Entries by Keryn

BUMS round on SCUF

Sunshine Coast Ukulele Masters Inc hosted its 6th annual Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival in April 2019 at Kenilworth showgrounds. The festival boasted yet another exciting four-day program, featuring international headline acts Ukebox (UK), and  Victoria Vox (USA), as well as some truly talented artists from Australia wide. Plenty of BUMS ventured north — some campers, […]

Rob & Sue’s Ukulele Cruise

On the final night of SPRUKE 2017, I received a call saying, “You won, you won.” What had I won? I had won a cruise, which was to be an ukulele cruise from Brisbane to Cairns on a P&O ship offered by Hello World Travel at Katoomba. What a great prize! After a week or […]

Central Coast’s Program’s Out

For those of you who are going to the Central Coast Ukulele & Folk Festival, the full program is now available from the festival website, or you can see a snapshot below. This festival at The Diggers@The Entrance, Central Coast Hwy, Long Jetty, New South Wales is a happy friendly festival, where people feel welcome […]


We are getting very excited here in SPRUKE HQ with applications pouring in to perform and present workshops. You have until midnight 26 May  2019 to get yours in! Check out  https://www.spruke.net.au/applications-to-perform-at-spruke-2019-now-open/ We are proud to announce Quest Apartments Eight Miles Plains as a SPRUKE Sponsor. Quest have given us a fabulous offer for you at […]

New Members – It’s a Bargain

The end of the 2018-2019 financial year is on our doorstep … and BUMS Inc membership fees of $50 will be due on 1 July 2019. Payment Options are described on NEW MEMBERS For new members … the bargain of the year is pay for the 2019-2020 financial year in May 2019 and get May […]

Ukulele Upgrade – 1 June Workshop

Ukulele Upgrade: strumming and beyond in playing & arranging songs Ross Clark and Helena Bond (of Daylight Moon) offer this essential Saturday morning strumming workshop for beginning & intermediate players. DATE: Saturday 1 June 2019 TIME: 10:00 am -11:30 am VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club,  32 Riddings St., Coorparoo TICKETS $25: via Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/BCJKW BUMS DISCOUNT […]

Branch out into Baritone

Have you branched out into baritone? Ukes come in many sizes and shapes, and can be adapted to different styles of music. We see more and more baritone ukuleles at the jams and in our performing groups. Why play a baritone? The baritone provides a great transition from 6-string instruments like guitar to playing with […]

Hynotonics @ SCUF

Frivolity. Fun. Friendship. Feet — and thinking on them. Just a few of the words I associate with Hypnotonics and the Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival. Hypnotonics has been around for about a year, and is made up of some familiar BUMS faces: Amanda Allwood, Mark Bradshaw, Salli Chmura, Cath McCourt, and Trish Rodwell.   We […]

BFG Birthday Girls

Amanda & Zoè’s Birthday Extravaganza This year, two of our BUMS Festival Group (BFG) members, Amanda Allwood and Zoë Watson, celebrated their birthdays at the Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival. BUMS had a large number of performers and workshop presenters at SCUF this year. Hypnotonics, the BFG, Donna & Derek Farrell, Girt By C, Miss Elm, […]

Gypsy Rumble in Review

It was a great night with Queensland’s Gypsy Rumble performing at Samuel Gray’s on Saturday 30 May. Quite a crowd turned out at the restaurant. Maybe fifty BUMS stayed for the whole three-hour show, while a few others drifted slowly away. The group presented a three terrific sets of mostly originals from their CD like […]