I’m reading this book at the moment and I have to say that it’s a little too close to home – but a really great read. If you liked ‘ Around Ireland with a fridge’ , live in the UK and play uke you’ll love this.
I have a 16 year old stepson who is in a band and guess who deals with the PA? An open mic tour using my freedom pass sometime soon?
“When the only gig Mark Wallington’s R&B band can get is in a nursing home they decide it’s time to call it a day. But then Mark discovers an instrument he might just have enough talent for – the ukulele. Realising his dream of a nationwide tour, the Uke of Wallington sets off on a 42 night road trip, playing open mic sessions from Brighton to Cape Wrath. Probably the first rock and roll tour ever undertaken on public transport. Working his way through the British summer, he takes his music to the Great British people, testing to the limit the theory that you can’t hear a ukulele without smiling.”