Christmas Party Night
Well, it were everything we had hoped for and more. Well done to the girls for all the work in arranging a great night out, these things don’t organise themselves. The catering was first class, and a big thank you to Ian, those pies were OMG delicious. Most members scrubbed up really well, hardly recognised most with their clothes on.
Thanks very much to the two Graham’s for leading, great range of tunes, with a good mix of the festive stuff
Well done to Brendan, Paul, Trevor and Steve G for winning pretty much every raffle prize, well, all the drinkable ones anyway. Are they embarrassed, not a bit of it. Well done, everyone the raffle raised over £150. The ukuleles raffled by Dickie (thank you) raised £200 and we got £75 from our exhibition of ourselves at McCarthy and Stone. Thanks to all the members who generously donated the prizes.
Well done and thanks to the musical direction, choreography and stage management from Joy’s School of Music and Dance (New York; Paris and Wigan). Kept flashing themselves in front of the projector!. I must have missed half a dozen chords, - so no change there then. Great work on “Santa Baby” written originally in 1953– thanks Joy; Carole; Wendy; Elaine; Diane; Eunice; Sophie and Margo. Don’t know which was Eartha Kitt, Madonna, Taylor Swift; Maria Carey; Kylie Minogue; Paloma Faith; Macy Gray; LeAnn Rimes; or Lynn Anderson, all of whom have recorded the song, also the SugarBabes and the PussyCat Dolls– so must have been the SugarPussies.
Thanks to this week’s resident band – Brian on drums; Tom on percussion; Eddie on harmonica and Brian on bass.
Thanks to all who volunteered to lead on certain numbers – Eddie; Eric; Steve G; Brendan; Joy; Brian Brittain; Graham K; Sophie; Carole; Margo; Trevor; Mark; Dave D, Lee, Steve McG and Tommy.
Great work by the following
I had to leave early, or by normal standards on time, so missed saying Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to most of you. From all of you to all of you, all you wish yourselves. May I just echo Chairman Eric’s words – the success of the Phoenix Ukulele Club is entirely down to you all for your camaraderie, good humour and enthusiasm. It’s been a great year and long may it continue.
Next week it’s Dave and Lee leading, and we may be a little thin on the ground, so we have agreed to allow a few of those on our waiting list to make up the numbers for one week only. Please note, that because numbers are not fully quantifiable no refreshments have been ordered.
It were a good one yet again. Thanks to Margo and Dave S for leading and for the great selection of music, which was much appreciated and enjoyed. Margo certainly knows how to bully people into leading on the songs, see the longer list than usual below.
Thanks again to the resident band of Brendan this week on drums, Brian this week on bass, Tom as usual on percussion and Eddie as normal on the harmonica.
Thanks to this week’s leaders on most of the items played – Brendan; Eddie; Graham P; Eunice and Diane; Al; Carole; Mark; Trevor; Les B; Bernard; Dave D and Ernie.
Thanks for the following on STARTIME
Next week it’s the Big Christmas Bash with a late bar, if you need to make your own arrangements for lifts as we are unsure when we’ll finish, although I believe we did agree on 11pm for the uking. Looking forward to a great night. The Two Graham's leading.
Our lady members are arranging all the decoration and catering. Sandwiches have been pre-ordered, but with cakes, pasties and nibbles there should be plenty for all.
Please note that by a show of hands it seemed a little uncertain on how many would be attending on 29th Dec (TwixtMas) maybe only half the normal attendance. So sandwiches will not be ordered. Sorry Dave and Lee, you may have a poorly attended audience that night, but it could be intimate.
A good and varied, and extremely enjoyable selection of tunes, many thanks to Eric and Steve McG for leading this week
Thanks again to the resident band, the Ashes, Brian on drums, Ken on bass, Tom on percussion and Eddie on harmonica.
Thanks to the volunteering soloists – usual suspects – Carole; Trevor; Brendan; Eddie; Al; Graham P; Dave D; Tommy; Lee and Les B
Great STARTIME again, so thanks to
Nest Week, if I’m not mistaken again, it is Margo and Dave Shotliff.
The raffle for the biscuit-tin uke was won by Ian Gorse, ticket no 203. Congratulations.
No video this week, David B is away until the New Year.
Only two weeks away from the Christmas Show, Graham has a set list and many volunteers to lead on the songs. Thanks to those who have donated raffle prizes for the day.
Yet another enjoyable evening, many thanks to Les and Al for expertly leading the session, and did you notice not one possum was harmed during the entire performance. Did you also notice, that, because Eunice and Ernie were Turkey and Tinselling, I got a seat on the front row. Not only that but it was the one next to Diane, unfortunately I did have to have Brendan on t’other side. You win some, you etc.
Thanks to members of the resident band – Ken on bass; Brendan (sometimes Brian) on drums; Tom on percussion and Eddie on harmonica. Thanks to those who lead on some of the numbers – Mark; Eddie; Brendan; Dave D; Steve McG; Graham; Carole; Joy and Brian.
A great and talented 1970’s STARTIME thanks to
Thanks all round – great stuff.
Thanks to Diane for continuing to sell the raffle tickets for the biscuit tin uke, lovely looking instrument. Last chance to buy tickets next week, when the draw takes place.
Next Week it’s the turn of Dave Shotliff and Margo Thompson. Updated Leader’s List attached, and I’m sure I’ll be back later with a set-list.
We will then be only a couple of weeks away from our Christmas Party show
Reminder - This Thursday is Diane and Dave’s evening at the Crown, New Springs.
Bits and pieces of news and feedback from club nights