I play the ukulele (funnily enough...), get very enthusiastic about mashups and am recently doing a bit more singing. But according to the pictures taken during gigs, my main role in the band is making hilarious singing faces.
What's your funniest / best Qukulele moment?
I think it has to be the gig we played for the charity Mind Out who are an LGBT mental health project in Brighton. Aside from it being a fantastic cause that is close to my heart, we were playing alongside some seriously talented performers like Dolly Rocket and Julie Jepsen. The set we played that night was full of great songs and I think we played it really well - and it was my first ever time being onstage without nearly passing out from nerves beforehand!
As for my funniest moment, there are always plenty in the carpool ride home from practice for those of us that hail from Hove & Shoreham!
Why do you do it?
I originally joined because I thought it would be fun - that was pretty much it. But I find there's something very cathartic about singing and making music, and although I do have practices where I get grumpy and feel like I'm a terrible musician, most of the time I come away from practice smiling and feeling positive. There's a lot to be said for doing something creative and how it can help the rest of your life.
Favourite song to play?
This is a real toss-up for me between Tainted Dreams and Take A Little Chance - both great mashups of songs that I love. And I am really loving a new one we're practising at the moment, you'll have to come to a spring or summer gig to find out what it is!
Listen to Elly singing lead vocals on Dream a little dream of me, over on the Watch & listen page.