"There's too many of them and they don't practise enough"
Welcome to the Home of Ukuleles in Southampton
As heard on BBC Radio 3
With the exception of a few months when we tried out a number of alternative venues, the Southampton Ukulele Jam have been meeting every other Monday at The Talking Heads
in Portswood Southampton since Summer 2008 to share our love of playing the Ukulele. If you want to join us, please check the calendar page
There are currently around fifty players who get together regularly to play everything from folk to punk - literally. Tunes
are suggested by the group and if we can work out the chords we will usually give it a go.
We perform at gigs in Southampton and beyond. We play at Community and Charity events, for free but we do ask for a charitable donation if it is a private or funded event. Contact us
We welcome absolute beginners, who are usually bashing out a chord or three by the end of the night. Some of us are really quite good, and we often enjoy a solo by plucky players who fancy showing off the latest tune they have mastered. Some of our members meet on alternate weeks, when there is no jam, for a beginners/improvers group
. You can find details of their next get-together on the Calendar.
We swap tunes and chords, in person and via our busy members' email group. We always make time for a beer and a chat as well as hot strumming action on Jam nights.
Some people like to play our occasional gigs. Some people sing along, some just come to play or strum air ukulele in the crowd. Some people get together in smaller groups to play and perform.
However you want to join in
, you are most welcome.