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. 2020's will be on Saturday 29th 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

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The gigs we have in the diary as of 5th February:

  • Sunday Feb 16th from about 2.15pm to 3pm: the Old Folks' Tea in the Parish Hall at Our Lady Queen of All Creation in Hemel. Project manager: Kevin
  • Thursday 20 February: Winkwell thrash, no Hamish. Coordinators: Sue and Kevin
  • Saturday 22 February, 10.00 to 13.00: Busking/Leafletting for Ukes for Unicef
  • Saturday 29 February: Ukes for Unicef!!!
  • Tuesday 10th March 2020, 20.00-22.15: Little Chalfont Thrash-or-is-it-a-gig? Project Manager: Hamish
  • Thursday 12 March, 13.00: Active Living Club at Gilbert Burnet House, Long John, Bennetts End. Project manager: Sue
  • Tuesday 17 March: Flitwick Paddy's Night Old Folk Singalong. Project Manager: Hamish. Flitwick Village Hall, Dunstable Road, Flitwick MK45 1HP. From 19.30 with 2 x 45 min sets. Please arrive in time to have set up ready for the sound check at 19.15
  • Wednesday 18 March, 10.30-11.30: Age UK Living, Phyllis Courtnage House, Smithfields, Hemel HP2 5YN. Project manager tba
  • Monday 6th April, 13.30 The Centre on the Park Day Care Centre, 20-22 High St, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3AE. Project manager tba
  • Sunday 14th June, afternoon. Great Gaddesden Fete. Probably not. We're not quorate but perhaps BURP + ringers? Need a PM.
  • Saturday 18th July (afternoon): workshop in The Limelight, Aylesbury
  • Sunday 26th July (afternoon): Dacorum Steam Fayre, Potten End
  • Saturday 8th August (afternoon): Fishery Wharf Ukulele Day
  • Saturday 24th October (evening): Haynes annual soiree

Rehearsal Dates

  • Sunday 9th February, Kevin's
  • Sunday 23rd February, Kevin's. U4U-specific

2020 repertoire additions:

2019 repertoire additions:

2018 repertoire additions:

Random new ones:

Nuther Christmas one:

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 for summer 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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