Entries by Keryn

Ukulele Death Squad Round Up

On Saturday afternoon Coorparoo Bowls Club came to life with the sounds of the Ukulele Death Squad. Reuben, Julian, Eamon and Ben, the four members of the South Australian band, sang and played original and cover songs with their own unique style and shared their skills with percussive rhythms. The band led two workshops. Skills […]

AJ Leonard & Jenny Rowlands Review

AJ Leonard and Jenny Rowlands made a great team at their recent workshop and concert at Samuel Gray’s. While Jenny was bopping along on the cello, AJ led us through an array of exercises involving a variety of strumming patterns and techniques. We tried a variation on the basic strum with a quick thumb upbeat […]

Brisbane Ukulele Bootcamp Wrap-up

Julie, John and Keryn have been busy this year, and would like to thank all the wonderful people who came along to make Bootcamps so much fun. Over 30 budding players enjoyed the Absolute Beginners Ukulele Bootcamps run in April and May. Then around 20 more fronted up for Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp in September. The […]

Northside Jam Feature

The first cab off the rank in our jam feature series is … NORTHSIDE JAM! The Northside jam is one of our longest running jams. Established by Tony Richardson in 2012 at the Chermside Bowls Club, it moved to the Northern Suburb Bowls Club at Wavell Heights in 2014. After Tony’s interstate departure last year, […]

BUMS Spring Raffle

Kealoha Tenor Guitalele Tribal dot-paint design with black ABS resin body A guitalele, also called a kīkū, is a guitar-ukulele hybrid. It’s a cross between a classical guitar and a tenor or baritone ukulele, and is a ¼ of the size of a guitar. Created by master ukulele designer Zhang Xuemin, this vintage guitalele is […]

September Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp

Off to a flying start … mastered C, F & G7 and looking for more? Build your strength and confidence and master a new set of chords at Brisbane Ukulele Bootcamp’s free September beginners’ course.  Attendance is specifically for beginners who can move smoothly between C, F and G7, but want to master more. Location […]

June Absolute Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp

Back by popular demand … and only a few places left … Julie, John and Keryn are offering another chance to come to Absolute Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp … absolutely FREE. Our next Absolute Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp will run on two consecutive Wednesday evenings in June 2018. Attendance is specifically for absolute beginners. Group size is […]

For Absolute Beginners

Just starting ukulele? Come to Absolute Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp … absolutely FREE. Julie, Keryn and John will run a free Absolute Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp on two consecutive Wednesday evenings in May 2018. Attendance is specifically for Absolute Beginners. Group size is limited to 15 participants. Players who already know C, F & G7, please don’t […]

Shining Stars at Jingle BUMS

Another fabulous Jingle BUMS featuring many of our performing groups and members, and lots and lots of our favourite Christmas songs. Free Range chUKES and The Cage started the night with a beautifully led set of I want a Hippo for Christmas, Silver Stars, War is Over. It wouldn’t be Jingle BUMS without Jimmy Hooper’s […]

Woodford Lions Christmas Parade

NUMB BUMS went back this year to fly the BUMS flag once again at the annual Lions Club Christmas Street Parade in the main street of Woodford. The group first played the parade in 2016, and organisers were so impressed with their energy and enthusiasm that they were invited back this year. This year, on […]