Sunday, 30 March 2014

BEGINNERS UKULELE WORKSHOP Tues 1st April 7pm:


Ukulele Beginner to Rockstar in 2 Hours.
BEGINNERS UKULELE WORKSHOP Tues 1st April 7pm: 


At The Northern Ukuleles, everyone welcome. 

- No ukulele experience required. 
- Loaner ukuleles Supplied for those who just want to have a go and try out playing ukulele. 
- No Booking required. 


WHEN: Tuesday 1st April, 7pm to 9pm 

COST: A couple of Gold Coins Donation to The NUkes (The Northern Ukuleles) 

WHERE: The Old Spot Hotel, Dining Room, 1955 Main North Road Salisbury. 

SUPPLIED: Lesson Notes + LOAN ukuleles if you do not own one yet. 

Learn the FOUR Essential Rhythm Strums. 

Learn the FIVE Essential Chords to get you playing. 
Practice Tips to get you playing FAST. 
You WILL be playing songs on the night. 

Find your "Inner Rockstar" and let them loose on ukulele 

The NUkes aka The Northern Ukuleles Club 
Meets EVERY Tuesday night 7 - 9pm, everyone welcome from beginner to advanced. 
Beginners Class First Held Tuesday of the Month.Intermediate/Advanced Ukulele Held in the Main Dining Room.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Beginner Ukulele Workshop Tuesday 4th Feb, Old Spot Hotel.

BEGINNERS UKULELE WORKSHOPThe 1st Tuesday of the month is usually beginner night, this can get a bit tedious for you experienced NUkers.

So what I propose we will do next Tuesday is split into 2 groups. 

I'll give the beginners a two hour workshop to coach them on a bit, 

and all you experienced NUkers can jam out what you want, practise old or try new songs, be ready to step up to the mic and lead a song or two.

BEGINNERS UKULELE WORKSHOP
Beginner to Rockstar in 2 Hours.
WHEN: Tuesday 4th Feb, 7pm to 9pm
COST: A couple of Gold Coins Donation to The NUkes (The Northern Ukuleles)
WHERE: The Old Spot Hotel, Dining Room, 1955 Main North Road Salisbury.

Learn the FOUR Essential Rhythm Strums.
Learn the FIVE Essential Chords to get you playing.
You WILL be playing songs on the night.
Find your "Inner Rockstar"

Thursday, 23 January 2014

The Northern Ukuleles have Aussie-fied our set for Australia DayCelebrations

The Northern Ukuleles are Performing at Salisbury's Australia Day Celebrations Sunday 26th, Carisbrook Park, 10 am on the main Stage.

We have slightly Aussie-fied our set for the day.
Home Amongst The Gum Trees,
8 Days a Week,
I Still Call Australia Home,
I want to be like you,
To Her Door,
Folsom Prison Blues,
Bring Me Sunshine,
Waltzing Matilda.

NUkers be there by 9:45 AT THE LATEST ready to rock at 10am.
Cheers CC

Monday, 13 January 2014

NUkes 14/1/14 More Australiana, Daydream Believer and More More More

Tuesday night 14/1/14 7pm at The Old Spot Hotel Salisbury  Ukulele Gathering.
The Monkees Daydream Believer
And  More Australiana preparation for Australia Day Gig
Botany Bay
Waltzing Matilda
Home Amongst The Gum Trees


Monday, 6 January 2014

NUkes starts again for 2014

Happy 2014 new year NUkes.

We kick off 2014 Tonight, Tuesday 7th, 7pm Dining room of The Old Spot Hotel. Salisbury SA.

Tonight a refresher in beginner basics, some Australian songs and a Special Guest Teacher Chris Bodey of NSW' Denni Ukes.

Cheers CC

Thursday, 2 January 2014

The Turtles - Happy Together, learn to play it on Ukulele at The NUkes Tuesday 7th Jan

OK Ukers of The Northern Ukuleles Group please brush up on this song before the Tuesday 7th NUkes night, 

the chords are Dm, C, Bb, A7, D, Am

We have a guest teacher in Chris Bodey from the deniukemuster.org dropping by.

Cheers CC

Monday, 30 December 2013

DEMO: The Ohana SK-350G is an All Solid Koa Wood Soprano with Abalone Binding. Enjoy Ken Middleton playing the piece 'The Gypsy Rover.'

Video of Ken Middleton playing the top of the range Ohana Ukuleles  SK-350G Soprano Ukulele.
Enjoy CC.

P.S. Ohana translated mean "family"  and their Ukuleles do seem to embody that comfortable at home feel, so their name suits their product.

I might bring it along to the next NUkes on the 7th for a bit of a "Show and Tell" which usually ends up being "Touch and Play and Pass it around"   ;-) cheers CC

Ohana Ukuleles (A family business based in Hawaii) make some very nice ukuleles indeed.
From their $80 entry level ukuleles to their top of the Range 350 Series its hard to find anything disappointing.

The Ohana SK-350G is an All Solid Koa Wood Soprano with Abalone Binding.  Enjoy Ken Middleton playing the piece 'The Gypsy Rover.'





Thursday, 17 October 2013

The Northern Ukuleles are having their first birthday, Come Celebrate with us at The NUkes Open Mic Night.



The Northern Ukuleles are having their first birthday.

Come Celebrate with us at The NUkes Open Mic Night.

Tuesday 29th October 7pm till Late.

Old Spot Hotel (Rear Dining Room)
1955 Main North Road Salisbury.

Love to see you there,
Bring your ukulele, your voice, your enthusiasm, your smile and if you like a Song to Share/ Perform

Thanks CC AKA Sir Fez Patterson.

Monday, 3 June 2013

The Northern Ukuleles meets tonight 4th June @ 7pm

Quick Reminder that The Northern Ukuleles meets tonight 4th June @ 7pm 
Dining Room of The Old Spot Hotel, Main North Road, Salisbury South Australia.

This is a Beginners/Intermediate week,
Advanced Ukulele Night next Week


I am throwing into the Ring this week;
Sunday Morning by Maroon 5,
500 Miles by The Proclaimers,

Plus more rehearsal on the repertoire;
Get ready to keep working on Love Potion Number 9, Love is Easy by McFly and Hotel California By The Eagles 


--
Cheers CC

Christopher Carr
The Ukulele Trading Co Australia: The Popup Music Shop
Purveyors Of Fine New & Vintage Ukuleles,
Ukulele Setups and Lessons, both Private and Group.
http://theukuleletradingcoaustralia.blogspot.com.au
http://www.facebook.com/TheUkuleleTradingCoAustralia
Book the Popup Music Shop for your Community Event or Corporate Workshop.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Successful Advanced Ukulele Night wuth the UBass and Cajon Drum Rockin

We Launched the Advanced NUkes nights last Tuesday the 28th and what a great night we had at The Old Spot Hotel.

Two new members Leanne and Michael (Kevin) rolled up, talk about deep end, but they had fun, we always do, and will be back.

We tried out the NEW Kala UBass solid Body (above right) and it was great! We also discovered that Adam M was a Bass player in his high school years.  He took to the UBass like a duck to water.  Carol brought along her Cajon Drum, which sounded BadAss.

Having a Drum and Bass to keep the rhythm pumping made it al lot fuller sounding, and no one "lost the one".

Kelly showed she has a great set of pipes singing Maroon 5's Sunday Morning..

Carol tried to teach us a song with 17 chords, "Sit down and write myself a letter" 17 Chords THATS A NOVEL not a letter.

The Two Roys kept on teaching the McFly Song Love is easy, those quick chord changes in the chorus not so easy.  Secret of a good pop song... make it sound easy to play!

Also Love Potion Number 9, The two Roys were in fine form, that songs a keeper for The NUkes Repertoire I would guess.

So its Beginners 1st and 3rd Tuesday Nights, Advanced Ukulele on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday nights.