This is big. It’s our community and our music on show. 2 choirs and 9 ukestras over 4 hours.
At our last Showcase we had 400+ people. You can witness many of those performances here.
Each ukestra and choir is accompanied by the wonderful Tom Dowding on drums, and bass.
Plus we have arranged for our One Song Sing videographer extraordinaire, Peter King, to film the whole thing. And we will put photos of the event on this page. SO wear colourful clothes, bring your music and ukes. Or just be a part of the audience, enjoy, celebrate and soak it all in.
There are lucky door prizes given away during the day, but you must pre-purchase your tickets to be eligible, and be there when they are drawn.
A uke from Jack’s Music
$100 meal voucher from Wil&Sons
A uketen worth $135 from TSOTP (thats us!)
- A tuner (we found down the back of the couch)
- A peg (useful for outdoor gigs).
Remember the event starts at 1pm and finishes at 5pm. There is food, coffee, drinks, available at the Charlestown Bowling Club. Plenty of parking downstairs and plenty of seating, tables and room to be comfortable. Our event is held in the Lincoln room, we have a stage, lighting and P/A.
Here is our DRAFT PROGRAM so you can see when you perform during the day. We will have music stands ready for you (on stage already, so no need to bring your own).
1pm – Monday Night Shoal Bay
Blue Bayou (Donna Abraham)
Run Around Sue
1:15pm – Newkestra Sunday
Rhiannon (Ruth Holl)
Catch My Disease (Alice Moore)
Sloop John B (Heather McKay)
1:35pm – Ukestral Voices – Friday
Never Tear Us Apart
In This Heart
1:55pm – Wednesday Wanderers
Love Song (Chris Morley)
I Can See Clearly Now (Judy McLean)
Norwegian Wood (Jacqui Targett)
2:15pm Tuesday night
This Guys in Love with You (Jack Broekman)
Sonny Moon for Two (solos – Peter Scott & Chris Robinson)
Hold Back the River (Kris Fegent)
2:35pm – Intermission
2:50pm – All play
Billie Jean (Kate Lofting)
3:00pm – Newkestra Saturday
Blue Yodel (Cassia Lindsay)
Burn Your Name (Caroline Traill)
Where Do You Go To My Lovely (Sam Ashby)
All Shook Up (Ken Hullick)
3:20pm – Tomaree Ukestra
Poi E (Rosina Smith)
Oh Boy (Nadia Beard)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Leslie Mackintosh)
Waimanalo Blues (Merrill Land)
3:40pm – Monday Merewether
Under the Milky Way (Jenny Bailey, B.V. Trish Collins)
Fire and Flood (Virginia Slatter, & Jeff Noblet, B.V. Judi McLean)
Dance Me to the End of Love (Penny Creighton, B.V. Lyn Lewis)
Way Down in the Hole (Carol McCaskie)
4pm – LakeMac Ukestra
Sea of Heartbreak (Jacqui Stephenson)
My Old Friend the Blues (Lloyd Batten)
Dreaming My Dreams (Marjorie Maxwell)
Fly Me to the Moon (Shirley Linsdell)
4:20 Ukestral Voices – Wednesday
Tonight You Belong to Me
Let It Go
Don’t Stop and Amen Siakudumisa
4:40pm – Thursday Night @ Wil&Sons
One Day (Chris Middleton and Lisa Moore)
Mad World (David Taylor)
Wichita Lineman (Barry Hill)
Emmy Lou (Jane Shields)