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Tom Richter

Brilliance of Tom Richter

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Augment your Ukulele Repertoire Tom Richter is back at SPRUKE by popular demand. Tom’s regular workshop presenter at Sunshine Coast music festivals, and as an experienced musician and teacher, Tom’s well organised workshops received rave reviews at SPRUKE 2015. Sunshine Coast performer and music teacher Tom Richter has played stringed instruments since his teens. He’s performed with great artists like Kevin Borich, Shane Howard (Goanna) and Neil Murray (Warumpi Band), and taught more than a thousand[…]

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Jack n Jel

Belong to SPRUKE’s ukestra at Ukestration

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FREE Ukestration Workshop Heard about ukestration? Seen it in action? Let’s pack the Kala Concert Stage in the main auditorium. Get to South Bank early, and give Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart, of Jack n Jel, their greatest challenge yet. Be a part of an auditorium wide ukulele orchestra (ukestra). Join the “joyous rabble”, and let Mark and Jane take you beyond the ol’ hum n strum! All levels of players, from beginners to advanced[…]

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WIN one of 36 places at the SPRUKE Art Activation, to decorate a uke during SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival.

Enter the SPRUKE Art Facebook Competition

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What can you create with 1 ukulele, Sharpie pens and 2 hours? Find out at SPRUKE Art! Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society Inc is delighted to give you the chance to WIN one of 36 places at the SPRUKE Art activation, to decorate a uke during SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival. Let your creative spirit run free! Winners receive a Mahalo ‘Rainbow Series’ ukulele. We’ll supply the Sharpie pens and give you 2 hours to create your[…]

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SPRUKE 2017 workshops

SPRUKE 2017 workshops galore

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Entry to the Festival Precinct is FREE! But while you’re there take advantage of our free and affordable ukulele workshops. There are over 20 workshops on offer catering from beginners to advanced musicians. Cost of workshops range from $15 to $30 and they’re worth every cents. Beginners are well catered for by the Beginners Ukulele Oasis (Beginners Bootcamp and Novice Songs sessions), Come Play Ukulele with Miss Jodie, and Ukulele Downunder Beginners with John Chandler.[…]

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Concert ticket sales for SPRUKE 2017

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Be inspired by what the humble uke can do!  Get tickets for the SPRUKE 2017 concerts now! Limited seats still available. (If you miss out, please join the waiting list.) Spruketacular Concert From quirky, theatrical to the Blues and rock — this concert has something for every ukulele lover. Tyrone & Lesley (AUS) | The Pockets (AUS) | Manitoba Hal (Canada)| Kyas Ryo (Japan) | Ukulele Russ (Alaska) 6:30 – 10:30 pm Friday  29 September 2017[…]

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Wishlist Item #5 – Make it the blues

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Blues for Uke’n Harmonica It’s impossible to be blue with a ukulele but it IS possible to play blues on one! In this workshop you will learn introductory blues harmonica techniques and/or a basic blues riff on ukulele to accompany them. For this workshop you will need a harmonica in the key of F.  A limited number of harmonicas (key of F) will available for sale at the Morris Brothers Music stall in the Music[…]

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Workshop Wishlist #4 – Dramatic Appeal

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Player or performer? Take it to the next step by adding dramatic appeal to engage and entertain your audiences. Staging Your Songs with David Meggarity OK. You’ve got the songs down. The next step is to present your music in a way that’ll help it leap off the stage. Work and play with David Megarrity (Tyrone and Lesley) to outline a few principles to shape and frame your material for performance. Warning: may include content[…]

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Workshop Wishlist Item #3 – Arranging

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Ukulele arrangements are fun, and they add spice to your performances! Looking for an arrangement challenge. Have a right-royal time arranging with Tom Richter! An experienced music teacher and performer from Maleny on the Sunshine Coast, Tom’s passion is arranging! Join him to Pump up the Fun, and add depth to your group’s arrangements with multiple parts. Tom uses the Temptations song, ‘My Girl’, to explore ukulele arrangements. Book My Girl: Pump Up the Fun[…]

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