Friday, May 01, 2009

Next Uke Box

Brockley Ukulele Group's appearance at the soon-to-close Shunt Lounge was a lot of fun. A Thursday night at London Bridge attracts a mixed international crowd with everyone from Hoxtonite students to bank workers ripping off their ties, all of them determined to kick start the weekend early. So it was quite a messy night (in the positive sense of the word) with lots of dancing and singing along. As the Ukebox format is for people to shout out the number of the song they want to hear from a list, it got quite rowdy with groups of people chanting their songnumber or writing it on signs to get noticed above the shouting.

Shunt was great as ever, it was the 23rd of April and they celebrated St George's Day in Catalan style. La Diada de Sant Jordi is lovers' day in Barcelona, with lovers exchanging gifts of roses and books, so at Shunt they had roses and books out on the tables. Only one more week to go at Shunt London Bridge, after which they are moving for a while to a warehouse in Bermondsey Street. I am sure they will do a good job there, but the labrynthine railway tunnels of London Bridge will be sadly missed.

BUG are in action again at the monthly Sunday Uke Box session at the Amersham Arms in New Cross on May 10th.

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