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Ukukele Groups, Bands & Clubs

Uke Jam NZ. Ukulele Karaoke
Making Music With Friends
Hosts Karaoke Style Sing-A-Long Ukulele jams at comfortable licensed venue's in your City or Town. Make Ukulele music with friends! Projected Karaoke screen highlighting lyrics and chords as the Music advances. Play Ukulele and Sing-A-Long! Bass and drum backing tracks if desired. Professional sound system, two mics, P.A. and mixing board for sound balance. Guest artists featuring Top ukulele acts. Ukulele talent quests."Ukes Have Talent". Open Mic Ukulele performances.
Contact: Mr.Micky Finn McMichaels IV     Phone: 0800 Uke Jam
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Big Serious Muffin Band & Big Serious Ukulele Ensemble
Iconic NZ Ukulele Band - site has online music
Fanatical about the Uke, performing, and having fun. Zany and Refreshing! Run workshops. Lots of songs with Tabs online. Waikato based but will travel
Contact: Jim
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Plinkers Social Ukulele Group
Plinkers ukulele group meets at The Post Boy Hotel, Nelson every Sunday @ 4pm. Everyone welcome and no great talent required.
Contact: Karen
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Thermaleles Ukulele Band
Quirky 5 Piece from the Hot Lakes Of Rotorua
4 ukes, 1 bass, 3 girls, 2 guys playing the quirky originals that keep the more creative one awake at night. We play our own songs peppered with harmony, humor and high spirits and toss in the odd bit of Kiwiana in the form of old 60s classics for good measure. We love what we do and we love to share it. We'll play anywhere, anytime for any reason you ask us to.
Contact: Julie Parsons     Phone: 027 2424 132
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Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Famous in UK and worldwide
Information about tours, downloads, links to YouTube, cds, photos and more
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Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra (WIUO)
New Zealands pre-eminent Ukulele Performers
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Ukes-a-Plenty - Katikati
Enthusiastic Katikati based group playing together regularly and planning the Bay of Plenty Ukulele Festival. Organise workshops for beginners and more advanced players
Contact: Christine Donehue
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Ukeko Blue
Mercury Bay, Coromandel
6 Ukers including a Ubasser and a couple of geeetars etc getting together weekly in Hahei, Coromandel.
Contact: Ron
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Mustard Tiger
Ukulele band
Mustard Tiger are an almost two-year old ukulele group who started out as 'The Marbecks Mother Pluckers', combining work mates' talents to produce some sweet as cover tunes.
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Eleluku Ukulele group Whangaparaoa
We are a small group on the Hibiscus coast that have been together just over a year. membership varies from seven to twelve. We play an eclectic mix of popular songs and have played four public concerts over the last year. See us on Face book under Eleluku
Contact: Pedro     Phone: 0274 579112
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Uke N Sing Beginners Uke Group - Devonport
Commencing Tue, May 3rd 2011, we will meet at 6:20 at St Leo's School Hall, Albert Rd. The focus is at beginner level, but there is scope to include picking and alternate chord patterns/rhythms for more advance players. Multi part singing will be a feature of the group. The fee is $60 for a 10 week term or $7.50 per night. There are loaner ukes available. Email Max for more info or udated dates
Contact: Max Maxwell
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Uke N Sing Beginners Ukulele Group
We meet at 6:30 on Wednesday evenings during school term at Mt Eden Normal School, in the hall. The group started recently and has around 35 attending. Whereas the focus is at beginner level, we also include picking and alternate chord patterns/rhythms for more advance players. As the group name suggests, we also include multi part singing with the playing. Fee is $5 per night and there are loaner ukes available.
Contact: Max Maxwell
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Orewa Community Ukulele Group
Meet 1st and 3rd Thursday night each week
Orewa Ukes meet at the Orewa Community House (behind Estuary Arts) on the main road on the way into Orewa just past the bridge over the estuary. (Opposite the motor camp) 7.30 - 9pm 1st and 3rd Thurs. of the month. Avon Hansen teaches, then we stay on after 9pm for a practice session afterwards. Cost $10.00 all welcome. For further info email Avon.
Contact: Avon Hansen
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Ukulele Festivals & Events

New Zealand Ukulele Festival
Saturday 1 December 2012
A great day out for anyone interested in the Ukulele, playing with others, and having fun! A great day for kids of any age (1 - 110!) Trust Stadium Waitakere, Auckland
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Ukulele Music (chords etc)

Taunton Ukulele Strummers Club
A wooden ukulele club based in Somerset in the UK
Good free online songbooks with good range of songs
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Ukulele World
New Resource - 2011 - Book , C.D. and now .... D.V.D.
This exciting resource has 22 original songs for ukulele groups and schools.It includes chords and lyrics with helpful tips. A free D.V.D. of the songs is to be recorded - would you like to be part of this exciting project ? Contact Kevin Fogarty now.
Contact: MR Ukulele
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Chordie
Huge online music resource
Thousand and thousand of songs online with chords, tabs, ability to transpose and print out. A great place to start looking for anything you want the music for.
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Ukulele Songs
Seach for Ukulele songs by artist or name
Similar to Chordie but focussed on the Ukulele
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Sheep Entertainment - Ukulele Chord Finder
Excellent online chord finder
Find any chord you may need, easy and fast to use. Play along songs and clips too.
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Ukulele Resources & Links

Dominator Ukeland
Range of songs for Uke
Tabs and midi files for many songs
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Sheep Entertainment - Ukulele Chord Finder
Excellent online chord finder
Find any chord you may need, easy and fast to use. Play along songs and clips too.
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Ukulele Boogaloo
Songs, chord charts and more
Wide range of songs with chords to download. Audio samples for most songs too.
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Online Ukulele Tuner
Tune your Uke using an online tuner
Other instruments too.
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Kevin Fogarty
Often called Mr Ukulele NZ, Kevin is an ardent supporter and founder of initiatives like Ukes in Schools, the NZ Ukulele Festival and numerous other events. Kevin will take weekend workshops to help you extend your Ukulele abilities
Contact: Kevin Fogarty
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Kiwi Ukulele
Mike Dickenson's site for Ukulele Players, download songs, listen to strums, find more ukulele links.
Contact: Mike Dickenson
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Ukulele World
New Resource - 2011 - Book , C.D. and now .... D.V.D.
This exciting resource has 22 original songs for ukulele groups and schools.It includes chords and lyrics with helpful tips. A free D.V.D. of the songs is to be recorded - would you like to be part of this exciting project ? Contact Kevin Fogarty now.
Contact: MR Ukulele
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Play it Strange
Encouraging young New Zealanders to develop interests and skills in songwriting and musical performance with a range of programmes across New Zealand. In order to promote the Ukuleles in Schools programme, Play it Strange works in conjunction with The Ukulele Festival Trust. Since 2004 Play It Strange has distributed 2,800 ukuleles to NZ schools as funding has allowed.
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Big Serious Muffin Band & Big Serious Ukulele Ensemble
Iconic NZ Ukulele Band - site has online music
Fanatical about the Uke, performing, and having fun. Zany and Refreshing! Run workshops. Lots of songs with Tabs online. Waikato based but will travel
Contact: Jim
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New Zealand Ukulele Trust
The Trust coordinates The NZ Ukulele Festival Kiwileles with the massed schools ukulele orchestra and The Play It Strange Junior Comp ukulele songwriting competition. Over 2000 students are expected to attend the 2010 Ukulele Festival in Auckland in November 2010
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Flea Market Music Jukebox
Listen to Uke songs and download
Bluegrass, blues and classic songs. Online Uke tuner too
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Ukulele Suppliers

Music Machine Napier
Great team to help you with all your music needs
Musically passionate staff with great service oriented attitude. Great equipment brands to ensure you get the best from your music buck! Secure on line store. Guitars, keyboards, drums, amps and more. Everything you might need.
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Lotus Realm, Thames
701 Pollen Street, Ph 07 - 868 5341
We stock a range of Ukuleles, strings, pics, tuners, drumsticks, guitars, percussion, djembe drums, etc. If we havent got it instore, we will do our best to find it for you.
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