The Cream of Tartar Show

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There are very few universal truth’s these days but one that stands strong is the uniqueness and strangeness of the ukulele player. Not only are they happy to play hard rock one minute & bygone ballads the next they positively revel in trying all sorts of musical adventures, and so….

 

Nestled in the musical condiment cupboard between the Explosive Bicarbonate of Soda that is a Ukulele Jam Session & the Uplifting rush of Baking Powder that is a Live Gig nestles ‘The Cream of Tartar Show’ An evening of rousing choruses, surreal cabaret & rocking uke playing by YOU the audience, led by London’s hardest working & silliest uke teacher Jake Rodrigues.

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.

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The Cream of Tartar Show is now confirmed at the Margate Ukulele Festival on October 2nd . Click the poster to connect to the festival webpage

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the latest Pdf COT songbook 

LISTEN TO THE SONGS

Next Show May 8th
8pm GMT+1 Zoom &
Facebook Live
Zoom Code 818 2810 1183
No password needed

HERE'S A selection of many of the songs
featured in the cream of tartar show

Cream of Tartar Northern Soul Mix - Jake Rodrigues
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Cream of Tartar Sexy South Mix - Jake Rodrigues
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Anyway you Choose - Jake Rodrigues
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Commercially Yours - Jake Rodrigues
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Get Over It - Jake Rodrigues
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Dad's Can't Dance - Jake Rodrigues
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Basking in Your Smile - Jake Rodrigues
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Daft as Me - Jake Rodrigues
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Tango Train - Jake Rodrigues
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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 !

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the latest Pdf COT songbook 

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 some more 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 !

Scruffy Seahorse Town - Jake Rodrigues
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All we Got Was Jesus & Rock'n'Roll - Jake Rodrigues
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Love is a Motor - Jake Rodrigues
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How to Wear a Mask with Spectacles - Jake Rodrigues
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Luxury - Jake Rodrigues
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#BeKind - Jake Rodrigues
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Indian Summer - Jake Rodrigues
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How to make an A- Bomb - Jake Rodrigues
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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 ! 

The Covid Calypso - Jake Rodrigues
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Building a Wall with Love - Jake Rodrigues
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Lucky Spoon - Jake Rodrigues
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Nothing:Change Yor Mind - Jake Rodrigues
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Buttons - jake Rodrigues
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Spaghetti Bolognese - Jake Rodrigues
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Death by Karaoke - Jake Rodrigues
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Sea Kissing the Shingle - Jake Rodrigues
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Building a Wall with Love
Building a Wall with Love

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

Lace Curtains
Lace Curtains

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

Lucky Spoon
Lucky Spoon

Dick Van Dyck witches on a Bike, inspired perhaps by Half Man Half Biscuits 'Joy Division Oven Gloves'

Nothing
Nothing

A new song written for the simple joy of letting the banjo rip. inspired by the folk song 'Jack'O' Diamonds

Spaghetti Bolognese
Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese can be eaten and sung about in so many ways

Buttons
Buttons

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 !

How to make an A Bomb
How to make an A Bomb

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 by Karaoke
Death by Karaoke

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 !

Cream of Tartar Northern Soul Mix
Cream of Tartar Northern Soul Mix

The Northern Soul Version sung from Widness to Wigan Pier !