There’s a new book on the Songbooks page now: Book Zero Iteration One. Why Iteration One? Good question. It’s because Book Zero is for the lost souls. The songs that for one reason or another end up orphaned from the regular books. As more songs get updated or changed, so Book Zero will grow to accommodate them.
The, erm, graffiti’d songbooks have been cleaned and reuploaded. Um… I had been uploading my personal annotated copies and, it turns out, I am a naughty schoolboy when it comes to margins.
Now you know how much I like Go West.
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
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.