Strumalong is suitable for people who already know their way around a ukulele and can play C F G D chords – singers are welcome too! Together we’ll play some classic punk tunes – if you’d like to brush up before you come you can download the Rebellion songbook here:
The Pukes hit The Louis Armstrong in Dover on Saturday 21st January.
We’re offering a choice of two 1-hour workshops in the afternoon, followed by a gig in the evening. If you’d like to attend a workshop please book using the buttons below.
Here’s 3 chords, now form a band
Learn the basics of the ukulele in under an hour. We’ll show you how to hold your uke, how to strum, how to make chords and how you put them together to play a song. We guarantee to have you strumming along in no time. Ukes provided.
LEVEL: absolute beginners (age 12+)
Ukulele Band Skills
It’s time to chuck your music stands and chord sheets out the window! Work as a group to develop your timing, rhythm and communication skills. Explore how to play to individual strengths and give everyone a chance to shine. Dip your toe into the world of song making, and collectively create your own piece of music. Bring your own uke or use ours.
LEVEL: anyone who can play a few chords (age 12+)
Saturday 21st January
The Louis Armstrong
59 Maison Dieu Road, CT16 1RA Dover, Kent
The Pukes (9pm)
With support from Izzy B (8pm)
*We’ll be collecting donations for Ukulele Kids Club UK, a charity which gives ukuleles to children in hospital.
Thank you to Peter McHugh for organising this event.
Check out this wonderful performance from Part Time Pukes who attended our Beginners Ukulele Workshop.
The participants learnt the basics of the uke in just 45 minutes with us at Bones & Pearl Studios in Tottenham on Saturday 31 July.
They later joined us on stage for a cover of Part Time Punks by TV Personalities.
Thanks to everyone who took part, and Bones & Pearl for hosting. Bones & Pearl sure know how to throw a good party, and you should get yourself down there for a Sunday Car-B-Que. Their next event is Rob Heron & The Tea Orchestra on 28 August. Amazing space, lovely people.
“Great fun and very therapeutic”
“Fun, simple to learn and very pleasant teachers”
“Do it if you ever get the chance!”
“Great fun – nice people and great teaching – Puke-Tastic!”
If you’d like to join our workshops mailing list email firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn uke with The Pukes!
This fun and friendly Beginners Ukulele Workshop is aimed at adults and young people aged 12+ who would like to learn the basics of playing the uke.
In 45 minutes we’ll show you:
* how to hold your uke
* how to strum
* how to make chords
* how to put chords together to play songs
* vital stage moves so you can rock like a pro
Our workshop is suitable for complete beginners and ukulele are provided. We promise to have you strumming away to your favourite punk tunes in no time.
Places are limited to 12 – please book in advance.
WHEN: Sunday 31st July 2.15-3pm (please arrive at 2pm to sign in and grab a drink)
WHERE: Bones & Pearl Studios 60-68 Markfield Road, London N15 4QA
WHO: Adults and young people aged 12+
INFO: Got a question? Please email email@example.com
BOOKING: Please pay by PayPal or credit card using the button below. We’ll email you a reminder a few days before the workshop.
The Pukes Takeover at Bones & Pearl
The workshop is part of The Pukes Car-B-Que Takeover at Bones & Pearl Studios.
There will a live set from The Pukes Unplugged at 4pm, plus a barbecue and Tiki bar open til late.
Entry to the other events is free. More info here on the Facebook event here.
Following last year’s success, the Part Time Pukes Pop-Up band is back for Rebellion 2016!
PART TIME PUKES POP-UP BAND
A fun and friendly music workshop with The Pukes*
If you ever wanted to play Rebellion Festival here’s your chance!
Join our Pop-Up Band to create musical mayhem with ukuleles, percussion instruments and voice. All welcome, from complete beginners to seasoned musicians, just turn up with your acoustic instruments – or use ours. Let’s blow the roof off Rebellion!
If you’d like to play ukulele it will be useful to know D, C, G and F chords. Percussion instruments are available if you’ve never played a uke before. Singers/shouters and other instruments welcome too!
*Might be a bit sweary for younger punks – bring your kids at your own discretion.
WHEN: Saturday 6th August 1-2pm
WHERE: Punk Art upstairs in the Spanish Hall
HOW: Just turn up – no need to book
Join the Facebook event for the latest info
Ever dreamt of playing Rebellion festival? Now’s your chance!
Join our pop-up band and create musical mayhem by making up our own versions of classic punk songs as we go along. If you’d like to join us on uke or guitar you’ll need to be familiar with a few chords. If you’re new to making music you can get involved with our drum or vocal sections. All welcome, so please rock up with your own acoustic instruments, use ours, or just bring your voice. C’mon Part Time Pukes, let’s blow the roof off Rebellion!
*Some lyrics are not suitable for younger punks – bring your kids at your own discretion.
DOWNLOAD THE PART TIME PUKES SONGBOOK HERE
WHAT: Part Time Pukes Pop-Up Band
WHERE: Rebellion festival – Spanish Hall (Punk Art)
WHEN: Saturday 8th August 2015 1-2pm (time tbc)
HOW: No need to book – just turn up and join in
Get updates by joining our Facebook event – please share with anyone who might like it!
Cheers! See ya there!
The Pukes x
We’re excited to release a new promo video for our Ukulele Workshops with a soundtrack of White Riot.
The track was recorded at the same time as our Damaged Goods EP sessions with Dick Crippen last year. It will appear on our forth coming album, which will be ready later this year. The wonderful Stu Sterling helped us make the video.
If you’re a promoter and would like to book a workshop for your festival or event, please get in touch! If you’re someone who’d like to find out more about when our workshops are happening, please get in touch too!
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The Pukes are proud to announce that we are taking part in an anti-racism event which includes uke workshops and a punk gig in London on 2nd November.
The day starts at T Chances, Tottenham with a family-friendly Halloween party in the afternoon. Entertainment includes Cake For Breakfast kids’ band, face painting, disco, fancy dress – and ukulele workshops by The Pukes. Entry is £3.
All proceeds from the day go to Green and Black Cross who who give practical and legal support for protesters. The grassroots project has supported thousands of people from many backgrounds in their rebellions and protests, including the 286 anti-racist protesters who were arrested while trying to prevent the English Defence League march through Tower Hamlets last month. With the police cracking down on protests on a massive scale they are busy and need dosh! Come down and show your solidarity!
T Chances Saturday 2 November 2013
399 High Road, Tottenham, London N17 6QN
Halloween party 3.30pm-6pm
Beginners Uke Workshop 4pm
Intermediate Uke Workshop 5.30pm
To guarantee a place on the uke workshops please paypal £3 to firstname.lastname@example.org
LEFT FOR DEAD, DREAD MESSIAH, THE PUKES, BOTTLEJOB
The Pukes received funding from Arts Council England to run uke workshops for beginners at festivals and events this summer – and we’ve been having a blast! Here’s what happens at a Pukes uke workshop….
Everyone comes away knowing how to strum, how to play 3 chords and how to put them together to make a song. Now you’re ready to form your own band!
Here’s what people have said:
“Huge fun – and a unique and awesome style.”
“Great fun, well explained and easy to understand. Loved it!”
“Loads of fun AND educational – you guys are wonderful!”
“So patient with beginners – very addictive.”
We’ve been rather surprised about how well our music goes down with small people – that’s something we didn’t expect!
Learn uke with The Pukes at Rebellion!
Saturday 10th August in the Spanish Hall, Winter Gardens, Blackpool
Fun and friendly workshop for total beginners. We’ll show you how to strum and make chords, then put them together to play a classic punk song. Ukes are provided.
Play classic punk songs with The Pukes. Lyrics, tab and ukes provided. Suitable for people who already play a bit of uke or guitar. Ukes are provided – or bring your own.
Please reserve your place in advance by emailing email@example.com with your name and mobile number – in case we need to contact you on the day.