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Main Ukulele jam on the second Tuesday of every month 7.30pm till 9.30pm at the Sussex Yacht Club, Shoreham-by-Sea.

Mini Jam on the fourth Tuesday of each month 7.30pm till 9.30pm

Beginners welcome at both jams.
Sussex Yacht Club photo

We started off as Uke at the Duke in January 2011 in response to a request to run an evening jam. The Worthing jam known as Wukulele (which has now become Lancing Ukulele Village Club) was our model and we remain close to our sister jam which is a Sunday lunchtime event. Many ukulele players attend both jams. In 2018 we became Quayside Ukes.

Quayside Ukes has its own songbooks and invites players to submit their favourites for inclusion, songs range from traditional to punk classics, there are even a few originals.

The jam meets at “The Sussex Yacht Club”, 85/89 Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6RF on the second Tuesday of each month 7.30pm till 9.30pm.

There is a mini jam on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the same time and venue.

Occasional away fixtures are played in local venues and the jam organises its own festival in September of each year at The Ropetackle Arts Centre. Many groups have formed out of the jam.

All abilities are welcome. Just come along, or if you want more information email quaysideukes@outlook.com

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Jams are led by many players and are an independent non-profit collective. There is no charge for attending our jams and no formalities, just turn up and play with us.

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Our August 2018 Jam

Tuesday 14th August 2018 in The Sussex Yacht Club, Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea.

We will be using books 2, 8 and 11.

This is our last meeting before our Festival so a chance to oil our voices and stretch our strings ahead of what is going to be a great weekend.

Opening night on Saturday 8th September will be aboard Houseboat Verda, where we will jam using Book 7 then sing and dance to the mighty "Pukes" before being entertained by the "Bowie Tribute Band" which features players from our own jam. We will then end up with a bit of a party Jam.
You need a £1.00 ticket for this event which is only available from me at the August meeting or by emailing me at quaysideukes@outlook.com

Beer and Wine will be available on the Boat but soft drinks have to be brought with you. The line up is here.

Festival tickets for Sunday 9th are available from the Ropetackle box office priced at just £2.00 each, click here to book. Over half have gone already so book soon.

Once you have your admission tickets you can again email me to book any workshops you would like to try, they are as follows:

11.45 – 12.15 Improvers with Lawrie £3.00
Tips and hints for getting the best from your uke.

12.30 – 13.15 Uke Can Sing In Harmony! £3.00
A unique vocal and ukulele workshop led by members of Qukulele!
Our mission – to encourage uke jammers to bust out of the shackles of singing in unison! We'll be tackling one of our infamous mash-ups (or is that a pile-up?!) – Lady Gaga vs. Madonna!
This workshop is for:
Singers – from those who can confidently carry a tune, to those who can’t carry one in a bucket!
Players – from beginner to intermediate.
Workshoppers will also get a chance to perform the song in the auditorium later in the afternoon, if they want to.

13.20 – 14.05 Strumming Patterns with Pete £3.00
Get those strumming hands going to different rhythms.

14.15 – 14.55 Playing the blues with Paul Fallows £3.00
The Blues simple and straight forward

15.00 – 15.45 Charlie Dore's workshop £3.00
The Unexpected Ukulele – a workshop for the curious.
Multi-award winning songwriter Charlie Dore shares her experience of using the ukulele as a fundamental tool in writing, arrangement and accompaniment and how, after an accidental encounter with her first ukulele she has grown to love and respect its hidden powers.
Charlie has included the ukulele as part of her instrumental palette for many years, not only on her own albums but also on songs written for others, occasionally ending up on records one wouldn’t normally expect to feature a ukulele…
This will be a highly inclusive session during which Charlie hopes you will enjoy experimenting with the ukulele’s ability to shape-shift, sometimes within the space of a couple of bars. Bring a ukulele and an open mind.

The workshops are likely to be busy so please book soon.

Lastly we are grateful to Noah Ukuleles for donating a hand built instrument for the raffle. Please buy lots of tickets as running an event like this does take a lot of resources.

See you at the August Jam

Lawrie