Playing at Todd in the Hole Music festival at Todd Green Stevenage

                           Ukulele V Banjo Ukulele

 Over the last few years the popularity of the ukulele, has grown very quickly and a lot of people still have a stigma about this instrument. I ask myself why ? The main reason I can think of is non ukulele players associate the ukulele with George Formby and his type of song. “When I’m cleaning windows “etc.   The same sort of stigma is also associated with Amateur radio and the Tony Hancock sketch.. “Can you hear me in Tokyo ! is always heard in both cases.

  “Yes” George Formby did play the ukulele, but he’s better known for playing the Banjo Ukulele . The Banjo Ukulele is a completely different type of instrument than the Ukulele.

The Ukulele is a small looking guitar. The Banjo Ukulele has a round base and has 4,5, 6 strings. The sound is completely different.

As a ukulele group we do not play any George Formby music or songs, but our own style of “Rock and Roll” which are all covers of the 60, 70’s era.


Leaving Malaunay in France after our first French Gig
Sandy Ukulele Group , playing at St Nicolas Church, Malaunay, France
              Sandy Ukulele at Todd in the Hole

                  Ukulele V  Banjo Ukulele

Just recently with the popularity of the ukulele, a lot of people still have a stigma about this instrument. I ask myself why ? The main reason I can think of is that they associate the ukulele with George Formby and his type of song. “When I’m cleaning windows “etc.   The same sort of stigma is also associated with Amateur radio and the Tony Hancock sketch.. “Can you hear me in Tokyo !

Can I make the point that “yes” George Formby did play the ukulele, but he’s better known for playing the Banjo Ukulele . The Banjo Ukulele is a completely different type of instrument than the Ukulele.

The Ukulele is a small looking guitar. The Banjo Ukulele has a round base and has 4,5, 6 strings.

As a ukulele group we do not play any George Formby music or songs, but our own style of “Rock and Roll” which are all covers of the 60, 70’s era.

Email : Sandyukulelegroup1@   gmail.com (Without space after @)   


Our group is made up from people who just

 like to play the ukulele and have a bit of

 a sing song on a Friday evening. The type of

 music we sing and play is mainly from

the "Rock and Roll" days.

You may like to come along for a listen

 one Friday evening, please do, your more

than welcome.

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If you are interested in our group playing

 for your organisation, and is in a resonable distance

 please get in touch. 

We do not charge a playing fee. But would be 

very grateful for a donation for a charity. 

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If your organisation wishes us to play for you, we

 do not play outside in the open as our ukulele's

are acoustic and the sound is lost in the open air.


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The Sandy Ukulele Group are now offering Ukulele lessons for beginners min age 18 years old.

                     For more information: Email :

                      SandyUkulelegroup1@  gmail.com

                             (no space after @ ) 

  Where we can be found.

We would suggest that you park your
          car in the town centre.


                                Sandy Ukulele Group hit's the headlines

  

        Our practice venue,

      Baptist Church Hall,  

        Bedford Road (roundabout)                                   Sandy.   

    Meet  Friday's  7pm till 9pm visitors      welcome.

 2020


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      Saturday 27th June March Hare, Dunton,

      Nr Biggleswade   8.00pm

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      Saturday 4th July Hitchin Town Football        .Club  Cider and Cheese Festival 5.00pm

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     Saturday 15th Aug  Biggleswade Con Club

     St Andrew Road. Biggleswade. 8.00pm

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      Saturday 5th Sept (private Function)

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   Saturday 3rd October. "Simply Saturday"

        St.James Church, Little Paxton

        Time TBA

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    Friday 16th October Northgate

       Biggleswade SG18 0FE   6.30pm

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      Friday 13th November  British legion

      Private Function.The Orange Tree,                           Baldock

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        Potton ladies Group, Christmas Party,

      Eco, Hub, Gamlingay..Tuesday 1st Dec                      private function

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     Monday 14th December Ivel Stroke Club

     Sandy Bedfordshire.

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     Saturday 12th December March Hare,

     Dunton, Biggleswade. SG18 8 RN  

     8.00pm   60's 70's Rock e'n Roll

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      Friday 18th December  6.30pm.

      "Rock the Shop" Tesco's Sandy

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                             2021

      Saturday 15th May  British legion 

              Private function












    











   Potton ladies Group, Christmas Party

     Eco Hub Stocks lane Gamlingay  7.30pm

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