Have a look at the events calendar on the right to find out when our next get together is…
Ver Players is a community ukulele group based in St Albans. Founded in 2012, the group has grown to around eighty members of all ages, who meet once a fortnight to sing, play and unleash their inner creativity. The group alternates between small, focused sessions in St Albans’ The Courtyard Cafe and larger old-fashioned singalongs in the Rose & Crown, a local pub. It’s a fantastic opportunity for people to get together and experience live music.
Members typically join as complete beginners before quickly gaining confidence as they realise they can start to produce real music. The open, collaborative spirit ensures a fun and friendly atmosphere to learn, laugh – and ‘lose yourself in the ukulele’!
We also run a programme of ukelele workshops and can provide one-to-one teaching. To join us, take a look at the membership page.
Our annual big night down in St Michael’s, the last song…
We’re delighted that Peter Luongo is visiting us on May 14th. We saw him in action last year and he’s got to be the best teacher of performing on the uke around, and he’s spent his career at the amazing Langley School in Canada teaching the likes of James Hill.
Peter writes: “My aim is to have the group play 2 or 3 arrangements that I’ll put together with them by the end of the session. I’ll be demonstrating vocal, instrumental, and picking techniques throughout…”
To book your place email: email@example.com
There will also be solos by our support groups: Rag House, Teal and The Sunshine Band as well as the big Ver Players sing-alongs for everyone to join in on!
We’re delighted to be welcoming Craig and Sarah back to St Albans again, you can book your place directly from Ver Players: email us
We’re playing at Boxmoor Ukulele Festival this coming Saturday 23rd June at Fishery Wharf, where on first at noon.
Local groups play during the afternoon and then the headliners in the evening.
Ver Players are playing St Albans Folk Festival – Saturday 16th June.
Here’s the highlights:
11.00-12.00 Stephen Wragg is giving a ukulele workshop at the Maltings Art Theatre AL1 3HL. All welcome, open to Ver Players members and anyone else with a ukulele!
12.40 Ver Players perform in Waterstones, St Peter’s Street AL1 3LF
We’re playing for 20 minutes.
Ver Players associated bands:
13.40 Rag House perform at The Hare & Hounds (Steve, Rachel & Andy)
15.20 Teal perform at the White Hart Tap AL1 1QJ (Billy & Kath)
16.40 Rag House perform at Waterstones, St Peter’s Street AL1 3LF (Steve, Rachel & Andy)
Ver Players wish everyone a Happy Christmas and New Year!
We’ve had a lot of fun in the last few weeks playing the festive favourites along with less familiar songs and carols, accompanied by a host of ukulele players.
Here’s a flavour of what we’ve been up to from our final sing-along at the lovely Courtyard Café.
10th December – 7pm at the Hare & Hounds
14th December – 5.15pm in the Tipi at the Christmas Market next to the Abbey
23rd December – Noon at the Courtyard Café