The 7th Central Coast Ukulele and Folk Festival 2018


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THE PROGRAM

CCUFF OVERVIEW

CCUFF program 1 Saturday

CCUFF program 1 SUNDAY

 

Central Coast Ukulele Folk festival 2018

Logo       CCUFF     Diggers Logo 2015   diggers

Our mission is to bring you laughter, love, to entertain you and help leave your troubles behind.

We believe in keeping music live and supporting live music and musicians.
We support our local, national and international musicians and artists.
(no exclusive contracts here)
Our festival is a FREE event. The only exclusion is Our Dinner Show which is catered so please call The Diggers to book a table on (02) 43323399
Our workshops are run by our wonderful musicians who like to share their knowledge. The workshops will be $20 and in the Pavillion room.
A very special announcement will be made during our festival too so you will not want  to miss out on this one.
Central Coast Ukulele Folk Festival 2018

Where:  Diggers (RSL ) at The Entrance, Central Coast Hwy, Long Jetty New South Wales

When:  24 – 26th August 2018

Program will be out shortly and online

A little taste of whats to come……..

Friday 24th August – our fabulous Dinner show featuring the best of local and international talent. Bookings essential through the Diggers call (02) 4332 3399 door open 6pm show start at 6.30pm- A brilliant night of Entertainment including

The Nukes from New Zealand

We have had the pleasure of booking this amazing trio a few times and they always deliver and never disappoint.

The Nukes – New Zealand’s original ukulele trio was founded on a crazy whim way back in 2008, by musical desperadoes David Parker, Ben Collier and Dave Thiele.

And what began as a trickle of original tunes soon turned into a musical torrent of biblical proportions- 3 albums and hundreds of shows later here they are celebrating 10 years together.

The past decade has seen The Nukes play their special blend of alt folk/country/roots up and down Aotearoa and beyond, taking in festivals (Womad, Splore, Auckland Folk Festival and many more in NZ and Australia) to theatres and venues up and down the country; No place is safe from The Nukes!

Now, as part of their ten year celebrations The Nukes return to the Central Coast (Yeah for us)  Audiences will be both amazed and possibly appalled by the rare feats of musicality forced upon these innocent wee instruments, slayed by the humour and scandalised by the scat.

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Johnny Devilseed and Old Man Rubes

Formed in late 2010 by guitarist Hayden Maskey and blues harpist Paul Rubie, Johnny Devilseed & “Old Man Rubes” have been doin’ the rounds about towns, constantly blowin’ the doors off venues, every time they perform.
With a huge repertoire of original songs ranging from the old time era to the modern blues of today, their shows have been described by many as a, “full on, hardcore, foot to the floor, theatrical blues extravaganza!” A dirty Americana style Blues with plenty of talent and swagger, they are a cut above the rest and as their playful interaction seeped out into the crowd they had them from their very first number. (Dan Beazley – Newcastle Live)

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Connor Wink

Connor Wink is a young blind Singer, Songwriter and Ukulele Player from Newcastle, Australia. When Connor was two years old, he was playing songs that he had heard and liked on his toy piano. His parents realised that the ability to play by ear was a great gift and encouraged his playing. Later, when he was six, they set out to find a piano teacher to work with him.

By age 11, Connor had already recorded 2 CDs Sounds for Sight and Sounds for Sight: The Journey Continues at home with a 16 track mixer and sang and overdubbed own voice for backing vocals.

By the time he stopped classical training, he had reached Grade 3. During this time, Connor transitioned successfully to singing, due to his ability to memorize lyrics and music combined with his acute hearing, pitch. and unique voice. For a short time, Connor dabbled with the guitar; but later, he discovered the ukulele.

He had found his place as an artist.

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Shawn O’Friel

Shawn is by far an incredible talenetd musician from Hollywood Beach California. His style of music is brilliant and he is a start in his own right. He does not want any fuss he is here to perform for Connor Wink. Thank you Shawn.

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Ben Seymour

Benjamin Seymour is a  local singer, songwriter, musician from the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. It is his dream one day to travel to the Tamworth Country Music Festival and receive a Golden Guitar award for best male artist.

Ben is on tour throughout NSW country towns and took a break to perform at our festival. He is energetic, talented and very gifted singer musician.

Ben is an amazing new, very talented young star

IMG_4296

 

Mirrabooka will be your hosts

Mirrabooka are a remarkable four-piece band of experienced musicians. Collectively each member has been involved in the music industry for many decades and have performed with many artists/musicians and genres of music in that time.The band is made up of two couples, Rob and Liz and Rosie and Glenn and formed over 8 years ago. Mirrabooka are popular around their home town as well as national and international regions.

You’ll be inspired and captivated by the beautiful vocals and harmonies, the rhythmic songs and melodies of their originals songs and dance to their catchy covers.

Mirrabooka have a unique original sound of beautiful acoustic music made up with acoustic guitars, mandolins, ukuleles, drums, djembe drums and bass, then throw in some very catchy covers and great sense of humour and you have ‘Mirrabooka‘. Mirrabooka will be performing with the MBB on Saturday night so get ready to dance!

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Cameron Murray

It is our pleasure to invite Cameron back to our festival.

Cameron Murray has been playing ukulele and uke-banjo for more than half his life, his granddad teaching him ukulele when he was too small for a guitar.   He started playing in folk clubs with his father as a youngster.

A proponent of the George Formby strumming style, Cameron enjoys performing classic tunes from the 1920s and 1930s, as well as Hawaiian hits and originals.  Cameron is also a keen collector of vintage instruments and the publisher and editor of international ukulele magazine Kamuke (kamuke.com).

Look out for his new Album

 

Cameron Murray

That’s just for starters……

Plus our wonderful performances from

Flat Foot Floozies

Flat Foot Floozy

Foggy Foggy Duo

Foggy Foggy Duo

The Photons

The Photons

                                                                Ukenjamit

IMG_4371 (2)     ukenjamit dance of life studio gig June 2018

 

Stickie Fingers

sticky fingers

Ukelles

Ukelles

Small Hat Big Country

Small Hat Big Country

Piper Butcher

Piper Butcher

 

Ukastle Ukestra

Ukastle Ukestra

Just Jenny Williams

Just Jenny

Kristina Joy and The Z Chords

Kristina Joy and the Z Chords

The Hornsby Bugs

Hornsby-Bugs-Playing

UROC

UROC

Two Buck Blues Band

two buck blues band

and more………

Deb and Ivan Caldwell

Toast Garden

Threepence

threepense

Demented Ukeholics

The Bucket List

Cyprian Koffsovitz

Troubadours

The Old School

St Patricks Primary

Central Coast Ukulele Club

Central Coast Ukulele Club

The Mirrabooka Big Band featuring Rex Goh, Leon Gaer, Gordon Rytmeister

Saturday night is party night: get ready to let your hair down and enjoy the fun and fiesta with the MBB….. Rex Goh, Leon Gaer, Gordon Rytmeister and much much more…

rex_2          Leon Gaer     gordon rytmeister

and much more

Saturday 25th August full day of amazing acts and collectives plus workshops with the Nukes and Cameron Murray. More details soon.

Sunday we present the schools, workshops, collectives and special concerts from the beautiful folk element of our festival

email us at info@centralcoastukuleleclub.com  for more details

Central Coast Ukulele and Folk Festival 2018

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The Central Coast Ukulele Club and The Diggers at The Entrance proudly present..

Central Coast Ukulele Folk festival 2018

Logo       CCUFF     Diggers Logo 2015   diggers

Our mission is to bring you laughter, love, to entertain you and help leave your troubles behind.

We believe in keeping music live and supporting live music and musicians.
We support our local, national and international musicians and artists.
(no exclusive contracts here)
Our festival is a FREE event. The only exclusion is Our Dinner Show which is catered so please call The Diggers to book a table on (02) 43323399
Our workshops are run by our wonderful musicians who like to share their knowledge. The workshops will be $20 and in the Pavillion room.
A very special announcement will be made during our festival too so you will not want  to miss out on this one.
Central Coast Ukulele Folk Festival 2018

Where:  Diggers (RSL ) at The Entrance, Central Coast Hwy, Long Jetty New South Wales

When:  24 – 26th August 2018

Program will be out shortly and online

A little taste of whats to come……..

Friday 24th August – our fabulous Dinner show featuring the best of local and international talent. Bookings essential through the Diggers call (02) 4332 3399 door open 6pm show start at 6.30pm- A brilliant night of Entertainment including

The Nukes from New Zealand

We have had the pleasure of booking this amazing trio a few times and they always deliver and never disappoint.

The Nukes – New Zealand’s original ukulele trio was founded on a crazy whim way back in 2008, by musical desperadoes David Parker, Ben Collier and Dave Thiele.

And what began as a trickle of original tunes soon turned into a musical torrent of biblical proportions- 3 albums and hundreds of shows later here they are celebrating 10 years together.

The past decade has seen The Nukes play their special blend of alt folk/country/roots up and down Aotearoa and beyond, taking in festivals (Womad, Splore, Auckland Folk Festival and many more in NZ and Australia) to theatres and venues up and down the country; No place is safe from The Nukes!

Now, as part of their ten year celebrations The Nukes return to the Central Coast (Yeah for us)  Audiences will be both amazed and possibly appalled by the rare feats of musicality forced upon these innocent wee instruments, slayed by the humour and scandalised by the scat.

IMG_4248

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Johnny Devilseed and Old Man Rubes

Formed in late 2010 by guitarist Hayden Maskey and blues harpist Paul Rubie, Johnny Devilseed & “Old Man Rubes” have been doin’ the rounds about towns, constantly blowin’ the doors off venues, every time they perform.
With a huge repertoire of original songs ranging from the old time era to the modern blues of today, their shows have been described by many as a, “full on, hardcore, foot to the floor, theatrical blues extravaganza!” A dirty Americana style Blues with plenty of talent and swagger, they are a cut above the rest and as their playful interaction seeped out into the crowd they had them from their very first number. (Dan Beazley – Newcastle Live)

IMG_4251

Connor Wink

Connor Wink is a young blind Singer, Songwriter and Ukulele Player from Newcastle, Australia. When Connor was two years old, he was playing songs that he had heard and liked on his toy piano. His parents realised that the ability to play by ear was a great gift and encouraged his playing. Later, when he was six, they set out to find a piano teacher to work with him.

By age 11, Connor had already recorded 2 CDs Sounds for Sight and Sounds for Sight: The Journey Continues at home with a 16 track mixer and sang and overdubbed own voice for backing vocals.

By the time he stopped classical training, he had reached Grade 3. During this time, Connor transitioned successfully to singing, due to his ability to memorize lyrics and music combined with his acute hearing, pitch. and unique voice. For a short time, Connor dabbled with the guitar; but later, he discovered the ukulele.

He had found his place as an artist.

IMG_4300

Shawn O’Friel

Shawn is by far an incredible talenetd musician from Hollywood Beach California. His style of music is brilliant and he is a start in his own right. He does not want any fuss he is here to perform for Connor Wink. Thank you Shawn.

IMG_4299

Ben Seymour

Benjamin Seymour is a  local singer, songwriter, musician from the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. It is his dream one day to travel to the Tamworth Country Music Festival and receive a Golden Guitar award for best male artist.

Ben is on tour throughout NSW country towns and took a break to perform at our festival. He is energetic, talented and very gifted singer musician.

Ben is an amazing new, very talented young star

IMG_4296

 

Mirrabooka will be your hosts

Mirrabooka are a remarkable four-piece band of experienced musicians. Collectively each member has been involved in the music industry for many decades and have performed with many artists/musicians and genres of music in that time.The band is made up of two couples, Rob and Liz and Rosie and Glenn and formed over 8 years ago. Mirrabooka are popular around their home town as well as national and international regions.

You’ll be inspired and captivated by the beautiful vocals and harmonies, the rhythmic songs and melodies of their originals songs and dance to their catchy covers.

Mirrabooka have a unique original sound of beautiful acoustic music made up with acoustic guitars, mandolins, ukuleles, drums, djembe drums and bass, then throw in some very catchy covers and great sense of humour and you have ‘Mirrabooka‘. Mirrabooka will be performing with the MBB on Saturday night so get ready to dance!

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Cameron Murray

It is our pleasure to invite Cameron back to our festival.

Cameron Murray has been playing ukulele and uke-banjo for more than half his life, his granddad teaching him ukulele when he was too small for a guitar.   He started playing in folk clubs with his father as a youngster.

A proponent of the George Formby strumming style, Cameron enjoys performing classic tunes from the 1920s and 1930s, as well as Hawaiian hits and originals.  Cameron is also a keen collector of vintage instruments and the publisher and editor of international ukulele magazine Kamuke (kamuke.com).

Look out for his new Album

 

Cameron Murray

That’s just for starters……

Plus our wonderful performances from

Flat Foot Floozies

Flat Foot Floozy

Foggy Foggy Duo

Foggy Foggy Duo

The Photons

The Photons

                                                                Ukenjamit

IMG_4371 (2)     ukenjamit dance of life studio gig June 2018

 

Stickie Fingers

sticky fingers

Ukelles

Ukelles

Small Hat Big Country

Small Hat Big Country

Piper Butcher

Piper Butcher

 

Ukastle Ukestra

Ukastle Ukestra

Just Jenny Williams

Just Jenny

Kristina Joy and The Z Chords

Kristina Joy and the Z Chords

The Hornsby Bugs

Hornsby-Bugs-Playing

UROC

UROC

Two Buck Blues Band

two buck blues band

and more………

Deb and Ivan Caldwell

Toast Garden

Threepence

threepense

Demented Ukeholics

The Bucket List

Cyprian Koffsovitz

Troubadours

The Old School

St Patricks Primary

Central Coast Ukulele Club

Central Coast Ukulele Club

The Mirrabooka Big Band featuring Rex Goh, Leon Gaer, Gordon Rytmeister

Saturday night is party night: get ready to let your hair down and enjoy the fun and fiesta with the MBB….. Rex Goh, Leon Gaer, Gordon Rytmeister and much much more…

rex_2          Leon Gaer     gordon rytmeister

and much more

Saturday 25th August full day of amazing acts and collectives plus workshops with the Nukes and Cameron Murray. More details soon.

Sunday we present the schools, workshops, collectives and special concerts from the beautiful folk element of our festival

email us at info@centralcoastukuleleclub.com  for more details

Central Coast Ukulele and Folk festival 2018

ccukulelefestival2018poster2

The Central Coast Ukulele Club and The Diggers at The Entrance proudly present..

Central Coast Ukulele Folk festival 2018

 

Logo       CCUFF     Diggers Logo 2015   diggers

Our mission is to bring you laughter, love, to entertain you and help leave your troubles behind.

We believe in keeping music live and supporting live music and musicians.
We support our local, national and international musicians and artists.
(no exclusive contracts here)
Our festival is a FREE event. The only exclusion is Our Dinner Show which is catered so please call The Diggers to book a table on (02) 43323399
Our workshops are run by our wonderful musicians who like to share their knowledge. The workshops will be $20 and in the Pavillion room.
A very special announcement will be made during our festival too so you will not want  to miss out on this one.
Central Coast Ukulele Folk Festival 2018

Where:  Diggers (RSL ) at The Entrance, Central Coast Hwy, Long Jetty New South Wales

When:  24 – 26th August 2018

Program will be out shortly and online

A little taste of whats to come……..

Friday 24th August – our fabulous Dinner show featuring the best of local and international talent. Bookings essential through the Diggers call (02) 4332 3399 door open 6pm show start at 6.30pm- A brilliant night of Entertainment including

The Nukes from New Zealand

We have had the pleasure of booking this amazing trio a few times and they always deliver and never disappoint.

The Nukes – New Zealand’s original ukulele trio was founded on a crazy whim way back in 2008, by musical desperadoes David Parker, Ben Collier and Dave Thiele.

And what began as a trickle of original tunes soon turned into a musical torrent of biblical proportions- 3 albums and hundreds of shows later here they are celebrating 10 years together.

The past decade has seen The Nukes play their special blend of alt folk/country/roots up and down Aotearoa and beyond, taking in festivals (Womad, Splore, Auckland Folk Festival and many more in NZ and Australia) to theatres and venues up and down the country; No place is safe from The Nukes!

Now, as part of their ten year celebrations The Nukes return to the Central Coast (Yeah for us)  Audiences will be both amazed and possibly appalled by the rare feats of musicality forced upon these innocent wee instruments, slayed by the humour and scandalised by the scat.

IMG_4248

IUX4dkA8KGc_VJu5jCpoOANX2EvheJfrCDtY8-Vpqz4

Johnny Devilseed and Old Man Rubes

Formed in late 2010 by guitarist Hayden Maskey and blues harpist Paul Rubie, Johnny Devilseed & “Old Man Rubes” have been doin’ the rounds about towns, constantly blowin’ the doors off venues, every time they perform.
With a huge repertoire of original songs ranging from the old time era to the modern blues of today, their shows have been described by many as a, “full on, hardcore, foot to the floor, theatrical blues extravaganza!” A dirty Americana style Blues with plenty of talent and swagger, they are a cut above the rest and as their playful interaction seeped out into the crowd they had them from their very first number. (Dan Beazley – Newcastle Live)

IMG_4251

Connor Wink

Connor Wink is a young blind Singer, Songwriter and Ukulele Player from Newcastle, Australia. When Connor was two years old, he was playing songs that he had heard and liked on his toy piano. His parents realised that the ability to play by ear was a great gift and encouraged his playing. Later, when he was six, they set out to find a piano teacher to work with him.

By age 11, Connor had already recorded 2 CDs Sounds for Sight and Sounds for Sight: The Journey Continues at home with a 16 track mixer and sang and overdubbed own voice for backing vocals.

By the time he stopped classical training, he had reached Grade 3. During this time, Connor transitioned successfully to singing, due to his ability to memorize lyrics and music combined with his acute hearing, pitch. and unique voice. For a short time, Connor dabbled with the guitar; but later, he discovered the ukulele.

He had found his place as an artist.

IMG_4300

Shawn O’Friel

Shawn is by far an incredible talenetd musician from Hollywood Beach California. His style of music is brilliant and he is a start in his own right. He does not want any fuss he is here to perform for Connor Wink. Thank you Shawn.

IMG_4299

Ben Seymour

Benjamin Seymour is a  local singer, songwriter, musician from the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. It is his dream one day to travel to the Tamworth Country Music Festival and receive a Golden Guitar award for best male artist.

Ben is on tour throughout NSW country towns and took a break to perform at our festival. He is energetic, talented and very gifted singer musician.

Ben is an amazing new, very talented young star

IMG_4296

 

Mirrabooka will be your hosts

Mirrabooka are a remarkable four-piece band of experienced musicians. Collectively each member has been involved in the music industry for many decades and have performed with many artists/musicians and genres of music in that time.The band is made up of two couples, Rob and Liz and Rosie and Glenn and formed over 8 years ago. Mirrabooka are popular around their home town as well as national and international regions.

You’ll be inspired and captivated by the beautiful vocals and harmonies, the rhythmic songs and melodies of their originals songs and dance to their catchy covers.

Mirrabooka have a unique original sound of beautiful acoustic music made up with acoustic guitars, mandolins, ukuleles, drums, djembe drums and bass, then throw in some very catchy covers and great sense of humour and you have ‘Mirrabooka‘. Mirrabooka will be performing with the MBB on Saturday night so get ready to dance!

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Cameron Murray

It is our pleasure to invite Cameron back to our festival.

Cameron Murray has been playing ukulele and uke-banjo for more than half his life, his granddad teaching him ukulele when he was too small for a guitar.   He started playing in folk clubs with his father as a youngster.

A proponent of the George Formby strumming style, Cameron enjoys performing classic tunes from the 1920s and 1930s, as well as Hawaiian hits and originals.  Cameron is also a keen collector of vintage instruments and the publisher and editor of international ukulele magazine Kamuke (kamuke.com).

Look out for his new Album

 

Cameron Murray

That’s just for starters……

Plus our wonderful performances from

Flat Foot Floozies

Flat Foot Floozy

Foggy Foggy Duo

Foggy Foggy Duo

The Photons

The Photons

Ukenjamit

IMG_4371 (2)

Sticky Fingers

 

sticky fingers

Ukelles

Ukelles

Small Hat Big Country

Small Hat Big Country

Piper Butcher

Piper Butcher

 

Ukastle Ukestra

Ukastle Ukestra

Just Jenny Williams

Just Jenny

Kristina Joy and The Z Chords

Kristina Joy and the Z Chords

The Hornsby Bugs

Hornsby-Bugs-Playing

UROC

UROC

Two Buck Blues Band

two buck blues band

and more………

Deb and Ivan Caldwell

Toast Garden

Threepence

threepense

Demented Ukeholics

The Bucket List

Cyprian Koffsovitz

Troubadours

The Old School

St Patricks Primary

Central Coast Ukulele Club

Central Coast Ukulele Club

The Mirrabooka Big Band featuring Rex Goh, Leon Gaer, Gordon Rytmeister

Saturday night is party night: get ready to let your hair down and enjoy the fun and fiesta with the MBB….. Rex Goh, Leon Gaer, Gordon Rytmeister and much much more…

rex_2          Leon Gaer     gordon rytmeister

and much more

Saturday 25th August full day of amazing acts and collectives plus workshops with the Nukes and Cameron Murray. More details soon.

Sunday we present the schools, workshops, collectives and special concerts from the beautiful folk element of our festival

email us at info@centralcoastukuleleclub.com  for more details

Our Festival

Aloha

Our festival is not far off now. 24th-26th August 2018

We have been travelling of late and performed at the Mandorah Ukulele Folk festival in Darwin. Always such a delight and so much fun. We Cant wait for our festival.

Our trip to Darwin and the Northern Territory was very successful, we had a wonderful trip.
It was hot and humid in Darwin and they certainly know how to celebrate Northern Territory day by nearly burning down the town!
The MUFF festival was full of characters and busy as usual.
We received a huge thank you from the organizers and were mentioned a number of times during the program. Mirrabooka got everyone up dancing as the sun set over the Timor Sea. AJ Leonard, Azo Bell were there also it was great to catch up with the guys from the Ukulele Death Squad.
A huge thank you to everyone who joined us on this trip,
All our classes are back to normal from tomorrow….
Monday Lake Munmorah
beginners class 9.15am-10.15am (approx)
all levels class  10.30am-12.30pm
Tuesday Woy Woy CWA
beginners class 5pm-6pm
all levels class 6.30pm-8.30pm
Wednesday Diggers @ The Entrance
all levels 6.30pm-8.30pm
(please note that on the 12th September the Diggers have a huge wedding booked so there will be no uke class that night)
Thursday East Gosford Scout Hall
all levels 10am-12pm
I am really looking forward in seeing you all. I feel like its been ages!
Next open Mic
Sunday July 22nd from 3pm-7pm at the Tall Timbers Hotel Ourimbah,
Festival
Our Dinner Show tickets are still available and it will be a brilliant night of entertainment.
Friday 24th August from 6pm-10.30pm
a brilliant night of entertainment is set. Please tell your friends.
tickets on sale now at the Diggers or please call (02) 43323399
Saturday 25th August from 11.30am to Midnight
Performances from Collectives from all around Australia, Cameron Murray, The Nukes, Mirrabooka.
Come and and a let your hair down on Saturday night with the MBB and dance the night away a  brilliant night planned.
Sunday 25th August 11.30 -5.30am
Our young entertainers, workshops, groups plus our folk element.
Join us for a fabulous  festival, free entry.
Open Mic or blackboard events
workshops $20 – The Nukes, Cameron Murray, plus more.
Program is under construction and will be online soon
Keep warm and I hope you are well and happy.
cheers
Liz

Central Coast Ukulele Folk festival 2019

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Hello and welcome,

With just over 5 weeks to go for our wonderful Central Coast Ukulele and Folk Festival 2019 our program is just about ready and we are excited to present to you a fabulous festival in 2019.

All our performers are ready and waiting and all our main acts are pumped.

Limited seats available for dinner show so book your seats and table for a fantastic evening of live entertainment and a yummy meal. Call Diggers on 4332 3399 to book your table.

Featured acts include

UKULELE DEATH SQUAD

After selling out their 2018-19 Adelaide Fringe season and European tours, The Squad returns to the Central Coast Ukulele and Folk Festival 2019

The Squad will offer Ukulele enthusiasts everything their nylon string hearts desire. The Squad are set to get more intimate at their workshop on Saturday afternoon and Saturday night The Squad are set to shake up the Ukulele world again with Fifty Shades Of Uke. It’s time to dust off your best leathers as the world’s most dangerous Ukulele show  will be Toe-tappingly dangerous. The Death Squad take 4 strings to a new and excitingly mind-blowing level.

Julian Ferguson | Baritone Ukulele

The wild half of the Uke Death Squad, Julian powers through shows with a husky voice, and the raw energy of a labrador on speed.  Having hit the music scene as the front man of global indie-folk band “The Coconut Kids”, he lets rip with his husky vocals and mad strums to create a unique sound that sits perfectly with Ben’s fast moving riffs. Yes, he’s been known to snap Ukuleles on stage.

Benjamin Roberts | Lead Ukulele

Benjamin Roberts came up with concept of The Ukulele Death Squad late at night while strumming his Banjolele deep into the wee hours of the morning. A guitar virtuoso having toured nationally with acclaimed Aussie folk band “The Timbers”, Ben puts the guitar aside and shows some serious Technical prowess on its four-stringed cousin. He’s the lead uke maestro of this duo.

Eamonn Burke | Bass Ukulele

His name is Eamonn Burke, the beast with the bass, we don’t let him have a mic very often, and for good reason. With his rough Irish accent and crooning singing voice of a Viking prince, he would steal the lime light. Don’t fool by his short stature, this little man drives the beat with his tiny instrument and holds the band together.

Reuben Legge | Saxaphone

Reuben Legge is an accomplished Jazz saxophonist, keyboard player and percussionist having completed his degree in Jazz and improvisation at the University of Melbourne.Reuben has played alongside and toured with many well known artists including Ollie McGill (The CatEmpire), The Teskey Brothers, Senegambian Jazz Band and more recently he’s been writing and touring with the Ukulele Death Squad.

THE LITTLE QUIRKS

It is said that something special happens when family members sing together. Central Coast trio Little Quirks are doing a lot to substantiate that theory. Sisters Abbey and Mia Toole joined their cousin Jaymi Toole in 2015 to form Little Quirks, a band in which they simply wanted to “write and play music that was fun to sing”. And listening to their lively brand of folk pop, it’s hard not to sing along with them.

Music was always a big part of life for the three girls who grew up not far from each other in regional NSW. They were literally surrounded by musical instruments from the start. Both parents and grandparents played in bands through the 70’s and 80’s, their uncle is the school music teacher, and a hit-laden record collection sat formatively on the shelf (everything from Led Zeppelin to Taylor Swift) so it’s not surprising at all that Abbey, Jaymi and Mia developed an early knack for writing a great hook. Having spent many an afternoon strumming songs al fresco on the veranda, the transition into a fully-fledged band was an easy one.

From busking at farmers markets they quickly leap frogged onto stages supporting the likes of Tim Rogers, All Our Exes Live in Texas, Alex the Astronaut, Jack River, Busby Marou, and Xavier Rudd. Their live show is staggeringly energetic for a young folk band. It moves from epic to sweet in a heartbeat drawing comparisons to the likes of Mumford And Sons, The Lumineers and First Aid Kit. The three work together in a lively fashion with drummer Mia pounding a relentless beat behind the rhythmic of strums and sways of Jaymi (mandolin/vocals) and Abbey (guitar/vocals). All three singing in blissful harmony.

JOHNNY DEVILSEED AND OLD MAN RUBES

Formed in late 2010 by guitarist Hayden Maskey and blues harpist Paul Rubie, Johnny Devilseed & “Old Man Rubes” have been doin’ the rounds about towns, constantly blowin’ the doors off venues, every time they perform.
With a huge repertoire of original songs ranging from the old timey era to the modern blues of today, their shows have been described by many as a, “full on, hardcore, foot to the floor, theatrical blues extravaganza!”

The Blues n Roots Duo has performed at many prestigious festivals up and                      down the east coast of Australia such as Vacy Blues N Roots Fest, The Re-Union                    Wollombi Music Festival, GosBlues and more.

Having opened for local and international acts such as, Dead Kennedys, Ash Grunwald, Johnny Diesel, The RumJacks and Claude Hay , Johnny Devilseed & Old Man Rubes have certainly carved a unique sound and reputation with their gravely voiced, fast paced, harmonica driven blues tunes.

In March 2014, the blues duo released their debut EP “John the Revelator” to much critical acclaim and with the recent release of their latest E.P “Woy Woy Bound” the Central Coast Based act is finding 2019 to be one of their busiest years yet.

Their playful interaction on stage seeps into the crowd with the help of some looped beats and basslines, this duo will have you tapping your feet and dancing from the very first number.

PAUL JONSON

We are delighted to introduce you to Paul Jonson.

Paul got his first guitar for his eighth birthday and only played guitars until he was 60 when he was sent a promotional uke from a company asking if he’d be keen to sell them.
Folks describe him as a Blues Ukulele Player Extraordinaire and a blues ukulele legend, and being retired from the corporate world he travels to share ukulele magic at international festivals. He uses unique resonator ukuleles, many of which he has built in his studio where 200+ ukes reside, to express the true feeling of the original blues masters, and plans on astounding any audience with the versatility of this humble four string instrument. Featuring blues, boogie, ragtime and traditional folk songs in a concert and/or workshop format to acquaint the keen ukulele players with finger picking, alternative strumming, chording and tuning techniques that express the feeling of these styles of music. He travels widely to share his particular brand and uke style out of a love for music. He has featured at many ukulele and folk festivals in his native New Zealand, as well as Australian ukulele festivals and recent travels in Europe included ukulele gigs in Italy and Spain. His passion for 4 stringed instruments has led to running an annual NZ Four String Festival in Kawhia with the inaugural guest Canadian Manitoba Hal, whom he toured with in November 2018 as a performer. http://www.singnuke.co.nz

CONNOR WINK AND SHAWN O’FRIEL

This amazing duo will captivate you. Connor has the voice of an angel and Shawns beautiful musicianship and regard for Connor is amazing. Shawn, an amzing musician in his own right prefers the light to shine on Connor.

Connor Wink is a young blind Singer, Songwriter and Ukulele Player from Newcastle, Australia.

Connor has a condition with his eyes known as Lebers Congenital Amaurosis, which resulted in Nystagmus uncontrolled eye movement, it’s gone from severe to mild and Connor has light perception and can recognise some movement in front of his face.

When Connor was two years old, he was playing songs that he had heard and liked on his toy piano. His parents realised that the ability to play by ear was a great gift and encouraged his playing. Later, when he was six, they set out to find a piano teacher to work with him.

By age 11, Connor had already recorded 2 CDs Sounds for Sight and Sounds for Sight: The Journey Continues at home with a 16 track mixer and sang and overdubbed own voice for backing vocals. By the time he stopped classical training, he had reached Grade 3. During this time, Connor transitioned successfully to singing, due to his ability to memorize lyrics and music combined with his acute hearing, pitch. and unique voice. For a short time, Connor dabbled with the guitar; but later, he discovered the ukulele.

He had found his place as an artist. His biggest musical influences have been the Bee Gees and Cher. He was fortunate enough to meet Cher back stage in Las Vegas in 2010, and she was gracious enough to listen to him sing. Cher also gave Connor some advice that assisted him with his audition for the performing arts high school that he still attends. Connor has also been fortunate to meet a number of other great solo artists, including Marcia Hines and John Paul Young.

Connor has been blessed with the presence of many amazing people in his life as well as the support of his local community. In appreciation, Connor spends several months a year busking for Variety The Children’s Charity. To date, he has raised, and will continue to raise, thousands of dollars, and he is excited about continuing his amazing journey.

Connor’s original songs are now available for purchase on iTunes and CD Baby.

MIRRABOOKA

Mirrabooka are a remarkable four-piece band of experienced musicians. Mirrabooka Band members have been involved in the music industry collectively for many decades and know how to please an audience. They have their own sound and you’ll be captivated by the awesome vocals & harmonies, the rhythmic songs and melodies of their originals catchy songs, and popular catchy covers.

This band has been performing together around the Central Coast and beyond venues plus headlining at many festivals, corporate functions, commercial and private parties, charity events, over the past 7 years. They are extremely versatile group. They are regulars at The Sails and Memorial stages at The Entrance and many of the Coast’s clubs and pubs. They are in demand for Ukulele and Folk Festivals because of their diversity in such places as Hawaii, Darwin, Cairns, New Zealand,  Central Coast Ukulele Festival, Blue Mountains and Tasmania. The band consists of two couples. The two lovely ladies share the lead vocals and harmonies, accompanied by the two guys’ rhythmic bass and solid drums and percussion adding to their catchy and unique sound and vocals. They write all their own material and original compositions. Mirrabooka are multi-instrumentalist and have a unique original sound of beautiful acoustic music made up with acoustic guitars, mandolins, ukuleles, djembe drums and bass, then throw in original songs with a great sense of humour and you have ‘Mirrabooka’. They can also set the dance floor on fire with solid upbeat dance music. Continue reading

New Beginners Class

Aloha!

if you are interested in learning the ukulele  then we have a new beginners class  at Woy Woy in the beautiful old CWA Hall, The Boulevarde, Woy Woy.

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Class is from 5-6pm with an all levels class following from 6.30-8.30pm

All ages welcome.

cheers

Liz

Central Coast Ukulele Festival number 7

ANNOUNCMENT FOR CCUFF fb

Our 7th Ukulele and folk festival will be held at The Diggers at the Entrance, Central Coast Hwy, Long Jetty.

Accommodation is available and is plentiful at the Ibis connected to the club or at the many accommodation hotels and motels around the Entrance. There is also brilliant camping and van parks and grounds to accommodate all your needs.

We will have several stages available within the club for your performances. Workshops available all weekend.

Our Dinner show is ticketed and is on Friday 24th August in the Pavillion room. We have some brilliant acts on the bill to perform for you and we welcome back The Nukes, from New Zealand. Johnny Devilseed and old man Rubes are two brilliant local artist and are brilliant. These are just two of our brilliant line up of acts for the night.

Tickets are purchased at The Diggers by calling (02) 4332 3399 to book a table. The food is wonderful.

Long Jetty is 97.2 km from Sydney (1hr 24 min) on the M1 motorway. The nearest rail station is Tuggerah and the bus service runs regularly to and from The Entrance to Tuggerah station on the northern line. Long Jetty is one hour south of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.  Plenty of parking available.

The Central Coast is a beautiful coastal region snuggled between two big cities. It has rainforests, lakes (Tuggerah Lakes, Budgewoi, Lake Macquarie and Lake Munmorah) and beautiful beaches.  Come and enjoy the live music and the beautiful Central Coast.

For application forms to perform please contact E: info@centralcoastukuleleclub.com

or

Central Coast Ukulele Club

P.O. Box 65 Ourimbah NSW 2258

0412 837 008

E: info@centralcoastukuleleclub.com             www.centralcoastukuleleclub.com