Remembrance Day Service

Hosted by Vic Kena,
10:00 am Sunday 11 Nov 2018,
Gair Park- 181 Annerley Road, Dutton Park.

Ukulele played a part in keeping up the spirits of soldiers in WW1 & WW2. So what better way to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.

Vic and Kerry Kena led a moving ukulele tribute to our ANZACs (and indeed all our soldiers) on Wednesday night at Coorparoo uke jam.

You are all invited to attend a small Remembrance Day service hosted by Vic Kena at 10:00 am this Sunday (11 November 2018) at Gair Park, Annerley. Some parking is available on Maldon Street, Annerley. Bring a plate, a chair and your ukulele. We will pray and sing a set of wartime songs. Music will be provided or can be sent to you.

Wear a poppy if possible. Contact Vic on 0408 389 270 or msg for more info.


For those who would like to have the songs that Vic led in his set list at Coorparoo Jam on Wednesday download the PDF here.


Come along to gain a basic knowledge of audio systems, specifically the audio system in use at Cooparoo Jam.

Brisbane Ukuleles AV wizard Blair Marks shares the secrets of AV at Coorparoo JamLearn how to set up the gear we use for our Coorparoo Jam from our AV wizard Blair Marks.

Come along to gain a basic knowledge of audio systems, specifically the audio system in use at Cooparoo Jam.

This workshop gives you all the tips and tricks if you’d like to get your own jam going, be a part of our Coorparoo crew, or up-skill for your own band set up.

This is a FREE workshop to wrap up 2018. Bring your uke for a short jam to check the sound gear!

DATE: Saturday 10 November
TIME: 10:00AM-12:00PM
VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club- 32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo.

 

Blair  will cover :

  • How the system goes together.
  • Basic signal flow and the benefit of good labelling.
  • Basic operation of the mixing desk.
  • Microphone types, uses and technique.
  • Basic acoustic theory.
  • Cable maintenance and rolling practice.

The aim of this workshop is to create a backup crew. Blair is such an integral part of the success of our Coorparoo jam, we need a trained up team  for those times he can’t be there.

Get for your FREE ticket on Trybooking- https://www.trybooking.com/YSSQ

We break for lunch then the BUMS Annual Test & Tag will be on in the afternoon 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm. If you have any electrical gear that you use for BUMS gigs or jams you are welcome to bring it along.

Derek & Donna Farrell, Oct 2018

Neill Florence, book launch, Oct 2018

Our talented BUMS performing members, Donna and Derek Farrell, of the duo Totally Insane, featured this week at Neill Florence‘s launch of his new novel “Out of the Shadow”.

This book is the sequel to Neill’s first novel, “The Pursuit of Happiness”.

In period costume, Donna and Derek performed a themed set at the launch of Neill’s first novel.

The couple so delighted the audience, that Neill invited them to help launch the second book in his trilogy about a German family’s migration to, and life within, Australia in the late nineteenth century.

The author, and former high school principal and English teacher, is also a ukulele player. Neill performs with Donna and Derek’s group CHUMS that is based at Compton Gardens, Aspley.

Missing SPRUKE Festival?

BUMS has a big weekend of ukulele for you in October. Join us for a Cabaret- Look What They’ve Done! A entertaining night for all music lovers and ukulele enthusiasts featuring international artists, Manitoba Hal (Canada) and Ukulele Russ (USA) as well as homegrown acts Tyrone & Lesley, The Hypnotonics, and Peter Ransom. Our MC is Tyrone and added attractions Donna & Derek, and Mick Angeles.

EXTRA BONUS- For those having too good a time to go home, Ukulele Russ will be playing in the Green Bar downstairs until 11pm!

Raffles & Prizes

TICKETS $39
Ticket includes a BBQ with gluten free options available (choose this option when buying tickets).

VIP TICKETS $66
Includes Cabaret on Friday night and two workshops on Saturday with Manitoba Hal and Ukulele Russ (Limited available)

Friday 12 October 2018

7:00pm

Coorparoo Bowls Club- 32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo, 4151

PLEASE NOTE: This is a catered event. There are no tickets at the door. Purchase your tickets by Sunday 7th October 2018.

If you have a table of 6/7 please advise Jo Kunde via mediamanager@brisbaneukulele.com.

Best Value for BUMS members

*** UPDATE****

If you have recently joined BUMS and did not receive the promo-codes email Jo Kunde at mediamanager@brisbaneukulele.com.

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BUMS members SAVE with promo-codes. Check your email 11/08/2018, subject: BUMS Big Weekend Of Uke Promo-codes.

Massive savings for our loyal financial members! You don’t need the VIP Package … don’t select the VIP ticket. Purchase the Cabaret and both workshops with the members promo-codes and get the 3 events for $56! Save $10 over the VIP ticket.

Save 10% on Cabaret tickets and 50% on each workshop. Members Tickets limited to 2 per event. Each ticket attracts a .30 booking fee. If you didn’t receive an email, time to renew your membership.

Scroll down for tips on How To Buy Tickets.

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Workshop with Manitoba Hal and Ukulele Russ on Saturday 13 Oct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want even more ukulele? Check out Vic Kena’s Ukulele Extravaganza on Saturday night at Bulimba Golf Club.

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HOW TO BUY YOUR TICKETS

BUMS members it’s easy to buy all your tickets in one transaction even though they are three separate events. Each ticket has a .30 booking fee.
Go to the Trybooking Cabaret Night page 

Click the yellow BOOK NOW button in the top right
1. Select your ticket Cabaret- BUMS member (Limit 2),
  • Click yellow NEXT button in bottom right.
  • If you require a Gluten Free meal choose YES from the drop down box.
  • Click yellow NEXT button.
2. Look for GIFT / PROMOTIONAL CODE bottom right-hand side
  • Enter Code (Tip- copy & paste)

3. Click yellow APPLY and wait for page to refresh.

4. Choose FIND OTHER EVENTS if you want to buy tickets for the Workshops.

  • They will appear on the right hand side or you can search for them
  • Follow step 1-4 again for each event. Use the individual promo-code for each event.
5. Choose BUY MORE TICKETS if you want to go back and buy tickets for family and friends.
6. When you have completed the last ticket selection proceed to checkout.

Need more help with Trybooking? Check out these tips first.

If you have questions or require assistance please contact Jo Kunde via mediamanager@brisbaneukulele.com.

 

 

AJ Leonard & Jenny Rowlands return to BUMS for a concert and workshop 15 September 2018 at Samual Grays Cafe Albany Creek.

AJ Leonard & Jenny Rowlands Workshop and Concert

Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society (BUMS) is excited to welcome A J Leonard and Jenny Rowlands back to Brisbane.

Multi instrumentalist, arranger and recording artist A.J. Leonard is one of Australia’s pioneer ukulele players and is highly regarded to be among the best in the world. After attending the VCA Jenny Rowlands continued her study of the cello overseas and has performed professionally throughout the classical scene in Australia. Together they are a true melding of musical minds, known on the world circuit for their unique ukulele/cello interplay and finely crafted arrangements.

WORKSHOP- Variety Is The Spice Of Life! 
AJ’s Philosophy- In the 70’s I was fortunate to learn strumming techniques from a master that I still use today. These techniques as far as I know are unique even in today’s omnipresent ukulele culture. Our strumming hand produces the sound. The right hand or “the engine room” is so called because it’s what drives and controls the rhythm and dynamics. It’s like a runaway horse that needs to be tamed and controlled.
You’ll need:
  • Skill Level- A knowledge of common chords (Intermediate)
  • Learn multi task strumming to enhance the rhythmic possibilities in your playing
  • Requirements- Bring your ukulele … Baritones are welcome but perhaps helpful if they bring a capo!

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Samual Grays Cafe and Craft Beer Bar.  
735 Albany Creek Road, Albany Creek. 4035

Workshop 2:00-3:00pm and Concert 3:30 – 4:30pm 
Food, craft beer and great coffee available for purchase during the break. Lunch available from 11:00am before workshop ring to book your table 32645227.

TICKETS

Tickets on sale now at Eventbrite- https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/aj-leonard-jenny-rowlands-workshop-and-concert-tickets-48637097869

BUMS member Workshop & Concert $10 (SAVE $20 with promo code – Limit 2)

Workshop & Concert $30

Concert only $15

All tickets + booking fee.

Members check your email 15/08/2018. Subject: AJ Leonard & Jenny Rowlands Tour-  BUMS members SAVE $20 with this promo-code. Sender: mediamanager@brisbaneukulele.com

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HOW TO BUY YOUR  TICKET
It’s easy go to Eventbrite

  1. Click the green TICKETS button
  2. BUMS members click Enter Promotional Code on top right FIRST and enter your code.
  3. Wait for page to refresh.
  4. Choose BUMS Member Workshop & Concert  (Limit 2)
  5. Choose any other tickets you require.
  6. Proceed to checkout

Ukulele Death Squad workshops 22 September 2018

BUMS is excited to present Ben, Julian, Reuben and Eamonn from the worlds most dangerous ukulele group, The Ukulele Death Squad, for two workshops of ukulele mastery.

Saturday 22 September 2018

Workshop 1- 1pm to 2:30pm
Workshop 2- 3pm to 4:30pm

Coorparoo Bowls Club-22 Riddings Road Coorparoo 4151

 

TICKETS
Workshop 1- $20
Workshop 2- $20
Both Workshops-$30 BEST DEAL!

BUMS members save 30% with promo code- Check your email 28/08/2018

Workshop 1 – Beginner and intermediate Ukers welcome
Join the Ukulele Death Squad, and dive into an in depth look at alternative strumming patterns.
We all know how to strum our ukes, but the Death Squad will deliver some easy, some hard and some death defying new patterns to keep your strumming interesting and diverse.
BYO Music Stand. Materials to take home.

Workshop 2 – Beginner and Intermediate players welcome.
Ben, Julian, Reuben and Eamonn from the worlds most dangerous ukulele group, The Ukulele Death Squad, in an hour of ukulele mastery.
This workshop is designed for ukulele players that are looking to think outside the box, and break away from the standard strum patterns and finger picking.
The Squad will dissect a song, and give us many options on how we can play alternative parts to our neighbour or fellow musicians. Particularly in bigger groups. We can fall into the trap of everyone playing the same parts, why not build dynamic and variation, by everyone offering something different to add to our songs, especially when we have larger groups or ensambles.
BYO Music Stand. Materials to take home.

See Ukulele Death Squad perform at Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall on Sunday 23 September 2018.
Get tickets http://buytickets.at/ukuleledeathsquad/17

The Ukulele Death Squad strives to entertain and wow their audiences by pushing the boundaries of the small four stringed instrument– the Ukulele.

Exploding onto the scene in February 2017 at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, they blend their own ukulele style with Flamenco, Mexican, rap and Folk, with an energetic performance that goes beyond anything audiences have ever seen. The Death Squad have already managed to achieve sold-out Adelaide & Edinburgh Fringe Festival Seasons in 2017/2018. Also taking out “Best Music Act” of the whole 2018 Adelaide Fringe. In fact they have sold out every single show to this day. The UDS will warp your perceptions of ukuleles one nylon string at a time With stage-craft, mad thumping rhythms and outrageous solos, they will quite literally blow your minds. Enter at your own risk

LINKS

Website: https://www.ukedeathsquad.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ukedeathsquad
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ukedeathsquad/

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 & Dates
Bulimba Brisbane City Council Library, 219 Oxford Street, Bulimba, Q 4171
Session 1: Wednesday 12 September 2018
Session 2: Wednesday 19 September 2018.
Arrive at 6:45 pm for a 7:00 pm sharp start. Sessions run from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Bring your uke and tuner.

Julie, John and Keryn will revise ukulele basics with Am, C, F and G7, and use mastery drills to add more chords and songs to your repertoire.

No notetaking required. You’ll be much too busy. We cover a lot of material in each session, so you’re unlikely to master everything at Bootcamp. Detailed notes with supporting resources designed to help you structure your own practice sessions will be emailed to participants after each session. Practising for 10-15 minutes most days of the week following the Bootcamp sessions will help you to consolidate what you learn.

Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp offers practice tips, finger dexterity drills, ear training exercises, basic music theory and how to find clues for playing songs in sheet music. The chords we’ll use for this course’s drills, chord progressions and songs include A,  Am, A7, Am7, C, C6, C7, Cmaj7, D, Dm, D7, E7, F, G, and G7.

Registration: Please register via Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/XLMU. Registrations open on Saturday 11 August 2018. Bookings are for two sessions. Please only register if you are available for both sessions. As the group size is limited to 20 participants, if you think you have missed out, please add your name to the waiting list. Registrations close 7:00 pm on Saturday 8 September 2018.

 

Chord Melody Workshop

Chord Melody playing is a method of playing the ukulele solo that includes the melody of the tune along with the chords. This gives a fuller sound and can also give the feeling that there is more than one instrument involved in creating the music.

What we will cover in this workshop:

    • An introduction to reading standard musical notation on the treble clef
    • An explanation of ukulele tabs (tablature)
    • Learn to play 3-4 tunes
    • A guide to arranging tunes to play with this method

This workshop is suitable for players at any level and for either linear tuning (low G) or re-entrant tuning (high g).

DATE: Saturday 18 August 2018
TIME: Registration 1:00pm. Workshop: 1:30pm – 3:30pm with a break. Tea & Coffee supplied. Bar will be open downstairs.
VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club
ADDRESS OF VENUE: 22 Riddings Road, Coorparoo

TICKETS $25

BUY Tickets at Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/XCGR

Financial BUMS Members have received a Promo-Code for 70% discount. Check your email Sunday 22 July “Members Promo Code for Chord Melody Workshops August 2018”. 2018-2019 Financial BUMS Inc Members Price $7:80 ($7.50 + $0.30 booking fee)
Please Note: Trybooking has an addition booking fee $0.30  TIPS for using Trybooking here
OR
Buy your Tickets at Coorparoo Jam 1st August 2018- CASH only.
Please Note:  Places are limited for this workshop, however if sold out there will be a waiting list on Trybooking.


If you are unable to attend the workshop or have any questions regarding Trybooking please contact Jo Kunde at mediamanager@brisbaneukulele.com

Join BUMS Inc and get great membership benefits.  All you need to know HERE.


Presenter Bio
The workshop presenter is Garry Collins who has a Certificate 3 in teaching ukulele having trained under James Hill for three years. Gary has played the ukulele for many years, performing with the Brisbane Uketet. He also facilitated the very popular Build A Band workshop at SPRUKE Festival in 2015 and 2017.

It’s more about the bass!

This workshop series is for intermediate to advanced players. It builds on Caths Bass Course Beginners/Intermediate from earlier in the year. Explore further how the bass is an important part of the band, or group.

Cath will teach a song or two with more advanced tips and tricks you can take and apply to other songs focusing on intro, riffs and outro.

If you have the basics of bass, you’ll discover more and enjoy hanging out with a room full of other bass players!

WORKSHOP 1 – SATURDAY 28 JULY

WORKSHOP 2 – SATURDAY 4 AUGUST

This event runs over two consecutive Saturdays, attend both workshops and SAVE!

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

U Bass/ Bass guitar
Amp [if you have one]
Jug lead [power chord for amp]
Lead for bass

Water, Tea & Coffee will be supplied.

 

VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo

TIME: Workshop starts 9:30 am – 12:00 pm. UPDATE: Cath has requested come early to set up amplification for your bass 8:30 am.

TICKETS
$20 for one workshop
$30 for both

BUMS Financial Members have received a Promo-Code for 30% discount check your email Wednesday 4 July “Members Promo Code for Bass Workshops July 2018”.  Members Price $14 for one day or $21 for both.
Please Note: Trybooking has an addition booking fee $0.30  TIPS for using Trybooking here

Buy your tickets online at Trybooking

OR

Buy your Tickets at Coorparoo Jam 4th July 2018- CASH only.

Please Note:  Places are limited for these workshops, however if sold out there will be a waiting list on Trybooking.

For questions about the workshop or if you do not have an amp please contact Cath at cathmccourt@gmail.com

If you are unable to attend the workshop or have any questions regarding Trybooking please contact Jo Kunde at mediamanager@brisbaneukulele.com

Join BUMS Inc and get great membership benefits.  All you need to know HERE.