Entries by Keryn

BUMS on a 10-Year High

Amazingly, the Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society Inc (affectionately known as BUMS) — that turns ten this May — continues to ride high on the wave of the 21st Century ukulele revival. A tiny ripple begun by Sammy Lovejoy’s email invitation to a ukulele gathering on Wednesday 2 May 2007 at the Tiki Bar in Newstead, […]

Ukulele @ The Planting

Heading to The Planting at Woodford this weekend? Pack your ukulele! Tony and Cath are back! Tony Richardson and Cath McCourt are running workshops and a jam at Cooper’s Bar. 10 am Sat 29 April – Blues Workshop 10 am Sun 30 April – Fingerpicking & Circle of 5ths 2 pm Sun 30 April – […]

Call for Instruments

Fire destroys iconic school. Students of Dalby State School need your help. Queensland’s fourth oldest school, Dalby State School, burnt down on ANZAC Day. As a school of excellence in music, the loss of the entire music block is a devastating blow. The school music department urgently needs to replace its instruments to continue the […]

Absolute Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re running a FREE Absolute Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp for BUMS Inc members only, on three consecutive Wednesday evenings in May. We’re starting again, and taking it slower. Remember, we cover a lot of material in each session, and most people won’t master each skill within a session. You need to […]

BUMS Big 10th Birthday Bash

BUMS celebrated their 10th birthday at Coorparoo on Wednesday 3 May 2017. Over 200 ukers joined us for a star-studded, fun-filled evening! The jam sets were led  Anything Goes, David Hethorn, Free Range chUKES, Michael Willimott, NUMB BUMS, several of the original Performing BUMS and The CAGE. The lucky winner of the long-awaited raffle draw […]

Tropulele 2017

Record numbers of BUMS played at Tropulele 2017. Over the four-day Sunshine Coast uke festival, over 20 BUMS members performed in concerts, open mics and the songwriting competition. Popular performers, Girt by C (Peter Ransom) and A Hint of Rosemary (from Corinda), performed on Friday afternoon in the Big Top Marquee. the festival on Thursday […]

New BUMS Big Band

Expressions of interest are still open for people who would like to be part of a new  performance band at Coorparoo. It was great to have approximately eight uke players of varying degrees of expertise register their names, instruments and voices. Many have happily made suggestions for playlists which we will gradually work through. It […]

Happy 3rd Birthday, Ferny Grove Jam!

In April 2017, Ferny Grove BUMS celebrated three years of jams in style with cake and prizes and plenty of the usual jam fun with Paul Morris , Linda Gough and Derek Farrell. Our Lucky Door Prize, a fabulous Makai concert ukulele, was generously donated by Makai Ukulele Co. Patrons enjoyed checking out all the […]

Next 2 TUTUs Strums

TUTUs the Third Tuesday Ukulele Strummers meet every third Tuesday of the month at the West Toowong Bowls Club, in Bywong Street, Toowong. We gather at 5:30 pm  for a 6:00 pm strum start, and we usually finish around 7:30 pm. Refreshments are available from the bar, but no kitchen service operates at present. Our […]