Well, we have been busy recently playing to help raise funds for two very worthwhile charities and having a whale of a time! We were hoping to play outside at the Vintage Fair but the weather decided otherwise and in the end we played amongst all the wonderful items on offer in the main tent to a lovely audience!
If you have not been to St Michaels Hospice Vintage Fair before put a note in your diary for next year, lots to see and do along with helping a very worthwhile Charity. Here we are enjoying ourselves.
Blue Bell Ridge RSPCA Cat rehoming Centre in Hastings is a joy to visit, The cats are so well cared for by the wonderful staff and volunteers and it was very difficult for the band, who are all animal lovers with quite a few of our own, not to come home with a new member of the family! If you are looking for a new cat to join your family, look no further. We enjoyed delicious cake with our tea and a great time was had by all. We have been invited to return to help them with their fund raising and we shall be very happy to do so. Lovely sunny day at this one!
Over the last few weeks we have enjoyed welcoming visitors to our Tuesday night Jam sessions. Rye has lots of festivals and lots of people come to the area on holiday so it is great when fellow ukulele players look us up. Recently Jeremy from Hanwell Ukulele Group came and played with us, a good time was had by all as usual and we hope that next time he is down this way he makes sure he is here on a Tuesday so he can join us again.
Here he is with a Rye Ukulele Festival 2016 badge, good man!
What a special day we had at Pevensey’s first Ukulele Festival! There is something very special about Ukulele groups, always a warm welcome and a feeling of family, our love of that little instrument binds us together! There were some great groups and we played into the afternoon. We also met a lot of our friends that had played at our festival this year and it was lovely to be told that Pevensey was another group that our festival in Rye had inspired to hold their own. I think as time goes on we will have a summer full of Ukulele Festivals in the South East and all I can say is Yaay!
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!
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 www.scallop.org.uk