Entries by Keryn

SPRUKE Appetiser

Yes folks, we’re counting down to SPRUKE – Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival on 13-15 September at Sunnybank Performing Arts Centre (SunPAC). The program’s out. www.spruke.net.au. Download the Day Program and Festival Map. All concert and workshop tickets are available from SunPAC Box Office or via www.sunpac.net.au/whatson. WHAT TO EXPECT Novice to virtuoso, bring the family, bring […]

September Redlands Open Mic

The next Open Mic at the Redlands Modern Country Music Club will be held earlier than expected on the 22 September 2019 from 1:00 pm -5:00 pm. Hosted by Tony Vella from Latin Revolution Sound. Cover charge is $5.00. BYO drinks and nibbles. We know have a larger screen, and will be presenting the format […]

Tyrone & Lesley In a Spot

Tyrone & Lesley at the Brisbane Festival Celebrating 20 years of brilliance, Tyrone & Lesley are back for the Brisbane festival with a new show — “In a Spot”! A ukulele-led dance of screen and song where there are no wallflowers, Tyrone and Lesley in a Spot will transport you all the way to exactly […]

Behind Kine Kool

The story behind Kine Kool and worthwhile lessons to share Basically, it’s a philosophy of well-performed music, featuring ukulele, excellent vocals and having fun — a simple recipe that every ukulele band can follow … But it can be more than that, and needs to be for longevity! Kine Kool‘s had a couple of iterations […]

More About That Bass

On Saturday 27 July 2019, a group of 18 bass players assembled at Coorparoo Bowls Club to attend the It’s All About the Bass workshop offered by Mark Cryle. Mark is a nationally and an internationally well-known bass player, who performs with both session musicians and bands. He’s one of Australia’s leading singer-songwriters, and also […]

Mama Juju & the Jam Tarts

Weddings, Parties, Almost Anything! The diversity and creativity of our band Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts can be a blessing and a curse. When asked, it is sometimes a real a struggle to describe what sort of band we are, what type of music we play and what sort of events we play at […]

Oughta thank AUTLA!

Ukulele teachers and leaders, you oughta thank AUTLA … they’ve put together an awesome, affordable, fun-filled ukulele immersion program. It’s the best value for money professional development for music teachers that you’ll get all year. DATE: Friday, 13 September 2019 TIME: Professional Development from 9:00am to 4:15pm; AGM from 4:30pm-4:45pm VENUE: SunPAC, Sunnybank Performing Arts […]

All about The SCRATCH

The Scratch Jam is held on every 3rd Sunday of the month, normally between 12:30 and 2:30 pm, at The Scratch Bar, Shop 8 Park Road, Milton. BUMS Inc Life Member, Blair Marks, one of our most experienced jam leaders, established a jam at The Scratch Bar, Milton. It’s been running since September 2014. Blair […]

Ukulele Bluegrass Style

On Saturday 15 June¸ thirty-one budding enthusiasts attended a Bluegrass workshop at the Zillmere Community Hall. Tony Richardson was the presenter together with his noble assistant¸ Cath McCourt.     The topics covered included the origin of, and the basics of, traditional bluegrass music; how to best play bluegrass on your ukulele;  some of the […]

Ukulele Upgrade Update

Ross Clark and Helena Bond brought the Daylight Moon passion and creativity to their June workshop as they shared a range of strumming and fingerstyle techniques for bringing your music alive. The Ukulele Upgrade Workshop was attended by quite a few enthusiastic uke players who learnt some interesting strumming and finger picking techniques to shake […]