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

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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.

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BURP gigstorisers

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The gigs we have in the diary as of 1st October:

  • Saturday 1st October, evening: Harvest Festival, St Mary's, Northchurch
  • Saturday 22nd October, evening: Haynes annual fish 'n' chipper
  • Sunday 20th November, late afternoon or evening: Ukes Against Cancer at Berko Civic Centre
  • Saturday 12th November fronm 20:00; Bovingdon Bowls Club
  • Monday, 12th December, 10:30; Luton WI, Central Baptist Church, Cumberland Street.
  • Tuesday 13th December, 13:30: BURP @ Centre in the Park - Christmas plus other songs too!
  • Wednesday 14th December, 20.00: BURP for Wigginton WI Christmas Party
  • 22nd April, evening. Son of Haynes gig, Clifton Church, Bedfordshire

Rehearsal Dates

  • Wednesday 28th September. 19:30. Hamish's
  • Monday 3rd October. 19:30. Kevin's
  • Monday 10th October. 19:30. Kevin's
  • Either Monday 17th OR Wednesday 19th October. 19:30. Kevin's

Set for the Northchurch Harvest Festival on Saturday 1st October

440_BURP_harvest_festival_northchurch_october_2022_v1.1.pdf

Haynes 2022 stuff:

BURP_haynes_2022_v0.2.pdf

Specials for Harvest Festival(s) - runners and riders:

Little Lion Man: play along here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLJf9qJHR3E

Autumn Leaves demo: autumn_leaves_demo.mp3

Harvest Moon play along here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2MtEsrcTTs

John Barleycorn demo: john_barleycorn_demo.mp3

V1.1 of the Set List for Alison's Work Party

alisons_setlist_aug_2022_v1.1.pdf

Somewhere Only We Know

somewhere_only_we_know_concert_edition.pdf

Hole in the Ground (or is it "'Ole in the Grahnd?")

hole_in_the_ground.pdf

Folk Songs primarilly for Towersey Morris thing at The Rising Sun

BURP_random_folk_songs_july_2022_v0.2.pdf

Specials for Rosie's Party:

And, from the thrash book, we will do several of the following:

  • Taylor Swift: Love Story
  • Beach Boys: Sloop John B; Help Me, Rhonda; I Can Hear Music; Good Vibrations
  • Train: Hey, Soul Sister
  • Katy Perry: Hot ’n’ Cold, Roar
  • Pink: So What?
  • Ricky Martin: Living La Vida Loca
  • Hey Baby – DJ Otzi / Bruce Channel
  • Sweet Caroline
  • Wagon Wheel
  • Shotgun – George Ezra
  • Valerie – The Zutons / Amy Winehouse
  • Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie
  • Material Girl - Madonna
  • Hey There, Delilah – Plain White Tees
  • It’s a Sin – Pet Shop Boys
  • Let Her Go - Passenger
  • Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  • Love Shine a Light _ Katrina and the Waves
  • Price Tag – Jessie J
  • This is the Life – Amy Macdonald

Holmer Green V1.0 (updated 14th July):

BURP_Holmer_Green_Set_List_July_2022_v1.0.pdf

Jubilee Set-list V1.0 (updated 3rd June):

BURP_Jubilee_Set_List_June_2022_v1.0.pdf

Rosemary's Retired Group Set V1.0 (updated 10th April):

BURP_april_2022_rosemarys_set_v1.0.pdf


John Laing Pension Group Set V1.0 (updated 4th April):

BURP_at_John_Laing_Set_List_April_2022_v1.0.pdf



Beyond the Sea

Some tweaks to the published version. Here: beyond_the_sea.pdf

...and a demo: beyond_the_sea_demo.mp4

Here Comes the Sun

Here's a new demo, mostly for Nick and his bass parctice: here_comes_the_sun_demo.MP3

And now here's the official BURP transcription: Here Comes the Sun - concert edition now at version 2, 14th February, including hints on timings and George solo/Beatles annotation.

Play along with George and the lads here: Here Comes the Sun on Youtube. Put your capo on the second fret to play along.

And here's some more tab for the twiddly stuff: here-comes-the-sun-ukulele-1501431

And a quick tutorial/rehearsal space for the tricky middle bit: here_comes_the_sun_tutorial.MOV

Version 2.0 of the full set list for the WI gig on 4th March:

BURP_march_2022_wi_full_set_v2.pdf updated 3rd March

BURP_march_2022_wi_runners_and_riders.docx created 29th January. All these songs are in the following two songbooks:

Songs for January Rehearsal

Draft set for the Civic Centre gig

00_BURP_civic_centre_december_2021_full_set_v1.0.pdf created 2nd December

Draft set for Kevin's Big Birthday Bash

BURP_kevins_big_birthday_bash_set_november_2021_v1.0.pdf updated 25th November

03_human_concert.pdf with revised Oo-oo stuff

Other runners and riders:

00_BURP_concert_edition_holding_area_songs_v0.7.pdf updated 26th October; now including Rasputin, Time Warp, With a Little Help & Maxweel's. (And Shotgun (and updated Chariots (and Castle on the Hill, some Christmas stuff and a few r'n'r numbers)))

BURP at Haynes Final Set v1.1 October 2021 now with extra verse in Cotton Mill Girls and missing Slide Away back!!!

burp_haynes_full_set__v1.1.pdf

BURP at Hemel Lions Full probably final Set October 2021

BURP_at_Hemel_Lions_Set_October_2021_v0.5.pdf

Haynes Set-list:

draft_set_list_for_haynes_v2.pdf

Specials

castle_on_the_hill_concert_edition.pdf

The Beer Festival Set version 1.0:

BURP_at_Berko_Beer_Festival_Comedy_Night_Full_Set_September_2021_v1.0.pdf

The only change from Version 0.2 is that I've reverted Livin' La Vida Loca to a two-page version, because everyone - especially me - was getting confused trying to follow the one-page version

Draft set lists:

BURP_at_Hemel_Lions_Set_List_October_2021_v0.2.pdf

Full set for the Homer Green gig version 4, with revised Sweet Caroline and Rasputin in clearer font:

BURP_holmer_green_july_2021_full_set_v4.pdf





And a demo of Mardy Bum: Mardy Bum demo





Working papers for U4U10

Notes on using Zoom for musical collaboration:

U4U10 tech page

Dylan night:

Specials for the Beatles night:

Random (sic) new stuff:

Rock 'n' Roll evening scratch pad:

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
Rasputin
The Time Warp
Teenage Dirtbag

Other stuff:

Jet Plane
Wagon Wheel
Muddy Water
I'll Fly Away
Dixie
Tennessee Waltz - updated 22/04/2012
Shady Grove
Dixie
Drunkards
Bring Me Sunshine
Creep
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:

pluckin

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