On the previous Sunday at the Amersham, BUG's monthly Sunday Uke Box session included guest appearances by Jude Cowan, The Strum Pets and Post-Puke (picture below), the latter a duo playing uke-accompanied cover versions of post punk songs by the likes of Bauhaus, Public Image Limited and The Cramps. BUG debuted a couple of new covers including Hefner's The Day that Thatcher Dies and Manu Chao's Desaparecido
Then on Thursday BUG played at the amazing Shunt Lounge, a complex of brick tunnels, shadows, art installations and performance spaces under London Bridge station. After about 45 minutes the PA blew, cutting the set shorter than planned - never underestimate the power of the uke! Shunt is being moved out later in the year to make way for part of the Shard of Glass building site, so get down there before it closes. It opens Wednesday to Sunday nights and has a late bar (entrance inside London Bridge tube on Joiner Street - posters below are on the wall at Shunt).