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. 2017's will be on Saturday 25th 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 30th May:

  • Saturday, 10th June, 12.45: Sunnyside Rural Trust, Hemel Food Garden, behind K2, Two Waters
  • 15.00 soundcheck for...
  • Saturday, 10th June, 19.00 for 20.00: concert in aid of St Francis Hospice at The Vyne Theatre in Berkhamsted
  • Sunday, 11th June, 16.00: Pub gig at Oddfellows' Arms, Apsley
  • Sunday, 18th June, 14.00: Cholesbury and Hawridge Village Picnic
  • Saturday 1st July, afternoon: Atlas Copco Family Day
  • Saturday 8th July, 14.00: Bovingdon Music Festival (and Got Rhythm at 16.00!!)
  • Saturday 22nd July, evening: Holy Trinity, Leverstock Green
  • Saturday 29th July, all day and some evening: Fishery Wharf Ukulele Day
  • Sunday 30th July, 14.00: Dacorum Steam Fayre, Potten End
  • Friday 11th to Monday 14th August: Transylvania.
    Friday: Saschiz - Musical Brunch;
    Saturday/Sunday: Sighisoara Culture Shake International festival of music, dance, food, drink & more;
    Monday: Mosna
  • Friday 25th to Monday 28th August: Towersey
  • Friday 8th September, 19.00: Edlesborough black tie ball to raise money for a new village hall / community centre
  • Saturday, 16th September, 13.00 or 14.00: Sunnyside Rural Trust, Hemel Food Garden, behind K2, Two Waters
  • Tuesday 19th September about 19.45: Ampthill & District Lions Senior Citizens Singalong Evening
  • Saturday 30th September, evening: Haynes Mission Hall

Rehearsal Dates

These are primarily to get some more mostly folkie concert-standard songs ready for Transylvania. Having said that, everyone welcome!

  • Thursday 13th July, 8pm, venue TBA
  • Wednesday 26th July, 8pm, venue TBA
  • Sunday 6th August, 8pm, venue TBA

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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