With all the extra preparation for Ballina, I didn’t really have the brain space to come up with a theme title for June 2019 UKE NIGHT in Mullum. Clelia Adams was back and in fine form and we had… not 1, not 2, but 3 songs lead by Erina Leech from our Monday night Mullum Uke Club
We had a bunch of songs that were made famous by Linda Ronstadt, The Eagles, Carole King then a few eclectic bits and pieces. It all hung together really well and though the inclement weather kept people away, we had a great evening of self made music and frivolity. Final songbook attached below.
See the video here: SET 1| SET 2 there’s a few jerky moments though generally a good stream. Thanks to Rod Coe on bass, Jason Caspen on drums and Evan Sun on guitar and mandolin. Big thanks also to Luis on sound and Samb on the live stream.
This was a great night of music and hanging out together. We had a problem with our internet speed and unfortunately most of the first set was lost though luckily we recorded two songs… Set one | Set twoWe loved learning these Elton John & Bernie Taupin songs… it was a great month capped of by seeing ‘Rocketman’ on the weekend after Uke Night at the flicks. We felt like we knew Elton personally. Nice work Erina and Mak and very special mention to Rosie who really excelled with ‘I’m Still Standing’.
Yep… Due to Anzac day activities… 2 Up, UKE NIGHT was moved to Friday. All in all it was a great evening. It was nice to some young kids in the audience having a go. Thanks to all involved Tim Stokes, Clelia Adms, Erina Leech, Roise, Jamie on Drums , Rod on Bass, Luis and Deb and Ash.
We had a lot of fun – Here see for your self: SET 1 | SET 2
What a fun night. It was so great to have the crew from Evans Head along and a contingent from Lennox head. The simple songs, chords and keys attracted a lost of newbies (and kept a few of the regulars away… though they just may have been out of town… who knows.)
Jamie Pattugalin on drums, Roddy Coe on bass with special guests Chris Cook on guitar and fiddle and the wonderful Clelia Adams. A winning combo. Lot’s of fun had by all.
What a surprise this UKE NIGHT was. Everyone agreed it was a great selection of songs, although not the easiest to play, many memories were stirred up and there was a great feeling in the room.
The band was relaxed and hardly missed a beat. The Amazing Kate Gittins who played keys, flute, clarinet and accordion was remarkable as was the smiling Jaime Pattugalin with his snappy drumming and the ever solid Rod Coe holding down the bottom end with both electric and acoustic bass.
Miss Amber slayed her tunes and although young Rose (15 YO) had a head cold, she still impressed everyone with her soulful stage presence and confidence.
Erina Leech – Sad Song Erina she calls herself was up next. Erina voice has a unique earthy quality. She touched our hearts when she sang two modern tunes – Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol and I Wasn’t Expecting that by Jamie Lawson.
Clelia Adams is always a powerhouse vocalist. Still recovering from brain surgery in the last 12 months it really takes it out of her to perform… and yet perform she does, winning over the crowd with her singing and her funny jokes. We love Clel who has been a regular at Uke Night since year one back in 2011. In fact she will be back next month for Back to Basics with another favourite, Multi Instrumentalist Chris Cook.
Thanks again to all of you who attended the evening, Club Mullum for hosting the event, Luis and Deb for sound, Ash on the door and Samb Brown for the live stream. Check out the night here:
What a glorious start to the year. With Ash Bell and Sara Tindley as guest vocalists, Jamie Pattugalin on drums and Rod Coe on bass with new comer Anni Di Groot on Viola and Violin. A really enjoyable two sets of music that peaked with Toto’s Africa, followed by Elton John’s I’m Still Standing.
There were many great moments, Rosie killed her two tunes and Miss Amber had a great night also. Val Hogson’s ‘better half’ Barry has made two tenor guitars and after much trial and error has found the correct stings to be able to tune to standard ‘C’ ukulele Tuning. Stu played Jim Croce‘s Time In A Bottle on the ‘BAZ’ and it wasn’t too shabby. Actually a very beautiful instrument to play. Great intonation and surprisingly not too much of a stretch. This song was chosen by the 1000th subscriber to the Youtube Channel – Colleen Crawford who also landed Stu his current regular teaching job. There was a hush in the room.
Click these links for the live streams of the evening (big thanks to Samb). SET 1 | SET 2
This was the final official UKE NIGHT of 2018 and a good chance to choose our favourite songs from the year. Miss Gittins on wind and Roddy Coe on bass were on board along with Evan Sun on other stringed things and we were thrilled to have Jaime Pattagalin back on drums.
The setlist was largely chosen by the Uke Mullum Community and was a very well rounded selection of quality tunes with a varying degree of difficulty. It was a lovely way to wrap up the year.
This was an open theme for the Uke Mullum Community to choose songs they most like to play… There was quite a few suggestions that came in and the result was a nice eclectic mix. The one thing I learned from the exercise is that it’s not easy to make an all inclusive easy to play and sing-a-long songbook. Everyone has such varied music listening experiences. We also issued the turkey in the Straw challenge… some great lyrics written by Terry Flatley and Val Hodgson, though no one seemed to be up to speed with the melody… what a shame. Stu did however manage to create a solo version fo the piece and is still able to perform it at a moderate tempo. (Hoorah!)
Though the numbers were down (as they often are at this time of the year). all those in attendance had a fun time. Jason Caspen was ill and couldn’t make the evening so there were no drums and the ukes were ringing out.
Special guest Chris Aronsten supplied some wonderful fiddle and a little mandolin as well as some fine harmonies with our Roddy on bass (Rod Coe). Thanks to Erina Leech for lovely renditions of ‘Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head’ and Nora Jones ‘ Don’t Know Why’. The live stream was done with the old iPhone 7… sound is a bit muddy sorry. But here you go. SET 1 | SET 2
If you would like the songbook so you can strum along, click here. The Turkey in The Straw files are available on that link as well.
Final Songbook Updated 28.09.18 18:30pm get access here
Hello dear Patrons. Heartfelt thanks for your support in keeping this monthly community event alive. Thanks to those of you came along to Club Mullum on the night and those of you who tuned in to our youtube channel for the live stream: SET 1 | SET 2
This month was 90S UKE NIGHT… we had a great night. Big thanks to Kate Gittins on wind and squeezebox, Evan Sun on Guitar, Jason Caspen on drums and Julian Smith on bass.
It was great to have local and international Country Music Queen – Clelia Adams back as special guest vocalist. Ever resilient and versatile, ‘Clel’ has been recovering after a major operation and was excited to be performing some some non-country repertoire with us.
Sadly the amazing musical artist of Irish descent Áine Tyrrell (pronounced ‘Onya’) couldn’t make it on the night due to being hospitalized with medical complications. We hear she is OK just needs time to take it easy and recover. We’ll have to try again when she is back in good health.
The final songbook of what we performed is attached below. Hear the tunes by the original artist in our Spotify Playlist
Thanks to everyone whom came to 80’s UKE NIGHT. There were a lot of regulars away, though many new faces and even some welcome little people. It was a great night. Don’t take my word for it. Check it out for yourself: SET 1 | SET 2