The Tabs Ug


The Tabs Ug also commonly known as The Tabs is a Ugandan instrumental music group made up of Allan Watson Waswa (violin), David Tayebwa (Acoustic Guitar), Meris Nakigudde (Keyboard) and a drummer.

The group first formed in 2016 as a duo of Allan Watson Waswa and David Tayebwa at the Milege Acoustic Project at Makerere University performing mostly popular TV/film soundtracks and other pop covers such as the popular Game of Thrones theme song, The Gael from Last of the Mohicans, My Heart Will Go On from Titanic, Pirates of the Carribean theme before composing their original music.

Allan and David met at the Milege Acoustic Project late 2015 and actually worked together under no binding name performing at Instanbul Restaurant Jinja Road and The Game Club Lumumba Avenue with Undercover Brothers Ug, The Sound Cup Garden City and at the Milege Acoustic Project at Makerere University.

In October 2016, Allan and David decided to work together under the name The Tabs Ug owing to the fact that Allan’s family name is Tabaaro and David’s stage name is Tabzy. Their maiden performance as The Tabs Ug was at Sheraton Kampala Hotel as guest performers on Jemimah Sanyu’s weekly show.

They went on to perform at different other functions both private and public including at Commonwealth Youth Meeting in Munyonyo in 2017. They were invited to perform at Chords of the Tower Makerere University music department final showcase for 2017 performing alongside popular musicians Kenneth Mugabi, Giovanni Kiyingi, Haka Mukiga and Happy Kyazze.

The Tabs Ug performed their rearranged version Game of Thrones at the Pearl Rhythm Stage Coach in April 2017 winning them special recognition from the judges who selected them for the Pearl Rhythm Activations but the activations for the whole year were not done as the National Theatre was under renovation.

They also showcased their work at the weekly Milege Acoustic Project, the National Theatre jam night Mondays and at Doa Doa festival at the Uganda Museum.

The duo also worked closely with Milege band, their mentors and performed with Milege at the 2017 Stonefest in Jinja.

In June 2017, the Tabs Ug played at the Milege World Music Festival in November 2017 sharing stage with some local and international artists like Michael Kitanda, Totemo from Israel, KYP gumboot dancers from South Africa and Bengatronix from Kenya.

The Tabs Ug also performed at a fashion event Nambi Clothing and Textile launch party organized by Brenda Nambi.

They started playing at Ethnic Club on Buganda Road on Sundays 8pm in late July until September when Ethnic Club’s management changed and the club changed to Club Myths.

The Tabs Ug also worked with ex-hollywood and Ugandan actress, producer and director Nana Kagga in her new and upcoming TV series, Reflections and other private events.

Discography The Harvest (debut record single) Allan’s Song (debut composition) Sway Natonzya Make Me Orikuura Akafunjo Game of Thrones Theme Song (rearranged by The...


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Jingle Bells - The Tabs Ug (Violin & Guitar cover)


Jingle Bells - The Tabs Ug (Violin & Guitar cover)
The Tabs Ug - The Harvest (Live at Sofar Sounds, Kampala - Clip)
The Tabs Ug - Allan's Song (Live at Sofar Sounds, Kampala.)
The Tabs Ug - Perfect (Ed Sheeran violin cover live)
The Tabs Ug - Mother how are you today Live (Maywood violin cover)
Game of Thrones 8 + All Music
The Tabs Ug - Farmer violin cover Live (Ykee Benda & Sheebah)
The Tabs Ug - Leaving on a jet plane violin cover (John Denver) Live at Smokeys
The Tabs Ug - The Gael (Last of the Mohicans theme song) rehearsal
The The Tabs Ug - I am a Pirate (Pirates of the Caribbean) theme song rehearsal
The Tabz - Malaika (Violin and Guitar - Uganda instrumental)
The Tabs - Canon in D (Violin and Guitar cover)


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