I hope everyone had a safe and happy Easter weekend. Our next Zoom uke session is on Thursday 16th April at 10am, so I hope you can join us. Tickets are again available at Trybooking. ( https://www.trybooking.com/BJHSW ). We’ll be playing some old favourites as well as a few new titles, and I’ll be explaining some of the finer points along the way.
I’ll be sending ticket holders the meeting ID, password and link via email when they purchase tickets, and ticket sales will stay open till 9:30am Thursday for latecomers.
Mahalo and Aloha
As we move into long-term social distancing, it is good we can still have our Thursday Zoom meetings online.
For tickets this week, just go to https://www.trybooking.com/BJHSW
I will send an email to ticket holders for the meeting link later tonight.
I look forward to seeing you all online for some more uke fun!
This is just to let everyone know that our Dukes of Uke class is ON this Saturday.
You have the choice to attend in person at the studio, or join our Zoom Meeting at 10:30am on your screen from the comfort of your own home. We have now run two group sessions already on Zoom, and proved they work well. Although you won’t be able to hear everyone, you will hear and see me as I lead the session and display the uke charts on your screen in the usual way. You can enter requests in the chat window, and I will pause between songs for comments etc.
In the studio, we will be observing strict social distancing, and the studio is disinfected prior to the session.
Online, just purchase your ticket at Trybooking (go to https://www.trybooking.com/BJHDK and click on [Book Now]) then join the meeting using the meeting ID and link we will provide. Please register your interest in attending via Zoom so we can send you the links to get you connected.
To get your computer or mobile device set up with Zoom (a free app) you can download:
On Windows: https://zoom.us/client/latest/ZoomInstaller.exe
On Mac: https://zoom.us/client/latest/zoomusInstaller.pkg
For iOS (iPad) and Android (Galaxy Note etc) : download Zoom Cloud Meetings from the App store.
To find out more about Zoom, you can go to their website at zoom.us
Keep Strumming and Aloha!
As a result of the Corona Virus pandemic and subsequent restrictions on gatherings, we have decided to restrict our Thursday classes to a maximum of 20 people, socially distanced in the studio, however we will also be transmitting the classes online via the Zoom app. You will need to register for a free Zoom account and download the Zoom app for your device in order to get the best audio and video streaming. Just go to the zoom.us website. We recommend running Zoom on a PC or Mac, but you can also use an iPad or Smartphone.
Anyone can join the online class by purchasing an e-ticket to the event on the trybooking.com website. Here is the link: https://www.trybooking.com/BJGQB
Thanks to Barbro and Michael to help make up our Dukes of Uke ‘Quintet’ at Swing Time Club on Sunday 16th February.
Thanks also to Merv for providing this video of part of our set:
We have confirmed a performance for the Dukes of Uke at the February Swing Time Club on Sunday 16th February. This is a fun musical afternoon each month for lovers of swing and jazz music. Held at the Binary Music Studio at 48 Bloomfield St in Cleveland, the Swing Time Club encourages people to perform either in groups or solo, or you can just listen to the great music. There is a cover charge of $7 and this includes afternoon tea – so bring a plate to share. Please wear your Dukes polo shirt if you are performing. I will distribute more info at the next few classes.
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.