Miss Amber and Stukulele's UKE NIGHT is finishing up in Mullum this month on FRI 26 JULY back at the Courthouse Hotel where they started 8 years ago. While this is the end of an era, it's not all sad news as the cherished UKE NIGHT has been confirmed for Ballina RSL for THU 15 AUG, 2019 (plus dates in each month until the end of the year).
Just announced UKE NIGHT is headed for yet another new venue The Byron Bay Services Club on THU 29 AUG. Stu will have his work cut out making songbooks. If you'd like to support him sign up to patreon, every little bit helps. Remember if you would like to lead a tune get in touch.
Maybe it's because Mandy Nolan and husband John Stevens have just eloped in Hawaii (setting a world wide trend followed by a Kardashion) ... how surprised and thankful were we to find our faces back on the cover of Seven, the entertainment section of the local paper –The Echo. Lets hope it brings in some nice Hawaiian outfits next Thursday 25 Feb. Thanks for the support Mandy and The Echo.
What a treat it was to be invited to play for the Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival 2016. We really had a blast. Our Friday night dinner show was as much fun as we have ever had. The audience was fantastic and having Michael Galeazzi on double bass and Bruce Reid on lap steel and banjo was heaven. Miss Amber became known as the woman in the green dress. Everyone was so supportive and appreciative and downright friendly. Thanks to Steve, The Blue Mugs, crew and all the organisers of such a wonderful festival.
Yes... for the 3rd year in a row, our most 'Australian' local vocalists (and favourite singer / songwriters) Sara 'n' Ash are back. Wouldn't be the same without 'em... very excited!! Don't You Slip...!!! Australian music thrived in the 60's, 70's and 80s because of the pubs and clubs. Some of most enduring Aussie classics were made in this golden era – Miss Amber 'n Stukulele are bringing it back in a glorious celebration of timeless Australian ROCKIN' OUT!!! ... on ukulele.
We are very proud to be on the front cover of '7' the entertainment section of the ECHO, our local newspaper (Byron Bay and Mullumbimby). It is quite exciting that we have made it to 4 years old! Yay us.... 'we' means everyone who comes to the uke night. Much sincere thanks to you all.
Yes it was Miss Amber's birthday on the same day as the Feb 2015 UKE NIGHT at the Courthouse Hotel in Mulliumbimby (last Thursday every Month). The night was dedicated to Miss Amber and she sang the bulk of the tunes. It was a corker... Check out the photos from Niche Pictures here.
Thanks to Lyn from Niche Pictures for this great shot from our performance in the Drill Hall with Rod Coe on bass, Rex Carter on Drums and Dan Reade on Piano and accordion. Shorts? Yep it was sweltering...
We had a great rehearsal last night with special guests Kathryn Jones and Chris Mallory (pictured hi-fiving Miss Amber). This is the beginning of a run of three shows of 80s UKE NIGHTS; Mullumbimby, Ipswich and Tumbulgum. We have always wanted to be able to perform our shows more than just the once. If only we could take our crack band around to all the shows.
We will have Rod Coe on the Mullum and Tumbulgum shows playing his Fender precision bass to cope with the tricky 80s bass lines. Shelley Osland in Ipswich will also be playing electric. The Bowling club in Ipswich can't afford any news paper advertising for this one so we don't have any idea how many of you will show up. We'd love to work with a drummer in Ipswich though as there is no guarantee we don't know whether we will have enough through the door to go around.
If anyone wants to put their hand up for a bit of fun, please contact us. Hope we see you at a 80s Uke Night near you. STU
3 years ago on July 27 around 130 patrons gathered at Mullumbimby'sCourthouse Hotel for the first ever 'Uke Mullum'. Stukulele and Miss Amber’s themeduke nights have been a regular monthly event ever since. At least 20 new songs are projected onto a screen so the audience can play along lead by Stu and Amber with a great band and special guests. Next Thursday 31st July 2014 come and celebrate the 3rd Birthday with the apt theme of ‘3’. Special guests are Ash Bell with his rendition of the commodores '3 Times A Lady’, The 12 piece Northern Rivers Uke Orchestra will present 3 instrumentals, local guitar whiz Warren Earl is dropping in for some uke solos and the amazing Joel Salom will attempt an unofficial world record for juggling three ukuleles. Sing, strum or enjoy the band, with heaps more planned for what is sure to be another memorable, fun family event.
The first ever Ipswich Uke Night is coming up on Friday 1st of August at the Ipwich United Services Bowls Club. Come and support your hosts Miss Amber and Stukulele and lets see if we can make this a monthly event. Ipswich needs some love from what I keep seeing on facebook and in the news.
Folks... do not labour under any false misapprehensions... being an independent record company / publicist / manager / booker / songwriter / musician / graphic artist / web master / singer / husband / father / decent human / ukulele player... is a daunting task. We are ever so stoked that we have received our first review... in Rhythms Magazine. Thanks Tony Hillier for giving us your time. We understand why a serious music reviewer may not want to give us the energy and actually listen to our efforts ... so we really appreciate you giving us your time and some space in the magazine. We pray that more reviewers will see the worth in our cause... to bring the joy of making music back to all people. So ... amen to that. if you're not into that type of line... ROCK ON!! Sincerely... thanks, STU