Category: Strumming

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

September 13, 2017 Bernie No comments exist

Following our very enjoyable and successful outing as Pirates (and you can choose which meaning of ‘outing’ you prefer) on Saturday, this week’s songlist is a Motown-free zone although we may go for some in the second half!

List for the first half should closely approximate to:

You’re so vain
Take it easy
Sha La La La Lee
Going to the Chapel
Running Bear
Viva La Vida
Space oddity
Mr Tambourine Man
Pencil Full of Lead
The Cave
Maggie May
I Useta Love Her
The Free Electric Band

As ever, second half off-piste.

Hope to see you at The Lamplighter Pub from around 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Thursday.

August 23, 2016 Gary No comments exist

Hi everyone,


Hope your week has been good since we last go together. Back at the Lamplighter again this week from 7:00 pm ish to 10:00 pm ish. We are going back to the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Olde Red Lion and all other weeks at The Lamplighter.

We don’t usually ask for any money but earlier this year Gary and Bernie set up the website for us. This does cost us and we asked for a donation of £3 toward the website charges. The money we originally have has now gone toward those charges and was wondering if anyone who didn’t contribute last time would like to donate now?


Wendy is always willing to accept any donations 🙂


On to the songlist which this week has been provided by Colin, don’t forget you can all make a list up:


Dedicated Follower of Fashion
I Will Survive
Space Oddity
Mrs. Robinson
Half The World Away
It Must Be Love
My Life
Daydream Believer
Let It Be
Big Yellow Taxi
Mad World
All the best,


Ian & Mick

July 27, 2016 Gary No comments exist

Hi everyone,


This week we’ll be at The Lamplighter Pub from 7:00 pm ish to 10:00 pm ish…


We had a great day out on the canal on Sunday with a lot of laughter and awful singing but I think everyone enjoyed themselves. We will hopefully be booking again for next year.

Another week gone and another great playlist from Wendy, she is becoming a regular at this. Don’t forget you are all welcome to send in a list of your favourite songs from any of our books and also any new songs you fancy us having a go at.


Just send in about 12 songs and we will do the rest.
This weeks list will be
Blame it on me
Breakfast at Tiffanys
Eight days a week
House of Gold
If you could read y mind
A little respect
All the single ladies
Common people
Dancing in the dark
You and I
Tainted love


Here is a Youtube clip of All the single ladies on ukulele…


If we have time there are three more new songs to have a go at.


Our roving song collector Kay, who spends lots of time drinking wine and searching out songs for our delectation, has come up with the following three songs. (And of course will have to sing them to us all to let us know the standard of singing expected 🙂  )



Somehow if I have managed to do this new fangled  thing correctly clicking on the song title below and then maybe clicking again on the new page may take you somewhere near the song. There again it might take you off in a different direction completely, go wild and try it.  Oh and you will find a you tube video for us all to aspire to!

Karma Chameleon


Oh Mary don’t you weep


Walking on sunshine


All the best,



July 13, 2016 Gary No comments exist

Hi Everyone,


Just a quick reminder to say we are at The Olde Red Lion in Kislingbury this Thursday. We’ll kick off around 7:00 pm ish and finish around 10:00 pm ish … our songbooks will be up-dated soon too.


Here’s the playlist …


I saw her standing there
Ex’s & Oh’s
Make me Smile
House of Gold
Mrs Robinson
River Deep Mountain High
I will survive
Brand New Day
Last Train to Clarksville
Galway Girl
Psycho Killer


Looking forward to seeing you all there …

June 3, 2016 Gary No comments exist

As always, it was a great night last night and landlord Martin Black, from the Olde Red Lion ‘shot us’ on his phone performing ‘These boots are meant for walking’ ~ Sinatra … here’s the video evidence:



Visitors are always welcome, so whether you’ve never played the ukulele or have done and not found a place to practice – ‘come on down’ – just look on the blog to see where we are 🙂

May 11, 2016 Ian Swift No comments exist

Hi Everyone,


We are at the Lamplighter Pub from 7:00 pm ish to 10:00 pm ish and this is the first half song list which should approximate to:


Bad Moon Rising
Best Day of my Life
Maxwell’s Silver Hammer
Love of the Common People
Proud Mary
Miss Otis Regrets
Don’t Marry Her
Psycho Killer
House of Gold
Hey there Delilah


As ever, all other suggestions welcomed.


See you all Thursday


Ian & Mick