April 7, 2020

Yes its back again this Friday 10th April and it will be on Zoom ( good if you want to join in ) ID 312-774-133 password : tartar . Also I will stream live on Facebook @jakerodrigues which has a better sound quality ! If you want the new PDF songbook ( different to las...

November 25, 2019

 If you fancy an amble down to London Sw18 the next three Fridays and then 2 gigs on the 14th December drop me a line. Here is a link to the 2019 songbook full of fruity cheeky and unexpected numbers all arranged for group Uke playing. New songs include: Southpark's Mr...

April 27, 2019

The next outing of the Cream of Tartar Show is on Sat 4th of May at Duke of Uke ( just of Brick Lane E1). I will be performing at 8.45 with Brazillian Uke player Rita Braga starting the evening at 8pm. Tickets can be obtained at Eventbrite where you are asked to pay wh...

April 27, 2019

This weekend I'll be supplying the music and effects for our second performance in 2 years using the Tiller- Clowes marionette collection. The collection is a remarkable complete collection of marionettes bequeathed by the two leading marionette families i believe arou...

March 3, 2019

I've been meaning to do something with this song for a while so we got the iphone burning on Saturday night and here is the result . It's a crazy song and I originally wrote it to introduce kids to bar chords in a uke class I was teaching ! I love the song though becau...

November 4, 2018

Hello Ukulele Friends

Well it has finally got to that time of year where Christmas songs on the ukulele start looming. So with that in mind I’m back again with The Mela Kalikimaka Christmas in smoggy old SW18. This year we have a secret location to rehearse c/o HMP Wa...

September 23, 2018

Well back in the swing of the autumn but trying to get collect my thoughts on my new new summer creation The Clockwork Crooner. About 4 years ago I had this idea of making a performance space so I could play vintage songs in vintage surrounds. Many sketches and designs...

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