16th Oct 2021
Delighted to be able to play for the participants of Britain in Bloom regional prizegiving – in the beautiful grounds of Torre Abbey.
Our first gig in a very long time !
14th Dec 2019
Mulled wine, mince pies and a wonderful crowd at St Georges Church Xmas Fundraiser. Everyone in great voice, singing Christmas Carols and other popular songs – Merry Christmas !
Pictures in the Gallery – credit: Ted Jones
30th Nov 2019
A fun packed evening with the friends and members of Torquay Bowling Club – lots of audience participation. A donation to our adopted charity was very much appreciated !
28th Sept 2019
On a wet and windy Saturday night at Ye Olde Roundham Club we had a cracking time, helping to raise funds for this wonderful charity !
16th Sept 2019
We were there playing a great set list in the sun …. all to support local charities !!
12th Sept 2019
Well we made the papers albeit in a small way !
10th Sept 2019
Alzheimer’s Society Charity Evening
On Saturday 28th September we will be playing in support of this fundraising event for the Alzheimer’s Society
“Alzheimer’s Society is the only UK charity that campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia today.”
We welcome your support.
3rd April 2019
The John Ayres Ukulele Proms
the Riviera Ukulele Band will be at this fabulous event – On stage at 4 pm
26 March 2019
‘Ukes on Tour !
A lovely Message from Marcia & Sid.
“Can you say a great big thank you to all of the Riviera Ukulele Band for coming to play for our anniversary celebrations. So many people have told us how much they enjoyed all the music. We are very grateful to all for travelling to Winkleigh. Love Marcia & Sid”
The total of the donations to North Devon Hospice was £290.
The band had a great time too – and the Afternoon Tea was superb !
We said “Good-bye” to Rob today and were able to play some of his favourite tunes – He loved the ‘ukulele and we will miss his company.
Totnes Conservative Club
A return visit to Totnes gave us the opportunity to play some of our favourite tunes – which, appeared to be enjoyed as ‘dancing’ broke out! The donation for the work of Rowcroft is very much appreciated.
Paignton Bowling Club – End of Season Social
Delighted to be able to play for our friends at the club for their End of Season social and very grateful for their donation to our charity – Rowcroft Hospice.
Brixham Bowling Club – Captains Day
We were made very welcome by the club members and had a great time !
“Every year the Club Captains decide on a charity for which the club will raise money. This year Jenny Hopkins nominated the Marie Curie Care and Support Through Terminal Illness Charity. The first big fund raising event took place on Sunday 12th August. A lot of hard work went into organising the day which involved a range of Target Bowls challenges on the green, a cake stall, raffle, a buffet and a number of indoor fund raising activities. The weather forecast looked dire in the morning but the rain clouds broke up and the sun shone through to avert a potential disaster. Members turned out adorned in a range of yellow outfits (the Marie Curie charity colour) and a good afternoon was had by all. The Charity day was closed by the Riviera Ukulele band who took us all down memory lane performing songs catering for all age ranges from the 1950s to the 90s. There was concern that a couple of members might dislocate their ageing joints when trying to dance the twist but overall everyone was in good voice. Many thanks to the Ukulele Band who performed free of charge to support this popular charity. Money raised so far is £431 with more events to go.”
On a very hot Saturday afternoon we played “Woofstock” at Coronation Park, Dartmouth.
Lots of ‘4 legged friends’ and some good music !!
Torbay Steam Rally
Well, we certainly raised a ‘Head of Steam’ !! Two full sets from “the Band” with a mid set contribution from Graham followed by Chris and Bev (Planet Uke). In a very hot marquee that afternoon we learnt the hardships of “showbiz” !!
Excerpt from TLF Newsletter – August
“We began the month with our Fish Quay Market, and what a Market it was! We had beautiful weather and lots of customers. It was the most successful market to date raising £2,023! My lasting memory of the day will be the Riviera Ukulele band playing for us whilst a group of very young children sat on the ground next to them, joining in with the singing for a short while.
Thank you to all our TLF members who ‘manned’ the stalls, all our cake bakers/jam makers, and of course the Riviera Ukulele Band.”
Credit: Lynn – Chair TLF
Torbay Lifeboat Fundraisers Summer Fayre
A super morning gig supporting our Lifeboat Fundraisers raise funds for Torbay Lifeboat – great crowd, in particular the “stars” from Ellacombe School who participated with such enthusiasm !
TLF raised around £1700 today – with £76 collected in the ” Band Bucket”
Furzeham School Summer Fayre
Would just like to say, your band was fab! Loads of people said so!! Mum and all the other PTA would like to say a big Thank You!
Could you also pass this on to the other members!
Shoalstone Pool Summer Fete
A wonderful afternoon in the Sun !!
No Such Thing as Bad News …
Brixham News kindly corrected the article in last week’s edition, the next item seemed appropriate !!!
Helping Preston Conservative Club raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance was great fun – a really enthusiastic audience.
Super letter and card from Friends of Shoalstone Pool …
Shoalstone Ahoy! What a great fundraising event last night, together with Ell’s Angels and Missin’ Tackle we played to an appreciative audience and helped raise much needed funds to keep Shoalstone Pool the place we love.
Here is a great ‘Ukulele magazine – produced here in the UK quarterly. Full of interesting articles. World of Ukes
Wow! ……. First day of Spring and we had to cancel our band night because of SNOW !!
This – in the Riviera, quite a surprise.