The Thin White Ukes

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.


All Summer Long

ukulele ladiesIt’s still summer here in Melbourne and in places where it is winter, you have the summer to look forward to.

I wrote the following poem to remind everyone to make the most of it while you can, with your ukulele of course.

All Summer Long

Ukulele Lady, Rock-A-Hula Baby

On the Beach, Just Out of Reach

Of Big Boss Man, Get it While You Can

Let the Good Times Roll, Heart Full of Soul

Down by the Seaside, Roll with the Tide

Sea and Sand, Listen to the Band

Party all the Time, Come Rain, Come Shine

Crazy, Maybe, Blame it on a Ukulele

Play that Song, All Summer Long

Kat  (Apologies to all the song writers)

Bayside Ukes is Back for 2018!


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.

Seasons Greetings from Bayside Ukes


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

Charm of the Ukulele

The ukulele can take you on all kinds of musical journeys. Melbourne Indie Duo  Charm of Finches (sisters Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes) use the ukulele to great effect in their hauntingly beautiful song Sky Watching. The video was filmed in Victoria’s picturesque Otway National Park amongst the tree ferns and towering native trees and has a romantic yet strange ghostly feeling in a place where you might see spectres from a bygone era.

Ukulele Death Squad: Melbourne Gig

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.