It was brilliant to welcome back Manitoba Hal to Otley this weekend. He did a very informative and theory based workshop on how to change any song into any key. It was all about the circle of fifths and I really took some practical tips away from it. I always find that songs are not in a good key for me to sing so always spend ages trying to work out how to transpose a song for the group. After the workshop we had a strum-a-long with Roundhay Ukulele Group, which is always fun! Manitoba Hal then performed songs from his new album “Dancing In The Moonlight”. He uses loops and a double necked guitar to get lots of texture into his performance. It was truly captivating.
A big thank you to Korks for hosting the evening.
You can check out more about Manitoba Hal here…
At our session this week we looked at some new songs…
No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley and The Wailers
I’m A Believer – The Monkees
Weather With You – Crowded House
We have been practising the songs with multiple parts and lovely harmony singing too. It was sounding really lovely!
In the 8pm session we focussed on the Carnival songs
Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
With a Little Help From My Friends
But they are sounding so great all ready I think they might stay in the set for good!!! They are really fun to play!
Remember there is no session next week for the Bank Holiday and our next gig is on 30th May at Nell Bank Ilkley for Disability Rocks. We’ll be on between 1pm -3pm. Here is the set list!
We’ve loads coming up in June so hopefully see you very soon!