Latest Event Updates
Each month people attending the Jam evening can bring a new song for the AUJ to play.
We are open to any song really from any genre and any era. The rules are one song per person (usually), enough copies of the music tab for each person and that the person who brings the song can run through the song.
- Time warp
- Mele Kalikimaka
- My old man’s a dustman
- Lady D’Arbanville
- Kung Fu fighting mashed with Valerie
- Hey Ya!
The next bring a song along jam night will be on the 2nd November (location to be confirmed).
The new PA was put through its paces last night with a rendition of various covers including Riptide, Budapest, This Train, Hey Ya, Time warp, Man of Constant Sorrow, and Jolene to name but a few.
The Xmas set is coming along nicely and we are getting ready for our first holiday gig at the end of November. Put it in your diaries 28th November from 12noon at Sunhill Infants School.
New songs included songs from Cat Stevens and a new favourite My old man’s a dustman went down rather well.
The big book of noise vol 2 is well and truly coming together and will be available to download from the Songs page.
Change of venue
The AUJ are now looking to move their home for the winter after a good few months at the Swan Hotel and previously at the Globe prior to that move.
It is possible we have a new venue sorted for the rest of the winter more news on that when it is confirmed.
Our 1st Birthday
Yes it has really been a year since our first gig in 2014. Over the last year we have played pretty much everywhere in the town. Some gigs worked others fell a little flat. Some really enjoyable time was had at the music festivals we played at this year. It was an honour to open the Alresford Music Festival, play to the crowds at Medstock and CrawleyFest.
We put on a workshop at the Alresford Show this year and encouraged people (young and old) to play along with us.
The year hasn’t finished and we have the holiday everyone loves still to come.
We are open to offers of gigs for a donation to charity we are happy to bash out crimbo songs, Carols (traditional and not so traditional) and a host of great songs from rock to modern pop.
Please do get in contact for December and January.
On June 6th 2015 the Alresford Ukulele Jam had their debut at the town’s music festival. We played on the acoustic stage which was handily located within the beer tent.
We kicked off the festival which was a wonderful day of music, food, sunshine and lots of fun. The good thing is next year’s festival date has been set for June 11th 2016.
Check out the 2015 highlights film below
Here is the organiser’s review of the day – Alresford Music Festival 2015
The AUJ has been rather busy with gigs throughout the town. We started at the Globe at the beginning of the year – Press article – Hampshire Chronicle.
In March we organised a fund raiser with the Horse and Groom pub. We played for over 2hours and raised £120.00. In April we enjoyed playing for the Alresford Community Association at their St George’s Dinner.
We were street performers at this year’s Alresford Watercress Festival playing outside the Globe, outside the Horse & Groom, the top of Broad Street and East Street.
We opened the Alresford Music Festival kicking off the Beer Tent stage at 11.30am.
Our debut performance at the Alresford Duck Race on the 21st June was really good fun playing in a variety of locations including the island across the river using the events PA.
August saw the AUJ play at the Rugby World Cup event on the 26th followed on the 29th opening the Alresford Cricketers Fun day and then onto Crawleyfest for the afternoon on the main stage!
Our last gig of the summer was at the Alresford Show where we entertained the crowds at the band stand getting people enthused about the Ukulele with favourites like Combine harvester and shake it off!
Find out more about the rest of the year’s gigs below.
See the up and coming gigs for 2015
The AUJ meet every Tuesday evening at the Swan Hotel from 7.30pm to 10pm. We welcome anyone who would like to play with us – mostly ukuleles of various sizes but we also like to hear from other small instrument players and singers.