Ukuleles on Radio 4

By | February 9, 2015

If you missed You And Yours on Friday, you can listen again here to hear me talking ukuleles, playing a bit of Stuck and teaching You And Yours presenter Peter White how to play a tune on the uke.

peter-white-lou-armer  peter-white-radio4

Peter’s uke lesson has also been included in this week’s Radio 4 in Four!

Listen to me on Radio 4!

By | February 5, 2015

Tune in to You and Yours on BBC Radio 4 tomorrow from 12.15pm to hear me talking about ukuleles as well as doing a bit of playing and singing. Here’s the link: and it will also be available on the iPlayer afterwards.

Supper Club Speakeasy

By | August 4, 2014

speakeasy-supperclubI’m ridiculously excited about this event! I’ve put together a very special little combo to play some red hot and filthy songs from the 1920’s. The rest of the line up is pretty swell too and there’ll be some surprises on the night. Supper Club is always a good night out and all the money raised goes to the Solomon Project to feed children in Kenya. COME!

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Lou and the Llamas ~ All the Boys

By | July 22, 2014

Video by Jamie Hyde and Bex Munton

All the Boys from Jamie Hyde on Vimeo.

New Year, New Toys

By | January 4, 2014

new-toyzI’m putting together a pedal board for vocals. I’ve wanted to do this for a long time and now I finally can. I have no idea what it’s going to sound like yet or where it’s going to take me.


Wonky Face

By | June 8, 2013

Hello! Thought it was about time I posted something, so you know I’m still alive. So here is Wonky Face for your ears:

I recently did a lovely version of this song with ace harpist Katie Brett which I’m hoping you might get to hear sometime.

Lou and Llamas are still beavering away. We should have some recordings to share with you soon. We’re also excited to be performing at the launch of the first ever Levenshulme Food and Drink Frestival on Friday 21st June. Let’s hope this sunshine lasts!

Lou and the Llamas ~ This Saturday!

By | April 7, 2013

black-lion-13thaprilReally looking forward to this gig – just look at the line up! You’d be mad to miss it… Facebook event page

Look Up

By | April 2, 2013

A little spring thing for you. Written on Easter Sunday, recorded on Easter Monday. Featuring my brother, Oscar Armer on bass.

Levy Uke Up is a year old!

By | March 18, 2013

levy-uke-up-1st-birthday-cakeOn March 25th, Levy Uke Up will be a year old. Yesterday was Part One of our birthday celebrations. We had a fantastic workshop with Phil Doleman, beautiful handmade ukes by Robert Collins and news of a Grand Northern Ukulele Festival from Mary Agnes Krell. Oh and this amazing birthday cake made by Jane! Thanks to everyone involved.


Part Two of our birthday celebrations will be our regular Uke Up this Sunday 24th March, 7pm at the Blue Bell Inn, Barlow Road (note the new venue). We’ve even compiled a songbook of our greatest hits from the past year. These are songs that always go down well at Uke Ups and they’re all fairly easy to play. I’ve updated some of the arrangements and amended the lyrics for Sister Kate.

New Demos

By | March 13, 2013

There’s a load of new (and not so new) demos up on my Soundcloud. They are all very rough. I’ve been privately putting up stuff for the band to learn over the last few months and decided to stop being so precious about them, so they are now public. They sound completely different with the band anyway. I’m also working on some less rough solo versions. No, really, I am!