Uke-up Sunday

First off…

It’s Uke up on Sunday, 7pm at the Kingsway as per usual…
Neither myself or Ed will be there on Sunday. However, the space is there for us to use. so please do! Bring the huge book and play what you want! 

Secondly

A massive thanks to everyone that came down to the Allotment show and played or listened, it went down very well and we’ve been invited back for next year. 


Here’s a photo of most of us on stage, it was a bit cramped, but a lot of fun! Who;s the slightly puzzled person at the back on the right hand side?

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Updated Allotment songbook and extra sessions

The Allotment Songbook has been narrowed down to 11 tunes, please have a practice of these ones (especially Ace of Spades!).

We’re going to run a couple of extra Uke Up sessions next week (Sun 17trh Aug) and the week after (24th August) as well as the next scheduled one on the 31st August, all at the Kingsway. 


See you all next Sunday!


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Next Uke-up and another potential gig

We’ve have a few new sign-ups on the mailing list, so hello to all you newcomers, hopefully we’ll see you one Sunday soon!

It’s Uke up on Sunday, 7pm at the Kingsway as per usual…

We’ll be working from the new Allotment Songbook (the songs in it have also now been added to the Huge Book V2 as well).

We’ll need to whittle the Allotment songs down to a definite set list for the Allotment show on the 6th Sep (see the last mailout!).

Bear in mind that bear in mind that there are 7 new songs so you might want to have a look at them before Sunday.  The youtube playlist for the book is here: Allotment Songbook YouTube Playlist.

We have also been asked to do a potential gig to raise money to refurbish the organ at St George’s church in Stockport, so might might have to cut a few of the more risqué numbers… us know if you’re interested…

See you Sunday!

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Highfield Allotment Gig Date Correction

The Highfield Allotment gig will takes place on Saturday 6th Sept. (not 7th).

The other details remain the same.

See you at the next Uke-up and here are the candidate songs so far  Allotment Songbook and YouTube Playlist.

Enjoy

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Highfield Allotment Show Details

Here are some further details on the Highfield Allotment Society show!

Where
Highfield Allotments (Map)

When
Sunday 7th September 2014 (not 6th Sept as previously mentioned)
Sound Check at 1pm
Gig at 2:30pm

Duration
We have 30 minutes, so about 10 songs or so…

Provisional song list
You should probably check out the Allotment Songbook.
It’s a short-list of 18 songs including a couple of new ones for the show. We should look to reduce this to about 10 songs for the day.
There is also the Allotment Songbook YouTube Playlist here as well…


So, the plan is to go through the Allotment Songbook and make some decisions on which songs we want to perform at the next Uke Up on Sunday 10th August.

Please take a look through the YouTube Playlist and get familiar with the songs so that we can get a good head start on this, after all, we only have 2 official Uke Ups between now and the show!!!
We’ll organise a couple of other practices in between as well I reckon…

See you on the 10th!

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Blackthorn Photos

Here are some photos from the Blackthorn Festival performance taken by Jonathan Thursfield (J T Photography)

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Blackthorn, Songbook, Allotment gig

Blackthorn Triumph!

First off, congrats to all of you who played the Blackthorn Festival, Brian did a fantastic job of organising and apparently the set went down very well indeed! Apparently, we also have an invite for next year as well. Hopefully there will some photos to share soon as well.

Thanks to those that came along to Uke up yesterday, we went through a fair few songs that we’d not played for ages, some with better results than others, but practice makes perfect anyhow… 
 

Huge Songbook V2!

All the changes from Sunday are now included in the draft version of the Huge Songbook V2
We do need your help to proof read (play?) the songs we haven’t covered yet so that we can get as many mistakes as possible out before we get some hard copies done.

In the Draft copy of the songbook anything that we “know” to be correct is marked in green in the Contents page. Anything that is still in black needs someone (preferably other than Ed) to play through it and point out any errors. Once you have done this, please either email LevyUkeUp@gmail.com or message Ed on Facebook , or drop a comment in the Levy Uke Up group to let us know if any songs you’ve been through need changing, or just as importantly, they’re fine and dandy as is…

The sooner we can get this done, the sooner we can get these printed for everyone that wants one. Looks like we’ll order a run of 20 when ready, that should cover everyone that wants one and leave us with a few spare for the future. That way, they’ll be around £11ish (tbc!) for full colour, bound books.
 

Allotment Show!

As was mentioned a little while ago, we’ve been asked to play at the Highfield Allotment Society show on Saturday 6th September, we need to get a set list together and get practising as soon as as this will creep up on us really quickly!

Please get us your suggestions for favourite tunes if you want them to be included in the set list. 

We should have some suggestions by next Uke Up, I’d like to have something pretty concrete that we can practise by the end of the next Uke Up if possible! 

Suggestions as always by email or Facebook… 

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Blackthorn Festival Songbook

Calling all  Blackthorn ukers,

Here is the festival songbook as promised.

Mike

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Blackthorn Festival Setlist and Final Rehearsal

Hi all,

Here is the confirmed set list for The Blackthorn Festival;

1. Eye Of The Tiger
2. Born To Be Wild
3. Teenage Kicks
4. Midnight Special
5. Shimmy
6. Jumping Jack Flash
7. Mamma Mia
8. San Francisco Bay Blues
9. Sloop John B
10. Ever Fallen In Love
11. Delilah

Brian J. is planning to assemble a songbook containing these songs.

Confirmed Ukers are: Brian Jacob, Steve Lewis, Steve Duffy, Lucy Pinnington, Jo Kelly, Julianne Downham, Steve Considine, Joel Roberts, Brian Leonard, Malcolm Kershaw.

Could anybody else who is interested get in touch.

There will an extra final practice session on Thursday 24th July at 7:30pm at The Kingsway.

Still gutted I’m going to miss this - should be a good one!

Mike

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Uke-up tomorrow

Don’t forget, it’s Uke Up tomorrow, 7pm at The Kingsway as per usual! (Unfortunately clashing with the World Cup Final)

We’ll be working from the new Huge Songbook, (Huge Songbook V2 Draft which has all of the corrections from last uke up)

We’ll probably focus on songs for the Blackthorn festival set.

Speaking of which, if anybody else fancies taking part let us or Brian know (he needs to provide names so participants can get their Access All Areas passes!!!).

See you all tomorrow!

Mike

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