Latest Event Updates
As the Summer draws to a close, the AUJ look back on what has been a year for the books. We've been busy with birthday parties, weddings (we went all the way to Cornwall for one of them), Boomtown (Yes - we made the bill !), Our local Watercress Festival, the Hampshire Fizz Festival and the main show ring at the Alresford show.
We've loved every minute of it and raised enough money to give our local schools their annual donations. More on that later in the year so we do not spoil the surprise...
Thanks to everyone who have supported us and donated. We hope to see you soon at one of our next events.
We are on the Bandstand on the Friday 9th August 2018 in the Paradise District.. check back for further details..
AUJ & Friends @ Horse & Groom, Alresford
Friday 15th March 2019, from 7:30pm
AUJ & Friends in association with Fuller's Horse and Groom are back for another night of local music delights on Friday 15th March to raise funds for our local charities. As many of you know, the AUJ are all about fundraising for the local community. So come along and enjoy the fantastic lineup we have in store for you from Jazz sax to melodic pop and heavy rock.
Have we got a line up for you. Make sure you are there from 7:30 to catch every artist we have hand selected for your listening pleasure.
7:30 Vince Toner Jazz Sax
8:00 Liv Tapuska Vocalist
8:35 Harry & Vicky Duo vocals and electric guitar
9:00 Martha's Man Melodic Pop / Guitar
9:40 AUJ Ukulele Covers / Pop/Rock
At the AUJ, everything we do is for charity and at the end of the year we like to get the Christmas cheer started by making our largest donations. In the last 4 weeks this amounts to a whopping £1,500.We are delighted to tell you about the donations but first… If you would like to remind yourself about how we can do this then read on past the pictures (at the end of the post)
Children in Need 16 Nov 2018 – £500
6 of the group were invited to Children in Need 2018, BBC Radio Solent Drive Time show with Louisa Hannan.
We played 2 numbers live on air –
- Cake by the Ocean – DNCE
- Rock n Roll – Led Zeppelin
We finished off the show by announcing a £500 donation
Sun Hill Infants Bazar, Alresford – £1000
After playing the traditional “Christmas Uke Box” during the school Bazaar, we were delighted to present a cheque for £1,000 to help the Sun Hill Infant school provide that little bit more for our local 4-6 year olds.
AUJ are a non-profit, community group who raise funds all year long in order to give back to the community and other good causes. Hailing from Alresford and the surrounding area, we work on our “Uke Covers” all year long so that we can play at festivals, weddings, birthdays, corporate events and also organise our own local charity fundraisers. Everything we get paid goes into the kitty for one of two purposes – making sure we have the equipment to sound great for you, but most importantly making donations. If you are looking for a band in 2019 and like the idea of your payment going back to good causes, then we would love to hear from you.