Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to the blog for Bay City Ukers! We are a ukulele club who started meeting in February 2011, and now meet up about once a month at the Golf Club, off Nelson Road, Whitstable. The idea was to create a uke group for people living on the coastal strip of East Kent who found it hard to get to groups in the more central towns.

Playing ukulele has become an extremely popular pastime again over the last few years and uke groups are appearing everywhere. Each is different but ours focuses on simply having fun playing together and doesn't take itself seriously. Beginners are very welcome and we can choose some easy songs to play if you have only just started.

Gordon's email zygite@gmail.com if you have any further questions this blog doesn't answer. Hope to see you there! The wearing of tartan is neither necessary nor obligatory, and if you have a non-uking partner, feel free to bring them along to shake their maracas and sing along.

Next Session

BAY CITY UKERS NEXT MEETING IS.... From 7.30 pm on Thursday 23 November 2017 until around 10pm


Bay City Ukers - Musically, it's a flat-white macchiato served with steamed goats' milk and a twig.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

From Gordon

Dear Ukers and Ukists

Thanks everyone for arriving in fine voice again for the last session - a most enjoyable evening.

Robin has contacts in the murky world of lawn bowls. I have been in contact with their club and we have been cordially invited to play at their venue on a Friday or Saturday in September/October.

This would be our first 'public' outing, and as I envisage it, it would be much the same as what we do already, but with the club members joining in with the 'way hey!'s and the 'Da doo ron ron's.

I'd be interested to know how many would be up for this, and will bring it up at our next jam session which will be on 27th September at the usual place (The Angling Association).

Let me know what you think.

Best wishes to all,

Gordon

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Dear All
Due to the Olympics and other shinanegans, the next Uke Meet will be on Thursday 30 August at the usual venue. All of which means there are no excuses not to learn 'Heatwave'.....
Have a safe and happy Summer (!?) and I look forward to seeing you then.
Best wishes,
Gordon

Friday, 29 June 2012

Dear All,

We're meeting up again on 12 July 1930hrs at the usual Basement of Dreams for more ukulele mayhem. Don't forget - if you want to share a tune you'll need 12+ copies so that everyone can see. And you are forewarned that HEATWAVE!! will definitely be cropping up...!

Best wishes,

Gordon

http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/hem.passagen.se/surftore/text/lyrics/the_who/heat_wave.txt?1944-06-06=always&transpose=-1&tuning=GCEA

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Dear All

Don't forget Uke Night on 12 April. Another evening of testing to destruction some of the great and good songs from the last 100 years!

A couple of requests for those who would like to practice them:

Heatwave!       (not as hard as it looks!)
http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/hem.passagen.se/surftore/text/lyrics/the_who/heat_wave.txt?1944-06-06=always&tuning=GCEA&transpose=-1

Big Rock Candy Mountain
http://scorpexuke.com/songs/Big_Rock_Candy_Mountain.pdf

Man of constant sorrow
http://scorpexuke.com/songs/Man_of_Constant_Sorrow.pdf

Sweet Caroline
http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.guitaretab.com/t/tripod/129583.html?1944-06-06=always&transpose=&tuning=GCEA

Look forward to seeing you there,

Best wishes,and have a Happy Easter

Gordon
Dear All

Thank you for turning out to what was a loud and crowded uke jam last week - by my guestimate there were about 25 of us there? All in fine voice and willing to give it a go.

Next meeting is 12 April at the same place same time. I'll try to get there a little earlier next time to organise the seating a bit more efficiently...

Keep an eye on the blogspot for news and don't forget the inaugural (easier to write it then say it)- Quex Uke club tomorrow.

Best wishes,

Gordon

Monday, 6 February 2012

Dear Ukers,

Another great night for the Bay City Ukers. Thanks to all who came along in such good voice.

I hope that there was something there for everyone, and that things were pitched just about right. Our next meeting is on 7 March, same time same place. I'll try to remember to send out a reminder a week or so before.

Keep the suggestions coming for the next Bay City Ukers song book, and again thanks to Grace for keeping up the website.

All the best and see you for the next one.

Gordon

Thursday, 5 January 2012

January 3rd 2012

Dear Ukers and Ukists,

It is no longer Christmasandnewyearperiod so it must be time to limber up the vocal chords and strumming fingers for the next Uke Jam.

Hope to see you all at the Herne Bay Angling Association, Central Parade, Herne Bay from 19.30hrs on Thursday 26 January for more four-stringed mayhem. At the last meet it was standing room only with about 20 of us, so don't forget that if you've something you'd like us to have a go at bring plenty of copies.

Hope you all had a safe and happy festive time, and I look forward to seeing you all on the 26th.

For the youtubers among you I've been recommended the anarchic 'Everly Pregnant Brothers' and happily pass it on for your edification and bemusement.

Best wishes,

Gordon