About

Sevenukes is a Ukulele Orchestra based at Otford Methodist Church Hall, Otford. We have two groups based on ability who rehearse every Monday (6-7pm) or Wednesday (6.30-8pm) and the Wednesday group aim to play a gig or two each term. We are unable to accept members who are under 18 years old.

What’s different about this club?
Our ukulele orchestra is a hybrid between private lessons and the traditional social ukulele club. Learn as part of a diverse and friendly group!

Weekly rehearsals cater for beginner, intermediate and more advanced players meaning that Sevenukes really does cater for all! As in any good orchestra, the music will be aimed at mixed abilities, meaning that there will be simple chordal parts for beginners and tricky picking or rhythmic strumming parts for those who have been playing longer, have experience in a band, or want the challenge. We aim to make sure that each individual player finishes a rehearsal having learnt something, and that they finish each term having notably improved their playing regardless of their ability.

What you get as a member:
Approximately 12 rehearsals per term, (either on Mondays or Wednesdays) in which the following will all be covered:

  • How to play basic and more difficult chords and how to master chord shapes.
  • Strumming and a wide variety of strum patterns.
  • Singing – and we will try some harmony singing.
  • Fingerpicking.

Gigs– Previous gigs have included the Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks; Pizza Express, Maidstone; Otford Health in the Community and Festivals in Sevenoaks, Newnham, Whitstable and Rye. We’ve even been known to turn up unannounced! Take a look at out gigs page to see some videos and photos of our performances. These are great fun, but totally optional.

THE INSTRUCTOR:
The Sevenukes Monday group is run by Mandi Harkett.

The Wednesday Group will suit musicians who have previously played in a band. We teach by sharing our knowledge and experience, and are currently recruiting strong (and brave!) vocalists, and a percussionist.

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