the harry hill show
The GFS on nationwide TV again!
The Society is back on national television once again when GFS member and famed comedian Harry Hill asked some member to appear on his hit TV comedy show Harry Hill’s Alien Capsule. President Gerry Mawdsley took the selected band to Pinewood Studios to film the show on Wednesday 07 November 2018. Gerry said, “An email from the producers of Harry Hills show Alien Fun Capsule required about 20 of us to attend Pinewood Studios to film alongside Sir Tom Courtney while he played his ukulele.  This sounded great and really easy until they also told us we would be singing along with Martine McCutcheon reprising her famous number one hit Perfect Moment. Steve Brown the show’s Musical Director sent me Martine’s music through the power of the internet.  It was written in seven sharps!!!!!!!  For anyone not musical that is all the black notes on the piano. For anyone that isn’t Matthew Richards this is quite tricky involving some chords way down the dusty end of a ukulele.  Very quickly i realised that if we retuned to C#. We could play our own familiar chords at the top end of the uke. Everyone involved was sent the chords and backing. Matthew had the great idea of playing the tune on you tube so everyone could see how it was done.  Each individual practised in the comfort of their own home for a couple of weeks.  Then the big day arrived when we all had to play the tune together.  After a few false starts and ropey endings in the practice room we were ready for the performance....... we don’t want to spoil the surprise for you.  The show will be aired sometime in 2019.

Watch the clip on YouTube

The show was televised on Saturday 08 June 2019 on the ITV network at 19:30 (7:30PM)
the harry hill show
The GFS on nationwide TV again!
The Society is back on national television once again when GFS member and famed comedian Harry Hill asked some member to appear on his hit TV comedy show Harry Hill’s Alien Capsule. President Gerry Mawdsley took the selected band to Pinewood Studios to film the show on Wednesday 07 November 2018. Gerry said, “An email from the producers of Harry Hills show Alien Fun Capsule required about 20 of us to attend Pinewood Studios to film alongside Sir Tom Courtney while he played his ukulele.  This sounded great and really easy until they also told us we would be singing along with Martine McCutcheon reprising her famous number one hit Perfect Moment. Steve Brown the show’s Musical Director sent me Martine’s music through the power of the internet.  It was written in seven sharps!!!!!!!  For anyone not musical that is all the black notes on the piano. For anyone that isn’t Matthew Richards this is quite tricky involving some chords way down the dusty end of a ukulele.  Very quickly i realised that if we retuned to C#. We could play our own familiar chords at the top end of the uke. Everyone involved was sent the chords and backing. Matthew had the great idea of playing the tune on you tube so everyone could see how it was done.  Each individual practised in the comfort of their own home for a couple of weeks.  Then the big day arrived when we all had to play the tune together.  After a few false starts and ropey endings in the practice room we were ready for the performance....... we don’t want to spoil the surprise for you.  The show will be aired sometime in 2019.

Watch the clip on YouTube

The show was televised on Saturday 08 June 2019 on the ITV network at 19:30 (7:30PM)