Plunk band set to bowl ’em over
Last week of the Palmy Ukulele Festival climaxes this Saturday evening with a performance from local four-stringed sestet, Ukephoria.
Playing the Hokowhitu Bowling Club, 279 Albert St this Saturday 19 at 7.30pm, these six exponents of plunk – Dale and Jill Brider, Jennifer Moss, Lachlan Ferguson, Dave Boyack and Sam Veale will be strumming their stuff in style.
Well known for appearances in City Library, at Relay For Life, Sounds of Summer, Festival of Cultures and sell outs at the Bent Horseshoe, Ukephoria deliver a polished and quirkily entertaining and fun show with multi ukulele arrangements of well-known songs.
There’ll also be the opportunity to indulge in a good ol’ sing-along, and who knows, the plunk band may even tolerate four-stringed accompaniment from any members of the audience who have brought along their own ukes.
The Bowling Club will be putting on a meal from 6.30pm. Tickets for Ukephoria are $18 and bookings are essential on 06 329 8808, 027 368 2367 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Palmy Ukulele Festival has been running since September 7 and has included classes, workshops, a schools’ ‘Uke Off’, performances and cafe concerts.
The Uke Art Exhibition: An exhibition of ukulele-inspired art hosted by Snails Gallery, 101 Taonui St and open daily from 11am – 2pm, also finishes this Saturday. There’s a chance for a final public string-fling this Friday night down at Little Cuba during an all-ages uke open mic session that gets underway at 6.30pm.