AUAS @ Semaphore


We’ re practicing our set for the Semaphore Music Festival on Sunday 2 October 2011. We’d love as many members as possible to be part of this great day. If you haven’t played in public often (or maybe not at all), please don’t be shy or afraid.  It’s a great start, this gig: 50 or so of us on a long long truck in the park by the sea.  It’s where a lot of us made our public debuts!  And it really is a blast!

Our set list has been chosen to make it as easy as possible and still good for the audience. The first part has easiest songs for all of us and all in G; the middle has some small groups performing to add light and shade; the last part is familiar songs that we have done but maybe not recently.  It might get tweaked as we go along.

We will be teaching and practicing these songs at the Tuesday sessions throughout September. If you can’t make it along to every session, that’s fine.  If you can’t make it on 2 October, don’t abandon the Tuesdays! They will still be fun, and have small groups and a bit of open mike at the end.  On 27 September, we hope we can run through the whole 40 minute set on the stage in the Venue. And then go and have fun in the front bar. And on the day, please invite family and friends to join us for breakfast and/or the lunch afterwards.  AUAS picks up the tab for food, and we love sharing the day with all our members and our members’ best fans!

Here’s the list, with links to the song sheet.

  1. Folsom Prison Blues – ALL, energetic, with whistle blowing    in G
  2. You Ain’t Going Nowhere  – ALL, gorgeous harmonies  in G
  3. I’m a Believer – ALL     uptempo crowd pleaser in G
  4. Ukulele Baby  – Girls vs Boys – some stage shuffling      A signature song     NOW IN G we’ll have copies in Tuesday night
  5. Ukelyptus – Angel or Opportunity
  6. Hey Soul Sister – RG on lead vocal
  7. I See Red –  KJM and co
  8. Just Can’t Get Enough – ALL play, but women’s voices only  in G
  9. Under the Boardwalk – ALL  lovely rhythm and beachy. Roger solo.  in C
  10. Chains – ALL  – up tempo and good harmony  in A
  11. Is this the way to Amarillo?   in A
  12. These Boots – ALL  –  our signature tune  in D

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