Over the years we’ve settled into a routine where we spend January putting together our new songbook, this year is no exception.
Songbook 5 is by far our largest book and has been put together with more group contributions than ever before. So here are some all important number about Songbook 5:-
- It has 86 pages
- It has 47 songs
- It has 13 songs from the 21st Century
- It has 11 really easy songs
- It has 0 really difficult songs
We think there are going to be quite a few songs that turn out to be instant classics. There will also probably be a few where we try to fathom the madness that made us include them, that’s how it goes.
We hope you enjoy playing the songs as much as we’ve enjoyed putting them together.
Or just watch the videos.
It is a long book so have a think about how you are going to print it out. If you don’t have an understanding boss then it is probably best to get the book on a USB stick and take it to somewhere like Osbornes where they will print it out. We will being using this book from this Thursday (6th February) so you will need a copy of it.
We’re really please to be able to say that we have finally finished making Songbook Number 4. We’ve made a bit of an effort with this one to try and make it much easier than the last few books.
Make sure you download a copy as we will be concentrating on songs from it for the next few meetings. There are quite likely to be a number of songs that you will not have heard of before. You can listen to them on the Spotify playlist that we’ve made for this book, or all of the songs are contained in the Youtube playlist embedded below.
Many people have helped with putting this together, through either suggesting songs, working them out or testing that we’ve got them mostly right. A big thanks to everyone that’s helped. It’s taken a few months but we did get there in the end. There are some really fun songs in here so we hope you enjoy them as much as we have done.
I know it seems like only last week that everyone got over wishing you happy new year, but one more won’t hurt will it?
2012 turned out to be a really good year for us. Besides our usual meetings every other Thursday (I know they’re not really every other Thursday when months are particularly fat) we got to play in loads of different places.
We managed to do loads more gigs than we expected last year and it is down to the patience of the people that turn up to each meeting that give up their free time that means we still seem to be getting away with it.
We’re really looking forward to 2013, we’ve got a new songbook coming in the next couple of weeks but we’ve also overhauled songbooks 2 and 3 to try and sort out the odd errors that were in them. In songbook 3′s case there were quite a few.
Hopefully the change documents will stop people having to print out so many pages. You obviously don’t need to print these out but if you don’t you’ll be playing different versions of some songs to other people.
We hope to have the new songbook ready for you in February.
We are going to be meeting on Thursday at 8:00pm in the Prince of Wales so hopefully we will see you there.
No, it means we get another chance to crack open the Snowselele song book. We’ve got quite a packed festive period with two meetings, a gig and, what some people have been telling us is, our customary Christmas sing-a-long. We’re not convinced it can be custom after two years but we are looking forward to it.
So we will have two normal meetings on the 6th and 20th of December (I know the meeting dates panel on the page has stopped working), at these meetings we will just be playing songs from the Snowselele book.
On the 16th December we will be doing a gig at the MAC as part of their contemporary art and craft fair. This will be an hour long set from about 1 (1:30).
On the Sunday 23rd December we will be playing all night in the beer garden of the Prince of Wales. We will have songbooks for anyone who wants them and we really want to encourage everyone to come along and join in with us through just about every classic Christmas song we can think of. It was the highlight of our year last year and hopefully it’ll be just as good this year.
If you want to hear all the songs that we do then you can listen to them on the dedicated Christmas Spotify playlist.
Or just watch the Youtube videos of most of them.
Next Thursday (1st November) will be a special meeting because it is the one week a year where we break out the Spookelele songbook. All manner of scary songs (well vague references to the paranormal).
The book has been updated since last year. It has another nine songs in. So it might be an idea to listen to the Spookelele playlist to make sure you’re familiar with most of them.
There will also be sweets and scary ghost costumes.