Duke of Uke Gig, 8.11.15

We’re really excited about playing at Duke of Uke next weekend. We’re supporting the fabulous Corner Laughers, alongside Fun of the Pier and Plastic Jeezus. We don’t get to play south often enough so it’d be lovely to see some of our London friends and fam there. The event starts at 2pm and it’s free entry too! Facebook event page

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The Wonky EP: coming 1st June 2015!

It’s true – we finally recorded our debut EP! We did it in the stunning surroundings of St Mark’s church in Levenshulme and we were joined on drums by the amazing Phil Howley – read more about it and see the photos on our shiny new website.

It is currently being pressed and will be available to buy on CD and download from 1st June. We are doing a very limited run of the CD so if you want one, don’t hang about.

We are officially launching The Wonky EP on Saturday 6th June at the Klondyke in Levenshulme, Manchester. Phil Howley will be joining us once again on drums so it proves to be very special. Hope to see you there.

Lou and the Llamas website

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Artwork by Laurie Pink.

Ukuleles on Radio 4

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.

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

Listen to me on Radio 4!

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: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qps9 and it will also be available on the iPlayer afterwards.

Lou and the Llamas ~ All the Boys

Video by Jamie Hyde and Bex Munton

All the Boys from Jamie Hyde on Vimeo.

Lou and the Llamas ~ This Saturday!

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

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!

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.

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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.

Lou and the Llamas ~ Carrying A Bomb

We popped in to Wireless Manc’s Wednesday Drivetime show a few weeks ago. This is Carrying A Bomb, one of our newer songs. I wrote it a couple of years ago and then didn’t play it to a single soul. I need to stop doing that! Please forgive the frog in my throat…

We also did Messing With My Head:

You can listen to the whole thing, complete with interview.

Lou and the Llamas ~ Wonky Face/Spiderman

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.

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