I guess I'm sort of the MD - I work out a lot of the arrangements and try not to get too bossy at rehearsals! I like finding ways to layer arrangements with clever harmonies and little riffs here and there - we try to mix it up a bit and never just have everyone strumming the chords... I get to sing lead on a few numbers and have also been known to bust out a kazoo or glockenspiel moment as appropriate... I handle bookings and look after our website and publicity too and am rather proud of our new BADGES which have just arrived today!
Medicinal reasons. Uketherapy is great stress relief, and it gives me an excuse to be silly. And I've made some lovely friends in the band too - we have a real laugh and never take ourselves too seriously.
Favourite song to play?
Right now, I'm absolutely loving Stray Cat Strut! It's got a cheeky swagger to it, some sweet harmonies, and I get a couple of solo riffs to try not to fluff! I love reinterpreting 80s songs in particular...
What's coming up?
Paddle! We love playing at Paddle Round the Pier - this'll be our 4th year. Our former bandmate Nicola runs the Ukulele Stage all weekend, and we always have fun!
Catch Qukulele at Paddle Round the Pier, Hove Lawns, Saturday 5th July, 1.30pm - more info here!