Search

Havering and Essex ukelele band D’Ukes to play football-themed set at first round of FA Cup in Colchester

PUBLISHED: 10:24 31 October 2013 | UPDATED: 10:24 31 October 2013

D'Ukes (Martin Burdikin of Hornchurch is third-left, John Mattock of Romford is second-right)

D'Ukes (Martin Burdikin of Hornchurch is third-left, John Mattock of Romford is second-right)

Archant

Ukelele octet D’Ukes, who have members from Romford and Hornchurch, have performed in barns, a brewery and the Big Brother House – but their upcoming stint at the FA Cup will be a first.

The band, which includes Romford bass uke player John Mattock and Hornchurch musician Martin Burdikin, will provide pre-match entertainment for fans arriving at Colchester’s Weston Homes Community Stadium on November 9.

The match is between Colchester United and Sheffield United.

“We will be giving a football flavour to our regular set with songs such as These Boots Are Made for Winning, Offside Down, and one for the referee – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” said John.

For more information visit www.d-ukes.co.uk.

Latest Romford News Stories

33 minutes ago

A group of veteran doctors at Queen’s Hospital have urged bosses to deal with a host of behind-the-scenes issues they claim have left staff “isolated, intimidated and fearful”.

A through-road leading onto the Ardleigh Green A127 Bridge will reopen early this December in a move that will hopefully ease congestion along the roadworks there.

Yesterday, 17:15

An American singing sensation who has six gold records and a platinum album to his name is kicking off his UK tour in Hornchurch next year.

Yesterday, 15:00

First time buyers will benefit from not having to pay stamp duty on homes costing £300,000 or less, the chancellor has announced.

Yesterday, 14:31

Youngsters at one Havering Primary School have found a novel way to improve their literacy – reading to a retired greyhound.

Yesterday, 12:57

Rumours that the only swimming pool in the south of Havering is under threat of closure have been strongly refuted by the facility’s owners.

Yesterday, 12:11

The frustration of trying to find a seat on a packed train could be a thing of the past thanks to a new platform board.

Yesterday, 12:00

An amateur painter with a penchant for “bleak” scenes has seen off competition from professional artists to reach the semi-final of a television contest.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now