Entries by Keryn

Ukulele Beginnings 2020

To welcome the new year, and new Brisbane ukulele players, some of our BUMS Inc members are offering beginner workshops and lessons in February 2020. Please note that these are not official BUMS Inc events, so please contact the event organisers directly. FREE CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS Julie Sharpe, John & Keryn Henderson Mini Absolute Beginners […]

February Mini Absolute Beginners

Just starting ukulele? Short of time? Come to a mini Absolute Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp … absolutely FREE. Julie, John and Keryn will run a free mini Absolute Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp for one week only on Wednesday evening 19 February 2020. Location: Bulimba Brisbane City Council Library, Meeting Room 1, Cnr Riding Road & Oxford Street, […]

Northside Community Band

Live on the northside? Thinking of joining a community band this year? Community bands are a great way to network with other musicians, learn new skills, extend your repertoire of songs, and develop performance skills. Don’t delay … join NUMB BUMS today … all BUMS Inc financial members are eligible to join. NUMB BUMS is […]

Westside Story

The Westside Daytime jam is now firmly established at Rosemount Community Centre in Sinnamon Park. After a change in venue in late in 2019, the Christmas jam and the first jam for 2020, confirm the popularity of the new location with around 50 players in the crowd. For a number of years, the BUMS Inc […]


Updated for 2020 Date:  Last Monday in the month. See list below for 2020 dates. Venue: Yeronga Services & Community Club Inc. cnr 391 Fairfield Road and Kadumba Street, Yeronga QLD 4104 Time: 6:00–9:00 pm Cost: Free entry All you can eat buffet is available for purchase from 5:30 pm. Contact: Vic Kena 0408 389 […]

Pluck Upz

Pluck Upz is a relatively new community ukulele group from the Moreton Bay Region. The mostly Polynesian group currently practises fortnightly on Tuesdays at Murrumba Downs McDonalds from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The group leader, Hine, had been a ukulele student of Vic Kena. Soon she began receiving a number of enquiries from other people […]

Supernova — What a Blast!

Supernova at SPRUKE. What a blast! When Leanne’s brother-in-law turned up at Sunnybank with  two large fibreglass aliens, we knew this would make our intentions clear.  “We’re going big on Space, fun and entertainment and you can join in’.  Our aim was to create an interactive show and our audience rose to the occasion – […]

Back from Imbil

Did you know that about 40% of the musos at 26th annual Imbil Acoustic Music Festival were ukulele players?  If we get a few more people going next year, we can launch a take-over bid and rename it the Imbil Ukulele and Acoustic Festival (only joking!). We (and a few other BUMS) spent the first […]

Keep the Dream Alive

Congratulations, Miss Elm! Hot on the heels of Clean Slate, Erin Harrington is keeping the dream alive. This month she’s released the hauntingly captivating folk-pop song, The Castle. Erin’s also crossed yet another item off her bucket list — princess for a day — during filming of the video for the single. Read reviews in: […]

January Uke + Folk Fest

Uke’n have more fun making music in January 2020 when Heritage Estate Wines in Stanthorpe hosts a Uke and Folk Fest. This will be a first for this venue — usually local jazz musicians perform on Sunday afternoons. Along with a jam, workshops and open mic, the festival will have local performers and  visiting musos […]