From Bermuda to Byker – MIKE HIND! Wed 30 Sept Newcastle upon Tyne | #ukulele @thecumby

mike hind poster v3 border 600x424 Mailchimp webWed 30 Sep 2015
The Cumberland Arms
James Place Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne

6:45 – 7:45 WORKSHOP (Doors 6:30)
8:15 – 9:15 PERFORMANCE!  (Doors 8:00)
9:15 Raffle

*No Booking Fee*

£15: Workshop + Performance
£5: Performance-only

Paper tickets for cash only at
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Take your chance of a place on the night!
Check this page to see if we are sold out in advance!

WORKSHOP:  6:45 – 7:15 (Doors 6:30)

Banish the Butterflies! From Stage Fright to Spotlight!
(Max attendance: 30)

Move away from your living room
   . . . to playing solo in front of people
             . . . to open mic
                    . . . to performing!

Mike will cover how to:

  •     gain confidence
  •     overcome stage fright
  •     write a set list
  •     have fantastic stage presence
  •     and interact with your audience

    Plus teach you some gimmicks you can adapt to suit your style!

“A fantastic performance workshop that’ll give you the tools for creating a dynamic stage presence.”


Mike is also running this workshop at the Grand Southern Ukulele Festival in Portsmouth – but we know that people who play other instruments will also benefit from this workshop!

There is no doubt that most people attending will play the ukulele . . . but who knows who else wmight turn up!

If you are coming to Mike’s Newcastle Workshop – just make sure that you bring YOUR instrument, whatever it is, with you!


PERFORMANCE: 8:15 – 9:15 (Doors Open 8:00)

(Max attendance: 50)

We saw Mike performing in Newcastle in March – what a great performer and entertainer as well as an accomplished musician!  We leapt at the chance to put on this workshop when we heard that Mike would be back in the North East again – all the way from sunny Bermuda!

After the Workshop, Mike will be thrilling and amusing us with his own dynamic show! There will be everything from heartfelt songs that move you to tears to some great sing-a-longs that are not quite what you expect when you think of the ukulele!

“Funny, irreverent and spontaneous, Bermudian ukulele artist Mike Hind performs all over the island – entertaining crowds with an eclectic range of songs from classic romance tunes to the catchiest pop numbers.”



With years of experience in comedy, theatre and performing with local bands, Mike decided to pick up a ukulele at age 41. His show is equal parts joyful and melodious comedy, with audience members often dragged in by playful heckling. In 2013, he released his EP “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” and is working on both a live album and an album of classic 70s folk-pop covers… and possibly another with disco covers!

In 2012, Mike became a sponsored artist with Mim’s Ukes and, in 2014, an endorsed artist with Moku Ukuleles, demo’ing the new Mike Hind Model at NAMM in 2015.

In the winter of 2013 and 2014, Mike toured the USA with The Flea Bitten Dawgs. After playing and MC’ing for Craig Chee, Sarah Maisel and Julia Nunes in 2013, in November 2014, he was a headliner at the Tampa Bay Ukulele Getaway alongside the likes of Seeso, Marc “Li’l Rev” Revenson and Victoria Vox.

In September 2015, he will be traveling to Greece with Narciso “Seeso” Lobo where he will perform and hold workshops at “My Big, Fat Greek Ukulele Adventure”.




Lovely sounds!

Some unexpected, extra loveliness!  When Mike performed at my birthday party in March, DJ Lalya Gaye provided some beautiful sounds during the evening!  Mike and his wife Christine Hind remembered Lalya and her music and asked if she would be doing the same again.

Lalya also plays ukulele rather beautifully – and she is going Mike’s workshop.  I asked her . . . and Lalya has VERY kindly agreed to DJ during the evening too!  So, there will be some lovely sounds to entertain us as we settle down and in the interval between the Workshop and Mike’s Performance!

Find out more about Hello Montoya DJ Collective

Raffle Prizes!

Andrew Wilkinson Jones (newest member of the Workshop Elves Team!) has been out hustling for raffle prizes and has come up with even more goodies than we have had at previous events!


Mike Hind Workshop Poster

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