The Silver Strummers are an established ukulele orchestra with performers residing around the Blockhouse Bay area. Formed five years ago by a couple of ukulele enthusiasts, it now has twelve members, most of them retired people ranging in age from 60 – 80 years old. Many are musicians who had grown up with some music knowledge and wanted to continue with their music ability. The performers’ enthusiasm is quite contagious and it keeps minds active with something to offer others in retirement.
Quite by accident they were asked to perform at a local retirement village. This resulted in the word spreading that here were a group of musicians bringing back music from the 50s to the 80s, and not just entertaining but encouraging audience participation. As their popularity spread, other retirement villages and homes requested concerts. They currently perform to 12 villages in the area over a 12-month period.
The group has two practice sessions and two concerts per month. To vary the music they introduced other instruments into the orchestra, but in the main it still continues as a ukulele group. The programme is ever-changing as new music is introduced.
Bookings for 2017 are already well in advance and it looks like another very active year.
The group is currently looking to fill two vacancies, for a guitar player and a bass player.
For more information contact Peter on firstname.lastname@example.org