After waiting for the media to show we finally gave up and spent a few hours jamming on our beautiful Strand. Thanks Michael and Anna for providing the gorgeous couch…see you in Cairns.
The BIG RED COUCH is moving up the coast and it looks like a Thursday arrival in the “Ville” so glam up or down and be part of it’s presence in Townsville.
Meanwhile, Townsville’s Ukulele Club is getting into the full swing of practise with our first Sunday Sesh attracting 19 players. Thanks to Donna and Col Lee for our new upgraded song albumns and Mark for his Just4Kids warehouse space.
What a great evening was had by all. There were 15 Ukers, 6 wonderful family supporters and Rhonda and Donna K were there to support and take photos, thanks girls!
We entertained, talked to and had a meal with these lovely people, and I think that they really enjoyed the break in routine for their monthly BBQ.
We sang and laughed through our list of tunes with a wonderful introduction to each song by John explaining its origin etc.
I am so happy to be involved with this awesome bunch of people, who interacted so comfortably with the members of the Blind Society and in particular Wally, Irene and Shirley who made an extra effort that meant so much.
To me, these are the special gigs and I look forward to a lot more of them.
Thanks again to you all for coming, ukers and supporters, see you all at our Tuesday meets.
Another sultry night, however a big uke crowd gathered to celebrate Xmas at the “Westie” It was nice that players’ long suffering partners and families came along to join in the joy of a uke Xmas. We have to thank Jane for the following photos. She was trying out her new Olympus camera and took some great candid snaps.
With a prod from Kent and a truck supplied by the man it took less than a week to enter the club into the Willows Xmas Community Parade.
Our spirit of “yes we can” shone through once again and we all had a fine old time. Uke Xmas carols interspersed with “This Truck/Train” saw us sailing down Thuringowa Drive to Willows playing to a happy crowd.
Thanks to Phil and Heather along with the Whitsunday Uke-aholics for enticing Hal to the Whitsundays. A few from our club travelled down for the weekend and learnt the uke blues Hal style. A sensational weekend which ended with a concert at the sailing club on Sunday.
Don’t forget to snap up Hal’s latest CD on offer through the club. A percentage of the sale has generously been donated by MH to the “Heartstrings” project.