What a beautiful evening for our club summer party bash Friday evening! This year we combined our 4th Birthday Party with the event and Ali produced a wonderful cake along with various cup cakes for us all to enjoy as well, yum!
A great evening was had by all with lots of uke playing and games and as soon as we were replete with picnics and a sherbet or two some great separate performances and sing a longs!
What a great time we had at Doddington Uke Fest on Saturday, We had sunshine right up until late afternoon and it was great sitting in the gardens at the George Inn. We really enjoyed watching all the other bands, it just goes to show how diverse the Ukulele is! A big thank you to Bob, Marianne and all at Doddington for arranging such a lovely day!
Check out our Facebook page for the video of our set!
We wanted to keep you updated on a change we are making to our Tuesday evening meetings. We are starting to rotate our well know Pick, Play, Pass Jam evenings with practice sessions for the Players in preparation for the upcoming events we have been asked to play at during the year. Starting next Tuesday 17th May, we will be practicing songs for the sets only. Tonight and every other Tuesday, meetings will remain Pick, Pass, Play and we welcome any visiting ukulelists or any one who is wanting to learn . If anyone is thinking of learning and would like to chat to someone about it please contact us here, or email Justinebenbar@yahoo.com, or just come along on a PPP evening and see what you think, we always have room for more in our happy band!
Another 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!
There’s a busy weekend ahead for the Experiment. Saturday from 12.30ish we will be performing in the beautiful gardens at Little Orchard House in West Street, Rye and on Sunday you can find us at Fair Fest. Playing at the Fairlight Recreation Ground in Commanders Walk from around 3.30pm. Come along and enjoy the sunshine and the ukes.
Pam, Graham and Justine, three of our members, are just back from the Big Busk at the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain in Imperial Gardens, Cheltenham.
“ We met over 1,000 uke players from all over the world to play from this years songbook. It was a wonderful weekend, with lots of jamming and a chance to pick up some new skills at the various workshops. We also watched an amazing variety of well-known performers from around the globe including The Mother Ukers, Craig Chee, Tomoko Sato, the phenomenal Taimane and the hilarious Hot Potato Syncopators. There was a lot of Haloah-ing going on!”