Latest Event Updates
It has been a while since we kept you up to date but only because the AUJ have been busy preparing for what looks like a very busy 2018.
We were kept busy throughout the winter with a number of local gigs, typically entertaining the local Alresford town folk while they have been buying their Xmas trees, or providing a nice warm welcome out of the cold once “Santa came to Alresford“. And of course we’ve been at the open mic nights in The Cricketers.
We have been preparing a whole range of new material for your delight. It mostly follows the punchy, rocky theme we are best known for. So if you like a bit of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Oasis, The Blues Brothers and Bruno Mars then be sure to catch us somewhere this year.
Now that 2018 is in full swing, our gig season is starting up again at the end of March so be sure to come and see us. Throughout the spring and early summer we will be performing at our usual events; on the main stage at the Alresford Watercress Festival and another local favourite, the Vineyards of Hampshire Wine Festival.
But first, our launch event for the season is the very exciting charity fundraiser in the Horse and Groom on 23rd March 2018. We have 2 amazing support acts to get the night going and the AUJ hit the stage at 10pm.
We are excited to send out a very warm AUJ welcome to our two support acts
- Olivia Tapuska – 8pm
- Danielle Stewart – 9pm
Please come along and show your support for what will be a great evening full of musical, edible and beery/winey treats!
Hope to see all our loyal fans there!
Well, we got some great news today. We will now be playing on the support stage (known as the SQA Stage) at 12:30pm on Saturday 10th June – so don’t go looking for us in the beer tent any more.
We are really excited as we get to play through the main sound system to the whole field with video coverage on the big screen too.
If you would like to get a taste for what’s to come, then head on down to the globe the night before – we will be there warming up a few tunes.
I’m sure many of you were aware that Alresford hosted its annual Watercress Festival on 21st June and like last year, the AUJ had the privilege of closing the show.
Our 1 hour set went down a storm with our biggest crowd ever. We think that some of our new material is going down well and the feedback and comments we are getting are very flattering. Thank you to you all, you know who you are.
A great big thank you to the In Accord Singers for joining us and adding something very special to the last 4 numbers. Please take some time to see them here: http://www.inaccordsingers.co.uk
Next gig is at the Alresford Music Festival on 10th June at 12:30. We hope to see many of you there. We are in the beer tent and it is officially after lunch, so why not come on down and join us (for a beer or 2).
On April 1st 2017 we played for over 2 hours at the Cricketers 1st Birthday in New Alresford. In our usual style the blue grass warm up turned into Rock mayhem with our favourite numbers like:
- Rock n Roll – Led Zepplin
- I predict a riot – Kaiser Chiefs
- I want you so hard – Eagles of Death Metal
and we also debuted a few new numbers including
- Sex (sax – child friendly version) is on fire – Kings of Leon
- Suffragette City – David Bowie
Reviews were great and we had a great time. Looking forward to the next time we see you all at The Watercress Festival and Alresford Music Festival. See our gig list for more details.
To see us in 2017, check out the gig list to find one of the events we are playing at.
So far, we have been busily preparing a range of new material which builds on our high energy approach to ukulele and also added in percussion (played on the Cajon), making us louder and more excitable than ever.
As we love pubs so much (and know that you do), both the Tichborne Arms and The Horse & Groom have booked us to entertain all you locals so make your way to one of those and catch up on some of our latest new songs.
We are also very excited to confirm that we will be playing at the Alresford Watercress Festival and the Alresford Music Festival. Both are great days out so we hope to see you there rocking out to our jam.