This week we had another email from a potential international uke-player who might pop into our club when travelling through London over the summer, which reminded me of the two fun visits we had earlier this year to our club.
Jean & Kugel, from the Bremer Ukulelenorchester arrived to brighten up one cold January night & were a delight to have join us. Both excellent musicians, they played mainly by ear & Jean even played bass for some of the evening (an instrument he said he’s never played before!). They joined some of us down the pub afterwards & have written up their London ukeing trip adventures on their club website under the title London – capital of uke !!!! (scroll down for the article – Google Translate is your friend if you don’t speak German). Do sign their Guestbook to say hello if you visit their site.
Bremer Ukulelenorchester playing a German folk song at the Bremen Maritime Week 2013 – An de Eck Steiht ‘n Jung Mit ‘n Tüddelband:
As always seems to happen, Chris & Rufus knew one of their members, Gerald, a regular at Hollesley.
The Bremer Ukulelenorchester has also had exchange visits with Tobbes Ukuleleorkester from Sweden, which sounds great fun.
The following week we were joined by Peter North, from Yonkers, New York, who’d been in Scotland for a family wedding, then travelled down to London for a few days of sightseeing by day & uke clubs by night! Again, another fine night ensued, with Peter handing round The Turtles’ Happy Together for us all to play & finished by giving us his swing rendition of Route 66, a song which Chris has subsequently written up for us to use as a barre chord exercise practice piece.
We’ve had a number of out-of-town visitors over the last few years, including several different ones from Australia & the States. So, if you’re holidaying or temporarily working in London & fancy popping in on a Tues eve for a free jamming session, do get in touch.
You’ll be most welcome!
Tobbes Ukuleleorkester Meets Bremer Ukulelenorchester – Jean Sings The Wild Rover: