Apart from the dedicated page at the top, we are now trying to keep gig news for our ukulele band, The N'Ukes on it's own dedicated website.But then occasionally a charity event comes along that I think deserves attention to the wide readership that Got A Ukulele has. This is not totally ukulele related, but I would thank you in advance for reading. (If you are a live music fan, then you will appreciate it).
The Big Busk is a brilliant charity event idea taking place in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK on 6 April 2013, and the N'Ukes are honoured to be taking part.
The event is a live music extravaganza taking place all over the town, and all in aid of The Shrewsbury Ark drop in centre for homeless and vulnerable people, and in memory of the late Ben Bebbington - a well known busker in the town and visitor to the Ark who was tragically murdered last year. The event is being organised by friends and family of Ben, including his sisters Karen Higgins and Annie Bebbington.
During the day, all around the town you will find a dizzying array of live music and busking events. The N'Ukes will be performing a few of those in different places around the town. And good news ukulele fans, we hear that some other local groups are also playing including the Bridgnorth Ukulele Band and The Shrewsbury Strummers! Alongside that, there will be opera singers, african drummers and bands of all types performing.
In addition, the N'Ukes have been asked to perform a full electric set in the evening, and will be appearing at The Wheatsheaf Inn, Frankwell at 9.00pm. More details on our Facebook event page.
Throughout the day people will be collecting for The Shrewsbury Ark, and it would be great if you could dig deep. But speaking to Karen, for the organisers - this is not just about raising money, it's about getting live music happening around the town, as that is an extremely fitting tribute to her late brother Ben.
Thanks for reading, and hope to see you there. For more details on the day and various acts performing, please take a look at https://www.facebook.com/ShrewsburyTheBigBusk and give them your support. We hope the day goes every bit as well as is hoped!