The Gloucestershire Ukuladies
A little bit about ourselves...
The Gloucestershire Ukuladies all belong to at least one, if not more of the Ukulele clubs, based in Cheltenham, Stroud, Gloucester, Churchdown and Northleach. We regularly perform with all these clubs as a mixed group. However in February 2013 the chance came to perform at a local Ukulele festival in the Forest of Dean as a ladies only group - the main aim was to give us girls a chance to perform on our own for a change and 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..
Sometimes playing alongside other Ukulele bands and sometimes just on our own, 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. A modest donation to our petrol funds is all we ask- 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!
For the past 5 years, Cheltenham has been the host to the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain - click here to see more about this amazing event.
Every year, in addition to the marvellous professional acts, the festival puts 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 certain Wednesday evenings in St Pauls' church hall, Shurdington. We usually take a break in high summer and mid winter.
See Contact page for practice nights and how to get in touch....
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....
5 ladies, 5 ukuleles
& our bassist!
You just missed us at:
Taurus Crafts - Sunday 1st December
Woodmancote Local History Group Christmas party -
Monday, 2nd December
Ukestroud - Thursday 5th December
St Lawrence church Christmas Tree festival - Saturday 7th December
Shurdington Friendship club - Friday 20th December