I’ve been very slack at updating this site which means I completely forgot to tell people we were playing at the Moseley Street Festival, yesterday. We had a great time and hopefully the people watching did as well.
It is far from the last thing we are doing this year. On Thursday (12th) we’ll be having a good old sing-a-long at the Prince of Wales. This will pretty well exactly the same as what we do normally in the back room but we’ll be in the garden. We’re also encouraging everyone to come along and join in. We’ll have all the words written down for you so just turn up and help us kill a very long list of your favourite songs.
On Sunday (the 3rd) Moselele will be having a mini tour around the extremes of Moseley and Kings Heath. We will be taking part in a number of street parties which are taking place for the Big Lunch/Jubilee.
It looks like the weather is going to be exactly what you’d expect for a British Bank Holiday. We will also have Radio WM monitoring our progress. I’m not sure whether they’re expecting a disaster or not.
It is only a mini tour and we’re hoping to play at four different places. These will be:-
We’ve got a lot to tell you before the meeting on Thursday.
The main thing is that we’ve now got a shop, can you see the link at the top? This is the best and only place to buy Moselele related merchandise. We’ve quite a nonsensical range of stuff for your consumption.
We’re also getting ready for what looks like it will be a very busy bank holiday weekend. On the 3rd June it is the Diamond (is that right?) Jubilee which will include a number of street parties in the Moseley and Kings Heath area. We’ve been asked to play at a few of these, we’ve insisted we play at a few more.
Over the day it looks like we’re going to play at five parties in all. If you want to come and play then sign up on the Facebook group or let me know through this site. There are no restrictions on ability so don’t think you’re not good enough.
Other than that we’ll be in the Prince of Wales from 8:00pm.
Well we don’t want to be elected and we don’t do any Alice Cooper songs. To be honest we don’t think Alice Cooper would add anything of any worth to the machinations of local government.
Still, Thursday will be election day and our first meeting of May. So have a vote and then come along and play a range of songs that have nothing to do with politics at the Prince of Wales. We’ll be there from 8:00pm.
This Sunday we got to do a gig at Acorns Hospice, this was part of a sensory weekend where kids with learning disabilities get different sensory experiences such as music. Everyone made us feel really welcome and it was an ideal way to spend a very wet Sunday afternoon. We’d like to say a big thank you for inviting us along and here’s a photo.
It is with some excitement that I can confirm that Moselele is two years old (or will be on the 4th April).
It seems more than two years ago when we met in Moseley CDT to drink tea, eat a large pile of biscuits and bumble through some songs. We’ve come along way since then, not least adding beer into the equation.
The last year has been very eventful for us, playing a few gigs and moving to a home that has really made the group what it was meant to be. This is mainly due to the influx of really dedicated people we have picked up since the Prince of Wales gave us their hospitality.
So on Thursday we’ll be celebrating two years of murdering over 150 songs. I can’t say there will be much more celebration other than singing but that’s a good start.
One of the most important things to do in March is get ready for our meeting on the 15th. As usual we’ll be in the back room of the Prince of Wales from 8:00pm. We’ll once again be having a crack at some of the new songs featured in Book 3.
As you’ll notice, if you look to the right, the dates still aren’t working. One day I’ll fix it. One day.
We also still need people to take part in the Big Brum Love Walk, this is part of the Still Walking festival, new to Birmingham. If you want to take part then get in touch with us either through comments on here, on the Facebook Group or face to face on Thursday. This is for a good cause so volunteers would be much appreciated.
I’d also like to draw your attention to our very own FAQ section of the site. This is where attempt to answer all the questions that are frequently asked. If you have a question then have a look in there and see if we’ve already got the answer conveniently bobbing about.
Also remember that the first meeting in April will be our second Birthday. We’re not expecting you to do anything with that information other than remember it.
We’re really please to say that Songbook 3 is finally finished. The different places you can download it from are almost limitless. You could just race ahead and click the link just above, you could look at the navigation on the right, where it says Songbook 3. You could always go to the dedicated songbook page (my personal favourite).
The last few months have been a mammoth effort, fixing the first two songbooks so we’re sure all the songs are playable and doing the longest book yet from scratch was quite a lot to try and do in one go.
I’ve got to thank everyone that has given up a ridiculous amount of time to think of songs, work them out and sit patiently as we’ve gone through every line. This is the first time we’ve thrown a book together and then tested it. We hope the effort pays off.
If you suggested a song and it didn’t make it to the book then I must apologise. As you can see this is a large book and we couldn’t fit everything in.
If there are songs you don’t know, you can listen to the Spotify Playlist, if you don’t do Spotify then fair play to you, it is irritating. Alternatively you can just watch the YouTube Playlist we’ve made with all the songs in.
Obviously what this means is that we need you to do some more printing. If you’re new to Moselele then please don’t think this is what we make you do each week. It has been unusual to have so many changes to songs in one go and we doubt we’ll have do it again for a while.
We do have a meeting on Thursday (1st), whatever the list of dates on the right says. I need to fix that.
We hope to see you at 8:00pm in The Prince of Wales to play many many new songs.
As we say farewell to February we say a big hello to our revised song book number 2. As you know we’ve been trying to go back through the books to make the songs as right as we possibly can. There have been quite a songs that we’ve never really played because of a tardy approach to quality management.
We hope this will be the last time this book will be reviewed, as with book one last month. I would really appreciate it if you could make sure that you have copies of both the new books. We did used to have spare copies of the books but I had been covering the cost of this myself and it got quite expensive.
We hope that we will also have completed the third book in time for March, things are well underway with that.
So, we’ll be in the Prince of Wales at 8:00pm on Thursday, we’ll get to play some songs we’ve never tried before and which should be exciting for everyone involved.
For some reason the list of dates isn’t showing this week or the first one in March, I’ve no idea why, they are still on.