2017 Gigs and bookings

2017 Bookings –

Updated Friday June 23rd at 11 am

Thursday January 5th 2017 @ 7pm Tesco Community room, AGM

Friday January 6th 2017  @ 10am Broomhill  Sheltered housing / elderly community centre (Care Home style Singalong) with projector and screen Birchwood LN6 0QE

Tuesday 10th January 2017 @ 2pm Moorside Court North Hykeham LN6 9SA

Wednesday 25th January 2017 @ 2:30pm Cheyne House CARE HOME Main Street North Carlton LN1 2RR (resident’s birthday last week)

Wednesday 1st February 2017 @ 1:30 pm set – up, start playing around 1:45. Car parking permits from Chris Button in reception (opposite A&E) Manthorpe Unit Grantham Hospital singalong projector & SCREEN. Organiser / activity co-ordinator Chris Button Manthorpe Centre 101 Manthorpe Road Grantham NG31 8DG

Thursday 2nd February 2017 @ 2pm Washingborough W.I. Community centre Fen Road Washingborough LN4 1AB Bring Jerusalem

Wednesday 8th February 2017 @ 2:30 pm Neale Court CARE HOME Neale Road North Hykeham LN6 9UA

Monday 13th February 2017 @ 2pm Grove care home 14 Church Road Skellingthorpe LN6 5UW (bring screen)

 Wednesday 22nd February 2017 @2pm North Hykeham Methodist Church hall, Chapel Lane,  LN6 9QZ North Hykeham Blind Club daytime singalong concert.

TUESDAY 28th February 2017 @ 2:30pm Eccleshare Court Care Home 1-39 Ashby Avenue Hartsholme LINCOLN LN6  0ED (projector but not screen, there is a large plain wall)

Wednesday 15th March 2017 @ 2:30pm Hartsholme House CARE HOME gig Birchwood LINCOLN LN6 0ED

Saturday 18th March 2017 @4pm  One hour indoor seated Afternoon entertainment Beer Festival Community Centre Lincoln Road Skellingthorpe LN6 5UT

Saturday 25th March 2017 @ 2:30pm Willow court CARE HOME (bring projector) Croft Lane  Cherry Willingham LN3  4JW

Saturday 22nd April 2017 @ 7:30pm The ARK All Saints Church Moor Lane  North Hykeham LN6 9RN Seated singalong for dementia awareness. NB we are one of at least half a dozen acts on the bill so this will be a short performance.

Sunday 23rd April 2017 All day Lincoln Ukulele festival, Bishop Grosseteste see separate festival page on this website

Tuesday 25th April 2017 @ 3pm CARE HOME Singalong Brantly Manor Brant Road LN5 8RX No slideshow required.

Saturday 29th April 2017 @ 7:30pm North Scarle Men’s Club Seated singalong slide show with supper. North Scarle Village Hall; South Scarle Lane; North Scarle. LN6 9ER

projector and singalong lyrics plus the written picture quiz.

Thursday 4th May 2017 @2pm St Peter at Gowts Ladies fellowship Thursday afternoon singalong. The church is on Lincoln High Street below the level crossing LN5 7SR nearest the junction of Sibthorp Street and opposite Alfred street / Gaunt street, opposite the Salvation army building. It is the only church with iron railings. There is no parking in the grounds of the church itself, there are some 1-hour parking spaces down the high street, some side streets may have parking spaces. Pay and display car parks near Debenhams and the bus /rail station. Projector lyrics to be provided, no screen required as there is a suitable wall.

5th – 7th May 2017 Grand Northern Ukulele Festival – GNUF – Huddersfield

Sunday 7th May 2017 all day Dunholme Lodge Dunholme LINCOLN LN2 3QA Open Gardens fete outdoor gazebo performances throughout the day 11am – 5pm  sadly had to be cancelled due to insufficient numbers after GNUF date move.

Tuesday 16th May 2017 @ arrive 1145 for set up DRESS CODE BLACK FOR LADIES, WHITE SHIRT & BOW TIE FOR GENTS as per the Christmas concert. Music begins 12:30 Mayoral reception Hilton Hotel doubletree restaurant on the Brayford. Seated background music while dignitaries mingle. (No food for the band, sorry!) Parking is pay and display in town. AFTERWARDS at Labour Club Grafton House, Newland

Wednesday May 17th 2017 Elderberries Birchwood @ 2 – 4pm (doors open for set – up from 1:30pm) St Lukes Church Hall Jasmin Rd LN6 0YQ Birchwood Projector – lyrics singalong – Happy songs!

Saturday 20th May 2017 The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain playing at The New Theatre Royal Lincoln 7:30 pm for further details see http://www.newtheatreroyallincoln.co.uk/shop/live-music/the-ukulele-orchestra-of-great-britain/ Mike Housley has distributed tickets in brown envelopes.

Thursday 1st June 2017 @ 10am Buddies Dementia Cafe projected lyrics singalong Nettleham Library hub on corner of Chapel Lane / 1 East St, Nettleham, Lincoln LN2 2SL. On – street parking in nearby residential roads, BRING SCREEN.

Wednesday 7th June 2017 @ 2pm St Giles fellowship singalong with screen & projector Lamb Gardens LN2 4BX

Saturday June 10th 2017 Dunholme Village fete Holmes Lane Dunholme LN2 3QT – marquee gig set – up from 9 am, fete open 12 noon – 4pm. NB the road will be closed off from 9am, but there will be free parking in nearby roads around St Chads Church. Contact name is David Rosier. We can put up our gazebo anytime during the week starting 5th June.

16th – 18th June 2017 Great British Ukulele Festival Cheltenham

Sunday 18th June 2017 outdoor gazebo event Skellingthorpe Community gala. We’ll be setting up the gazebo around 1030 but won’t start playing until after the official start of the gala at 12 noon.  Monson Playing Field LN6 5UT -turn off at the Skellingthorpe roundabout heading towards the village you will see Daisy Made ice cream palour on the left hand side – carry on on this road with no turning off you will then come to the old railway line which is now a national cycle route which crosses the road. Straight after this turn left into the Community Centre car park – drive straight through the car par and there is a gate at the bottom which will take you up onto the playing field. (If you miss the turning and end up at a bad lefthand bend with a library building on the right you have done too far). The event is outdoors. From 8am until 11am (last orders 10.45) cooked breakfasts (yusually around £5) will be served at the Community Centre  which is the first building on the left once you have entered the car park.

BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS. There is only one vehicle access in and out of the playing field and vintage cars etc sometimes go for a parade around the village. After 11.15 you’ll be able to park in the community centre car park and walk to the gazebo.  We are “PITCH ONE NEXT TO THE FLOWER STALL” there will be parking round the back of the gazebo only for those arriving before 11am. Anyone arriving after 11am, use public free car park. Entrance to the event is free. Acoustic busking style music in our gazebo with collection bucket to collect donations. Selling our “merch” is fine to raise funds for the band activities. Banners required to explain what we do.

Thursday 22nd June 2017 @ 2:30pm Hartsholme House Ashby Avenue LN6 0ED   CARE HOME slide show entertainment. BRING Summer 2015 book, both Lincoln Festival Books and the Banana Book in case we introduce some of our new classics.

Saturday 24th June 2017.  DAYTIME Music In the Garden event St Marks Square (near Debenhams & Lakeland Central Lincoln) 45 mintue slot in the afternoon from 2:30pm on fully equipped sound stage with sound engineer etc. (similar to Shantifest but with less mud !) Dress Code bright & fun (Hawaiian shirts etc)  PLUS… EVENING  Music Seated concert Probable times from 1930 for two hours at Saint Hugh’s church Harewood Crescent LN6 8JG DRESS CODE BLACK & WHITE as per 2016 Alive Christmas concert / Mayor making ceremony ********Setlist to be confirmed, breakaway party pieces / solo turns welcome ********

Saturday 1st July 2017 Cherry Willingham village Gala at the school.

IF WEATHER FINE from 11am we can set – up Gazebo in front of dining hall same pitch as 2015 gig

IF WEATHER IS POOR, we’ll be playing on main stage indoors so no need to set up gazebo in advance.

Gala starts at 2pm & we, LUB, are the only musical entertainment on offer so we can start playing anytime after 2pm and play for as long as we want and break when we like. We’ll be joined by Jenny’s music group from the School at 3:15 and they will be singing a few songs of their own and may join in with some of ours. We should be finished by 4.30pm

Refreshments will be available to purchase. There should be enough parking on site. BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS Address is: Cherry Willingham Community School, Croft Lane, Cherry Willingham, Lincoln LN3 4JP.  School is at the north end of the village near the junction of Croft Lane and Hawthorn Road.

Tuesdays  4th July and 11th July 2017 full run – through REHEARSALS of We’ll Meet Again concert – 1940s material at Burton Road Methodist church this will take the place of the standard Tuesday beginner / improver sessions All are Welcome.

Wednesday 5th July 2017 @1pm Summer fete outdoors if weather fine Bunkers Hill Care Home  1 Ross Close Venables Way Off Carlton Boulevard Lincoln LN2 4WQ no gazebo needed but BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS

Saturday 8th July 2017 All day event Bailgate Busking festival Lincoln near Cathedral two slots at the Bailgate Busking Festival (8th July) noon – 12.30 & 1-1.30. expecting the full programme in the next few days, website will be updated as soon as I receive information.

Sunday 9th July 2017 Dunholme Lodge RAF museum Open gardens gazebo event outdoors all day Dunholme LINCOLN LN2 3QA Open Gardens fete outdoor gazebo performances throughout the day 11am – 5pm. Gazebo set – up from 10:30 am, opposite the tea shop.

Thursday 13th July 2017 @ 7pm We’ll meet again concert St Mary Le Wigford church Lincoln (near railway station & level crossing)  seated concert (use the door nearest the railway station) NB there is no free parking at this venue. Parking is the public pay- and – display at the railway station or in St Marks near Debenhams. Setlist will be We’ll Meet Again book.

Friday 14th July 2017 @ 7 pm  We’ll meet again WW2 evening seated concert plus background music 1940s  event Methodist Chapel Woodhall Spa (opposite cottage museum) David Barton to provide information about parking etc.

Saturday 15th JULY 2017  either in the garden, THE RETREAT, CHURCH LANE, OWMBY BY SPITAL, MARKET RASEN LINCOLNSHIRE LN8 2HN or the church opposite in case of inclement weather.  The event starts at 2pm through till 5pm Outdoor busking in gazebo if fine. Light refreshments will be provided. Free parking for band members will be provided in a neighbours’ grounds.

Saturday 22nd July 2017 Branston Village Fete 1pm – 6pm DETAILS TO FOLLOW

Wednesday 26th July 2017 @ 1100 – 3pm an hour or so slot entertaining elders LARC / age UK 20 year celebration   Central Methodist Hall, High Street, Lincoln. POSTCODE and precise timings TO FOLLOW (parking will be restricted to 5 or 6 cars for the band – public pay and display car parks nearby) 

Sunday 13th August 2017 @ daytime Hartsholme park LN6 fun day outdoor gazebo busking.

Sunday 27th August 2017 (BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND) Woodhall Spa Tourist information centre / local museum fundraiser, 2 sets in their marquee public fete. Further details and setlist to be confirmed

Wednesday 30th August 2017 ****** UNCONFIRMED ****** Afternoon Manthorpe Centre Grantham (NHS hospital, care home style entertainment) entertainment with slide show lyrics projected on wall (no quiz) Organiser / activity co-ordinator Chris Button Manthorpe Centre 101 Manthorpe Road Grantham NG31 8DG  ******* UNCONFIRMED *********

Thursday 14th September 2017 @ 2pm (set up from 1:30) St Mary Le Wigford Church hall (use the door nearest the railway station) NB there is no free parking at this venue. Parking is the public pay- and – display at the railway station or in St Marks near Debenhams. Co-Operative Society ladies’ club, elderly ladies singalong. Bring projector but no screen required as there is a wall. Play for maximum 45 minutes.

Sunday 17th September 2017  daytime Carholme Gala west common grandstand Lincoln details & timings to be confirmed.

Saturday 23rd September 2017 ****** UNCONFIRMED ***************** Diamond Park Staverton Crescent Birchwood Big Local Community Festival  to celebrate reopening Diamond Park 11am to 3pm the address is Staverton Crescent. Busking / gazebo event, bring your own chairs. ************ UNCONFIRMED **************************

Saturday 7th October 2017 @ 7:30pm Lincoln District Scout Association Awards Evening with buffet.

Lincoln Moorland Railway Sports & Social Club, Newark Road, Lincoln, LN6 8RT.  Plenty of free parking on site. Projected Singalong Lyrics NB these are long – serving scout leaders and partners, so audience are all adult. ** please let Esther know numbers BY EMAIL to pass on to the venue so band can be included in the catering arrangements ***
Saturday 28th October 2017 at 9pm Cherry Willingham Bowls Club annual presentation Evening Fiskerton Village Hall Full address TBC . We are to be the after – dinner entertainment for an hour or so starting between 9:15 and 9:30 Bring Chairs Projector and screen. DATE CHANGED BY CLIENT BECAUSE OF CATERING PROBLEMS
Wednesday 29th / Thursday 30th November 2017   ****** UNCONFIRMED ******* either one of these dates an afternoon for Manthorpe Centre (NHS hospital / care home style entertainment) Organiser / activity co-ordinator Chris Button Manthorpe Centre 101 Manthorpe Road Grantham NG31 8DG  ******** UNCONFIRMED ********

Tuesday 12th December 2017 Nettleham WI Christmas concert village hall LN2 evening buffet projector for singalong lyrics but no screen required as there is one at the venue.

**** UNCONFIRMED ********* Thursday 14th December 2017 afternoon Good Companions 1 hour (Senior Citizens) musical entertainment Swinderby *******  UNCONFIRMED, DETAILS TO FOLLOW ONCE BOOKING IS CONFIRMED ********* 

Thursday 14th December 2017 evening Band Christmas party, fun and party pieces and buffet at the Labour Club Grafton House, Newland LINCOLN LN1 1XJ

Saturday 16th December 2017 @ 2:30pm seated singalong post – lunch Senior Citizens entertainment with projector lyrics & shout – out quiz. BRING SCREEN Washingborough Forget – me – not club Community Centre Fen Road, Washingborough LN4 1AB

Monday 18th December 2017 @ 2:30pm Hartsholme House Ashby Avenue LN6 0ED care home Christmas entertainment – bring your seats and all books.

21st December 2017 @ morning / daytime Cherry Willingham U3A Christmas – themed concert & singalong (setlist TO BE CONFIRMED)