17. Feb, 2018

Olveston and District Bowling Club

Starting at 7.30pm.
Two 50 minute sets.
A break between sets for a buffet if required, approx. £10
60s theme requested.
Raising money for 'Above and Beyond'.

13. Jan, 2018

Westerleigh Village Hall - 'The Buffs'

Time to be confirmed, but probably 7.00pm ish.
Two 40 - 45 minute sets with break between.
Raising money for 'Above and Beyond'.

22. Dec, 2017

'The Railway' at Charfield

Starting at 9.00pm.
Raising money for 'Above and Beyond'.
56 Wotton Road
GL12 8SR

9. Dec, 2017

Clifton Down Shopping Centre, Bristol.

Starting at 1.00pm.
Two 40 - 45 minute sets with break between.
Raising money for 'Above and Beyond'.

After Network Rail decided to disrupt our wonderful travel plans by taking up the track at Severn Beach, we managed to get to the venue by car and arrived in time thanks to Phil's navigational expertise.
I think there was about 11 of us in attendance, and between us we created some nice sounds, and judging by the reaction of the changing audience, with their applause and smiles, they enjoyed it.
Thanks to everyone who turned up. I am sure it will be appreciated by A and B.
Keeeeep Pluckin'.

1. Dec, 2017

Thornbury Golf Club - 'Annual Prize Giving'

Starting at 9.00pm
Playing for 1 hour.
Raising money for 'Above and Beyond'.

Great night at the golf club last night. The audience loved it and so did I, as I hope you all did.
Plenty of positive feedback this morning at work.
A grand fundraiser for Above and Beyond - £80 "fee" and £92 in the hat, £172 total.
Keep Pluckin.

30. Oct, 2017

Beech House, Bill's Birthday

Starting at 2.30pm
A performance in Beech House Conservatory to help celebrate Bill's 96th birthday.
A kind donation received for 'Above and Beyond'.

Dear All
Many thanks for the music and company at Beech House yesterday. Thank you for giving of your time. Very many positive comments from several of the residents who enjoyed our session for Bill. Bill's wife, Jean, enjoyed the afternoon and was exceedingly grateful, though she pointed out Bill had slept through much of our playing! And why not when you're 96!
Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday and/or the next Ukeaholics gig.
Best wishes
Linda and Stephen

Thank you so much for a wonderful performance. I and everyone else there thoroughly enjoyed it.
I don't think Bill really realised it was his birthday but enjoyed all the attention, the music and his presents and cards.
Best wishes to you all.

27. Oct, 2017

British Heart Institute, Horfield Road, Bristol

Starting at 1.00pm.
Two 30 - 40 minute sets with break between.
Raising money for 'Above and Beyond'.

Thank you so much to you all the Thornbury Ukeaholics for giving up your time to perform at the BHI. I had the very best day, all my cares disappeared as I listened to Delilah and I have no doubt that the patients, staff and visitors felt exactly the same way. The atrium was full of smiles! I can’t thank you enough.
I am under strict instructions from several of the nurses, and the receptionist, to let them know as a matter of urgency if you decided to perform again. You were a hit!!

“Thanks to the incredible support of the Thornbury Ukeaholics and your generosity, we have been able to provide the hospitals with over £2,200 for projects in support of patient care in Bristol hospitals. Each donation really does make the world of difference and we can’t thank you enough for your generosity. If you want to do achieve something amazing for charity and have fun doing it, go to see the Thornbury Ukeaholics, you won’t be disappointed!” - Amy Barnard-Smith, Community Fundraising Officer at Above & Beyond.

21. Oct, 2017

'The Railway' at Charfield

Starting at 9.00pm.
Two 35 - 40 minute sets with midway beverage break.
Raising money for 'Above and Beyond'.
56 Wotton Road
GL12 8SR

Hi all,
Another successful Ukeaholics gig last night at the Railway Tavern.
Great that a good number of us were available for a rainy damp Saturday night.
We raised £116.60 (£70 from the publicans + £46.60 collected in Stan's hat).
I will send a cheque for £120 to Above and Beyond.
In addition to this we have raised £50 from the Tockington Village Green plus £50 for 'singing for the brain' - so a total of £220 has been raised in recent weeks.
The Railway Tavern are very keen to book us again for December and asked if we could include a couple of Christmas songs! Dates to be arranged.
See you Thursday

14. Oct, 2017

Thornbury Great Night Out

The 'Thornbury Great Night Out' at the Armstrong Hall has been cancelled.

29. Sep, 2017

British Heart Institute, Horfield Road, Bristol

Time 11.00am - 1.00pm.
Launch of the £850,000 appeal for the heart institute.
Two 30 - 40 minute sets with 'cake break' between.

Thirteen 'Ukeaholics' played in the atrium of the Bristol Heart Institute, doing our bit to help launch the £850,000 BHI appeal.
Reports are that yet again we were 'amazing', with many passers by joining in, some stopping to listen, and very many with smiles on their faces! Well done again Ukeaholics!

20. Sep, 2017

'Singing for the Brain' - St. Mary's Church Hall, Thornbury

A request to play at short notice, but 'Thornbury Ukeaholics' rallied to the call!

Dear All,
Thank you so much for giving your time this afternoon to ensure Birthday Bob and his family were able to celebrate with ukuleles. Julie, Bob's daughter, was extremely grateful to us and had really enjoyed the afternoon. Feedback from SftB members was very positive and I think a glance around the room showed it was an enjoyable time for most, if not all participants. My dad certainly enjoyed it.
As always, it was good to be with the warm, selfless group of people that Ukeaholics is. Many, many thanks.

Thanks Linda,
I really enjoyed this afternoon and much prefer these types of gigs, as opposed to the ones where you are in the way of the burger stall.
To see the old folks enjoying themselves is very rewarding.
And I thought we played well, some songs are a bit too low for me, but that makes it more within the ladies' range.
See you tomorrow night.

Hi all,
Many thanks to you Linda and Steve for organising such a great set at such short notice! It is lovely to see so many of you coming together to give SftB group such an enjoyable time. My Dad always loves to hear the ukuleles and joined in with the singing too.
My first gig with Ukeaholics - I thought you were all great, thanks for having me there!
Maggie x

A kind donation received for 'Above and Beyond'.

16. Sep, 2017

Tockington Village Harvest Fayre

Starting at 2.00pm.
Two 30 - 40 minute sets, with free cream tea.
Stan's hat to be passed round to raise money for 'Above and Beyond'.

Thanks to everyone who made the effort and travelled to far flung Tockington yesterday. The weather held and the performance terrific.

A couple of minor technical issues, but that was only to be expected with using the new equipment etc. Lots of good positive comments from the audience afterwards. All in all a great afternoon and I hope you all enjoyed yourselves. There would have been more cream teas, but Alan was at the front of the queue, also I am sure that Sue will still be eating that "big as her ukulele" piece of carrot cake for the rest of the week.
Despite the large audience, we only managed to collect £50 for 'Above and Beyond'.
Happy Days,

Dear Stan and all members of Thornbury Ukeaholics,
Thank you so much for once again giving up your spare time and entertaining us so magnificently on the Green.
We all love the music you play in such a happy friendly way.
The band help to create a wonderful atmosphere which sets the tone for the whole afternoon.
You also helped us to raise an amazing £2407 which goes towards the upkeep of all our buildings, which in turn are well used by many local groups and organisations.
Our grateful thanks to you all.
Trevor Watkins

19. Aug, 2017

Olveston and District Bowling Club

Finale to Club Tournament
Starting at 6.00pm
Alveston Road, Old Down, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4PH

Thanks for co-ordinating this one Stan, brilliant night, thoroughly enjoyed it, best gig for ages, that's exactly why we all love being part of such a great bunch of people THE UKEAHOLICS, well done everybody. Ukeaholics rock!

Thanks also to everyone at Olveston and District Bowling Club...a wonderful audience...great fun to play for people who were so appreciative.

Mornin' all,
First of all, thanks Joe for your kind comments, and as you said, what a great gig it was. Mind you it was a fantastic audience too.
The number of people who came to congratulate us on the performance was amazing.
I'm sure that you will all be delighted to hear that we raised a grand total of £196.60 for Above and Beyond. Tremendous.
Many, many thanks to everyone who took part last night. Let's look forward to the next gig.
All the best,

My favourite ever gig! Brilliant! And only £2.20 a pint! Thanks very much to Steve and Joe and Stan for organising/leading.
A couple of videos came out quite well. I will edit these later and put them on You tube (unless anyone has any objections) and send out a link.
Well played and sang everyone.

Sounds like I missed a great one.
Well done gang.

It was indeed a great experience. Still buzzin'!
Thanks to all.

Sorry I missed such a good gig.
Margaret P

23. Jul, 2017

The Plough at Pilning

Morning all you ukers.
Many thanks to all of you who attended Sunday's gig.
There were lots of good comments conveyed to me after the performance, so very well done everybody.
So to the financial aspect. How does £160 sound to you? The total CASH IN THE HAT!! A pretty good collection, considering the weather and the diminished number of customers.
This amount will now be forwarded to 'Above and Beyond' asap. Thanks once again.
See you all Thurs.

Brilliant collection! And such good fun and company.
Here's to the next meet and gig.
Linda H

Some of us were a bit concerned we were going to be short of players this afternoon. We shouldn't have worried. As usual, Ukeaholics arrived in force. Shame about the rain which probably reduced the number of customers in the pub, but apart from that I thought it went really well.
Thanks for the support.

I think a good time was had by one and all. And we found a new (solo) kazoo star in Margaret!
Linda S

Thank you to Dave the landlord and the punters at The Plough at Pilning for the very generous donations for 'Above and Beyond'. It's good to know that the money is going to a worthy cause and that our fund raising efforts make a real difference to patient care in Bristol hospitals.
Well done and thanks to Stan for leading us, well done to Joe for his 'When I was....' solo, and well done to Margaret for her wonderful 'kazooing'. Thank you also to my wife, Linda H, for driving, so that I could enjoy some cider!

20. May, 2017

The Rose and Crown at Rangeworthy

Starting at 2.00pm
Two 30 minutes sets with burger and beer.

The highlight of the afternoon was, of course, Chris doing a spookily accurate impersonation of Mary Hopkin. He said that he'd only just bought the blonde wig, but he has been spotted wearing it in the dodgier areas of Bristol on Saturday nights.

Hi everyone,
What a superb turnout yesterday, and a great set list (thanks to Joe and Steve). All seemed to go well, except for a few minor hiccups that I am sure we can easily iron out in the next couple of weeks. All the band looked comfortable performing, not too serious and able to have a laugh, the main thing.
Chris, our liaison man with Above and Beyond will keep us informed with the info on the charity and possibly the next gig.
Thanks once again to you all for attending what I thought was a right grand afternoon.
See you Thursday.
All the best.

Thanks to everyone who played yesterday, as Stan our front man said "it was a grand afternoon".
Many thanks again Stan for your performance, compere, singing, uke playing ...and now drumming! Man of many hidden talents - what's next? Watch this space.
Apologies to Steve and Brian regarding the power, not had electricity that long in Rangeworthy, we're still getting used to it.
See you all Thursday

30. Apr, 2017

Olveston Twinning Association

Starting at 7.00pm at Olveston Parish Hall.
Two 30 minute sets with short break between.

A very enjoyable and successful gig! The highlight, of course, was Stan's excellent welcome in French! A number of enthusiastic visitors from Brehan joined us on stage for a rendition, in French, of 'This Land is Your Land', which was good fun, but not likely to win the Eurovision Song contest! We're looking forward to being invited to tour Brittany after this performance.

Mornin' all you Ukeaholics,
Well what can I say, after last nights performance which was according to the visitors MAGNIFIQUE (I think). Well done everyone, it was truly in my view one of the best, if not the best of performances that we have done. I have met a few of the locals who were at the “do” this morning, and they all thought it was wonderful.
Phil excelled with “Those were the Days” as did Jonathon with his “Mama”, but what about Chris with his impromptu strip show!
Many thanks to all who took part. Let's look forward to the next gig.
Thanks once again.
All the best,

Hi all,
What a cracking gig, a lot of fun and great feedback from everyone.
A member of the audience donated £20 extra, I'd like to think it was for my strip routine!

2. Apr, 2017

The Plough at Pilning

Starting at 2.00pm
Two 30 minutes sets with beer break between.
BS35 4JJ

A brilliant afternoon at The Plough.....the sun shone and the crowds came out in force.
A massive £160 was raised for 'Above and Beyond'.

Hi Chris,
I hope you and all at Thornbury Ukeaholics are well.
I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for the recent donation of £315 you sent in, a fantastic total! I will send out a thank you letter and certificate to Dave McCloud today to thank him and the Plough’s customers for their generosity!
Thank you once again Chris.
Best wishes,
Community Fundraising Officer