K Funk and Lady Ree – Ukulele Concert and Winter Retreat Workshop
Groove to the sweet sounds of Ukulele and vocal harmonies THIS THURSDAY at an acoustic soul performance featuring K Funk and Lady Ree, who are also our special international guest workshop facilitators for Chewstick’s Winter Retreat this coming weekend!
PERFORMERS: K Funk and Lady Ree, and surprise guest artists
DATE: Thursday, February 16, 2017 (Tomorrow Night!)
TIME: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
LOCATION: Bungalow56, Reid Street (above Down To Earth Health Store)
TICKETS: Available at the door.
COST: $10, proceeds supporting The Chewstick Foundation, Bermuda Registered Charity #857.
Kristin Fung and Sheree Spencer, also known as ‘K Funk and Lady Ree’, are the infamous singing ukulele ladies of the TTC Subway Musicians Program in Toronto, Canada. Bringing the sounds of acoustic soul into new environments, this creative duo performs unique interpretations of their favourite songs ranging from Al Green to Elvis Presley, and have garnered attention from Tropicana Ltd, CBC TV News, Rogers TV and Radio-Canada.
Both Kristin and Sheree are professional musicians, performing artists, event producers and certified teachers with more than ten years of career experience in the fields of Entertainment and Arts & Culture. Their latest project ‘Uke Can Sing’ is a series of educational workshops that embodies community building while teaching participants how to sing and play the ukulele. ‘Uke Can Sing’ was sponsored by Waterfront Toronto’s Artist Instillation Program in 2016, and has been selected to participate in the 2017 ‘Toronto’s Arts in The Parks Program’ through the Toronto Arts Foundation. Grateful to be a visual representation of the diversity of Toronto, the city they call home, this Barbadian-Chinese Canadian duo enjoys the versatility that the ukulele provides in spreading music across wider audiences and extending their opportunities of creativity and innovation amongst various social platforms.
Their first time in Bermuda to teach and perform together, K Funk and Lady Ree will be leading a Ukulele Workshop for 40~ participants at Chewstick’s Winter Retreat on Port’s Island this weekend (February 17-19)!
Retreat attendees are in for a treat. Chewstick will be providing 10 ukuleles, borrowed from members of the community, for participants to learn this fun little instrument that ANYONE can play!