Long term pal and supporter of The Ukes and the whole UK ukulele scene, Ray Shakeshaft, has had a bit of a wobble and is in hosital following a stroke. With Ray’s enthusiasm and support, ukulele clubs have popped up across the country (and beyond), ukulele luthiers have been tirelessly promoted and players united at various gatherings. Ray set up the first website in the UK to promote the instrument and it’s players. All that aside, and more importantly, Ray is one of the most interesting and warm characters you could care to meet, and this is reflected in the number of video messages that have been posted on a special YouTube channel set up to aid his recovery. Get well soon, Ray.
According to Ms Tricity Vogue, George Hinchliffe will be performing at The Albany in Deptford on Weds 26th October.
Read all about it here: http://www.thealbany.org.uk/event_detail/697/Music/Tricity-Vogue%27s-Ukulele-Cabaret
From left to right we have the ageing rock-star, the professor, the earth mother, the butcher, the postman, the art teacher, the end-of-the-pier entertainer and last but not least, someone’s dad. They are merely my affectionate nicknames for those who have not had the pleasure of seeing UOGB.
Read the whole review of The Ukes at The Lowry here: http://www.salfordonline.com/musicnews.php?func=viewdetails&vdetails=30620