The Redlands Ukulele Festival happened at Cleveland again this year, bigger and brighter than ever, on 13th and 14th June at various venues around Cleveland. The Festival included ukulele workshops, concerts and general jams right across the weekend.
Thank you to the Cleveland State School for providing their hall as the wet-weather venue for our Sunday concert, which was a great success despite the bad weather.
Headline act The Montgomery Brothers, featuring Ryo Montgomery dazzled audiences with their musicianship and uke pyrotechnics. Thom Jackson performed both days and Bobby Alu, winner of Most Popular Male Performer at the recent Queensland Music Awards, came to the Festival to present workshops and concert sets on Saturday, and wowed the crowd with his smooth island style and laid-back rhythm.
There was an Open Mic session running on Saturday 13th June from 10am outside the la Bella Cafe at 99 Bloomfield St Cleveland. Microphone and amp provided.
The ukulele clubs of Redlands combined to offer a bursary valued at $250 to a school student in the Redlands to help further their ukulele playing. Congratulations to the winner of the bursary for 2015, Thomas Darcy.
Kids Festival Colouring-in Competition winners of Ukulele Starter Packs – congratulations to:
8 years and under: Sophia West and Levi Wyeth.
9-12 year-old : Kayla White and Anastasia Kirly.