“Wake Up Little Lion” Ukulele demo 4 my son Nicky by Wayne Woken Lion Sorbelli from Island Guitar & Music Studio in Key West at Miami Children’s Hospital

So here is one take of a song that I had written in my sleep for my son Nicky Sorbelli . I call it “Wake Up Little Lion” 

Greetings!! Wayne Sorbelli here of Island Guitar and Music Lessons & Sales Studio in Key West.

 I’m at the Miami Children’s Hospital with my son Nicky where he is battling cancer, T Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. 

Last night before going to bed I had a melody stuck in my head, a vocal melody and ukulele chord progression.  I was unknowingly gathering inspiration from two surrounding situations:

1) a child in the hospital room next to my son Nicky went into a coma because of the chemo and still has not woken up for almost a week now and the doctors give the child little to no hopes of ever waking up)  – 

AND     

2) my son’s Nicky’s bone marrow needs to WAKE UP as well!!   

When I woke up this morning in the hospital next to Nicky, the song was in my head with lyrics and all. . So I grabbed my ukulele and a coffee and headed outside of  the hospital to find a private spot to use my iPhone6  camera to quickly record it before I forget it ( which happens to me all the time lol). 

Nicky & I are typing and loading pictures on Nicky’s own page on our Sorbelli family website at http://sorbelli.com/nicky/

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Island Guitar Ukulele Piano  Violin Drum Cello  Music  Lessons & Sales
Island Guitar Ukulele Piano Violin Drum Cello Music Lessons & Sales

 

Our little island family music store is “getting by with a little HELP from my friends”  !!!!

Our Key West island music store –  guitar ukulele bass drum piano violin& cello lesson sale & repair shop is OPEN regularish hours Mon 11am-8pm
Tues. noon-8p

Wed. 11a-8p

Thur. Noon-8p

Fri 11a-8p

Sat 11a-5p

Sunday closed

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Wayne & Nicky Sorbelli hanging in Miami while whoopin’ cancers ASS one day at a time!  Grateful to all our Key West & NEPA family & friends following Sorbelli.com & IslandGuitar.com helping us stay in touch & in tune.

Wayne & Nicky Sorbelli Cancer Killers in "Coconut Grove" Miami from Key West
Wayne & Nicky Sorbelli Cancer Killers in “Coconut Grove” Miami from Key West

Im hanging in Miami while whoopin’ cancers ASS one day at a time!

The entire extended Sorbelli family are VERY grateful to all our Key West & NEPA Pennsylvania family & friends who are following our lives, on Sorbelli.com & IslandGuitar.com helping us stay in touch & in tune. Our family music shop has stayed open with tons of help from our friends. Thank you David Warren, James King III, Shana Gaskill, Rusty Applebee, Beth Brown , Marilyn & Dean Borland & Briana Castillo. Sheila Keezer, Ted Shudak, Quint & Cathy Sorbelli. The Sechevich family. Penny Maun, Layla Laser, one million others.

HELP Nicky Sorbelli my 9yr old son whom we just discovered has T Lymphoblastic Lymphoma (cancer) & we badly need everyone to HELP & PRAY & SHARE.

So far he is responding well to treatment. Treatment plan for now is Thurs – Saturday in Miami children’s hospital every week until Jan 2016, then once a month for 2 years. So it’s going to be a long strange trip to say the least.

For those of you who are unable to attend a fundraiser, donations can be made directly to any First State Bank branch of the FL Keys in person by mentioning Wayne and/or Jamie Sorbelli and the account ending in 2487 or mail to :

Wayne Sorbelli (Nicky Fund 2487)

2520 Harris Ave.Apt 1

Key West. FL 33040

Nicky & I are typing and loading pictures on Nicky’s own page on our Sorbelli family website at http://sorbelli.com/nicky/

OFFICIAL UP TO DATE LIST OF FUNDRAISRERS for Nicky Sorbelli: http://islandguitar.com/nicky-sorbelli-fundraiser/

To donate to Their Go Fund Me site: http://www.gofundme.com/uldcw0

WIN replica of Stevie Ray Vaughn’s 1962 Fender Strat – rebuilt w/love & skill by Butch Frable (Fat Cat Custom Guitars) UP FOR AUCTION for Nicky Sorbelli Cancer Benefit.  Raffle tickets sold until 7/31/15

 

SRV Stevie Ray Vaughan Fender Strat Guitar replica Nicky Sorbelli Cancer Fundraiser
SRV Stevie Ray Vaughan Fender Strat Guitar replica Nicky Sorbelli Cancer Fundraiser

 

This replica of Stevie Ray Vaughn’s 1962 Fender Strat was rebuilt with much love and skill by Butch Frable for Fat Cat Custom Guitars.

 Butch has generously donated this guitar for auction at the benefit for Nicky Sorbelli, along with this gig bag, generously donated by Jack Gretz of Northeast Music Center.

 We are still accepting donations for the raffles if you are able to help!

HELP Nicky Sorbelli my 9yr old son whom we just discovered has T Lymphoblastic Lymphoma (cancer) & we badly need everyone to HELP & PRAY & SHARE.

So far he is responding well to treatment. Treatment plan for now is Thurs – Saturday in Miami children’s hospital every week for next seven months. Then once a month for three years. So it’s going to be a long strange

For those of you who are unable to attend a fundraiser, donations can be made directly to any First State Bank branch of the FL Keys in person by mentioning Wayne and/or Jamie Sorbelli and the account ending in 2487 or mail to :

Wayne Sorbelli (Nicky Fund 2487)

2520 Harris Ave.Apt 1

Key West. FL 33040

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OFFICIAL UP TO DATE LIST OF FUNDRAISRERS for Nicky Sorbelli: http://sorbelli.com/category/nickys-cancer-benefits-fundraisers/

To donate to Their Go Fund Me site: http://www.gofundme.com/uldcw0

I Had a great time jamming some blues w/Robert Douglas & some ROCK N ROLL w/ David Warren @ Virgilio’s Key West Sunday Open Mic Night in Key West

 

Wayne "Woken Lion" Sorbelli Key West Open Mic Night
Wayne “Woken Lion” Sorbelli Key West Open Mic Night

Wayne Sorbelli @ Virgilios Key West Open Mic Night w/Robert Douglas

Wayne Sorbelli here of Island Guitar Ululele Violon & Piano lesson studios.

Last night I Had a great time jamming some blues w/Robert Douglas & some ROCK N ROLL w/ David Warren @ The Virgilio’s Sunday Open Mic Nigjt in Key West. Man, did I have great fun!

Robert Douglas hosts the open mic night here every Sunday night which guarantees you’ll be getting the absolute BEST musicianship available (my dear modest friend Robert Douglas doesn’t mention but he’s been voted THE BEST BLUES GUITARIST IN Florida KEYS by a very BIG magazine source within the guitar realm!) you are too humble my friend. I’m going to brag for you – and for record – I want to say publicly that I am honored to be able to share the stage with you.  I luv u & ur family bro!!

Whether you’re a local, or just visiting our paradise hometown, don’t miss what this open mic night has to offer. Great drinks. Great music. Awesome house backing band for the open night jams. Great food. Fair prices. It’s two thumbs up here!

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UKEOUT UKULELE JAM SESSION & OPEN MIC NIGHT @ GREEN PARROT KEY WEST WEDNESDAY July 1st 2015 8pm

UkeOut Ukulele Jam Night  in Key West wlIsland Guitar & Music Lessons Crew
UkeOut Ukulele Jam Night in Key West wlIsland Guitar & Music Lessons Crew

 

Next UkeOut Ukulele party Open Mic Jam Night in the at the Green Parrot Bar in Key West, Wednesday July 1st, 2015 8pm-11pm – hosted by local party band favorite – Jeff Clark

UkeOut (ukulele open mic jam session) is one island tradition that has helped make Key West the Ukulele Capital of North America.

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Please click here for our UkeOut Category http://islandguitar.com/category/ukeout/ 

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Have a GREAT time exploring this site – Peace :) Just use the search bar on top or side of this page to ask or search for anything ukulele, guitar, music, etc related!! Search for information, photos and dates on UkeOuts, Concerts, Lessons, ANYTHING MUSIC !!

Our Key West island music store – guitar ukulele bass drum piano violin & cello lesson sale & repair shop is OPEN regularish hours Mon 11am-8pm 305-414-8056

Key West Guitar Bass Piano Ukulele Drum Violin Cello & Voval Lessons& Cooaching
Key West Guitar Bass Piano Ukulele Drum Violin Cello & Voval Lessons& Cooaching

 

“Open & “getting by with a little HELP from my friends”  !!!!

Our Key West island music store –  guitar ukulele bass drum piano violin& cello lesson sale & repair shop is OPEN regularish hours Mon 11am-8pm
Tues. noon-8p

Wed. 11a-8p

Thur. Noon-8p

Fri 11a-8p

Sat 11a-5p

Sunday closed

1109 Key Plaza, Key West, FL 33040

305-414-8056

www.IslandGuitar.com

Fishing for Snapper in Key West is one of Nicky Sorbelli’s favorite things to do – even after a round of chemotherapy

Nicky Sorbelli Fishing Key West
Nicky Sorbelli Fishing Key West

Nicky said “dad let’s go catch a few snapper for later tonight and nanny can cook them (my mom is in town staying with us to help us through).

I admit, nothing beats a little father-son time next to the water with a fishing pole in hand, after a weekly trip to Miami for his chemotherapy.

There is something so basic, soooo human, just so natural about hearing a child say “daddy I’m hungry, let’s go catch some food”  – its the EXACT opposite world it seems from the technology driven beeping sterile sound of the Miami chemotherapy treatment center. Total YIN and YANG.  And right now.  We need both YIN and YANG to keep the positive healing ball rolling forward.

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OFFICIAL UP TO DATE LIST OF FUNDRAISRERS for Nicky Sorbelli:  http://sorbelli.com/category/nickys-cancer-benefits-fundraisers/

To donate to Their Go Fund Me site: http://www.gofundme.com/uldcw0

July 12, 2015 Nicky Sorbelli Cancer Fundraiser w/ George Wesley, Strawberry Jam, Stingray, Omnital, Paranoid, F3, Delirium, Behind The Grey

Nicky Wayne Sorbelli Cancer Benefit Concert
Nicky Wayne Sorbelli Cancer Benefit Concert 7-12-15

 

July 12, 2015 (7-12-15)  Nicky Sorbelli Cancer Fundraiser w/ George Wesley, Strawberry Jam, Stingray, Omnital, Paranoid, F3, Delirium, Behind The Grey and more…

OFFICIAL UP TO DATE Nicky Sorbelli news: http://sorbelli.com/category/nicky-sorbelli/ 

To donate: Their Go Fund Me site: http://www.gofundme.com/uldcw0

HELP Nicky Sorbelli my 9yr old son whom we just discovered has T Lymphoblastic Lymphoma (cancer) & we badly need everyone to HELP & PRAY &  SHARE.

So far he is responding well to treatment. Treatment plan for now is Thurs – Saturday in Miami children’s hospital every week for next seven months.  Then once a month for three years.  So it’s going to be a long strange trip.

What I can’t say with words I can with my notes. What I can not say with with my mouth  I can say with my hands.  So pls listen and pray while listening to it. Please find the hope, not the pain in my notes.

click here http://islandguitar.com/category/nicky-sorbelli-fund-raiser/  FOR Nicky’s most up to date news and fudraisers

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