What is a 30's Uke Girl up to these days??

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I have been writing music and performing professionally for 30 years.  Since moving to Florida, I've added many new originals that embrace the Florida scenery, history and lifestyle.  This has been met with great enthusiasm from crowds all over the state.  I currently have two CDs out but am now working on one that is exclusively Ukulele.  

I plan to use this site to give back, meaning, I will be posting info on where to go for festivals, sites that are all about Ukulele, song sites, and fun photos and pics of local and national events.  Enjoy and most of all Have Fun!  

Remember this, Never Stop Dreaming, But, Now Is The Time To Take Your Dreams To The Next Level, And Start Living Your Dreams!!!! quote by Norine Mungo :)

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Friday, May 26, 2017

South Tampa Ukulele Jam celebrates 2 Year Anniversary at Jan K Platt Library!

Dear Dudes and Dudettes,
South Tampa Ukulele Jam has been going strong for 4 years, and since moving into the regional library, we're hitting 2 years at Jan Platt, in South Tampa, Florida

We have covered Rock N Roll Themes every month for 2 years!  We've done Elvis, 80s Pop, Monkey's, Traveling Wilbury's, Day of the Dead 1 & 2 (performers who died ), Rock N Roll Christmas, Country Rock Christmas, Doo Wap, Surf, British Invasion, Country Rock, Woodstock, Heartbreakers & CCR, Folk Rock, Rock Musicals, and well, it just gets crazier each month! 

So, in June we do our encore for the year, 2 to 3 of the best loved songs from each months theme July 2016 through May 2017. 

But, for this July, 2017! Are you Ready??!!!!
2 Year Anniversary at Jan K Platt Library, bring snacks and bottled water/soda cause we're going to the MOVIES!!!!  Music that is!
 
"Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2!!!!"

Guardians One: 
Hooked on a Feeling-Blue Swede
Go All the Way-Raspberries
Spirit in the Sky-Norman Greenbaum 
Moonage Daydream-David Bowie
Fooled Around and Fell in Love-Elvin Bishop
I'm Not in Love-10CC
I Want You Back-Jackson 5
Come and Get Your Love-Redbone
Cherry Bomb-The Runnaways
Escape (The Pina Colada song) -Rupert Holmes
O-Oh Child-The Five Stairsteps
Ain't No Mountain High Enough-Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell

Guardians Two:
Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra 
Fox on the Run – Sweet 
Lake Shore Drive – Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah
The Chain – Fleetwood Mac 
Bring It on Home to Me – Sam Cooke
Southern Nights – Glen Campbell
My Sweet Lord – George Harrison
Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) – Looking Glass
Come a Little Bit Closer – Jay and the Americans
Wham Bam Shang-A-Lang – Silver
Surrender – Cheap Trick
Father and Son – Cat Stevens.
Flash Light – Parliament.
Guardians Inferno – The Sneepers featuring David Hasselhoff

 Yes! We are pulling together all the songs from both movies and let me tell you, just like in Woodstock, where you all came in Hippie garb, lol, everyone is planning to come in the face color of your choice, and heck, might even see a Peter Quill or a Drax!  


This is REALLY cool music and of course, it's Rock, so, like, Rock On Strummers of little Ukes!!!!!  

I say each month that, "This is going to be Awesome!"  But I think that I will say that "This month is going to be EPIC!!!"  LOL

See you all there and keep strumming Peeps, it makes me very happy to see YOU happy! 

Again, if you want music emailed to you from these Rock Sessions we do each month, go to Meetup.com and make sure you join Tampa Bay Ukulele Society, it's free, and it will keep you up to date on ALL the activities around the Tampa Bay Area for ukulele events. Scroll to South Tampa Ukulele Jam and then follow directions for our email mailing list!  You will also find on the meet up site for TBUS:  Workshops, concerts, jams, lessons, library lending programs, open mics, TBUS has it all!  Folks from all over the world have come to Florida for vacation and showed up to jam or play at open mics with us. 

We also have a festival in November, called Tampa Bay Ukulele Getaway, a full weekend of music at the infamous Sirata in Clearwater Beach!  National and International Artists, Concert and Workshops, Luau,   Meet & Greet, Vendors, Auctions, Raffles, non stop music, play your uke at the beach, and leave tired, fulfilled, happy, and thirsting for the next Getaway!!!  

OK, that's it for now, been busy, I try to get back here as often as I can, but soon, this is all I will be doing!!!  Retirement is on the horizon and then Vinny and I, 30s Uke Girl, AKA Reenee of Reenee &  The Rollers, will go on the road with our Ukulele Songs and teach the world to sing and play our original, It's An Ukulele Day!!!!  
Ever and Always, 30s Uke Girl!!!