Tag Archives: Pratts Bottom

Pratts Bottom Village Fete May 2018

This year’s fete saw the rain start just as we started performing! But we remained largely dry under the marquee, playing two sets of twelve songs in each half, each around forty-five minutes.

PLUC at Pratts Bottom Village Fete, Sat 12 May 2018

PLUC at Pratts Bottom Village Fete, Sat 12 May 2018

Band members are: front row L – R – Chris, Jeanette & Rufus; middle row L – R – Bob, Andrew & Steve; back row L – R – Colin, Dave & Marie. Here we are with our version of Lady Madonna:

During our interval, Colin’s band Famous Last Words played a forty minute set, culminating with a rocking version of the theme tune to Fireball XL5 from their lead singer & mandolinist, another Dave.

Our loyal but rather soggy audience including PLUC member Dave P & his wife, Chris, plus their mates – yet another Dave & his wife – remained under their brolleys for the second half, even managing to grab a couple of video clips of us. In keeping with the day’s theme, this one is a Chas ‘n’ Dave stalwart, Ain’t No Pleasing You:

As ever, we’re available for charity events, ukulele festivals and private bookings, so do get in touch if you’d like us to perform for you.

We hope to get more videos up of us playing on our WebmasterPLUC YouTube channel.


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Pratts Bottom Village Fete May 2017

Once again we had a very enjoyable afternoon performing at the Pratts Bottom Village Fete. The rain held off & things weren’t as windy as last year!

Here are a few photos of us between sets. As always, we’re available for bookings so contact us if you’d like us to perform at your event.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Leave a comment

Posted by on May 29, 2017 in PLUC News & Info


Tags: , , , ,

Pratts Bottom Village Fete May 2016

This year saw fine weather for our annual Pratts Bottom Village Fete gig so Chris arranged for us to be outside under a gazebo, instead of indoors in the Village Hall.

The wind proved an entertaining challenge: whilst we had remembered to bring pegs to ensure our songsheets stayed in place, Bob’s music stand decided to swing round like the sail of a boat &, at times, Colin had to hold down his pages with his foot – an interesting new playing technique!

We had an excellent day. Andrew has caught some of our setting up, clearing down and the obligatory post gig drinks in the local hostelry in this set of photos: Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on May 9, 2016 in PLUC News & Info


Tags: , , , ,

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:


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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:


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Pratts Bottom Village Fete May 2013

Today saw another appearance for PLUC’s performing group at the Pratts Bottom Village Fete, on the border of Greater London & Kent. Chris based us in the Village Hall instead of the originally planned outside stage on the Green, which proved wise, as there were several downpours during the afternoon.

We played two sets & hope that the community raised plenty of funds for their charity work. Here are a selection of photos from our session. Thanks to Jo for taking them & the videos from the day:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

1 Comment

Posted by on May 11, 2013 in PLUC News & Info


Tags: , ,