Oct 30 The latest version of Jim's Ukulele Songbook now contains over 2000 songs. You can download this massive collection from http://ozbcoz.com/ .
Oct 12 - Nov 23 These Thursdays will be used as auditions for new songs or new arrangements we might perform at the Sussex Inlet ukelele festival on Nov 26 - when definite absentees will be Tom Anderson, Noelene, Bette, Graeme and Florence. We need 12 songs that will not be accompanied by piano and that will be led by different vocalists who are willing to step up to the mic. Without Tom, we will need to feature our guitarists for those signature riffs. I am happy to receive song re-arrangement or new song suggestions from all Buskers. For example, it's been suggested that we may still be able to perform "Bonny and Clyde" and "Sailing" if other instrumentalists can substitute their version for Tom's beautiful piano riffs. I hope to be able to publish the final song list for Sussex inlet by Nov 2, after which Florence and I will be away in Africa until December 6.
Oct 26 Let's sing a tribute o George Young and Fats Domino 4 songs
Oct 23 Website relaunch - our website now has a new address - www.kiamablowholebuskers.com - make this a Favourite or Bookmark in your web browser.
Notable news from the Swingaleles website ...
It is confirmed that workshops/concerts will be given by Peter Moss on 25th October (highly recommended by Graeme) , and Phil Donnison on the 22nd November.
A request was received from Steve Cocking for him to attend one of the Swingaleles' Wednesday nights and be available to service the ukuleles of the members. This was agreed to and a date, the 8th November, will be offered to him. It was suggested that Steve give a short talk to the members about the service he gives to ukuleles, and why. (highly recommended by Graeme - most knowledgeable luthier who attends Springstrum)
Committee member Andy Lynch noted for interest that the New Zealand ukulele group, the Nukes, are down to perform locally at the Bulli Hotel on Thursday 9th November, cost $18.00. (highly recommended by Graeme).
Sep 28 We'll be holding our AGM at the Uniting Church where you'll hear annual reports and may elect our office bearers for the next year. Lifts will be available before 7pm for those Buskers residing at Blue Haven. We'll fit in a singalong session afterwards to celebrate the last year. Our Committee for the next year.
Archived news ...
Events & Upcoming Performances
19 Bong Bong Street, Kiama NSW
Blowhole Buskers gather each Thursday evening between 7pm and 9pm for singalongs and open microphone performances. Beginners are welcome.
Blue Haven Retirement Village
200 Terralong Street, Kiama NSW
Sue, Mick, Tom, Katie and Noel reside in the Blowhole Buskers' spiritual home. A "beginners" group gather each Monday afternoon to practise ukulele songs from 2pm.