Author: Gary

February 11, 2018 Gary No comments exist


Hollywood star and ex wrestling champion Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is a dab hand on the ukulele and it is rumoured that during his next UK tour he’ll possibly will attend our NUGS night on Thursday evenings at The lamplighter Pub from 7:00 pm ish to 10:00 pm ish.

Keep your eyes open, just in case!

I guess finding a space for him on our busy nights might be challenging, however I’m sure we’ll manage!

December 17, 2017 Gary No comments exist

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!

December 16, 2017 Gary No comments exist

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

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December 13, 2017 Gary No comments exist

Hi everyone,

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,

Gary F

October 24, 2017 Gary No comments exist

Hi everyone,

We’re at The Lamplighter again this Thursday, celebrating our 4th Birthday of being The NUGS commencing around 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm…

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


These Boots are made for Walking


Friday I’m in Love


Tell me Ma


Folsom Prison Blues


Breakfast at Tiffany’s



Love is in the Air


I Want a Hippopotamus

Three Little Birds

I Believe in Father Christmas

A well respected Man

Winter Wonderland

I’m Yours

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