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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 πŸ™‚ )
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 πŸ™‚

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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 Β£115 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 πŸ™‚ 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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2nd February 2015

Friday evening’s gig at Cafe Lux was really fun – a big thank you to everyone who came to play and those who sang along from the audience. I was really chuffed to find out that we had helped to raise Β£440 for Solomon – who needs a new wheelchair so that he can enjoy more sports and outdoor activities. It was a great evening and I hope we can do more fundraising in the future for SUNSHINE FOR SOLOMON!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunshine-for-Solomon-Trust/223738370971480

We looked at these songs this week…

7pm-8pm
Rivers Of Babylon
Heartbreak Hotel
Cecilia
Little Things Mean A Lot

8pm-9pm
Call Me
Under Pressure
It Must Be Love

We were looking specifically at songs that we will be playing this Saturday at The Dry Stone Wall Association’s 15th Anniversary! We’ve heard they like a good party so we were only too happy to be involved!

Here is the set list!

Stone Wall 07.02.15

Will promise to take pictures this time!!!

πŸ™‚

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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 WALKIN’

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!

πŸ™‚

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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
πŸ™‚

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3rd March 2014

I was so happy to be healthy enough to run last night’s session! I really missed you all last week when I was poorly.

Anyway – we made up for it by having a look at 3 new songs… so many songs in the world to be given the OUO treatment!

We started by looking at these songs in the first session

I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU

POP TRIVIA! Did you know that this Dusty Springfield tune was not only her first release, but it was also performed on the first EVER Top Of The Pops on 1st January 1964!

SLOOP JOHN B

RING OF FIRE tab

RING OF FIRE

PRETTY WOMAN L+C

PRETTY WOMAN – TAB

In the second session we started work on these songs for our up and coming gigs

knopfler

SULTANS OF SWING

SULTANS TAB

I absolutley LOVED seeing so many of the players last night channeling their inner Knopfler to recreate some of his great licks on the uke. Keep playing the tab you guys… it sounded awesome!

Can’t Help Falling in Love With You

See you next week for more!

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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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