Phil Doleman is coming to TUSC!
Phil’s voice is as big as his ukulele is small and his love of blues, hokum, jug band and jazz shines through in his intricate picking and driving rhythms. Known as one of the leading lights of the “3rd wave” of the ukulele, Phil travels all over the UK performing and leading workshops at festivals, theatres, clubs and events.
He has appeared on several albums, performed on BBC radio and TV, and shared the stage with some of the world’s finest players.
First off, Phil’s going to lead a workshop session for us:
Making TUSC Sound Even Better!
Bored with everyone strumming the same thing at the same time? Want to add more interest, colour, rhythm and polish to your playing? This is the workshop for you! Suitable for all levels of experience and skill. We’ll take a simple song or two and make them really fly!
Then, after the customary Beer Break, Phil will play us some tunes and sing us some songs. You’ll be hugely entertained and gobsmacked, I can guarantee.
Monday 25th May 2015, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Constitutional Club, Bishop’s Hull
Tickets: £10 for TUSC members, £5 for kids – available soon – see BigT
Have a look at the Events page – all the excellent stuff that’s coming up.
TUSC, like the Windmill Theatre in WW2, never closes.
We’re not having a break over the festive season this year. There will be the usual ukey jams on Monday 22nd December and on Monday 29th.
Who knows how many TUSCovites will want to leave the delights of home, hearth, family, in-laws, screaming kids and TV specials to spend an evening at the Club (a few, I reckon)?
Wishing you, one and all, a splendid one.
There was an issue with the songbooks this morning which is now fixed. If you have any problems please post a comment here. Should all be okay though.
After the disappointment of the Hedge Fest being cancelled, we were looking forward to a couple of big gigs later in the year: the Yeovil Beer Festival in April, and the Green Scythe Fair in July.
Unfortunately, we have been unable to agree with those in charge of organising the music at both events.
With regret, we won’t be playing at either. A damned shame.
However – we’ve got lots of other, lovely chances to bring our uketastic joy to denizens of Somerset this year. I’ll post a provisional list once we’ve sorted out a few details.
Have a look at the Events page – updated with the excellent stuff that’s coming up.
And with the new Gig List, too!!
Tonight (Monday, 23rd December) will be the last TUSC meeting of 2013. We’re having a week off – so no meeting on the 30th.
Back in the saddle on Monday, 6th January, 2014.
Hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a peaceful new year.
After a run of excellent gigs this glorious summer (© Son of York, 1483) there are three new entries on the Events page:
Sun 17 Nov - Taunton Xmas Street Fair -on the main stage at 3:30
Mon 3 Dec – Open Mic – at The Club from 7:30
Fri 13 Dec – Bridgwater Xmas Tree Festival – at the Methodist Church at 6:30
See you there, TUSCovites!
Not stricky a TUSC thing but our hosts the Constitutional Club at Bishops Hull are putting on some gigs now and again and the first one will kick off with the FOS Brothers on the 24th August. See the Poster.