Monday, 21 October 2013

Truth or Dare "unplugged"

This song is the title track from my first album. Now that I've got the new ukulele, I decided to make an "unplugged" acoustic version of it. Hope you like it.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

A beautiful new uke a lovely joint early birthday present from my Grandad, my husband Brian, and the people of Doncaster who threw coins into my case, I am now in possession of a rather beautiful new tenor ukulele. I have some exciting plans for the uke and I, which I will reveal when the time is right.
For now, let me just say a huge 'thank you' to my Grandad, to Brian, and to the passers-by in Doncaster today who all helped to bring this beautiful uke into my life. You rock.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Updated: Busking repertoire

It's been a few months now since I first busked on the streets of Doncaster. My red book full of songs is much heavier, and I know all sorts of chords on the ukulele these days. C#m7b5? No problem. In fact, a new era is about to begin. I've chosen a lovely new uke at Electro Music - a proper uke - and soon I'll be getting my hands on it. So, no more playing around with a laminated purple instrument.

Here's my updated list of busking repertoire:

Angel - Sarah McLachlan
Spooky - Dusty Springfield
I Get a Kick Out of You - Ella Fitzgerald
Blowing in the Wind - Bob Dylan
Mad World - Gary Jules
Let It Be - The Beatles
Hallelujah - John Cale
You're So Vain - Carly Simon
Strong Enough - Sheryl Crow
Wade in the Water - Eva Cassidy
Imagine - John Lennon
Rainy Night in Georgia - Randy Crawford
The Rose - Bette Midler
Amazing Grace - traditional
You're Still the One - Shania Twain
What Can I Do - The Corrs
Night and Day - Frank Sinatra
Streets of London - Ralph McTell
You've Got a Way - Shania Twain
Autumn Leaves - Eva Cassidy
Build Me Up Buttercup - Temptations
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Fields of Gold - Eva Cassidy
I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt
Warwick Avenue - Duffy
Save the Best For Last - Vanessa Williams
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack

I'm also working on:
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
Mercy - Duffy
Days - Kirsty MacColl

And the next ones on the slate are:
It's Too Late - Carole King
Across the Universe - Fiona Apple
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
The Look of Love - Dusty Springfield
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
I'm So Excited - Pointer Sisters
Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
The Letter - Eva Cassidy
Nothing Compares - Sinead O'Connor
Moon River - Audrey Hepburn
Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell
Love and Affection - Joan Armatrading