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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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Merry Christmas Everyone!

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has come on a Monday night, played at one of our gigs or been to see us play live in 2014. We’ve had an incredible year… the carnival, the Tour De France, Kirkstall Festival, Otley Beer Festival, Tealbeck, Dementia Cafes, Spookulele not to mention all the wonderful Christmas gigs we have done this year. It’s been amazing.

2015 will be full of new songs and new adventures together. I hope you can be a part of it!

Wishing you and your nearest and dearest a very Merry Christmas! And if you’re free on Christmas Day we’ll be singing carols at Tealbeck at 2pm… meet us at The Woolpack 1:45pm.

I will leave you with a little festive video…

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A STRUMMING NEW YEAR

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1st September 2014 – A New Season of Strumming has Begun

What a great kick start to the new season we had last night at The Woolpack Studios? It was so great to see so many familiar faces and to welcome new ones too into out Ukulele Family!

There are loads of events and concerts to look forward to between now and Christmas… so make sure you keep up to date by being on the emailing list (email jen@bighooha.co.uk to be put on) or ‘like’ our page on Facebook.
I have also updates the Calendar which you can access by going to the tabs at the top of the home page.

Here’s what we did in last night’s session…

7pm-8pm
SURFIN’ USA

SURFIN USA solo

LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE

We are very lucky to have such talent in our group. This next song ‘You Are Beautiful’ is written by OUOs very own Darren Smith. We started to work on this last night – a lovely song with a nice strumming pattern and tab parts too. The melody is so catchy… I’ve been humming it for weeks!

Have a listen to Darren playing it here (there is also a tutorial for the different parts too…) and listen out for his pet who is obviously wanting to join in

You Are Beautiful

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL tab

8pm-9pm

We’re starting early on SPOOK-U-LELE preparations this year, just because we are going to have our biggest and best one yet! Keep posted for more details! 😉

THERE’S A GHOST IN MY HOUSE

THERE S A GHOST IN MY HOUSE tab

Then we carried on with

UNDER PRESSURE

UNDER PRESSURE tab

Finished off by

FRIDAY I’M IN LOVE

FRIDAY

Until next week my friends!
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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 WALKIN’

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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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! 🙂

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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1st July 2013

hello everyone!

well what a session it was last night? it was lovely to welcome new players with new ukuleles and seeing those of you that have been coming a while helping them out. you guys really are awesome! we covered a lot of ground last night and with 4 gigs coming up in the next 4 weeks….we had a lot to do!

in the first session we covered

Under The Boardwalk (OUO)

UNDER THE BOARDWALK TAB

BROWN EYED GIRL (OUO)

BROWN EYED GIRL TAB (OUO)

TWIST AND SHOUT (OUO)

TWIST AND SHOUT TAB (OUO)

UMBRELLA

HOUND DOG

then in the second session we concentrated on 2 new songs for the gigs coming up…

FUNKYTOWN L+C

funkytown

PUSH IT L+C

PUSH IT – tab

have a listen to the demo of PUSH IT here (it is recorded slightly slower) so you can follow where parts come in and out – the key to this song is in the detail! it sounded really good by the end…

OUO PUSH IT

and don’t forget you can also play along to Funkytown by listening to the Youtube tutorial…

so it’s a busy and exciting time for the OUO!

please look at the updated calendar for july as we have had to move the 15th July session to Tuesday 16th…apologies for the inconvenience… but it is unavoidable! but you can come and support the junior OUO at the Courthouse that night instead!

OUO JULY 2013

and finally…here are the set lists (order of songs to be fine tuned a little!) for the gigs this month

JULY 2013 SET LISTS

I really hope you will be able to come and join in with some (if not all!) of the gigs! the gigs really are a great experience and just so much fun. If you are not feeling confident with the songs please come to the sessions between now and the gigs and get practising! i want everyone who wants to join in to join in…everyone is welcome. the sessions will really help you develop your confidence.

ok

think that is everything!

take care and keep on strummin’! 🙂

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