The Gloucestershire Ukuladies
A little bit about ourselves...
The Gloucestershire Ukuladies came into being in February 2013, when the chance came to perform at a local Ukulele festival in the Forest of Dean as an all female group - the main aim was to give us girls a chance to perform in our own right and to have a little fun along the way. Despite a few nerves, our performance was so well received that night, we decided to carry on and haven't looked back since..
We play a wide repertoire of well known songs and try to make them our own, through a combination of ever-expanding range of ukuleles, singing styles, actions and audience participation. Our fee is modest - although coffee and cake is always welcome!
Follow this link to find out what our audiences have to say about us and this one, if you'd like to get in touch regarding the Ukuladies performing for you!
Cheltenham hosted the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain for several years.
Every year, in addition to the marvellous professional acts, the festival put out a challenge to us amateurs to show what we can do. Videos are made, votes are cast and prizes are awarded - 2014 saw the Ukuladies win with their hawaiian version of the Andrews sisters song "Don't sit under the Apple Tree"!
Click below to see us on Youtube -
If you've been playing for a while and think you'd like to join the Ukuladies, please do come along and join us for a rehearsal - no strings attached and no pun intended!
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday afternoons (mostly) in Woodmancote, near Cheltenham.
See Contact page for practice sesions and how to get in touch....
WE'RE CURRENTLY SEEKING A LADY BASSIST, AS OUR LOVELY SOPHIE HAS TO LEAVE US FOR PASTURES NEW....
IN OCTOBER 2013, the Ukuladies were asked to perform at a charity concert at St John the Baptist church in Edge. We were quite taken aback to be met by actress and Loose Women regular, Lisa Maxwell, who was acting as compere that evening. By the end of the night, not only was Lisa introducing our songs but singing along with us as well! We often wonder if Lisa was inspired to take up the ukulele....
4 ladies, 4 ukuleles,
& our bassist!
Thursday 27 October - Besocial,
Friday 25 November - Friday Club, Painswick Town Hall.
Wednesday 30 November - Lefroy Court,
You just missed us at:
Tuesday 12 July - Cheltenham Supper Club Summer Event, Prestbury.