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Croydon Ukulele Festival 2016 – Sat

Saturday 5th March saw day one of Croydon’s inaugural ukulele festival.

Maria was the first of our number to arrive, attending the Mass Busk practice at midday, which she found very useful. I met up with her & the other players around 1.30pm outside the Whitgift Shopping Centre for the al fresco busk. Luckily they’d thought to erect a marquee, as it was rainy, & we nabbed the last two (front row!) seats. We worked our way through the songbook of well-known numbers for about an hour to a small but appreciative audience of soggy shoppers. Our fingers were pretty numb from the cold by the end but it was a fun gig!

We grabbed a hasty lunch then dashed back to the daytime venue – the Green Dragon pub along the central High Street – to catch the last part of the set from the Berkhamsted Ukulele Random Players (BURP). Here they are with their version of Jesse J’s Price Tag (filmed at a previous gig by John O’Sullivan): Read the rest of this entry »

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PLUC Member’s Choice 2013 – Richard

Richard T explains:

There are lots of songs I have enjoyed but I think Dr Jazz is the one that shows off Chris’s instrumental skills and the vocal impact of Rufus.

It’s certainly one of my favourites & always makes me smile to hear it! Here’s an excerpt of us performing it at a recent gig:

 
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Posted by on December 11, 2013 in Members' Items, PLUC - Songs We Play

 

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Pratts Bottom Village Fete May 2013 – Part 3

Here is the second extract from our performance at the fete. This time you’ll find us on ukes, banjos & bass, with Rufus in fine voice, playing another of our favourites – Joe ‘King’ Oliver’s 1926 composition, Doctor Jazz:

 

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Pratts Bottom Village Fete May 2013 – Part 2

Here is a short extract from the first set at our recent performance.

Amongst our more lively numbers – such as I Wanna Be Like You, Ain’t No Pleasing You, Dedicated Follower Of FashionDoctor Jazz, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, What Made Milwaukee Famous & Coney Island Washboard – one of our most popular numbers is this gentle rendition of the lovely Va Pensiero, from Verdi’s Nabucco:

 

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