by Jean G-Owen
November’s Figgy Gig, hosted by Ross ‘Westrop’ Glanfield and Cheryl ‘Figgy Wiggy’ May, was a spirited evening, given its Hallowe’en theme – and strum of ukulelists.
Magic Moments duet, Heather and John Whatley, welcomed Figgy Giggers into CHOYD, Yarmouth, with their sax and bass standards. Westrop opened proceedings with his original songs, then a packed River Room enjoyed performances from sisters, Izy and Summer, two young, talented musicians from West Wight. 2gether in Harmony, also known as Ruth Hibbert and Glynis Barcham, charmed the audience with their uke-duetting.
Punny man, Graham Brown, and cheeky chappie, Steve Taverner, gave rousing poetic performances, while Cheryl May sang ‘Lullaby of Broadway’ in one guise, and brought witchy humour to the stage with her stand-up routine ‘Halloween? Ooh hallo wine’.
There was spooky uke-ing from The Messed-Up Plucker, aka Verity Bird, and more ukulele extravagance from Chukes of Hazard, whose rendition of ‘Ghost Chickens in the Sky’ had the crowd squawking with delight. The evening ended with a traditional sing-along of ‘Bring Me Sunshine’.
The next Figgy Gig, themed ‘A Figgy Winter Wonderland’, is on December 1. Contact Jean G-Owen on 07715 985689 or firstname.lastname@example.org.