EP8 – On stage, don’t say sorry

The thin White Ukes

Betty France is a musician and performer extraordinaire as well as a being a wonderful ukulele teacher. She is a doyenne of the Melbourne ukulele scene who puts her heart and soul into everything she does.

Whether as androgynous diva of the Thin White Ukes, half of the very posh Sophisticated Hulas, improvising in a troubadour duet, or opening a festival with a marching band, if Betty’s involved you can always expect a tour de force.

In this conversation, we talk about how Betty discovered ukulele, being a ukulele player for a living and other random fun stuff.

Do you want to perform with your ukulele? In this episode Betty shares tips and tricks to help you get ready to perform in front of a crowd.

The Sophisticated Hulas


Azo Bell

Lets Dance, Carinda NSW

Wise ukuleles

Club MUK (ukulele open mic night)


Title Written by Performed by
A Felicidade Antonio Carlos Jobim Lyle Ritz
I’d Rather Go Blind Etta James Bettys Driving Force
Jungle Fever The Mills Brothers The Sophisticated Hulas
Tiptoe through the tulips Al Dubin and Joe Burke Tiny Tim
Sound & Vision David Bowie The Thin White Ukes

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