Bayside Ukes Back for 2020

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Next week (Tuesday 28 January) Bayside Ukes sessions begin for 2020 from 7 PM at the Hampton Community Centre. It will be great to get together again to play our ukuleles and sing.

Now is the time to brush up on the songs we did last year and be ready to tackle some new material.

There is nothing like a bit of ukulele madness to make you feel good so come along. We look forward to welcoming any new members. (For more information see our About page).

Kat

Happy Holidays!

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Bayside Ukes has finished its sessions for 2019 after a great year of festivals and fun. Everyone has worked really hard to make our group performances enjoyable for all.

Now the weather is starting to warm up, many of our members will be preparing for the holiday season in sunny Melbourne or are off to far away places, hopefully with their trusty ukuleles.

We’ll be back in 2020 for more ukulele fun.

Where every you may be, whether it is beside a fire or on a beach, everyone at Bayside Ukes wishes you a very happy festive season, full of ukulele joy.

Happy Holidays!

Kat

I found this recent video by guitarist and ukulele player, Johannes Linstead performing his song Tropical Christmas. It was filmed in the beautiful Dominican Republic which reminds me of the islands of Northern Australia. Nothing like spending your holidays on a tropical island to inspire you to play the ukulele.

Bayside Ukes at the Sandy Village Festival 2019

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Bayside Ukes members had a wonderful time performing at the Sandy Village Festival last Sunday. Despite the slight drizzle, the audience seemed to be enjoying themselves.

Thank you to everyone in the group for their hard work. Another big thank you to our terrific audience and to all the group members, family and friends who came to see our performance.

Finally we would like to thank the Sandringham Village Traders for including us in their music line-up. Bayside Ukes really appreciates their support and we are glad to be a part of such  a great festival.

Below are a couple of videos from our performance. More can be found on Bayside Ukes You Tube channel by clicking here.

Kat

Bayside Ukes to Play 2019 Sandy Village Festival

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Bayside Ukes members are all excited to be invited back for this years Sandringham Village Festival on Sunday, 27 October. We have been busy rehearsing and have some new songs to add to our repertoire.

This year we will be supported by our fantastic drummer, George and have a guest bass player, Anton.

Come and support the Sandy Village Traders and join in the fun and activities from 10am till 4pm. Entertainment will continue in Melrose Street until 5pm.  You can check out Bayside Ukes on the main stage. We look forward to seeing you there.

Kat

Bayside Ukes at the Hills Ukulele Festival 2019

Bayside Ukes had a fun day on Sunday performing at the Hills Ukulele Festival, held at the Emerald Primary School in Emerald, Victoria.  The weather was perfect, with sunshine and a light mountain breeze.  It was a pleasant drive through the hills and lots of people had made the trip to attend the event.

Bayside Ukes members enjoyed performing nine songs on the main stage for an appreciative audience. Thank you to everyone for your hard work with the rehearsals and for your good humour.

The festival was very relaxed and it was enjoyable seeing the other groups who were programmed throughout the day.  There was great food and coffee and a ukulele market place that was very popular.

Thank you Dan and Emerald Primary School for hosting a wonderful festival.  We had a wonderful time and will definitely put it in our calendar for next year.

Kat

Misty Mountain Hop Where the Ukuleles Fly

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If the bustle and stress of city life is getting you down there is nothing like a change of scenery to refresh the spirit, especially were there are multitudes of ukuleles. That’s a good reason to head to the Dandenong Ranges for the Hills Ukulele Festival next weekend.

On Sunday May 19 at 11am Bayside Ukes will be playing on the main stage at Emerald Primary School. For more information see the previous post on this website.

Here’s a song to get you in the mood for a trip to the hills.

We’ll be packing our ukes for the misty mountains, up to hills where the ukulele spirit flies! Come and join us.

Kat

Hills Ukulele Festival 2019

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Only two weeks until the Hills Ukulele Festival in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges.  As you can see, Bayside Ukes is amongst some great company on the above poster.

Those of us in Bayside Ukes, who are taking part, have been practicing hard and we will be playing some fun songs to get everyone’s feet tapping. Our set is on Sunday, May 19 at 11 am on the main stage.

The following flyer gives the location and some of the activities to found at the festival.

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There will be lots of ukulele performers and it should be a very enjoyable weekend’s entertainment. For bookings and other information go to the HUF website.

Hope to see you there.

Kat