SUMMERSTRUM IS ALMOST UPON US!
Summer 2017 REgistration NOW OPEN
If however, you wish to learn a new music skill using the most famous underdog in the universe, the ukulele (or pre-hawaaii landing was called a 'Machete' by the Portuguese - the land of the original idea that became the ukulele...pronounced Ma-shet) in a very friendly environment where you will not only get to meet new like minded people or future friends where you get to have a bit of fun, relax and forget about your worries and your strife, but also where you will be served the finest, most unique tea and cake in town at very good UCL discounted prices for all our members, then may I recommend you register for the Absolute Beginners level 1 Ukulele course today by clicking on the button below.
WARNING: Side effects include, but are not limited to: laughter, smiling, resorting back to childhood style tantrums, dribbling due to over extended concentration face freeze and you may also grow a pair of social buttery wings.... very tricky to remove!
If you enjoy this level and power on through the 10 weeks then that dream up above could one day be a reality!! Pop on over to the GIG CALENDAR to check out the festivals and events that you could be performing at in the not too distant future! Or just come along for the ride for one term if you wish - we guarantee you'll be able to play a few good 3 chorded hits by Christmas. Live the dream - get ukin!!
Enrolment will take place at Toxteth TV on Saturday 6th May from 6.30pm - 8.00pm. Register 1st to avoid disappointment. Terms & conditions apply....which you will receive when you register ;)
12/12/16: CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR ALL
8/12/16: UCL End of term Festive Performances
The evening will kick off around 6.00pm on Sunday 18th December and UCL will take to the stage from 6.30pm with live entertainment until closing.
FREE ENTRY - ALL WELCOME!!
2/12/16: UCL FESTIVE BUSKING TOUR - 18th December
11.30 - 2.30pm you can find UCL busking your fav Christmas hits outside PRIMARK on CHURCH STREET in Liverpool City Centre. All proceeds raised will be donated to MAGGIES CENTRE.
4.00 - 5.30pm they will embark upon LIVERPOOL ONE by the big steps just outside the JOHN LEWIS window to ukin' play some more
6.00pm ... And if that wasn't enough....we will be finishing off the mini festive tour at TRIBECA where the UCL classes will be showing off their new skills and getting merry at the best pizza place in town! Come join us.... All Welcome! :)
If you would like to jam along at Tribeca then bring some merry bells or just your angelic voices and festive spirit...you can download the UCL Christmas SongBook 2016 that we will be performing by clicking on the button below more info about the event can be found here: EVENT PAGE
5/12/16: UCL SUPPORT DEMENTIA FRIENDLY SCREENINGS
21/10/16: UCL & CHOIR WITH NO NAME COLLABORATION
The members of Ukulele Club are delighted to be joining the awesome CHOIR WITH NO NAME and the LIVERPOOL SIGNING CHOIR on Friday 28th October at St Georges Hall.
The Choir With No Name is a registered charity that provides music outlets for people affected by homelessness and have choirs based in LIVERPOOL, LONDON and BIRMINGHAM. They host a number of events throughout the year so please come and show your support by attending the BIG AUTUMN GIG.
The Award winning Liverpool Signing Choir is also based in Liverpool and their mission is to break down barriers to develop mutual understanding and respect between deaf and hearing communities. The choir is made up of children from as young as 4 up to 25 years and they are just wonderful.
See them in action below:
8/09/16: UCL PERFORM AT DEMENTIA FRIENDLY MOVIES
NEXT SCREENING: 42nd Street | Wednesday 19th October 2016 | 11.00am
For more information about dementia friendly movies at FACT please visit: https://www.picturehouses.com
To find out more about UCL events and performances visit: UCL GIG GUIDE
For more information about Ukulele Club and for bookings or media services: ukulele email@example.com
21/07/16: UCL OPEN MIC TAKEOVER
Performances will start around 8.20pm with all 4 of our classes performing sets of the songs they have been learning and rumour has it we may have some very special guests taking to the stage too!!!
Watch this space :) :) :) All welcome (18+) . 8pm kick off.
FREE ENTRY. NUS DISCOUNT. SPECIAL OFFERS ON SELECTED DRINKS
21/07/16: UCL Gig Cancellation
21/07/16: UCL to perform YPAS for PRIDE 2016
05/07/16: SUMMER STRUM is upon us - 9th & 10th July :)
I for one cannot wait and we are really looking forward to delivering our first workshop at this years event - so if you are interested in learning the BLUES ukulele style - then go book your tickets by clicking on the button below. All proceeds will go towards this years charities MIND and WIRRAL HOSPICE - ST JOHNS
For more info about the festival including the full line up, workshops, activities and general info please hop over to our blog to find out more: http://www.ukuleleclub.org.uk/blog
Or visit the official SUMMERSTRUM website: http://www.summerstrum.com/home/4588470019
25/05/16: UCL to Perform at Rock N Roll Marathon
UCL will once again be supporting the thousands of fundraising runners at the 2016 series Rock N Roll Marathon taking place in Liverpool on Sunday 29th May. UCL will be heading over to the LJMU I.M. Marsh Campus just off Barkhill Rd, L17 at 11.30am for a 30 minute set. This venue can be accessed via the Aigburth Train station.
Check out the awesome line up!! Some of our Uke Buddies will also be performing too including:
PLEASE NOTE: There will be mjor road closures during the race so make sure you plan your route in carefully. More info can be found on the ROCK N ROLL WEBSITE. Click on the button to download your course map
20/05/16: Taimane GArdner UK Tour this July
09/05/16: UCL GIG GUIDE
On Thursday 12th May they will be heading over to the Fulwood Arms on Aigburth Road at 8pm to take over the open mic stage for their end of term performances.
On Friday 13th May the UCL Massive will be performing at the Everyman Theatre cafe bar on Hope St, Liverpool as part of the Liverpool Light Night festivities. Both events are free entry.
To find out where else UCL will be performing this Summer head over to the UCL Gig Guide for more info.
We still have a few places left on the Advanced Ukulele Skills course starting 18th May so if you want to boost your skills then click on the button below to register.
08/05/16: AdvAnced Ukulele Course with Ukulele Uff
To register please click on the button below and submit your details. Registration packs will be sent out via email. Just complete the form and being it along with you to enrolment. If you can't make enrolment but would like to join the course please contact Elaine at firstname.lastname@example.org to make alternative arrangements.
14/12/15: Countdown to the festive fundraiser
We are sooooo looking forward to this event which is set to be bigger & better than ever!!!!
Only 5 days to go!!!! Have you got your tickets yet?
04/12/15: WIN A SIGNED UKULELE WORTH OVER £200
Enter our GRAND PRIZE DRAW to win this exclusive Snail Ukulele & Padded case signed by the legendary ukulele virtuoso JAKE SHIMABUKURO. For more info & entry details click on the ENTER DRAW button below:
All proceeds raised from this draw will go towards our 2015 fundraising campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/mymatesarah
24/11/15: UCL Exclusive Interview with Zoe Bestel
For more information about Zoe Bestel & to buy her new CD please visit her website: http://zoebestel.co.uk/
16/11/15: UCL FESTIVE FUNDRAISER III Tickets now on sale
26/10/15: UCl HALLOWEEN BUSKING AT LIVERPOOL ONE
DISCLAIMER: UCL will not be held responsible for scaring the living daylights out of you mwahahahaha!
26/10/15: FREE DOWNLOAD of Original Zoe Bestel Track
Zoe will be back in Liverpool on Saturday, 19th December to perform live at our third annual festive fundraiser at the atmospherically brilliant Nordic Church in Liverpool. More information about the events & tickets will be available very soon. Stay tuned. For more info about Zoe, go visit her website: zoebestel.co.uk
24/10/15: Zoe Bestel visits UCL HQ & Radio Merseyside
Listen at 33 mins to hear Zoe & her amazing Mumager Heather talk about the UCL Festive Fundraiser 3, which will be occuring on 19th December 2015 at the Nordi Church. More details along with the full line up will be available soon! Stay tuned! :)
12/10/15: UCL Hit The Airwaves At Sleepout Event
Listen here at around 50 mins in:
Read more about it the event here:
07/10/15: UCL TO Perform At Sleepout Fundraiser
04/10/15: UCL RAISE FUNDS For Fundraising Campaign
The UCL Massive will be back out busking in full force on 31st October - singing some ghoulishly delightful songs at Liverpool One and enduring a full 2 hour session of busking. All funds raised will also go towards the MY MATE SARAH campaign so please spread the word and come say hello :)
04/10/15: UCl Receive Certificate for Performance
30/09/15: UCL to Perform At Everyman Fun Palace
17/09/15: Congratulations to Competition Winners
Donations to My Mate Sarah's fundraising campaign can be pledged here:
15/09/15: Jake Shimabukuro Live in Liverpool Tonight
There are a few seats left and a little birdy tells me you can pay on the door if you get there early enough. £25.00 cash only.
For more info visit:
14/09/15: And the Winner is......
Congratulations to Neil Fairbrother who made a special donation to My Mate Sarah's fundraising campaign to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to see the amazing Jake Shimabukuro live at St Georges Hall on Tuesday 15th September 2015.
MASSIVE THANKS to everyone else who entered the competition by making a donation you are all fab!!
We will be running more competitions and events soon but in the meantime if you have a few quid to spare you are very welcome to donate here: http://www.gofundme.com/mymatesarah
11/09/15: WIN TICKETS TO SEE & Meet JAKE SHIMABUKURO
This is Jake's 1st tour in the UK and history in the making. One lucky winner & a friend will have a meet n greet session with Jake pre-show and a photo taken with the ukulele genius. To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is make a donation to My Mate Sarah's fundraising page here between now and 4pm on Monday 14th Septmeber 2015:
The lucky winner will be announced at 5pm on Monday 14th Sept! Good luck & thanks for supporting a great cause. If you want to know more about the fundraising for Sarah and other events and activities we will be running just keep an eye on our FUNDRAISING PAGE :)
For more info about the concert and Jake himself visit here:
08/09/15: Toxteth Community Garden INitiative
For more info visit: http://urbed.coop/projects/squash-nutrition-toxteth-food-central
02/09/2015: LAst UCL gig of the Summer :(
We can't complain really - we've had a pretty awesome time this summer performing at the Summer Strum, The Bombed Out Church, Mersey Rail Sound Station and to end the summer tour we will be performing at the Grapes Community Food Garden this Friday 4th September from 12.30pm. All ages welcome. Come along and taste the delights of Squash Nutritions home grown food.
Squash Nutrition is an arts and health initiative that promotes creative health education through workshops, courses, events and training.
For more info about the organisation go visit their website:
21/08/15: ukulele uff to deliver workshops at ucl
UCL Workshops with Ukulele Uff
Ukulele Uff of the infamous Ukulele Uff and Lonesome Dave trio will be joining us at UCL in September 2015 to deliver a brand new short course consisting of workshops in alternative & advanced ukulele playing. There are limited places on this course so if you are keen to join the UCL gang on this adventure register your interest today at http://www.ukuleleclub.org.uk/ukulele-courses-18.html :) Ooh arrrrPosted by Ukulele Club Liverpool on Friday, August 21, 2015
20/07/15: UCL to Support The Swapsies Single Launch
On 28th July 2015, THE SWAPSIES will be launching their 1st ever single release at 81 Reshaw St, Liverpool and Ukulele Club Liverpool will be there to support them opening the launch with some classic & brand new UCL arrangements of classic indie & pop songs, ukulele style.
Also supporting are local Liverpool band PUZZLE and KRISS FOSTER from the Sheffield based band THE THYME MACHINE. Join the EVENT page.
For more information about The Swapsies visit their website: http://www.theswapsies.co.uk
They are also on the look out for a new drummer so if you think you've got what it takes then give send em a message at: email@example.com
This event is part of the LOVELYPOOL series. :)
09/07/15: UCL Open Mic Take Over
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You can log in with Twitter so if you have a Twitter account find us at UkuleleClubLive and give us a follow :) @UkuleleClubLive
To find our more about the open mic event & who's playing click HERE.
29/06/15: SUMMER STRUM
Mersey Rail Sound Station pop up tent will also be making an appearance at the festival thanks to Bido Lito, so keep an eye out for that. The Summer Strum is free to attend but will be raising funds for Claire House Childrens Hospice.
01/05/15: UCl Massive Light Night UKULELE Strum-Along
DOWNLOAD THE SONGBOOK HERE: http://www.ukuleleclub.org.uk/ucl-song-book-light-night.html
NEXT STOP: UCL will then be heading over to the EVERYMAN on Hope St to perform some more from 7.30 - 8.00pm - Everyone welcome!
THEN: The awesome UKULEIGHTIES will be performing over at SOUND FOOD & DRINK on Duke St were we can dance the LIGHTNIGHT night away!
Join our facebook event for all the latest on the event and find out what we will be getting up to afterwards
Spread the word and hashtag the event with... #UCLMassive #ukulelestrumalong #LightNight
For more information on Light Night visit: http://www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk/
27/03/15: UCL OPEN MIC END OF TERM EVENT
The line up so far:
8.20pm Ukulele Club (Group 1)
8.40pm Ukulele Club (Group 2)
9.00pm Velma Patchouli
9.30pm Three Wheelers
10.00pm The Mersey Belles
11.00pm UCL Massive & Sing along
23/03/15: UCL TO PERFORM AT THRESHOLD v
Ukulele Club Liverpool made their debut performance at the THRESHOLD FESTIVAL back in March 2013. 2 years on, bigger and better than ever they are back to perform at Threshold V, Liverpool's premiere grassroots festival which is about to embark on it's 5th year taking over the Baltic Triangle in Liverpool. The members of UCL are all very excited and some of the original members are really looking forward to returning to the stage that kicked it all off for them. UCL will be performing at the LANTERN THEATRE on Saturday 28th March just after 7.00pm. Our good friends the MERSEY BELLES will be performing at the Lantern Theatre on the Friday evening too plus loads of awesome musicians, comedians, poets, dancers, jugglers! Bring it on :)
5/02/14: UCL live on BBC Radio Merseyside with Snelly
Have a look at them all jamming together to the Pineridge Boys classic hit "You Are My Sunshine" by clicking HERE.
17/11/14: UCL ALL STARS FESTIVE fundraiser CHArity Cd
Featuring: Velma Patchouli, Ukuleighties, Human Error, Three Wheelers, Antoinette, Mersey Belles, Lemon N Lime.
20/12/14: UCL ALL STARS FUNDRAiSING EVENT
01/11/14: UCL MEMBERS COMPLETE Go Sober CHALLENGE
For more info on MacMillan Cancer Support and to find out how you can get involved with this awesome challenge in 2015 please visit: http://gosober.org.uk
For our Christmas Event we will be raising funds for both CancerResearchUK and C.A.L.M. More details coming very soon. :)
30/09/14: UCL Members going sober for october
Ruth Worthington: https://www.gosober.org.uk/profile/ruthworthington
Helen Quinn: https://www.gosober.org.uk/profile/helenquinn
25/09/14: world mental health day Performance
FREE ENTRY!! Click to JOIN EVENT :)
20/09/14: UCL performs at sefton park food festival
12/09/14: UCL gets a mention in "your move" magazine
In this months edition of YOUR MOVE magazine the "Getting To Know The Professionals", section was about one of our awesome UCL members, the lovely Ruth Worthington. She was asked to talk about what she does for Time Out from her busy, demanding, work schedule!! Go have a read!
07/09/14: UCL perform @ limf sefton park bandstand
02/08/14: UCL revisit the awesome awards liverpool
So last night 2 of our very splendid UCL Music maestros were invited along to the Awesome Foundation Liverpool Awards with one of our awesome member of the Ukuloopeaz to tell them all about the opportunities the Awesome Award we received a whole year ago (can u believe that!!!) has done for Ukulele Club Liverpool!
24/08/14: UCL sing at Merseyrail Soundstation 4 LIMF
Today the UCL were invited back to the superb Merseyrail Sound Station tent to perform to the general public who were hopping off the train at St Michaels station to head over to the Liverpool International Music Festival in Sefton Park. We had a great time and as always the sun shone brightly.
UCL will also be performing for the closing of the LIMF festival on Sunday 7th September on the Bandstand in Sefton Park at 3.00pm. Pop down, bring a picnic and sing/clap/dance along - all welcome! For more info about the LIMF festival visit: http://www.limfestival.com
For more info & how to get involved with the Merseyrail Sound Station campaign - click HERE.
1/08/14: UCL now enrolling for september 2014
To apply for any of the courses please complete the contact form on the home page stating your full name, age and the name of the course you are applying for. Please allow 48 hours for your application to be processed at which point we will send you an enrolment form along with terms & conditions via email to be completed and returned before the end of August 2014. The postal address is:
Ukulele Club Liverpool
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20/07/14: ABCC WW1 street party
On 20th July we took a step back in time to revisit the WW1 era and entertain the crowd with some good old fashioned war time songs such as Run Rabbit Run, Tipperary & Pack Up Your Troubles. We were handed ration tickets upon entry for our allocated war time meal of pea & ham soup, home made sausage rolls and delicious dessert of home made sponge cake & fresh jam. The sun was blazing and the bunting spread right over the long paste tables decorated in British paraphernalia. We also celebrated the birthdays of our Gemma and her Mum so double whammy. Check out the ABCC SUMMER WRAP AROUND programme to keep your kids entertained this summer.
13/07/14: Friends of The flyover
What an awesome venture Friends of the Flyover is attempting to create a pedestrian & cycle friendly promenade in the sky. With the addition of planting, kiosks, cafes, lighting and power infrastructure, this route of hustle, bustle and speed is transformed into a thriving oasis and green lung in the centre of the city, an iconic attraction for residents and visitors. And how delighted were we to be part of the very 1st festival performing live at Churchill Way on 13th July. From lunar owls to sky high lego head men, the place was absolutely buzzing with fulfilled entertainment and creativity. We even got a mention in A SENSE OF PLACE BLOG and were filmed as part of the LIVERPOOL ECHO promo making headlines! :)
12/07/14: Wirral festival of firsts
6/07/14: Chester summer strum
Another fantastic, sun soaked uke festival aka SUMMER STRUM held at Chester's, Abby Green. UCL played their Chester debut last year with just 6 members but returned this year 22 members strong so it was inevitable that they would make a huge, fulfilled, friendly impact on the main stage. With so many awesome performances from other local uke groups and of course the fantastic MERSEY BELLES & Friends headlining, this was one of the best events of the summer thus far. Another fine fundraising event collecting £430.96 for Claire House Children's Hospice. READ MORE
5/07/14: UCL Summer Tour Schedule
Check out our schedule:
Sunday 6th July - Chester Strum @ Abbey Green 1.30pm
Saturday 12th July - Wirral Festival of Firsts @ Flavours 4pm
Saturday 12th July - Clearview Carnival, 2nd Allerton Scout Group 8pm
Sunday 13th July - Friends of the Flyover Festival @ Churchill Way 2pm
Sunday 20th July - ABCC Group War memorial @ All Saints, Anfield 2pm
24/06/14: Merseyrail Rock!! Free rail travel 6th july
20/05/14: rock n roll marathon busking
19/05/14: NUKEFEST 2014
03/05/14: UCL flashmob
UCL hit Sefton Park and flash mobbed them with a couple of lovely uke infused performances.
28/04/14: Fruitcakes party
The UCL's boss and Club mascot, Fruitcake, celebrated her birthday on Friday 25th April 7-9pm at the dry bar known as Brink on Parr St, Liverpool and it was awesome!! With live performances from The Love Toes, Livvy Mandelkow, Ukulele Club Liverpool and The Mersey Belles a good old fashioned time was had by all. Check out our GALLERY to see what she got up to. Videos coming soon. READ MORE
20/04/14: Busking for charity