Everyone is looking forward to starting back with our uke classes and clubs in 2020. I hope you had a fabulous Christmas and New Year.
Our Thursday classes commence on Thursday 16th January, with the Beginners Class at 9am and Advancing Class at 10am.
The Archdukes Advanced Class (1st and 3rd Saturdays) starts on Saturday 18th January, while our Dukes of Uke Club (2nd and 4th Saturdays) starts on Saturday 25th January.
I look forward to seeing everyone again for another great year of uke playing and singing!
The Dukes of Uke are looking forward to their performance next Saturday 30th November at the Advent Carols and Craft Festival. The organisers describe it as ‘A Celebration of Christmas music to enjoy, and hand made gifts to buy presented by The Anglican Parish of Waterloo Bay’.
The event starts at 4pm at St James’s Church at Wellington Point, and this year’s event promises to be bigger than ever. The Dukes will be playing a selection of Christmas songs, and our performance starts at 5:15pm. We hope to see you all at Station Street in your best Christmas outfits.
The Dukes of Uke are looking forward to their next performance at Brisbane’s Spruke Festival on Saturday 14th September. They have been working hard on their songs over the past few weeks and are geared up for their set at 3:15pm in the Kala Marquee at SunPAC Sunnybank. Binary Music will also be at the festival all weekend with a pop-up stall showcasing a great range of new ukes and accessories for sale. Bring your friends for an enjoyable weekend of uke fun and merriment.
The Dukes of Uke are excited to be performing at the Oaklands St Community Garden at Alexandra Hills on 25th August. This annual event is sure to draw a good crowd, and we’ll be putting our best open-air garden themed songs forward.
Players: Dress is the usual Dukes polo shirt and dark trousers. The set starts at 11:30am so plan to arrive about 30 minutes beforehand. We have just a few more get-togethers before the day, so try to come to as many of these as you can.
Everyone is welcome to come to a free music jam in the Binary Studio on Friday 21st June to celebrate Make Music Day. This worldwide event will see music played at venues and on the streets in towns and cities across the globe.
So bring along your uke (or other instrument) for a strum and sing at 9:30am, followed by morning tea at 10:30am (bring a plate to share).
Later on we will take to the streets and play from our memorized list (see the Dukes of Uke Charts page for song titles)
Everyone at Binary Music is excited about the upcoming Vic Kena Ukulele Event this Saturday 15th December at 2pm at the Binary Music Studio.
Vic is a great musician and a favourite for his prodigious talent and skill on the uke, as well as his personality and leadership in uke jams. Bring your uke to join in the afternoon’s fun as we strum and sing, enjoy a cuppa and see Vic and his band in action. Tickets are just $30 and are still available from Binary Music or online at trybooking.com (https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=433150&)
The Dukes will be performing around Cleveland on international Make Music Day this Thursday 21st June. Look out for us roaming after 12 o’clock in Bloomfield St. Make Music Day is a worldwide day to celebrate singing, playing and enjoying music making.
Everyone is looking forward to our big Uke Jam Day on Saturday 16th June at the Binary Music Studio. We hope you can join us starting at 9am with the Big Uke Jam singalong, including guest groups and the fabulous Vic Kena performing and leading part of the Jam.
At noon, we are breaking for lunch across the road at laBella Italian, with fine food and good music to keep us going, then afternoon workshops from 2:30pm to finish off the day.