Sunday, 21 February 2016

What happened in February?

Well first of all on Friday 5th February we had our first Twang! at Seven Miles Out - that deserved a separate  post to itself.

The following Saturday we made our monthly visit to The Crown

Then on Saturday 20th we played at Tiviot Dale Methodist Church. The audience joined in singing and rattling our new Shaky Eggs. And there was cake in the interval!

Foodie Friday was another huge success. The market and Seven Miles Out were packed. 
Fantastic food and some great music. SUP played three sets: one in the market hall & two in Seven Miles Out. 
The new line-up Black & White Chickens - including Ross, Brian & Ian - played two brilliant sets. Foodie Friday has turned into the jewel in Stockport Old Town's crown.

On Saturday a SUP contingent went to entertain the regulars in The Waterloo. A great little pub, and one of SUP's favourite places to play. Do we have too many favourite places? And why are they all licensed? The crowd joined in with singalong books and shaky eggs, and we played long into the night.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Twang!

Friday 5th February 2016                        We held our first Twang! at Seven Miles Out



We had no idea how this would turn out but it was a great success. About 40 people came along -mostly SUP members and friends but a couple from Macclesfield Ukulele and a few others came to see what was going on.
We had four spare ukuleles and they were all put to good use by the beginners.

Our songbook was projected onto a screen so that everyone could join in the strumming and singing. After an hour or so a few people took to the stage to give us a song each. We were pleased to welcome Budgie who read San Francisco Bay Blues as a poem - accompanied by three SUP members also known as The Crukes.

We then returned to the songbook for more strumming and singing to finish off an excellent evening.

It must have gone well as we have been asked to go back again every month.





A quiet January

No major events this month.

We enjoyed our monthly visit to The Crown.

Dr Uke returned to a full house in The Fingerpost , this time with a support band - The Black and White Chickens, which made for another enjoyable evening and raised a nice sum of money for Beechwood Cancer Care.

And we held our AGM at The Fingerpost