Calling all budding or proficient ukulele players aged between 13- 19 years, living with a 10 mile radius of Rye.
Would you like to form your own group? Please get in touch with us here, or on our face book page and we will get you together. Or you can just turn up on a Tuesday evening at the Queens Head in Rye.
What a great afternoon we had in East Farleigh on Saturday, here we are after our set. Thank you for inviting us Caramellos!
We had a great time on Saturday playing outside Adams, as part of The Rye Arts Festival Opening Day Street Music. Many thanks to the most appreciative audience, we were all rocking and swaying! We cheekily put out our St Michaels Hospice collection buckets and were delight with the total of £76.63. Not bad for 1 hour! Thanks everyone.
We were a bit thin on the ground at this gig, who said holidays are allowed?! but we gave it our all, and enjoyed every minute…..except for when Bob broke a string…….its getting to be a bit of a habit. Mark came to the rescue with his version of Teenage Kicks.
To celebrate our 3rd birthday we held a fab little party at the Queens Head last night. It was truly one of the best playing nights we’ve had with a great turnout of established players and new members. Graham did us proud with an amazing Banjolele cake made of bread pudding with liquorice strings
and our gorgeous mascot Biggles got lots of fuss and left overs.
Thanks also to Jonathan for the wine and sandwiches. Pam’s friend also supplied us with a tray of spectacular cup cakes and Ian blew out almost all the candles.
In all a great night.
We are keeping our fingers crossed for fab weather this bank holiday weekend, especially when we play at The Dolphin pub in Lydd. Come along and support us on Sunday 3rd from 1pm.
Sadly Ruby in the Dust are no longer able to join us for the Rye Ukulele Festival.
Happily RUG from Cheriton, Folkestone have stepped into the breach and will be joining us on 24th May. We are now back to our full contingent of bands and we are looking forward to welcoming all the visiting musicians.
We have been astounded at the generosity of people in Rye and their helpfulness in supporting and sponsoring the first Rye Ukulele Festival.
One of the biggest thanks goes to Kirsty at www.purecreativedesign.net for her clever, colourful and eye-catching designs for the flyers, posters and banners. She has been patience personified with us and the results of her work are now spreading the news across the south east of England.
We’ll acknowledge the raffle prize benefactors when we have the full list.
Another big thank you must go to EDF energy who contributed funds for the town centre banners which will go up in the next week or so. We are also looking forward to supporting their’ Big Week’ in June by popping along to Dungeness for some Ukulele sessions.
Rye Town Council and Rother District Council have also agreed a generous sum of money towards our PA hire and marketing materials. I think their last words at the meeting were ‘come back next year for more’! We’ll hold them to that.
Thanks also to Concepts, The Queens Head and La Maison du vin for their advertising and to the Cinque Ports pub for all their work towards the big day.
Emails are flying backwards and forwards from the participating bands and everyone is very excited and looking forwards to the 24th May. Don’t forget to tell all your friends!