We played this song on Thursday and it sounded great. With more practice it’ll have The NUGS seal of approval for sure
For the third year running, The NUGS visited 13 wards at the NGH and played a collection of well known Christmas Carols to the delight of patients, staff and visitors.
They started their day at the Market Square in Northampton town where they busked for an hour under cover of the market tents … the people of Northampton were very generous with their donations for Do It For Dementia…we hope to raise around £300!
It’s always great to see new talent, or find them.
Which is what happened during a recent YouTube browse for ukulele songs and groups.
Enjoy Ukebox’s original spin on some well known songs! Expect the unexpected from this eclectic group who take the ukulele to new frontiers.
This ensemble of 5 draws on the flawless tonal qualities of the Ukulele with a completely unique sound of their own. Along with some questionable oddities thrown in for good measure, the mixture of strong harmonies and strapping bass lines prove an aural and visual pleasure of original material not to be missed!
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Check out their tour dates at => http://www.ukeboxband.co.uk/tour-dates
Please find below the schedule for our performance at the NGH this coming Sunday, 17th December.
Please meet me at the Billing Road entrance at 1:30pm where I’ll then take you up to Helen’s office to de-bunk our bags and coats. The aim is to be on the first ward by 2:00 pm and to play Christmas Carols for 20 mins per ward.
See map below for Billing Road Entrance …
If you need to contact me call or text 07500907478
All the best,
Recorded live at The Thomas A Beckett pub …
Blame It On Me
If you’re new to The NUGS, we’re a group of like minded ukulele players who meet once a week to have fun, play our ukes and have a sing-a-long.
It’s a record-breaking 25 long song list including the original list from the first session, Halloween specials, a tribute to George Young who died this week and the start of a warm-up to Christmas.
Happy Birthday (definitive)
Paint it Black
BAD MOON RISING
These Boots are made for Walking
Friday I’m in Love
SPIRIT IN THE SKY
Tell me Ma
Folsom Prison Blues
LOVE POTION NO 9
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
PURPLE PEOPLE EATER
Love is in the Air
I Want a Hippopotamus
Three Little Birds
I Believe in Father Christmas
A well respected Man
Must be Santa
Blowin in the Wind
Fairytale of New York
This should see us through well into the second half.
See you Thursday
Ian & Mick
Watch this video to see how Walk Of The Earth combine their Uke playing skills with other musical instruments with that well known song released by Pharrel Williams called Happy
Feel free to comment and share and if you’d like to come down and play Uke with us we’ll be at The Lamplighter pub in Northampton this coming Thursday from around 7:00 pm ish to 10:00 pm ish!
Came across this cool tutorial for all you heavy metal uke players …
Have fun and feel free to post your comments
Jims BIG Ukulele Songbook has been updated
to the latest March 2017 Edition