Hello and welcome to 2012.
I forgot to update the blog for the first meeting of 2012 but that doesn’t mean we’ve gone and knocked it all on the head. On the contrary, we intend to bigger and stronger than we’ve ever been before.
We have lots of plans that include correcting all the errors in the first two books and starting book 3, we’ve made quite a bit of progress on this already.
We’ve still got the Facebook group and it is a really good way to keep in contact with us if you like that sort of thing.
We want to increase the amount of gigs we do this year and are always open to interesting offers. So if you feel your event can only be improved by fevered strumming, a bit of shouting and some enthusiastic counting get in touch with us.
Other than that we will be in the Prince of Wales on Thursday (the 19th) from 8 O’clock.
It’s been quite an amazingly fun packed Summer for us this year. We made our live debut at the Moseley Festival, we’ve found a new home at The Prince of Wales, we’ve bumped up songbook two until it’s about to burst and this week we got to record in a proper studio.
Some of you will remember that a few months ago we got to rehearse in the fantastic Highbury Studio, well this weekend we had the opportunity to go back there and record something for a proper band. I use the term proper band because they have music that you can buy in shops and on the Internet which means they are proper.
A few months ago The Gurdan Thomas Collective got in touch with us and asked if we could help with their knew album. I seem to remember they wanted an army of Ukes playing the same thing on one part of a record. We said they could have ten, they agreed.
I think we all forgot about this until quite recently when they got back in touch to find out if we were ready. We all looked at the tab for the part and realised that it was slightly more complex than drunkenly yelling along with Yazoo songs. We rose to it and spent a good seven hours rehearsing for about 40 seconds of glory.
It will be some time before we get to hear the results, but it was fun trying something new.
If you want to help us with things like this then you need to join the Facebook group, it does cause some problems because group messages get lost somewhere in the crazy system that Facebook tries to pass off as a social network, but it is the best way to hear about specific things like that. Not that I can think of anything that is coming up soon.
So getting back to the normal run of things we’ll be in the Prince of Wales from 8:00pm on Thursday. Please try and have copies of the books, they’re in short supply.
This is a week of almost constant Moselele news.
It was crazy enough finally getting a poster but now we’ve got a Facebook group as well.
Theoretically this will make people think there is some sort of coherent strategy for developing Moselele into a force of unparalleled power.
It’s also a handy place for people to have discussions about things.
This is probably the most exciting Moselele news ever.
We had a fantastic response to the poster competition. We had thirteen entries with some people motivated to enter more than once.
We really appreciate the time and effort that people put into this and you can see all of the entries here.
We are more than pleased to announce that the winner is Jim who produced Guitar George for us.
We’re also pleased to announce that the prize is a bit better than we’d originally planned.
Jim will soon be the owner of a Kala Soprano Ukulele bundle.
Well done Jim and thank you everyone for all of your help.
Just to remind the whole world that the Poster Competition is careering towards a final and graphic finale on Sunday.
We’ve had quite a few entries and we’re very excited about judging them.
Of course nothing has been decided and there is still time for one last go.
(You can win a ukulele)
This is probably the most exciting thing we’ve ever done . We’re going to have a competition.
There is only so far you can get by hoping people stumble across a web site so we need posters. Especially as there is a shop that sells Ukuleles bang in the middle of Moseley. Just think what would happen if we put posters up in there?
I have effectively no graphic design skills what so ever. Which means we are going to have a competition.
If you design us a poster AND it is good AND we like it then we will give you a Ukulele. Not a crap one with a picture of a tree on it but something like a Kala Soprano.
All you need to do is try and come up with something that is quite amusing, can be printed out on A3 paper and can be customised to put different dates and stuff on. If you can, try and use our logo. If you can come up with a better logo then that would be even better. This one was thrown together in an afternoon and I don’t really like it that much.
Entries can be emailed to email@example.com
The closing date for the competition is the 25th July.
All entries will be judged in some sort of democratic way that I haven’t really thought through yet.
The actual prize will depend on what we can get at the time. Though it will be good so it’s worth having a go.
Thanks and good luck.