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Supporting free music in Alresford

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Just jamming with other Alresford musicians at the Swan Open Mic night

Announcement: The AUJ will play Boomtown Fair 2019

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We are on the Bandstand on the Friday 9th August 2018 in the Paradise District.. check back for further details..

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Kicking off the 2019 gig season

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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.

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Line Up

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

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Martha's Man

Melodic Pop

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Vince Toner

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Liv Tapuska

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AUJ add £1,500 of donations in 2018

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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

You can here it by clicking this link and fast forward to 1:40

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.

Fizz Fest 2018

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Vineyards of Hampshire Sparkling Wine Festival 2018 at Raimes Estate.

Well I came away from this afternoon with the understanding that Alresford is now famous for two things; Watercress, obviously, and Ukulele Jams Sparkling Wine to rival those European copies.We've got a little more work to do before Alresford is truly synonymous with Ukulele Jam but we're getting there.

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It turns out that our beloved town is in the epicentre of the wine growing region in the South. And we're not ones to miss a local produce festival where free produce may be handed out. Especially if it is cold, fizzy and oh so delicious.

More than that! There were masterclasses and vineyard tours, as well as tastings and a whole range of food stalls.

Thank you to Raimes for hosting such an amazing event. We're all so pleased and proud to represent local music at such a prestigious event. And thank you to everyone who supported us on Sunday afternoon, we had a fantastic time.

I'm personally very glad that I wasn't driving, the delights of the Hampshire Vineyards are lip smacklingly good and I enjoyed them heartily (yet responsibly, of course).

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