Book the band ? Join the band?

lincolnukuleleband@hotmail.com

If you would like to book the band for your event, party, school or care home

Please check this years gigs and bookings page on this website to see if your chosen date is already booked. We try to average one care home booking per week,  which we’ll fit around our own work & family commitments. If your chosen dates are flexible, just mention this in your email and we’ll come back to you with a selection of dates.

please email lincolnukuleleband@hotmail.com

INFORMATION REQUIRED before any booking can be confirmed – Please include all of the following

We do not charge for care homes, schools or not – for – profit community groups, however we are happy to receive voluntary donations: all money goes towards supporting the running expenses of the band such as printing music books, running the lyric projector, rehearsal room hire & insurance.

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We want to delight our audiences so – in order to avoid disappointment and confusion – we can only confirm bookings by direct email once all the information above has been received by email. Telephone or letter or ad – hoc conversation is not a confirmation of booking, only an email direct from lincolnukuleleband@hotmail.com with the title BOOKING CONFIRMATION is a firm confirmation of a booking date and time. All confirmed bookings will appear on this year’s gigs and bookings page, please feel free to check your booking here on our website.

Thank you for your co-operation, this is for your peace of mind and to avoid any confusion.

PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE

In these safety – conscious & red – tape times, we are aware that venues may need to see copies of our current PLI or include them in your risk assessment. Here are copies, please feel free to download and print them for yourselves if you are a venue manager / event organiser and need to see the paperwork before booking the band.

LUB PLI 2017

LUB PLI Certificate 2017

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To join the band 

Look for the big Tesco superstore on Wragby Road
Look for the big Tesco superstore on Wragby Road. Once you are safely inside the store (don’t worry the staff & locals are very used to domestic ukuleles and won’t try to feed or harass your uke) locate the fresh fish counter. We have included a picture to help you locate the fishmonger, who (as well as monging the fish, freshly) is like a friendly troll guarding the portal to the community room. The password this week is “Halibut”

If you already play ukulele (or bass!) and would like to meet the band or attend a rehearsal with a view to joining us, we meet every Thursday evening at 7pm in the community room behind the fish counter at Tesco Wragby Road LN2 4QQ just email us to let us know you’ll be coming along. Bring your ukulele / u – bass, or just come along to find out what goes on at our rehearsals.

A copyright - free image of a fishmonger with some fish, being monged, freshly.

 

NB these sessions will often have guidance on music theory, TABlature, picking / strumming techniques and the more intermediate -to- experienced progressions, jazz chords etc. The emphasis is on trying out different vocal harmonies and voicings and agreeing on musical arrangements of each piece to give the best, most polished performance possible for our audiences. You are welcome to attend either or both sessions, see which suits you to start with, we are all members of the same band and all have the same aim – to bring affordable live music to the community with our ukueles.

If you are a complete beginner and would like to learn to play ukulele in a fun group, email us, we run a learners- to – improvers group on Tuesday evenings 7pm Burton Road methodist church LN1 3LW we can get you started with a loaner uke and some basic lessons. Here you can learn and practice the most popular chords, strumming rhythms, fun easy songs and singalong in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. There will be experienced singers and players joining in too to help keep things in time and tune and you’ll soon feel part of the session.

Travel Directions – NB This is NOT the Orthodox church on the roundabout with the free car park in front, it is the Methodist Church hall on the main road Burton Road near the famous Burton Road chippy. From the “shell garage roundabout” you need to be heading in towards town, the Methodist church hall will be on your left hand side, one block into Burton road at the corner of Mount Street. Parking on street is uaually available nearby. Here is a picture of the building to help you find us. (NB depending on the time of year, there may or may not be snow on the roof 😉

burton-road

No prior experience is necessary. You do not need to be able to read music as a beginner. Don’t be shy, if you have always wanted to learn an instrument now may be the time- drop us an email! You’ll learn much faster as part of a group making progress than struggling along at home. A collection pot is passed round, though you are under no obligation to contribute any money. A voluntary donation of £1.50 per person per Tuesday session covers the cost of the room hire and songsheet / music printing eack week.

Baritone players – You are very welcome to join us if you play baritone ukulele, some of our members are also keen guitarists / bassists / banjo / mandolin players and we like to feature these and other instruments in our performances to add variety and entertain our audiences. However, to keep things straightforward for the learner – improver group we do not teach the baritone – specific chords, and most of our printed music and songsheets will have only the standard soprano concert tuning (gCEA / GCEA) notated chords to avoid confusing our beginners & improvers. If in doubt about what sort of ukulele you have, bring it along to a Tuesday session and one of our experienced players will be able to advise you, and lend a concert tuned instrument if you require.

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COSTS & FUNDING – As a community group we operate on a not-for-profit basis. Band members are true volunteers and do not receive any payment or compensation for performing, teaching music or hosting our entertainments, events and workshops. Lincoln Ukulele Band members subscription is just £1 for a whole year’s membership. Tuesday beginner group (£1.50) and  Thursday (£1) rehearsal sessions are supported by a voluntary donation into the collection pot per person per session.

All donations from venues, corporations and money raised from collections at fetes etc go towards our community work in care homes and schools and cover the costs of running the band (public liability insurance, printing the song- sheets, maintaining and running the printers and projectors, sheet music, rehearsal room hire etc)

Our facebook page link is at the base of this webpage.