The Cream of Tartar Show occupies a unique space being simultaneously a performance, cabaret & music workshop. Essentially Jake takes centre stage and invites everyone to learn a selection of his songs.
To this end Jake brings colourful songsheets with their chords and arrangements. Added to this are props, percussion and mutiple parts for the audience to learn before the piece is performed by the audience themselves. Jake plays a range of instruments including accordion, banjo, uke & piano & guides you through his enigmatic musical canon.
Cream of tartar
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Next Show May 8th
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one old one new for january's COT show 2021
“I asked the maid, in a dulcet tone
to fetch for me a buttered scone,
but it seems the silly girl has gone
and bought for me a buttered scone.”
Scone or Scone is the first question the audience decides before we learn the mighty Cream of Tartar. Should we sing the Sexy Southern Version or the Northern Soul Version ! Have a listen and decide for yourself !
The performance lasts from 60-90 minutes which is the standard length for one of the many Ukulele classes that Jake runs all over, and all are welcome ( ie no musical skill is needed ) . 'Surprisingly Musical' was a stern critics appraisal of Jake's show which is topped by the finale piece The Cream of Tartar song, a modern day epic about self worth & sticking up for yourself ! Hearty sentiments indeed with a tune and arrangement somewhere between Mull of Kintyre, Bohemian Rhapsody & Remember your a Womble !
A great new song for autumn 2020
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the latest Pdf COT songbook
New steamy song for spec wearers
Ok you lot ! stop shilly shalling and have a butchers hook at these beauties, which are likely to be in the next show !
Below are a selection of songs from the Cream of Tartar show with Uke charts as PDF's . If they are too hard you can always leave out a few of the chords & if they are too easy your a clever clogs and I'll be happy to show you a 'session cat' riff or two to put in at the gig !
Hello if you can't find the track your looking for or you fancy delving about more into my back catalogue there are 40 tracks on my Soundcloud platform .I'm Happy to take requests if there's any there you think I should do !
A song written on two days. One in 2015 as a reaction to hearing Trump's 'build a wall' rhetoric and the rest in April in self isolation 2020
I don't know this lovely lady but she may well be in this claustrophobic song written in the first week of self isolation 2020
Dick Van Dyck witches on a Bike, inspired perhaps by Half Man Half Biscuits 'Joy Division Oven Gloves'
A new song written for the simple joy of letting the banjo rip. inspired by the folk song 'Jack'O' Diamonds
Spaghetti Bolognese can be eaten and sung about in so many ways
My son came home from school with the task of doing a project about buttons. i usefully wrote a song which was of no use to him !
A song about making DIY Atomic bombs. There was alot of fuss about Weapons of Mass destruction and Iraq being given a blueprint on how to make an a-bomb in the press. I went online and found a recipe instantly and here it is !
Death near the Dancefloor ! I read an article about dodgy Karaoke machines in Asia killing people by electrocution and had to make it into a song !
The Northern Soul Version sung from Widness to Wigan Pier !