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bazmaz
05-23-2013, 11:12 PM
Not sure many outside the UK will read Cheshire Life magazine, but anyway - our band were interviewed and photographed for it.

We were expecting a quarter page - not a double page spread.

Anyway - for those who may want to read it -

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Mattyukaholic
05-23-2013, 11:47 PM
What a great article. Would love to see you play sometime. One of my band originally hails from Sandbach so we go up that way occasionally.

bazmaz
05-24-2013, 12:01 AM
Cheers - yeah that would be great. We always have gigs on, and starting to play further afield now

mm stan
05-24-2013, 12:19 AM
Cool Article....thank you for sharing....awesome dude :)

UkuEroll
05-24-2013, 01:12 AM
Well done mate, you deserve lots of credit for what you do for the UK Ukulele. Just clicked on your site and got carried away with ' When I'm dead and gone' brought back some memories, will be adding that to my to play list.

Leroy

The Big Kahuna
05-24-2013, 02:24 AM
Not sure many outside Cheshire will read Cheshire Life magazine

Fixed for you mate ;)

Gratz though, nice one.

bazmaz
05-24-2013, 02:38 AM
Thanks all - we are quite taken aback by it - I believe it came about as one of their writers saw one of our gigs and recommended the piece. You never know who is watching at these gigs!

mikef
05-24-2013, 05:16 AM
Sweet! That article gives a really good account of modern ukulele rather than sticking with the old cliches (not that there's anything wrong with George and the like... but you know, uke music is far more diverse these days). I like the fact they've even added a little history insert too.

I've seen you guys play in Chester and you know what, I'd like to see you play again :D

bazmaz
05-24-2013, 05:58 AM
Ah thanks Mike - did you see us? Long time since we played there? - Don't think you would recongnise the band now compared to then - when we last played it was a busk (you know the usual uke club thing, music stands, million and one players etc). Shortly after that we decided to take stock - thinned numbers and worked on being a 'band' not a club. Out went music stands, in came a rehearsed electric set, lights, PA system, keyboards, electric ukes etc.

mikef
05-24-2013, 06:07 AM
It was a while ago yes. I'll definitely make the effort and head over your way and come over see the new slick version :D

bazmaz
05-24-2013, 06:15 AM
ah right - yeah that would be great mike - some vids of us on our website too. We are just in a self imposed gig lull for May before it all starts getting crazy again for rest of summer! It is fun, but hard work! We joke - we started playing ukes because they were small and convenient - now a gig involves so much gear and miles of cabling!

If you are fairly local Mike - we are hosting a two day ukulele weekender at a country pub nr Chester 20 - 21 July, Shady Oak, Tiverton. All very informal, and pub offers camping for the saturday night if needed. Lots of uke players from local area and beyond coming down. Will be small (unplugged) stage outside for people to do turns of their own during the days and N'Ukes are playing a set inside the pub in the evening. Should be fun. We ran it last year and it was a giggle. Quite a few more coming this year!

mikef
05-24-2013, 06:21 AM
Sounds like a blast, I'll see if I can get myself organised :)

bazmaz
05-24-2013, 08:21 AM
Not sure if you use Facebook - if so - details here

https://www.facebook.com/events/459833000751642/

If not - details on our website with link at end to pub camping and a map!

http://www.nantwichnukes.com/nukes-news-and-events/nukefest-2013.html

(Edit - camping not essential - most playing during afternoons - but for those wanting to do both days and have a drink)

The Big Kahuna
05-24-2013, 09:08 PM
It's a good job you come from Nantwich mate, if you came from Preston you'd be the P'ukes.

bazmaz
05-24-2013, 09:24 PM
Ha ha! There is a uke band called the Pukes too!

The Big Kahuna
05-25-2013, 12:43 AM
Looked up Nantwich on my PC, got downstairs and picked up my Nexus 7,and it's telling me the distance to Nantwich. Google are spying on me.

mikef
05-25-2013, 06:56 AM
Not sure if you use Facebook - if so - details here

https://www.facebook.com/events/459833000751642/

If not - details on our website with link at end to pub camping and a map!

http://www.nantwichnukes.com/nukes-news-and-events/nukefest-2013.html

(Edit - camping not essential - most playing during afternoons - but for those wanting to do both days and have a drink)

A quick glance at the calendar seems very favorable so watch this space :)

teruterubouzu
05-25-2013, 07:20 AM
Way cool! .

redpaul1
05-26-2013, 12:37 AM
It's a good job you come from Nantwich mate, if you came from Preston you'd be the P'ukes.
Ha ha! There is a uke band called the Pukes too!

We're over here: the pUKEs (thepukes.co.uk) :)

The Big Kahuna
05-26-2013, 01:12 AM
We're over here: the pUKEs (http://thepukes.co.uk) :)

Ah, The Dead Kennedy's. I used to wear one of the original "Too Drunk to F..." t shirts when I worked at Carlsboro 30 years ago (it was uncensored btw). Saw them play a few times.

The Big Kahuna
05-26-2013, 01:13 AM
I love the album art remakes on your home page btw.

bazmaz
05-27-2013, 06:10 AM
pUkes are a top band!

One day we need to to a pUkes and N'Ukes show!

mikef
05-28-2013, 01:54 AM
One day we need to to a pUkes and N'Ukes show!
I can imagine the poster :)

redpaul1
05-28-2013, 06:29 AM
I love the album art remakes on your home page btw.
Ours? Why thank you! We had a very talented photographer http://www.dianamorephotography.co.uk/

Tootler
05-28-2013, 07:32 AM
Do you still run your uke group as well, baz?

bazmaz
05-28-2013, 08:05 AM
Not as often as we used to Tootler - was always only a drop in jam really. Still do Sundays where gigs permit - its important and fun to keep playing in those surroundings we find!