Dukes to Perform at Splash! Jam

The Dukes of Uke will be performing at the Splash! Uke Jam day on Macleay Island on Saturday 20th July. Our time slot is tentatively listed as 1pm in the Community Hall. We’ve had a great response already so it looks like we’ll have over 20 players performing!

Dukes for Splash!

The setlist is posted on our Dukes Charts page here and includes a list of songs Len will be leading in the jam at 10:30am in the Hall, and songs for a ‘Splashmob’ in front of the Spar Supermarket at 2pm. Len will also be conducting a Chord/melody workshop in the BICS cafe space (Bay Islands Community Services) at 11:30am.

RCU’s at RedFest 2023

The Redlands Coast Ukes (RCU’s) will be performing at RedFest Cleveland Showgrounds this Saturday 2nd September at 1pm at the Plaza Stage. Come along and enjoy the music from our local uke players.

RCU’s at Straddie Markets

RCU's 21Don’t miss the RCU’s performing at the Stradbroke Island Markets on Sunday 30th April. Take a quick trip across the bay on the flyer and enjoy the relaxed natural beauty of the island and enjoy the vibe of the markets at the Bowls Club on Sunday morning. The free music performance starts at 9:30am. Find out more about the RCU’s on Facebook.

Archdukes Again at Swing Time Club

The Archdukes Advanced Class will be performing as guest artists at the Binary Music Swing Time Club on Sunday 20th November.
Here are the songs we have decided on – with 2 short sets:
Set 1
La Paloma
Love is Blue
Set 2
Blue Skies
Fly Me to the Moon
I hope to see many of our Dukes members come along to show your support.

Archdukes Guest Spot at Swing Time

The Archdukes Advanced Class will be performing as guest artists at the Binary Music Swing Time Club on Sunday 19th September.
Here are the songs we have decided on – with 2 short sets:
Set 1
1. And I Love Her
2. Blue Skies
3. Mister Sandman

Set 2
1. La Vie en Rose
2. Surf Medley (Pipeline, Wipeout)
3. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

We are hoping for a big turnout so I am asking all Dukes members to come along to support our fellow uke players and enjoy the music of other local performers. Doors open at 1:30pm for a 2pm start in the Binary Music Studio – Shop 11/48 Bloomfield St Cleveland.
Admission is $7 – please bring a plate to share for afternoon tea.


Make Music Day Uke Jam

Make Music Uke Jam

Don’t miss the Binary Music Uke Jam concert on 20th June to celebrate Make Music Day 2021. It will feature performances by The Dukes of Uke, Archdukes, Chrysalis, and RCU’s with a finale all-in jam.
This free concert starts at 10am, so come early and bring a plate to share and join in the uke fun at the Binary Music Studio, 11/48 Bloomfield Street Cleveland.
Parts of the event will also be streamed live on Binary Music’s Facebook page – here.
The full program can be found here.

Venue: Binary Music Studio
Time: 10am to 12:30pm Sunday 20th June 2021

Len (The Duke)

Continuing Sessions Post-Covid

Zoom Class from Binary Studio

Thanks to further easing of restrictions we can now have conservatively up to 50 people in the studio based on the 1 person per 2 sq m rule and Covid safe checklist. Please remember if you are feeling sick or have any Covid symptoms, do not come to our uke sessions, just log in via Zoom if you need your weekly uke fix! Our Thursday 10am class is always available online. To get the link, purchase your ticket at trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/BJHSW

Easing More Restrictions

As of 17th November, in Queensland we can have 1 person per 2 sq m in indoor venues, so our studio is virtually unlimited again, with 120 sq m of audience space we can have up to 60 in the studio. So if you have friends who have held off joining us, you can assure them that we are now allowed to go up to full capacity.
Happy strumming!
Len (The Duke)

Covid-19 Easing of Restrictions Stage 3

We are now allowing a total of 30 people in the studio space at one time, in line with the small venue limit of 1 person per 4 square metres. So over the past few weeks we have had almost full-houses in our Thursday morning 10 o’clock class.
We are continuing to allow Zoom logins for the convenience of people who are remote or in self-isolation.
You can join the Zoom meeting with the same credentials as for the last few meetings. These are provided via email when you purchase a ticket. We would ask everyone to please either phone in (3488 2230) or purchase a ticket online if they wish to attend the 10 o’clock Thursday class, so we can limit the numbers in line with government guidelines.

Stay safe and please observe social distancing when you are in our uke classes. Please email me or phone through any requests for songs to be performed at our sessions.



Easing of Covid-19 restrictions – Classes now Live!

As announced by the Queensland Premier this weekend, as from noon on 1st June we are at Stage 2 and are therefore able to have gatherings of up to 20 people in our studio.
This means that our Thursday 4th June classes will have the following timetable:

9am Beginner Ukulele Class – live in the studio (pay at the door).

10am Beyond Basics Uke Class (up to 17 in the studio plus 3 presenters, or join the Zoom Class online if you prefer).

In order to comply with restricted numbers, all tickets will have to be pre-purchased via the Trybooking website, with a limit of 17 Studio Tickets available for purchase. So you can buy a Zoom Ticket or a Studio Ticket.
The Trybooking link to book tickets is: https://www.trybooking.com/BJHSW

Mahalo and Aloha