Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Shunt and Other Uke Adventures

A busy week for Brockley Ukulele Group ended up with playing the Valentines Day party at the Amersham Arms last Saturday.

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).

BUG will be playing a short set at the Montague Arms next Tuesday night (24th February) and then will be hosting their next Sunday Uke Box on March 8th at the Amersham Arms. Support is the hotly tipped Croydon singer Superman Revenge Squad, so get there in good time - 8 pm start, admission free.

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