July 2015 – Uke Mullum Turns 4


It was our 4th Birthday and also the last UKE NIGHT at The Courthouse Hotel after 4 years and 47 almost consecutive uke nights. We did it with TV Themes… with many memorable highlights, most of all, the theme from Laverne and Shirley with 3 Little Sisters who have all grown up. Cecilia Brandolini is now an accomplished singing star and still in year 12. Such a thrill to have the girls along… real talent is such a tangible and wondrous thing to behold.

Then there was of course Azo Bell… a master ukulelist and musician who enthralled everyone with his brief set. Some of the happy throng would prefer to be playing along of course though wasn’t not really an option. The N.R.U.O. acquitted themselves with aplomb and no music to be seen… (makes a certain Stu very proud). Glenn Campbell from the Raise The Roof Gospel Choir rose to the challenge and did a particularly good version of the theme from America’s Greatest Hero – ‘Believe It Or Not’.

Great crowd, great night with Rex Carter on drums charting his parts for 4 of the tunes. Massive effort also from Rod Coe also especially in the N.R.U.O’s TV mash up which is not for the lighthearted. Thanks as always to Luis Christia on sound and Deb on the door.

Big thanks to Laurie and Craig and all the staff from The Courthouse and Pete and staff from the Restaurant. We will always look back fondly at our time in the pub. Who knows we may come crawling back with our legs between our tails. Most of all thanks to you the ukers and Uke Night supporters who showed up and made the night so memorable just by coming together in song.

See pics from the night thanks to Lyn at Niche Picture here.

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