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!
Really looking forward to this gig – just look at the line up! You’d be mad to miss it… Facebook event page
A little spring thing for you. Written on Easter Sunday, recorded on Easter Monday. Featuring my brother, Oscar Armer on bass.
On 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.
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!
Hooray, we have a new songbook! Big thanks to Mike for putting it together.
There’s a video playlist of all the songs here.
Looking forward to trying some of these out at tonight’s Uke Up!
Recorded at Travelling Man, Manchester, Dec 2nd 2012, featuring live drawing by Laurie Pink.
Thanks to Wombat for filming it. He also namechecks us in his magnificent Ukulele Babes post.
I’m really looking forward to the Lou and the Llamas gig tonight at The Young Pretender in Congleton. We’ll be playing two sets and trying out another couple of new songs.
This will be our last gig for a little while as we’re going to concentrate on getting our debut EP recorded ready for summer. Oh and our lovely Kate is also getting married! Our next gig is Sat 13th April at the Black Lion in Salford and it’s a killer line up! We are also taking bookings from May onwards so get in touch if you’d like us to play for you.