We are invited back by the North Belconnen Day Care Centre which includes the men's Still Ticking group.
Light lunch at 12.30, then a performance at 1pm (with a small break if we want one).
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There were 7 UROCers and slightly more women in the audience (no men this time) so it was quite an intimate gathering. However, they were very appreciative, really got into it and were singing along to lots of the songs. They said they liked the playlist with the mix of songs. Charlie has promised them rock 'n roll for next time!
0 · November 12, 2013
0 · November 11, 2013
I think a mix of old oldies and not so old oldies like Beatles ,Elvis , Beach Boys etc is the way to go. I do think they enjoy both when played by the Ukes
I agree with Don, completely. If my mother were still alive she would be in her late eighties. Her favourites were JJ Cale and Ry Cooder. I have often wondered if we might be at least one generation out in some of our selections for the older peoples' songbook. There are some however that seem to stand the test time with our older audiences (many of whom are not much older than us - oh dear!) such as Eight Days a Week, Hey Good Looking and of course, Danny Boy. I would also keep You are my Sunshine, mainly because its such a "ukulele" kind of song.
Those older songs were put in (not that we will be playing them tomorrow anyway) because the oldies at either that community facility or the one in Kippax have them in their songbook, sing them regularly and requested them. However, good to get a take on what someone like your mum would like to listen to as we can work those into the play list for future occasions. We had 3 Beach Boys songs in the line up for tomorrow but that is down to one now, still it is a start ...
My mother is in her eighties and is only five years older than Elvis would've been. She cringes when she hears those old WWI songs...they are the songs from her parents' day and they'd've been in their 120s. Bring on Elvis, the Beatles, the Everly Bros, Buddy Holly and the Beach Boys. Just sayin'...IMHO FWIW YMMV...
Can't make it - will be working.
I think Lorraine is correct, they wanted Beach Boys. I did Barbara Ann a long while ago (in response to that) so I'll send it to Francine for consideration/comment, though it won't be on the correct template.
0 · November 3, 2013
I remember the older men enjoyed hearing beach boys numbers
1 · November 3, 2013
A while ago I gave Michael the playlist for oldies from, if I remember rightly, the Illawarra ukulele group. There was a lot of overlap with what we do, but it could be worthwhile to have a look at it.
5 foot 2 up tempo, Moon River down tempo
if you were the only girlall i do is dream
0 · November 1, 2013
Danny Boy and Hey Good Lookin'
Alexanders Ragtime Band and All I Do Is Dream Of You
0 · October 31, 2013
Sorry I cant do this time as it clashes with my radiation treatment time.
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