BURP (Berkhamsted Ukulele Random Players) - the performers' page

Er, the home page. Natch.

The songs

Dates for our all-comers' thrashes and concerts.

Where are...
the regular UkeThrashes? (Google map of The Three Horseshoes).

Ukes for UNICEF - annual Ukulele Festival. 2018's will be on Saturday 24th February.

of some events

A few random (sic) YouTubes

...to other local clubs, ukulele sites, whatever...

What do you need?
What to buy, where to buy it...

The performers' pages
Stuff aimed at our gigging contingent: special editions of songs, mostly.


BURP Gigsters Stuff

So who are these gigsters?

We're just a few of the more confident and committed members from the monthly thrash. If you think that might be you, drop me a line. Like the thrashes, we try to be inclusive and not elitist. But we also like to put on a decent show, too. You'd have to be prepared to do a bit of rehearsing. Yes, we do rehearse. No, really.

Our publicity picture

BURP gigstorisers (click for full size print-ready copy)

The gigs we have in the diary as of 18th April:

  • Friday 27th April, 18.00. Berko Beer Festival Comedy Evening. Berko Cricket Club
  • Saturday 28th April Tring Spring Fayre. 10.45 (-ish) to 13.15 (-ish).
  • Saturday 28th April Tring Lions Old Folks. Evening;
    Desborough Hall at Tring school
    Full pa
    First set from 7.15 to 8.00, break for food and refreshments, and then a final set from 8.45 to 9.30
    A classroom will be available to use as a dressing room.
  • Saturday 2nd June 13.00: Friends of the Memorial Garden, Tring (now confirmed. Project managed by Sue who may bring some ringers from U3A)
  • Sunday 3rd June, 16.00: Oddfellows Arms, Apsley
  • Monday 4th June, 14.00: Arthritis Care, Holy Rood Hall, West Watford
  • Saturday 23rd June, all day: Fishery Wharf Uke Day
  • Sunday 24th June, 14.00: Hawridge & Cholesbury Commons Preservation Society, Village Picnic at Cholesbury Cricket Club
  • Saturday 30th June, probably 12.00; Petertide Fair, St Peter's, Berko
  • (for the avoidance of doubt I've had to turn down the almost overlapping opportunity at Greenleas School, Leighton Buzzard)
  • Saturday 7th July, afternoon: Bovingdon Music Day
  • Saturday 28th July 13.00: Aston Clinton Beer Festival
  • Sunday 29th July 14.00: Dacorum Steam Fayre
  • Wednesday 1st August 20.00: Three Horseshoes, Towersey: Transylvanian reunion
  • Saturday 22 September: annual Haynes soiree.

Rehearsal Dates

  • Sunday 25th March, Kevin's
  • Sunday 15th April, Kevin's
  • Wednesday 25th April (tbc), venue tba

2018 repertoire additions:

Random new ones:

Special Christmas songs for Waterside gig:

Special for the Shendish wedding:

  • Evergreen, Will Young's original key created 14th July 2017
  • Evergreen, transposed to G for gigging created 14th July 2017

Specials forsummer 2017:

Consolidated Current Repertoire latest versions as of 8th May 2017:

The summer 2017 set list focusses on these songs:

  • 2, 4, 6, 8 Motorway
  • Another One Bites the Dust
  • Boys of Summer
  • Budapest
  • California Dreaming
  • Chasing Cars
  • City of New Orleans
  • Closing Time
  • Creep
  • Delilah
  • Dreaming of You
  • Half the World Away
  • Hang On, Sloopy
  • Hey Baby
  • Hey There Delilah
  • Hi Ho Silver Lining
  • Hold Back the River
  • Hot 'n' Cold
  • I Predict a Riot
  • I Shall Be Released
  • It Must Be Love
  • It's Friday I'm in Love
  • Karma Chameleon
  • Let Her Go
  • Let It Be
  • Let the Good Times Roll
  • Lightning Bolt
  • Living Years, The
  • Mustang Sally
  • Only You (Yazoo)
  • Rasputin
  • Sit Down
  • Slide Away
  • Space Oddity
  • Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore, The
  • Sweet Dreams
  • Teenage Dirtbag
  • Three Steps to Heaven
  • Time After Time Special girlie edition in C
  • Time Warp, The
  • Tub Thumping
  • Wagon Wheel
  • Walking in Memphis

Random so-called archive of other previous stuff which, you never know, might come in handy sometime...

Special songs for David and Monique's

Kids' Songs for LGCE School

Gig versions for the Peterborough wedding:

Gig versions from 2nd April for the Chesham gig:

New gig versions from 27th March 2016

Gig versions from 4th November 2015

Ukes for UNICEF 2015 Stuff

Earlier gig versions

Here's a so-called archive of some of our so-called arrangements. With any luck new material might be added to a new section in the fullness of...

Thrash songs that we do...

Tub Thumping
The Time Warp
Teenage Dirtbag

Other stuff:

Jet Plane
Wagon Wheel
Muddy Water
I'll Fly Away
Tennessee Waltz - updated 22/04/2012
Shady Grove
Bring Me Sunshine
After the Goldrush - updated 22/04/2012
Caledonia - gig edition added 22/04/2012, and minor edit 24/04/2012
Chasing Cars
Foolish You
Mary Don't You Weep
Dirty Old Town
Hey There, Delilah
If I Had a Hammer
This Wheel's on Fire, minor edit 24/04/2012
Swimming Song - updated 22/04/2012, and minor edit 24/04/2012

Christmas Songs:


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