Ian's tUKEsday Blog

Welcome to Ian's ukulele blog with new posts coming out on... you guessed it, Tuesdays! A collection of all things ukulele and dealing with UAS (Ukulele Aquisition Syndrome).

Also incorporating "Ian's Turorial tUKEsday" with new tutorials coming out every so often.

Ian also accidentally started the East Grinstead Ukulele Club with Mike Davids which you can find out about on their Facebook group.

Shake, Rattle & Roll with Gina Haley 

While in McKinney, TX a while back we filmed this tutorial with Gina Haley, daughter of the Father of rock n roll, Bill Haley. "Shake, Rattle & Roll" with both intermediate and beginner versions of the chords. Download the chord sequence from here.

It has been on the shelf for a while but we thought it was a great time to release it as Gina will be headlining the Big Jive All-Dayer 2020 on Saturday 29th Feb with a special intimate warm-up gig on Thursday 27th Feb in London at the famous Troubadour venue.

While she is in the UK we will also be recording an album with her.

For info on the Big Jive All-Dayer go to our dedicated page. For info on all shows including the Troubadour, go to our Gig Guide page.

For Gina's Facebook page click here!

Check out Gina singing the full version of "Shake, Rattle & Roll" with us live at Summertime Swing here!

Somewhere Over The Rainbow 

Download the play-along chord sequence chart HERE!

It's "Fat Tuesday" aka Mardis Gras and what better time to release a brand new "Tutorial tUKEsday" 

While in Arizona we took a few minutes with Heather from the Manhattan Dolls to take you through a ukulele tutorial for the Judy Garland classic from "The Wizard Of Oz', "Somewhere Over The Rainbow". 

We have an upcoming USA tour in April 2019 which includes both the Gaslight Music Hall and the Gaslight Theatre as well as the House of Blues New Orleans, Birdland in New York, Cicada Club in LA and many others. Check the dates at http://www.jiveaces.com/tour