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.
(There is a Course Enrolment form in the Bayside Ukes entry on the Hampton Community Centre website that does not apply to us and we are trying to rectify this issue. We do not run classes and there is no need to complete this enrolment form. We are a not for profit group with only a small charge per session to cover the insurance and Hall hire costs for the centre and we collect this on the night. New members can email us directly at email@example.com or just come to a session.)
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.
Melbourne’s wonderful David Bowie Ukulele Tribute Band, The Thin White Ukes performed at the recent Port Fairy Folk Festival and have featured in a story on the ABC News with a great video of them doing Bowie’s Ashes to Ashes live. Here is the link.
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
Here’s the wonderful Taimane Gardner and Jazzy Jazz with a festive tune to get you in the mood
Adelaide’s Ukulele Death Squad (website ) are coming to Melbourne for a gig and workshop on 28 November at the Open Studio in Northcote. It should be a lot of fun. Here is link to get tickets: Tickets
They are also playing at the Newport Bowls Club (24 Nov) and the Queenscliff Music Festival (25 Nov).
Check out their latest video of Paris On a Train.
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