On Tuesday, January 29 at 7 pm, Bayside Ukes are back at the Hampton Community Centre.
As we head into our sixth year we plan to include some new and exciting songs that will sound great on the ukulele and will enhance everyone’s playing and singing skills.
This year there will also be plenty of opportunities for those who are raring to get out and perform with the group.
We are lucky enough to have many dedicated members, some of who play more than one instrument and are happy to share their knowledge with newcomers.
To get the most out of our sessions, we recommend that absolute beginners have some lessons before joining the group. Also see our Links page for online lessons. Beginners who can already play some basic ukulele chords will benefit greatly from playing with more experienced players and should improve quickly with our help.
We are a friendly bunch so don’t be afraid to come along and join us. It’s cheaper than a pint of beer or a glass of good wine and much more fun.
For more information on our sessions see the About section in the above menu.
Bayside Ukes has finished its sessions for the year. We’ve had a great year with several performances, the most memorable being the Sandy Village Festival in October.
A big thank you to all our members for making 2018 such a wonderful, fun year. Your enthusiasm for the ukulele is what it is all about.
Thank you also to all those who have supported this blog. It’s great to have an audience of fellow Ukulele lovers.
Just for fun here are a couple of festive songs that are just made for the ukulele. The first is performed by the fabulous Memphis Ukulele Band. The chords can be found on the Doctor Uke website. The second, being typically Aussie, is just plain silly. For a link to the ukulele chords click here.
Wishing everyone a very Happy Holiday with lots of ukulele joy.
Well we did it, and what a fun time we had. It was a beautiful day, with a sea breeze from the nearby Port Phillip Bay. The beach road is directly behind the Stage, hence the rumbling noises in the background of our song videos.
We were really lucky with the fine weather and there was a large audience. They seemed to enjoy our performance for which we are very thankful.
Here are a couple of our videos.
More videos of this day can be viewed on the Bayside Ukes YouTube channel. Just click here.
Bayside Ukes will be performing this coming Sunday at the Sandringham Village Festival on the main stage in Melrose Street at 2.00 pm.
This is a great chance for fellow ukers and those planning to take up the ukulele to come and see what we do. It should be great fun and we look forward to meeting other ukulele players.
The festival is run by the Sandy Village Traders to showcase their businesses with stalls, food and entertainment for people of all ages. It is the tenth anniversary of this popular Bayside event and we are glad to be included.
Bayside Ukes is raring to go in 2018. Hope all our members have had a great summer break and are looking forward to some more ukulele fun.
Tomorrow evening (Tuesday, January 30) our sessions will recommence at the Hampton Community Centre from 7.00 pm. New members are very welcome or if you are visiting our town just pop in.
Hope to see you all there.
Kat, Bayside Ukes Member.
Bayside Ukes has had a great year. We finished the last term with Performance Night playing some great group songs that we had been working on for a while. Well done everyone.
Thanks to everyone who did solos for our entertainment. It was wonderful to hear the contributions of songwriters and some new covers.
The performances were followed by drinks, snacks and lively conversation.
We look forward to more fun times in 2018, whether you are an old hand or fairly new to the ukulele.
Wishing our members and readers a very Happy Festive Season and New Year.
Kat, Bayside Ukes Member.
Bayside Ukes returns to the Hampton Community Centre on Tuesday, January 31 at 7 pm.
We hope everyone had a great holiday break and that you are all raring to play at our group sessions. Looking forward to seeing you all there. New members are always welcome.
Kat and Zilla, Bayside Ukes Members
Bayside Ukes will return to the Hampton Community Centre next week on Tuesday 12 July at 7pm.
New members are welcome to join our friendly group of ukulele players. Please be on time to register for the evening. The session will begin at 7:15 sharp and remember to bring your copy of The Ukulele Club Songbook and a music stand.
We hope everyone had a fabulous holiday break. If you have not picked up your ukulele because of too much holiday cheer, now is the time to start practising.
We would also like to thank those members of the group who gave up two days of their holiday to perform for two local groups of senior citizens. We all had a great time.
This term we plan to be doing more performances so get ready to learn some new songs.
The two ten week term dates for the second half of the year are:
TERM 3: 12th July – 13th September
TERM 4 : 4th October – 13th December
Happy New Year to all our members and Welcome to our new website.
It was wonderful to finish 2015 with the group and solo performances at our end of year party, and to see so many individual members entertain everyone with some new songs.
We look forward to many great ukulele sessions in 2016.
Term Dates For The First Half of 2016
Term 1: Tuesday 2nd February – Tuesday 22 March.
Term 2: Tuesday 12th April – Tuesday 21st June