Events Gigs & Workshops
After 4 years of attending the Ukulele Festival Of Great Britain as a stallholder working along side Boss Rob, it was time for my first appearance as a performer.
Very busy day in the SUS workshop. One of the more interesting jobs was fitting this Beltona Resonator with a passive Fishman Resophonic and wow, she sure does sound sweet.
On the 24th May we had the great pleasure of hosting a workshop and in store performance from one of the worlds hottest ukulele players. Manitoba Hal was in town to help people forget their blues by learning to play the blues.
I've been to and have sat in on more ukulele workshops than I can remember and Hal's was one of the best I've witnessed. He managed to make it both easy enough for beginners and involved enough for intermediates that everyone was left both learning and happy. Hal spent a good hour teaching a blues progression including turn around and the building blocks for players first steps into soloing, as an observer I could actually see the improvement in peoples playing as the hour past. Hal has a great bedside manner and it felt more like getting cool tips off of a mate than a teacher/pupil thing.