Category Archives: Ali Catt & Co

Playing for scallops


Tuesday night at the Queens took on a distinctly fishy feeling this week.  We were delighted to be able to join in with the Rye Scallop Festival and added to our usual repertoire a dozen or so sea-themed songs in keeping with the evening.

Amongst the players were the full Ukulele Orchestra and several first time performers.  During the evening there were also special spots from the ‘Au Reservoir’ Jazz trio, The Ukulele Ladies, Ali Catt and Bob and the Good Ole Boys.  See pics below courtesy of Geoff Kempson and Kevin Hall.

Thanks to Jon and his team at the Queens Head for the yummy scallops and thanks also to the brilliant support from our audience and their generosity towards St Michael’s Hospice when the hat went round.

Ali Catt and Friends
Au Reservoir
The Ukulele Ladies
Bob and the Good Ole Boys
The Rye Ukulele Experiment




Rye Bay Scallop Week 20th – 28th February

rye-bay-scallop-weekAnother load of scallops rolls around again.  It doesn’t seem a year!

To celebrate 2016 the Rye Ukulele Experiment will be performing their famous fish themed set list (well fish, beach, seaside, water – anything we can think of really) at the Queens Head in Rye on Tuesday 23rd February 2016.   There will also be special ‘spots’ throughout the evening for Ali Catt & Co, Bob and the good old boys, Au Reservoir and the Ukulele Ladies.

We will kick off at 7.30pm with all welcome to pop in and listen.  Jonathan will also be serving some scallop/fishy themed nibbles during the evening to get us in the mood.  As the local saying goes – It’s shucking time again!

For full details of the festival go to

A wild, Wild Boar Night


Pig’s Can’t Fly, Pigs Can’t Swim, Wild Boar, Little Piggies and much, much more………………

What a great night at the Queens. Piggy themed songs, toy boars and little honking toys (or was that just Ken?) we turned the pub into pig paradise.  Thanks to Jon and his staff for the baby Boar burgers and other tasty treats too.

It was good to get all the newer members along to join in, sorry you got sat at the back guys.  Good too to give the various offshoots of the Rye Ukulele Experiment an opportunity to perform their specialities.


Ali Catt performed some superb solos, the Ukulele Ladies – with Justine, Pam and Heidi harmonised perfectly.


Mrs Hall’s Boys thrashed out some joyful jazz and Bob and the Good Old boys – featuring Bob Page finished off the evening with their own style of rock.

And last but not least we raised a lovely sum of money for the St Michael’s Hospice fund – so massive thanks to all.

photo credit – Rose Kempson






We are all geared up for a great Piggy Performance on Tuesday 27th October at the Queens Head, Landgate, Rye.  We’ll be kicking off at 7.30pm and the really exciting thing is that we have a number of new members looking forward to performing for the first time.  Come along and support them please.

Our set will include all the usual favourites sprinkled with some Piggy themed songs and we will, of course, include our famous ‘Wild Boar’ number.    Look out for specials from Mrs Hall’s Boys, The Ukulele Ladies, Ali Catt and not forgetting Bob’s good old boys. 

It should be a good night. 


This year’s Maritime Festival was a perfect afternoon.  Bright blue skies, hot sunshine, a waterside venue and our own little camp where we set up a bar and picnic to keep us going through the afternoon.

The Orchestra played their usual toe-tapping sets but, for the first time, we were pleased to introduce three new feature sections from the Ukuladies, Ali Catt & Co and Mrs Hall’s Buoys. 


The Rye Ukulele Orchestra


The Ukuladies


Ali Catt & Co


Mrs Hall’s Buoys

Our thanks go to all who supported us by throwing money in the St Michael’s Hospice bucket.  We raised a considerable sum of money – yet to be confirmed.  We’re also grateful to all those who stopped to listen and gave us such great rounds of applause.  Lastly thanks to the organisers for such a wonderful event.