Author: BradleyDawson (Bradley Dawson)

Write Your First Song in Seven Easy Steps
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Write Your First Song in Seven Easy Steps

Ever wanted to write your own song on your uke? Once you’ve mastered those familiar uke covers, you may recognise familiar chord patterns, beginnings and endings. You may also recognise familiar rhymes in the lyrics. You may feel inspired to write your own song, but worried about how to start. I’m here to tell you...

Original cast and creatives
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Original cast and creatives

Guildford gets Uked! Original cast, creatives and crew after the sell-out Guildford premiere of Uked! Creative Team Writer and Producer: Jane Cafarella Executive Producer: Rob Williams Assistant Director: Rebecca Morton Production Design: Annabel Warmington Cast Karla: Rebecca Morton Wade/Maestro and almost everyone else: Peter Gavin Ruth: Fi Chant Joel: Tex ‘Turkey’ Band Musical director: Pete...

Chord diagrams
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Chord diagrams

To help your audience play along, it’s a good idea to decorate your hall with chord diagrams for easy reference. They also make your venue look great. We printed ours on material, which was easy to roll up and store and didn’t tear. We can provide the artwork for the chord diagrams with the unique...

Projecting the singalongs
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Projecting the singalongs

The singalong songs provide a unique interactive experience for your audience, allowing them to join in and be part of the show.  Unlike other musicals where the audience are passive recipients, Uked! encourages patrons to sing-along, play-along and bring-along their ukuleles

The NUTS and GRUBS
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The NUTS and GRUBS

Our Karla eventually does what all uke players do – she joins a club. This provides a wonderful opportunity for passionate ukulele players of all levels to join Karla on stage. The first club is the Newstead Ukulele Troupe (NUTS), led by Jeremy and Joel. The second club is the Guildford Regional Ukulele Band (GRUBS),...

Uked! characters
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Uked! characters

Karla – our heroine Karla has just turned 50 and is looking for love, which is not easy as she keeps getting dumped – most recently by her violin-playing boyfriend, Brian. Her real name is Carlotta – “like a lotta cars”, but she prefers Karla – with a K – like a Kardashian. Karla is...