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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 12:00 to 13:30

Leader David Broadbent david_broadbent@btinternet.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 two play-books for public performance: Gig Books 1/2. (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

19th Nov     Yorkshire Air Ambulance Ridings
11th Dec     Kings Croft Pontefract

Gigs History
18 Sep     Yorks Air Ambulance Ridings Centre
8th Sep    Stan's McMillan Nurse Garden Party 
5th Sep    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

Performance & Rehearsal Videos