Tuesday, 20 December 2016

December 2016

Another busy month, starting with Twang! at Seven Miles Out on Friday 2nd December.
Rosemary (on jug) joined Sandra and Mark for a song.


This was closely followed by a return visit by a few of our members to Mount Hall Care Home on Saturday 3rd.

Saturday 10th was our regular monthly visit to The Crown for a pleasant afternoon of jamming.

On Monday 12th we had a Cakes and Crackers party at The Fingerpost.

Tuesday 13th was another return visit, this time to the Knit 'n' Natter group Christmas Party.


Christmas Foodie Friday was on 16th, with instructions to wear Christmas
jumpers.





Sunday 18th saw a visit to Wine and Wallop in Didsbury.





That's all folks!  Until Monday 2nd January 2017 when we start all over again.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Guess the Intro

Well, something a bit different today.



We started with a 45 minute set, then adjourned to the bar as the quiz got underway.



We were called back for the music round, where we played the intro to ten songs, hopefully well enough for the quiz teams to work out the title of the song.
It seemed to be successful, they definitely recognised La Bamba because they started singing it!

A very enjoyable evening ,  there was even a tab for us at the bar.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Sunday, 16 October 2016

A fairly quiet month

After a busy summer we had a quiet September. No public performances  just the regular Monday meetings at The Fingerpost and our monthly visits to Twang! at Seven Miles Out and to The Crown.

On Sunday 16th we returned to The Nelson Tavern for a pleasant afternoon of strumming.



Thanks to Lin for the chip butties!

Saturday, 3 September 2016

September Twang!

It is 7.20pm on the second Friday of the month and SUP members are waiting anxiously outside Seven Miles Out, all hoping to bag the best seats for Twang!




Then a car draws up outside - it's John, with the keys! 



Everybody hurries inside. And the fun begins!




Another brilliant night at Seven Miles Out.  Only a month to wait until the next Twang!

Monday, 22 August 2016

Penny's Party

 Saturday 20th August.. The Swan, Dobcross.

Penny decided to hold a fundraiser for Oldham Prostate Cancer Support 😆
It's not quite official yet, but she raised over £1000.  Well done Penny & Steve.



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Monday, 25 July 2016

Twang!




























Here is what John from Seven Miles Out said about this amazing evening
"There's a uke revolution going on in Stockport!
A massive thank you to everyone who came to Twang! last night hosted by the Stockport Ukulele Players. It was our biggest turnout yet and it was a blast!
Thanks also to all the amazing performers who sang and played in the Open Mic and especially to lovely Sandra for her fantastic song about Seven Miles Out. We are truly humbled."

The Nelson Tavern

A nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon - strumming at The Nelson Tavern.

Thanks to landlady Lin for inviting us (and for feeding us) and thank you to everyone who sang along - and danced!


Sunday 25th July

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Saturday 2nd July

Yes SUP can be in two places at once!  Well nearly

First of all was the coffee morning at the Spring Bank Arts Centre in New  Mills




Then in the afternoon it was St Peter's School summer fair in Hazel Grove.






Thanks to Nia managed to be at both and took these photos.


And no rest for us in July!

Friday 1st July - Twang! at Seven Miles Out

Saturday 2nd July - New Mills Coffee Morning
Saturday 2nd July - St Peter's School Fete    

Friday 8th July - Stockport Labour Club in aid of Wellspring

Saturday 9th July - The Crown

Sunday 10th July   - Wilmslow Show  - sadly this was cancelled due to wet weather!

Sunday 17th July - Yard Sale in Romiley

Saturday 23rd July   - Stockport Carnival

Sunday 24th July - The Nelson


Sunday, 26 June 2016

June 2016 - Another busy month

This is what we got up to...

Thursday 26th May we performed at a birthday party in New Mills.














Friday 3rd June SUP performed at Stockport  Beer and Cider Festival then met in the evening for Twang! at Seven Miles Out



Saturday 4th June was the Romiley Busk  and for the first time we had sunshine. In fact it was very hot!



Wednesday 8th June was a charity event at The Crown.


Saturday 11th June   was another trip on New Mills Train to the Carnival. It started off well but was unfortunately cut short by heavy rain, which caused a landslide closing the railway line for the return trip. Taxis were required to get home.



Those who did not go on the train met for the usual afternoon session at The Crown.


Saturday 18th June was another visit to Mount Hall, this time for the Summer Fair.


Friday 24th June was another Foodie Friday, with performances by SUP and Dr Uke.







Then, just for good measure, on Saturday 25th Dr Uke performed at Biddulph Ukulele Day



Monday, 2 May 2016

Stockport Old Town Folk Festival




Once again we were in Stockport Old Town for the Folk Festival.


We played a short set inside the Market Hall, then went to the Stockport Story Museum to run a Ukulele Workshop for beginners. 17 people joined us to learn four easy chords and a few songs, then some of them were able to join us in a performance inside the Market Hall.










Saturday, 30 April 2016

April

On Friday 1st April  a small group of players entertained the residents of Mount Hall Nursing Home.

Later the same day we had another successful Twang! at Seven Miles Out. We were joined by a few players from Levy UkeUp as well as people who came in to watch the fun.
We had a fine selection of open mic performances, more guitars than ukes this time.

The following day, Saturday 2nd April, we played at the Brookdale Club.

29th April saw us back at Seven Miles Out for another busy Foodie Friday





Thursday, 31 March 2016

March report

Friday 4th March found us back at Seven Miles Out for another  successful Twang!
About 30 people braved the snow to join in the fun. Strum session, followed by an open mic spot and finishing with an excellent jam.


Saturday 12th March was our regular visit to The Crown. 
As usual we took over the back room and played and sang our hearts out.
As a bonus,  Dr Uke played at The Waterloo that evening.

Friday 25th March was the Good Friday Foodie Friday. 
We played a set inside the Market Hall, then again to finish the evening inside Seven Miles Out.

Thanks to Rikkioke for the photo - you can see lots more from the evening here

Wednesday 30th was the Strawberry Studios tribute at The Plaza.
But that deserves a post to itself.........

Strawberry Studios Tribute

Strawberry Studios Tribute at Stockport Plaza Theatre
Wednesday 30th April







What an amazing night! 
The biggest audience we have ever had, we couldn't see them but we could hear them singing and clapping to The Leaving of Liverpool followed by Stockport is Really Fantastic.



Here is a link to some photos from the evening. Thanks Rikki.








                                                                                                       

                  

Sunday, 21 February 2016

What happened in February?

Well first of all on Friday 5th February we had our first Twang! at Seven Miles Out - that deserved a separate  post to itself.

The following Saturday we made our monthly visit to The Crown

Then on Saturday 20th we played at Tiviot Dale Methodist Church. The audience joined in singing and rattling our new Shaky Eggs. And there was cake in the interval!

Foodie Friday was another huge success. The market and Seven Miles Out were packed. 
Fantastic food and some great music. SUP played three sets: one in the market hall & two in Seven Miles Out. 
The new line-up Black & White Chickens - including Ross, Brian & Ian - played two brilliant sets. Foodie Friday has turned into the jewel in Stockport Old Town's crown.

On Saturday a SUP contingent went to entertain the regulars in The Waterloo. A great little pub, and one of SUP's favourite places to play. Do we have too many favourite places? And why are they all licensed? The crowd joined in with singalong books and shaky eggs, and we played long into the night.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Twang!

Friday 5th February 2016                        We held our first Twang! at Seven Miles Out



We had no idea how this would turn out but it was a great success. About 40 people came along -mostly SUP members and friends but a couple from Macclesfield Ukulele and a few others came to see what was going on.
We had four spare ukuleles and they were all put to good use by the beginners.

Our songbook was projected onto a screen so that everyone could join in the strumming and singing. After an hour or so a few people took to the stage to give us a song each. We were pleased to welcome Budgie who read San Francisco Bay Blues as a poem - accompanied by three SUP members also known as The Crukes.

We then returned to the songbook for more strumming and singing to finish off an excellent evening.

It must have gone well as we have been asked to go back again every month.





A quiet January

No major events this month.

We enjoyed our monthly visit to The Crown.

Dr Uke returned to a full house in The Fingerpost , this time with a support band - The Black and White Chickens, which made for another enjoyable evening and raised a nice sum of money for Beechwood Cancer Care.

And we held our AGM at The Fingerpost