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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 ukeattheduke@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.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Our July 2018 Jam

Tuesday 10th July 2018 in The Sussex Yacht Club, Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea.

We will be using books 7, 12 and 13.

Monday, 11 June 2018

Our June 2018 Jam

Tuesday 12th June 2018 in The Sussex Yacht Club, Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea.

We will be using books 3, 14 and 15.

This will be our first get together after Uke Camp and our last get together before our ukulele afternoon at the Ropetackle Centre on Saturday 23rd June.

Charlie Beer is the latest addition to the bill on the 23rd June. He is a superb blues player and it will be a chance to see him before going to his workshop at the main festival. I will be putting up some of the jam music on the Facebook site in the "Files" section and it will really help if you could bring your own copies along.

See you on the 12th.

Thank you all for your continuing support.

Lawrie

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Our May 2018 Jam

Tuesday 8th May 2018 at 7.30pm in The Sussex Yacht Club, Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea.

We will be using books 1, 10, and finishing off our new book 15.

Plans for our Ukulele afternoon at the Ropetackle on Saturday 23rd June are complete and I hope you will be able to get along and help promote the Ukulele to the wider community.

There is lots of jamming and some excellent guests so please get the date in your diary now.

There is more information available now for our Ukulele Festival in September, go to the Festival Website to see the line up for the opening night and for the main Festival events.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Our April 2018 Jam

Tuesday 10th April2018 at 7.30pm in The Sussex Yacht Club, Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea.

We will be using books 4, 6, and continuing our exploration of new book 15.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Our March 2018 Jam

Tuesday 13th March 2018 at 7.30pm in our new venue: The Sussex Yacht Club, Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea.

We will be using books 2, 9 and the new book 15.

We have a new theme song for Quayside Ukes, so please download the songsheet pdf file and watch the video.


Wednesday, 7 March 2018

New Theme Song

We have a new theme song for Quayside Ukes, so please download the songsheet pdf file and watch the video. No excuses for not learning this ready for our next jam on 13th March!


Monday, 26 February 2018

New Book 15

Our new book 15 is available for download using this link.

If you have problems with the above link, you can try this alternative link which instead of downloading the file directly will instead attempt to open the pdf file in your browser. From there you can download the file. Please note that when you use this alternative link you may be invited to create a Dropbox account. You do not need to do this, just click the link which is in small print at the bottom and which says "No thanks, continue to view".

Don't forget Mini Quayside Ukes tomorrow (27th Feb) using the new book 15 and books 2 and 9.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Our February 2018 Jam

Tuesday 13th February 2018 at 7.30pm in The Sussex Yacht Club, Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea

We will be using books 5, 8 and 11. As it is the day before Valentines I will try and pick out the romantic songs, but as usual please feel free to shout out your requests. Book 11 makes another appearance which makes it the most used book this year!!!!

Our new name will be Quayside Ukes. This should be available on all media platforms and is generic enough to be moved whilst still identifying with the local area. Thanks for all your suggestions, it was great fun looking through them and I hope you like this one, or can at least put up with it. It will lend itself well to logos and I hope we will be able to move the email address and other stuff over as soon as possible.

Uke Camp will be on 15th to 17th June
Last year we had a jam on Friday night and Saturday night and an open mic on Saturday afternoon. Jo Hockley is organising, so see her to book your place and let's hope we have a repeat of last year's weather.

Finally book 15 is just a meeting away, it has been a year since we had a new book and this one has a great mix of challenging and easy songs, more later.

See you next Tuesday

Lawrie

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Our January 2018 Jam

Tuesday 9th January 2018 at 7.30pm in our new venue: The Sussex Yacht Club, Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea.

Happy New Year to all Ukers
I hope you enjoy your music in 2018

We will be kicking off 2018 using books 2, 11 and 12.

Book 15 is on its way, but if you have any last-minute requests please send them to Pete or me very quickly - you won't have to lead them when they're performed, but if you want to then that is great as well.

Planning for the festival is under way and I hope to have some more news for that soon. As usual we're looking for sponsors first, so if you are working with anyone who may like to help please let me know.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 9th.

Lawrie

NB We have a new index to all our current songs, the download link is below the songbook links.