In 2010, after more than 30 years performing with the elite of the UK music scene, singer Sam Brown lost her voice; in September 2010, to help fill the void (and pay the rent!), she started giving ukulele lessons to a couple of friends in her front room; and on a snowy December night three months later Sam Brown’s International Ukulele Club of Sonning Common gave its debut performance in a village hall near Henley.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of The IUCSC, there followed more clubs: PUB (People’s Ukulele Brigade), The Jumping Flea Club and The HOT-CUPS ( Henley On Thames Chantry Ukulele Players). Sam's brother Pete Brown also runs CUPs (Cuxham Ukulele Players) and LOCUM (League Of Crafty Ukulele Masters) for advanced players. Last but not least is the now self-run NLUC or North London Ukulele Collective.