Meet on Tuesdays at Walton Club Shay Lane Walton
All levels 19:00 to 20:45
and Fridays at St Paul's Church The Balk Walton
All levels 13:15 to 14:45
Leader David Broadbent email@example.com
THE WAKEYLELE BAND
"Seeking to make music together with a continuing sense of professionalism and enjoyment."
"Wakeylele Band" is a new name for the group of players previously known as the "Gaslighter Ukulele Band." Although the name change is recent (July 2021) the band has existed, in one form or another, since 2018. There are, presently, over 40 associate members.
The ethos of playing, learning and developing together is inherently very strong. Members are actively encouraged to participate in all spheres of decision-making within the band. New material is introduced regularly, with frequent reviews to ensure the song catalogue doesn't become overloaded with obsolete items.
From the main catalogue we have selected a number of items that together constitute three play-books for public performance: Gig Books 1,2 and 3. (This material can be sampled in the audio recordings section of our website.) As well as featuring material for full band, to add further variety the Gig Books include sets for smaller, sub-groups and solo performances.
The past months have been difficult for everyone. COVID restrictions have seriously affected both our practice and performance schedules. However as things gradually improve, we look forward to once again being able to offer our services to charity gigs; private functions and other celebratory events.
We are a non-profit organization and donate all of our proceeds to charity. We are proud to be strong and committed supporters of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance service and our members make regular contributions to their fund-raising activities.
Members Maria, Sue and Margaret, Whitby bound on the North York Moors Railway's Ukelele Express 2019
Upcoming Gigs & Events New Season Begins from September 2022 Gigs & Events History 10 Aug 22 Portobello Gala 8 Jul 22 Newmillerdam Beer Festival 3 Jul 22 Walton Open Gardens 5 Jun 22 Stanley Jubilee Gala 1 Jun 22 Crofton Working Men's Club 16 May 22 'Uke Can Sing' with Sandal Singers 5 May 22 Yorks Air Ambulance White Rose Leeds 4 May 22 Peter Harney Funeral 11 Apr 22 Easter Lunch - Springs Sandal 25 Mar 22 Walton Library/Hub Launch 4 Mar 21 Yorks Air Ambulance Ridings 21 Dec 21 Yorks Air Ambulance Cannon Hall 17 Dec 21 Christmas Lunch - Springs Sandal 11 Dec 21 Kings Croft Pontefract 26 Nov 21 Sherwood Court, Kettlethorpe 19 Nov 21 Yorkshire Air Ambulance Ridings 11 Nov 21 Uke Orchestra of GB. Bradford 18 Sep 21 Yorks Air Ambulance Ridings Centre 8th Sep 21 Stan's McMillan Nurse Garden Party 5th Sep 21 Labyrinth Opening Newmillerdam Green Aug 2021 Wakefield Earth Fest St Paul's Feb 2020 Sherwood Court Kettlethorpe Jan 2020 Manor Care Home Walton Dec 2019 Kings Arms Xmas Gig Oct 2019 Horbury Uke Fest