About Wanaka Ukuleles

Wanaka Ukuleles Incorporated is a not for profit incorporated society based in Wanaka, NZ. We meet once a week during school term time for 2 hourly rehearsals and enjoy playing a range of music from many different genres. As you can see from our photos on our Meet the Group page we are a wide range of ages and that reflects in our range of songs.

We can learn specific songs and waiatas for special occasions. For example we performed a customized version of Five Foot Two for at a leaving party for a very special lady. And we played the Wanaka Wastebusters Waiata at their 10th anniversary celebrations.

At the Warbirds over Wanaka we played a selection of golden oldies/war time favourites such as: Sweet Georgia Brown, Now is the hour, Wish me luck, Bless them all and We’ll meet again amongst our favourite more ‘modern’ songs listed below the photos.

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Selection of Wanaka Ukuleles Songlist:

  • The Love Cats – the Cure
  • Wonderful Life – Black
  • Nobody’s Business – Kay Starr & Tennessee Ernie Ford
  • Mrs Robinson – Simon and Garfunkel
  • The Cave – Mumford & Sons
  • California Dreaming – Mamas & Papas
  • Bonfire Heart – James Blunt
  • One Day – Op Shop
  • Pokarekare Ana, Haere Mai, He Honore, Ka popoi ahau – Maori Traditional
  • Something in the Water – Brooke Fraser
  • The Otherside – Breaks Co-op
  • Bye Bye Love – Everly Brothers
  • I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Cash
  • Make Me Smile – Steve Harley and the Cockney Rebels
  • Harvest Moon – Neil Young
  • Ho Hey – The Lumineers
  • Fire & the Flood – Tor Hermansen, James Keogh, Mikkel Eriksen
  • Let Her Go – Passenger
  • Blame it on Me – George Ezra
  • Shotgun – George Ezra
  • This Train/Blue Suede Shoes/Hound Dog Medley
  • Have You Ever Seen the Rain – Creedance Clearwater Revival
  • Losing My Religion – REM
  • Weather With You – Crowded House
  • Sway – Dean Martin
  • Scarborough Fair – Traditional Folk song
  • Hey Brother – Aviici
  • Daydream Beliver – The Monkees
  • Rise – Eddie Vedder
  • Land Down Under – Men at Work
  • Up – Demi Lovato and Olly Murs
  • Let the Music Play – The Doobie Brothers
  • When I’m Sixty Four – The Beatles
  • Octopus’ Garden
  • You Got to Hide Your Love Away
  • Riptide – Vance Joy
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

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