Uke newcomers needed


Hello! We are the Brockley Ukulele Group, and we are looking for new female vocalists – we’ve had a bit of a baby boom recently, which has taken its toll on our regular line-up.

We are basically looking for someone who has a decent singing voice, and either plays the ukulele or is willing to learn, and who is interested in playing gigs with us, potentially including doing lead vocals on a handful of songs.

Just to give you a bit more info about what to expect if you’re considering getting involved: we are an easygoing bunch, with eclectic music tastes. We practice every Sunday 5-7pm, usually in Brockley, sometimes at the Amersham Arms in New Cross. We play at the Amersham Arms on the second Sunday of every month: the format for those gigs is that we hand out copies of our “Uke Box” to the audience – a list of about 60 songs – and they shout out the numbers of the songs they want us to play.

We also usually play several local festivals during the summer. We’ve had lots of requests to play at weddings, parties, festivals outside London, and even a few TV shows, but so far we’ve turned almost all of them down. We are thinking we might say yes to a few more things in the future, though. We basically choose our gigs based on how much fun we think they’ll be to play! Recently we’ve had some very interesting offers for high profile events, and that is why we really want one or two new female vocalists on board as soon as possible. 

We’ve been asked to play at the Thames Festival (which is part of the Cultural Olympiad) in early September, and ideally we’d want our new member(s) to play at that, so we have a four month countdown starting about now… If you are interested, please email us at brockleyukegroup@gmail.com and please pass this on to anyone else you know who might be interested – thanks!

10 comments:

fong said...

Does anyone in the group teach? I was thinking of signing up to the Duke of Uke classes but they're too far from where I work for it to be convenient. I've got an OK singing voice, probably not good enough to join just yet...

Naomi said...

Hi fong - no, we don't give lessons, although so many people have asked that we might have to organise a couple of beginner tutorials. In the meantime, if you drop us an email at brockleyukegroup@gmail.com I can send you links to some good online resources (including tutorials), and details of our open practices.

Naomi said...

Hi fong - no, we don't give lessons, although so many people have asked that we might have to organise a couple of beginner tutorials. In the meantime, if you drop us an email at brockleyukegroup@gmail.com I can send you links to some good online resources (including tutorials), and details of our open practices.

Inquisitive said...

Are you the guy who writes in the Guardian??

Anonymous said...

Hope you're being paid for the Thames Festival!
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/olympics/olympic-news/olympic-musicians-told-work-for-free-7639875.html?origin=internalSearch
MU have urged everyone to ensure they are paid for any work.

Anonymous said...

What guy who writes in the Guardian?

Anonymous said...

S/he means Tim Dowling

pip said...

Tim Dowling plays the banjo, not the ukulele.

Anonymous said...

Bit twee innit?

How about calling it 'Mungford & Sons.'?

Anonymous said...

http://salwasmusic.com/ Uke player and vocalist.

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