a while including

7pm-8pm
From Me To You
Little Things Mean A Lot
Close To You

8pm-9pm
It’s My Party
Walk Like An Egyptian
Have a listen to my demo here…

COMING UP!

Our first official weekend away is this FRIDAY! Expect a few photos and stories from BUNKULELE soon ๐Ÿ™‚ If you’re in Grassington this weekend then come and say hello from 3pm at The Forresters Arms where we will be playing.

We’ll be playing at Tealbeck on the 23rd February so there will be no 7pm – 8pm session that day. All are welcome to come and play though! Here are the songs we are doing…

TEALBECK FEB 2015

And the application is in for this year’s CARNIVAL!!!!! So excited. Keep 20th June free. I finally got round to having the shield engraved from last year!

OUR NAME IN SILVER!

OUR NAME IN SILVER!

See y’all soon!

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May 12th 2014

It was wonderful to celebrate our 2nd birthday with you all this week. I just can’t believe it! A massive thank you to all of you who come to our Monday sessions, whether you come every week or every once in a while… you all contribute to making OUO what it is; which is the best band ever! i love you guys! long may it continue!

Here are the songs we have been working on recently

Session 1

The Big Wide (amended)

(i have emailed the details of the 7th June event and workshops leading up to this to the mailing list. if you did not receive it please email jen@bighooha.co.uk for more details)

I’M GONNA BE (500 MILES)

THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKINโ€™

LOLA update

WALKING ON SUNSHINE

Session 2

BICYCLE RACE lyrics and chords

BICYCLE RACE – solo

check out the demo on YouTube

we did some great work on this last week and it is coming together really well. I know some of the chords and tab parts are a little complex (that’s Queen for ya!) but with more perseverance it will sound even more awesome!

GET BACK UPDATE APR2014

LA VIE EN ROSE

DAYDREAM

and here is the set list for those of you coming on Saturday – weather is looking good (which is a good job as we are outside!!). If you need directions to the gig please let me know via email address.

SET LIST 17.05.14

well think that is all for now!

keep on strumming!

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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 WALKINโ€™

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!! 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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