“Kim Bjerga, Clark Holmes, and Andrew Nufer make up the talented young trio, The Naked Waiters. With equal measure of skillful playing and close-knit harmonies, their act wowed the crowd at this year’s Ukulele Festival of Scotland, so much so that they were immediately re-booked for the same event in 2019.” WE GOT AN ARTICLE IN THE UK UKULELE MAGAZINE! Scotland liked us enough to write about our performance, and we couldn’t be more honored. Headed to Vancouver island in a couple weeks for the Nanaimo Ukulele Festival!
Door prizes will be given out at the Saturday evening concert and the Sunday afternoon Sing and Strum.
Arbutus Music Store has donated a Concert Ukulele with gig bag, pin, strap, along with 4 ukulele lesson at Arbutus Music School;
D’Addario Canada has donated several ukulele accessories, capo, strap, uke chord charts;
Empire Music has donated key ring ukulele tuners;
Tapestry Music has donated a concert ukulele;
Steve Doreen has donated a $300 gift certificate to be used towards a custom built ukulele;
And that’s without all the other donations from local businesses that help to make our Great Little Festival such a success
Here is a link to a really great online Ukulele Magazine. http://www.ukulelemag.com/
The Ukulele Magazine is jam packed with all kinds of tips, tutorials, gear info, stories and just way too much good stuff to mention. Click on the link above and check it out.
There is an article in this month’s Ukulele On Line Magazine about Cynthia Kinnunen. Take a peak and check it out here.
Why I Uke: Cynthia Kinnunen’s Soul-Nourishing Return to Ukulele
A happy afternoon running the Ookestra (Beginner ukulele orchestra) workshop set with the Bayfield Ukulele Society. Lots of fun playing a little big band swing and rocking an 80s classic. Such a fun and talented group!
Join Cynthia K at her Ookestra workshop on Saturday July 14th at the Festival
We are very happy to welcome Tapestry Music of Victoria, Vancouver and White Rock to the Nanaimo Ukulele Festival list of sponsors for the 2018 festival.
Michael has generously donated an Acadia All Solid Mahogany Concert Ukulele valued at $199 which we will be giving away to a lucky winner during the festival.
Tapestry Music will also have a vendor table at the festival on Saturday and Sunday. Make sure to stop by and chat with Michael and David.
Visit their website at http://www.tapestrymusic.com/ or their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/tapestrymusicstore
The inaugural night of the new Parksville Ukulele Club at the Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge, Unit 5 – 1176 Franklins Gull Road (in the Industrial Area) on March 5th 2018 was tremendously successful; around 45 people attended.
Liz DeBarros will be holding a clinic there this Monday, March 12th; admission by donation. She will also be giving information on the two series of Group Lessons she will be giving at the club on alternate Mondays starting on Monday March 19th.
Click on the link below for more details
GZAL flyer for beginner lessons
GZAL flyer for strumming lessons
Starting on Monday 26th, there will be a “Sing & Strum” club on alternate Mondays lead by Ron Usher – drop in $10
There’s a new place for ukulele playing. Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge, #5 – 1176 Franklin’s Gull Road in Parksville.
Check out their website: http://www.gzalounge.com
There’s only 1 spot left in the morning workshop but plenty in the afternoon.
The Picking & Strumming Styles workshop has proved so popular that the Naked Waiters will be repeating it in the afternoon so we can accommodate everyone who wants to participate.
The workshop will be from 1.30 – 3.00pm and there will be 20 spots available, so buy your tickets early as they are selling out fast.
The Songwriting workshop will be reduced to 10 spots to accommodate this change.