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UkuEroll
12-02-2011, 02:11 AM
On Wednesday afternoon, me and my wife took a trip to the Southern Ukulele Store in Bournmouth to see James Hill. I got the heads up from another UU member and we decided it was one we just couldn't miss, So we set off early to make sure of our place. The 50 mile journey was soo so worth it, we were treated to a fantasic performance, James was accompanied by Anne Davison on Cello, there was only about 30 people so we had a ring side view.
Not only was he a great player but he was also an all round nice guy, talking and telling little jokes between songs.
That evening he was playing in Southampton and encouraged people to come and bring there Ukes. I really wanted to go but due to my condition my energy level was dropping. My wife treated me to a
T shirt and Cd, when she paid she was given a free set of the new Aquila strings.
The shop was an Alladins cave of Ukes and I came home with a Countryman banjo Uke. Anyone thinking of going there will find Paul a very friendly and helpfull chap. if you get a chance to see James, do it! as he is travelling the Uk at the moment so look out for him, you won't be disapointed. I'll will be posting a video soon, it's uploading now and it's taking forever, anyway here is a picture of me James and my lovely wife.
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SuzukHammer
12-02-2011, 02:50 AM
Great picture.

I really really wish you would have went to see James Hill play in concert. I saw him in Singapore. A very memorable performance and he was without Anne when I saw him so I'm sure his performances with Anne are even better.

That store looks like it has some serious ukes on the wall and in James' hands.

UkuEroll
12-02-2011, 03:34 AM
Great picture.

I really really wish you would have went to see James Hill play in concert. I saw him in Singapore. A very memorable performance and he was without Anne when I saw him so I'm sure his performances with Anne are even better.

That store looks like it has some serious ukes on the wall and in James' hands.
I would have loved to go see him again but I was just too tired. The Uke he was playing was made by Mike Desouza, it sounded wonderfull. The Southern Ukulele Store has the best selection I've ever seen in the Uk.

MrChristopherA
12-02-2011, 04:17 AM
Lucky! Sounds like an amazing time! James Hill should do more shows.

allanr
12-02-2011, 04:20 AM
I just can't believe that we keep letting one of our greatest national treasures leave Canada ;)

Rzr
12-02-2011, 05:05 AM
Great pic!

Ken Middleton
12-02-2011, 05:16 AM
I would strongly advise anyone that has not seen James play to go to one of the Mighty Uke showings over the next few days. James and Anne will be doing concerts and there will be playalongs too.


http://mightyukemovie.com/files/pages/where/where%20and%20when.htm

Rzr
12-02-2011, 05:27 AM
I would strongly advise anyone that has not seen James play to go to one of the Mighty Uke showings over the next few days. James and Anne will be doing concerts and there will be playalongs too.


http://mightyukemovie.com/files/pages/where/where%20and%20when.htm

That is how I saw him when he was here. Even went on stage with him. Quite the thrill.

pulelehua
12-02-2011, 05:42 AM
I would have loved to go see him again but I was just too tired. The Uke he was playing was made by Mike Desouza, it sounded wonderfull. The Southern Ukulele Store has the best selection I've ever seen in the Uk.


Mike DaSilva. Now even more gutted I missed it... :(

Ken Middleton
12-02-2011, 05:51 AM
Now even more gutted I missed it... :(

Why don't you nip up to Oxford on Sunday? 6.00 pm.

kamaka_4_life
12-02-2011, 07:24 AM
That is a great pic, and I love the story. I'm glad you got to travel and see him perform, as he is a true ukulele ambassador :)

UkuEroll
12-03-2011, 12:47 AM
Mike DaSilva. Now even more gutted I missed it... :(
Thanks for the corretion, here is one of the videos I took http://www.youtube.com/errol4bz#p/a/u/0/sCE-6-hwryA

Leodhas
12-03-2011, 07:55 AM
I used to love him on match of the day! Never heard of him as a performer until now.
One thing I noticed in the above video clip, the way he plays the uke makes it sound like a mandolin. You've got tae love the Canadians.

coolkayaker1
12-03-2011, 10:42 AM
I have his new CD (bought on iTunes), and it's lovely. I was shopping for a new rubber flush ring for my toilet today and listening to the CD on my iPod while walking around Lowe's Hardware in Champaign, IL. No joke!

And now you go and see the man in concert.

I really like his voice. Something about it. Lively.

ukuleledaveey
12-03-2011, 10:46 AM
wow the southern ukulele store looks amazing, i was lucky enough to catch the mighty uke road show last sunday, had a workshop with James, he is such a amazing player and a lovely fellow, i was gutted they didnt have the cds come through when we there hope to get one eventually loved the video,you put up, look forward toseeing more if you have some :)

UkuEroll
12-04-2011, 01:50 AM
wow the southern ukulele store looks amazing, i was lucky enough to catch the mighty uke road show last sunday, had a workshop with James, he is such a amazing player and a lovely fellow, i was gutted they didnt have the cds come through when we there hope to get one eventually loved the video,you put up, look forward toseeing more if you have some :)
I have got another video, but I hav'nt uploaded it yet, I'm going to put them both in the Video thread.

pulelehua
12-04-2011, 09:08 AM
Thanks for the corretion, here is one of the videos I took http://www.youtube.com/errol4bz#p/a/u/0/sCE-6-hwryA


SOOOOOOO good. Missed Oxford today to family commitments.

Some day.......................

Thanks for the video. Looking forward to more!

AnnaUK
12-04-2011, 09:41 AM
That's a lovely photo and thank you for posting that video. That was fab.

Good that you got to see James :)

coolkayaker1
12-08-2011, 08:47 AM
wow the southern ukulele store looks amazing, i was lucky enough to catch the mighty uke road show last sunday, had a workshop with James, he is such a amazing player and a lovely fellow, i was gutted they didnt have the cds come through when we there hope to get one eventually loved the video,you put up, look forward toseeing more if you have some :)

HIs CD is on iTunes, and I presume Amazon.com digital downloads and hard copy.

Ken Middleton
12-08-2011, 09:20 AM
HIs CD is on iTunes, and I presume Amazon.com digital downloads and hard copy.

His CD is on Amazon.co.uk, and even though it is despatched from the US, the postage is cheap.