Welcome to the official web site of the Tuggeranong Ukulele Group (Inc)
(TUGs for short).
TUGs is a family friendly club that meets to play, sing, socialise and have fun at our uke sessions, group events and performances throughout the Canberra region. Uniquely, we play in a Stage Band setting, with our ukuleles being complemented with Bass Guitar, mixed Percussion and Harmonica and Tin Whistle.
We play many genres of music, ranging from 50’s and 60’s Rock and Roll through to Pop and Blues. We hope all TUGs members will contribute to the enjoyment of all, and will be able to join in our activities as their time permits. We play, sing and enjoy ourselves.
Ukulelemail, the member’s communication, will give details of dates of rehearsals and songs to practise prior to rehearsals. Our rehearsals will be on the first and third Friday of the month and on the second Sunday of the month. Our venue is Southern Cross Club, Woden, Corinna Street, Woden. There is underground parking available .
Our friendly Doorperson will welcome new members who wish to join TUGS and then start receiving our regular Ukulelemails in which all club news including upcoming performance gigs and playlists, songs for rehearsals, and social events etc. are advised.
We extend an invitation to all visiting ukesters to visit us if you are in Canberra. You can be assured of a warm welcome and we’ll loan you our music so you can fully join in our sessions.
Our Friday sessions run as follows:
12.15pm – Doors Open for set up;
1.00pm – 2.00pm – Session One – Group Strum-a-Long;
2.00pm – 2.20pm – Interval;
2.20pm – 3.30pm – Session Two – Group Strum-a-Long
3.30pm – Pack Down; Social get together downstairs, everyone welcome
Sunday sessions will begin at 2.00pm and finish at 4.00pm. Doors will be open at 1.30pm
Hi I am new to Canberra and play a ukulele for a few years now. My forte is percussion playing in various bands. Was wondering when you meet and where
Hi Neville – we have Friday rehearsals coming up 1st and 22 April at the Southern Cross Club in Corinna Street Woden (Phillip) from 1 to 3.30pm downstairs in the Rainbow Room. We also have a Sunday session which is acoustic on 10 April at the same venue. Our members will have been sent the song list prior to the rehearsal so there should be someone who can share their iPad/printed music with you. I hope to be at the April rehearsals so I can watch out for you. Judy Tunningley – Treasurer
Hi. I am a beginner player interested in coming to your Sunday sessions if possible. Am wondering if that’s ok and if I just turn up?
Hi Jo – yes you are welcome to come along. Our sessions start with easier pieces and then we progress to more challenging ones. There will be no charge for your first visit. Our next Sunday session will be 14 August 2-4pm in the Rainbow Room at the Canberra Southern Cross Club.