WHAT THE CRITICS/AUDIENCE SAID......................
Broad Street Methodist Council Church secretary. April 2015.
'We want to thank the Ukulele Orchestra of Spalding very much for the concert that took place on March 28th 2015, along with Voices Unplugged at Broad Street Methodist Church. £550 was raised for Vision21, our project in the church, which was a great amount! Events, such as the concert, are good times of friendship and fun. Many thanks again.'
Lunchtime gig Monday April 13th 2015.
'Thank you so much for coming to entertain us on such a memorable occasion as the 100th birthday of one of our members. We all really enjoyed it and it put a smile on our faces! Best wishes from the Glinton Friendship Club. See you again soon!!'
Concert held on Sat Sept 19th 2015. United Reformed Church. Pinchbeck Road, Spalding.
'Many thanks, once again, for the excellent evening of music and fun which you provided for us. Everyone enjoyed the evening which raised £325 for church funds. Thanks to you all for your generosity which gave us such a good result. Please pass on our grateful thanks.'
Thank you so much for the very entertaining evening at Bourne for the NSPCC. We do hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
Gosberton District news column Lincs Free Press Tues Oct 20th 2015.
' ......Entertainment for the evening was provided by the Spalding Ukulele Orchestra. Members learned the origins of the name of the instrument, along with lots of interesting ukulele facts. No microphones were required as the band played and sang their way through lots of well known and varied pieces of music. There were many toes tapping and vocal chords stretched in the audience as members joined in the fun. In the harvest produce auction which followed, many of the band members helped to 'up' the bidding. In the subsequent raffle many of the prizes also went to band members. All in all it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening.'
5th November 2015, Spalding & District U3A - yesterday's performance
Well, once again all our members who attended our monthly meeting yesterday thoroughly enjoyed the performance you put together for us. You always put on a jolly good show and it must please you when you see how many people get swept along with your music which has a real 'feel good' factor. Thanks so much to each and every one of you who came along. The smiles on our faces must have said it all! With very best wishes to you all and wishing you all many hours of happy playing.
Many thanks, Bernice, Spalding & District U3A, Speaker Finder
'Listening to the happy orchestra is better than any prescription you can get from the doctor. Your music is better than medicine!'
Comment during vote of thanks from Townswomen's Guild at Spalding. Nov 12th
Butterfield Day Centre Bourne Saturday 13th February 2016
Hello Folks, Thank you very much for last nights concert. We, including my friend Linda from Australia, thoroughly enjoyed it. Your rendition of Elvis Presley's 'Can't help falling in love with you' was just mind blowing. The dynamics and harmonies were just fantastic. Congratulations. Thank you also for dedicating it to myself and my very dedicated team of volunteers who deliver Meals on Wheels in Bourne Monday to Friday in all weathers!!
Keep up the good work and continue to enjoy what you are doing. It's greatly appreciated. There is a great atmosphere at your concerts and everyone leaves with a smile on their face.....thank you Smiling face with smiling eyes. From one devoted fan.....Alison Plumley
Brilliant lecture and excellent performance last night (18th March) at St Johns Church in Spalding. Keep up the excellent work but above all - enjoy the music and the company! Tim Fletcher.
At a recent rehearsal the Ukulele Orchestra of Spalding were pleased to meet June Spouncer, charity fund raiser and speaker for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Maggie and her hearing dog Rupert came along too and thanked the UOofS for a donation of £400 to go towards training for more canine helpers. Rupert stole everyone's heart and seemed to enjoy the music immensely!
'I have heard you lots of times...and you just get better and better! Lovely night.'
Audience member Moulton Chapel Harvest supper evening. October 2016.
'I have never seen so many happy smiling faces at a concert...many thanks for a great night'. Audience member St Andrew's Church fund raiser, Peterborough. October 2016.
Happy audience member at Kirton March 2017:
"We were blown away by the Ukulele Orchestra of Spalding and came out of the concert on a real high!"
'The visit by the orchestra is the highlight of our year'
Audience member at Sutton Bridge Constitutional Club Lunch meeting.
The Ukulele Orchestra of Spalding put on a great performance for us at the 2017 King’s Lynn Festival. Performing as the first act in the Festival on our new open air stage, they really set the tone for a fantastic two weeks. The group of over 20 players were full of enthusiasm, fun and were fantastic players performing a superb array of sing-a-long classics and family favourites which had the audience joining in at every opportunity. The group also entertained the audience in the Corn Exchange foyer, welcoming them to one of our free concerts. I would heartily recommend this highly organised and professional group and would readily book them again for a similar event!
Ema Holman, Administrator – King’s Lynn Festival