Hello everyone! Just thought I would drop you a little line before I head off on my holidays!
We had an absolutely fantastic run of gigs this summer season and we are really playing fantastically well as a team!
Thinking right back to York Ukulele Festival and what we have done since then… Kirkstall Festival, Sela Bar, Otley Food Festival (photos coming soon!), The Walking Festival, Leeds Visitor Centre at Leeds Train Station and not to mention our summer party with Otley A Cappella at Korks! We have had some great moments and a lot of laughs a long the way.
I would like to personally thank each and every one of you for all your effort, hard work, and company over the last few months. I love our Monday sessions and I am so excited for a new season, with new songs, new gigs and hopefully some new recruits! We have some exciting times ahead with the Folk Festival, Beer Festival and even the possibility of a gig on Briggate in the big city of Leeds! I really hope you will be around to join in the fun…
Please be aware of the new session times starting September
Session 1 (fun sing-a-long session suitable for players of all abilities) 7pm-8pm (£4)
Session 2 (for any player who would like to take part in gigs, performances and recordings) 8pm-9pm (£4)
price for both sessions £6
I am working on our new songs already and have had some great suggestions from you all. I am sorry we didn’t have the end of term party I had planned (thanks to the flood!) but thank you for your understanding, flowers, presents and kind words. You really are all AWESOME!
so – have a wonderful summer and see you in September
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
PUSH IT L+C
PUSH IT – tab
(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay
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
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
i am still buzzing after our sela bar gig last night. it was so much fun and everyone played and sang so well! we have had great feedback (and that’s not just from lovely people who are related to us in the audience) but actual strangers!
so this monday – we won’t be meeting at the woolpack. it’s our end of term show and the OUO are ‘headlining!’. so get your self down the courthouse in otley for 7.30pm and show your support for the other groups who use the woolpack, we’ll have a great night finished off with some ukulele.
our first meeting back in 2013 will be MONDAY 7th JAN.
new songs, new playing techniques and hopefully a few new recruits too!
see ya monday 😉