Category: Strumming

April 1, 2018 Gary No comments exist


Watch, learn then apply!

I might have to add more varnish to my Uke soon me thinks 🙂

And remember, this Thursday is open mic time at The Lamplighter, from 7:00 pm ish to 10:00 pm ish, along with a selection of songs ranging from the 60’s to present day stuff!

February 11, 2018 Gary No comments exist

Yes,

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 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 http://ted.com/tedx

Check out their tour dates at => http://www.ukeboxband.co.uk/tour-dates

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

BAD MOON RISING

These Boots are made for Walking

PSYCHO KILLER

Friday I’m in Love

SPIRIT IN THE SKY

Tell me Ma

MONSTER MASH

Folsom Prison Blues

LOVE POTION NO 9

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

PURPLE PEOPLE EATER

Valerie

Love is in the Air

Jolene

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.