It’s our Birthday and Coorparoo Jam kicks off a month of celebrations! Come and party with us! Wednesday 2 May is exactly 11 years to the day that the very first group of ukulele enthusiasts got together with pizza and drinks at the Alibi Room to jam together and become the first BUMS. We’ve come a long way but some things never change. We’ve got a lot to celebrate!
BUMS Big Uke Jam
Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings St, Coorparoo.
Beginners 6:30 pm. Jam starts at 7:00 pm.
Join jam leaders for May- Jimmy Hooper, Ukulele Saints and Adrian Board. Just Flukey will perform at the Open Mic. Songs range from simple chords for beginners (and to limber up!) to more challenging chords and strumming for the more experienced.
Beginners and new players join Steve Sandilands for the introductory class at 6:30 pm before the Big Jam starts. You’ll learn some jam survival tips and useful chords. Please arrive early to tune up.
We draw the stunning handcrafted Islander tenor ukulele A big thank you to our generous SPRUKE Festival sponsors Kanileá Ukuleles in Hawaii! Everybody who has picked up this beauty and played it wants it.
Get in early for your last chance tickets and help us kick off our 2019 festival fundraising.
We make the presentation of the Gift Of Music ukuleles to Wayne Thomson of Rural Aid.
Thank you to all the generous BUMS who have contributed. See them all here on in our Facebook Album.
We are so close to our target of 20 ukuleles and you can still bring a ukulele or cash to donate on the night. Find out more – BUMS give the Gift of Music.
A Music 440 Popup Shop Lots of goodies and also a special donation to the Gift of Music.
Lucky Door Prizes
Last, but not least, save some space for a piece of Birthday Cake…Happy Birthday to us!
If you’d like to “try before you buy”, email to inquire about borrowing a ukulele for the evening.
Food and drinks available from the Green Bar and Kitchen. Open from 6:00 pm.
Most of our songs come from the Internet. Visit our Ukulele Music (in the Ukulele Info menu) for links to Richard G’s songsheets, Bytown songbooks, and many more. The Bytown slow jam songbooks are great for beginners.
Other BUMS Inc jams and events are listed on our News & Events page.