Our Albany Creek Jam has been through a few changes since it started at its original venue at Samuel Grays in May 2018. After a name change and a few months of new management, the Albany Creek jam required a sudden venue switch for March 2020. But a couple of things you can always rely on along with our enthusiastic jam leaders, Andrew Hunt and Blair Marks, — great songs and cold beer. Hopefully, we’ll be back jamming at Albany Creek soon.

Peter Ransom at the open mic. Image: Tim Roberts.

Peter Ransom Reports

A last-minute venue change to Fritzenburgers added a little frisson to the start of proceedings. But we then enjoyed another of Blair’s laid-back, but sometimes challenging programs. Familiar and not so familiar stuff, occasional key changes, and some really good endings meant that the interval arrived very quickly.

After the break Peter Ransom (Why Don’t You Do Right) and Caroline Haig (You Get What You Give) favoured the audience with open mic performances.

Then it was back to business with Andrew leading — more fun, hot tempos, syncopation, the ubiquitous kazoo, and great singing.

After a powerful Hotel California it was time us to leave, but from out in the car park, we could still hear them rocking!

Blair and Andrew take the lead. Image Credit: Tim Roberts

See more images from the day here on the Ibis Music Facebook Page

In line with government guidelines, all BUMS Inc activities have been suspended. Keep your eye on the BUMS Inc home page and the News & Events page for updates about the resumption of jams across Brisbane.

It is with much regret that I am announcing all jams and band practices for April and May are cancelled.

In line with the Federal Government’s health and safety guidelines to mitigate the spread of Covid 19, your BUMS committee have made this decision to protect all our members. Of course these cancellations will be reviewed regularly in line with the latest recommendations.

The BUMS committee are putting their creative minds together to create some fun online events for you even though we can’t be together at jams. Stay tuned for those announcements soon!

We wish any of you dealing with health concerns a quick recovery. To those who are self-isolating, here is an opportunity to learn that new style, strum or song which you never could find the time to do.

We are so lucky in the ukulele community to have so many who generously create tutorials, song arrangements and create online events. I ask you to please support your music community and teachers, perhaps this is a great time to take a lesson via Skype, or an online course you’ve may have put off.

Keep on strumming,

David Pedler

BUMS Inc President

To all our fabulous BUMS we are taking this action to keep everyone in our community safe. Many of our family are either in the high risk category for Covid 19 or care for others who are.

As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and ensure the health and safety of all BUMS, all jams for the rest of March are cancelled.

TUTUS Jam at Toowong — Tuesday 17 March

BUMS Ferny Grove Jam — Wednesday 18 March

BUMS Northside Jam — Tuesday 24 March

Please contact the organisers of any other jam or event listed on our website as to whether they are going ahead.

Please everybody take common sense precautions as advised by health professionals and keep yourselves and your families safe.

From https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

PREVENTION

Practising good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene and keeping away from others when they are — or if you are — sick is the best defence against most viruses. You also should:

    • wash your hands frequently with soap and water, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet
    • cover your cough and sneeze, dispose of tissues, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser
    • if unwell, avoid contact with others (stay more than 1.5 metres from people)
    • exercise personal responsibility for social distancing measures

The good news we all know that playing your uke make you happy, so keep on playing at home. Can’t wait to hear what you’ve been practising at the open mics when we all get back to jamming!

Keep an eye on our Facebook page, website and newsletter as to what is happening in April.

The BUMS Executive Committee.

 

Due to the current health crisis, TUTUs will be cancelled until further notice.

Max, our intrepid jam leader, falls into the high risk category for Covid 19 and has taken this decision to keep himself and the rest of the Tutus safe and healthy.

Stay tuned for updates on the rest of our jams.

Our best kept secret every third Tuesday of each month!
Come and jam with TUTUS, the Toowong Third Tuesday Ukulele Strummers, a small group of players who share the joy of strumming and a sing a long. They have no performance goal but from time to time may participate in community events. It’s a casual intimate jam on the verandah …. no ballet but plenty of strumming and friendly banter! Read a Review

For more info contact Max Borchardt phone 0402 071 483/ email mkborchardt@gmail.com, or Judy Haines email jodoaus@hotmail.com

No charge. All levels of players are welcome.
Refreshments are available from the bar, but no kitchen service operates at present.

VENUE: West Toowong Bowls Club – 17 Bywong Street, Toowong
TIME: Arrive 5:30 pm for a 6:00 pm start. Strumming through until 8:00 pm. All welcome!

Jam on the verandah, West Toowong Bowls Club, Dec 2018


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.

For more ukulele fun, visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/BrisbaneUkulele, or check out our performances on YouTube/BrisbaneUkulele!

Due to the current health crisis, BUMS Ferny Grove is cancelled for March, and April.

Stay tuned for updates and lots of fun that is being planned when we return to jamming.

Have you been to a Jam and felt overwhelmed and frustrated that you couldn’t keep up? The BUMS Ferny Grove Jam is for you.

This jam is led by experienced musicians Paul Morris of Morris Brothers Music and Linda Gough of Ivory Frets Music. Easy Playing Classics. A relaxing low key jam with easy chords, that’s lots of fun for uke players at all levels, every third Wednesday of the month. It’s also a great opportunity for more experienced players to practise their finger-style technique.

Paul and Linda choose popular songs, played at a nice easy (slower) pace. The songs are curated to be fun to sing, with most songs using the most common chords – Am, A7, C, C7, D, Dm, D7, F, G7, G. A friendly crowd if you need a hand just ask!

VENUE: Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove QLD 4055.
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5. This includes the Beginners Class.
TIMES: Beginners class at 6:00 pm followed by Jam at 7:00 pm


For all very new players, Dianne Davis and Donna Farrell  hold a beginners lesson before the jam starting at 6:00 pm. Learn how to hold your uke, how to strum, how to read chord charts and how to play some basic chords. This introduction will give absolutely new players a grasp of the basics that helps them to participate in and enjoy the jam.

Derek Farrell has an excellent resource website http://www.totallyinsane.com.au/uke/ to support your finger-style practise.


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.

For more ukulele fun, visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/BrisbaneUkulele, or check out our performances on YouTube/BrisbaneUkulele!

Due to the current health crisis, BUMS Northside Jam is cancelled for March.

Stay tuned for updates and lots of fun that is being planned when we return to jamming.


Join Peter Grace, Andrew Hunt and friends for a lively time at the BUMS Northside Jam. All chords & lyrics projected on screen, so no need for books or printing. Come and join the fun.

BEGINNERS CLASS at 6:30 pm. If you’ve just bought a uke or are new to playing, learn some important chords to get you ready to jam!

Snacks available for sale, and the bar is open for all your liquid refreshments!

VENUE: Northern Suburbs Bowls Club. 175 Edinburgh Castle Rd, Wavell Heights.
TIME: Beginners Class at 6:30 pm. Jam starts 7:00 pm.
COST: BUMS Inc members FREE; and visitors $5.

The Ukey Beats - A hit at open mics, jams and at SPRUKE 2019. Available for parties, bar mitzvahs and anything in between!


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.

For more ukulele fun, visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/BrisbaneUkulele, or check out our performances on YouTube/BrisbaneUkulele!

The Sunday Session with a twist! The jam at Albany Creek is back NEW VENUE and NEW TIME! Join Blair and Andrew at Fritzenberger Albany Creek for a Ukulele Jam washed down with some fine craft beer, cider and fritzen-fabulous food.

Just bring your uke, and get ready to settle in for a good arvo. As always songs projected on to a screen … no need to bring music or a stand.

Opens at 11:00 am. Book for lunch on https://fritzenberger.com/food or via their app. Ph: (07) 3325 9194. Fritzenburger

SAVE THE DATE 

NEW VENUE: Fritzenberger Albany Creek
NEW ADDRESS: Cnr Ferguson & Albany Creek Road Albany Creek
NEW TIME: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
COST: Jam is FREE! Please book a table if you are eating or to put your beer on!

NOTE: Andre & Oskar’s has closed. We thank them for the great times we had jamming there and wish them all the best for the future. Our new venue Fritzenberger is about 50 m away opposite Nando and Coles on Albany Creek Road. https://goo.gl/maps/6ovvFPDsudUizC9s9


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.

For more ukulele fun, visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/BrisbaneUkulele, or check out our performances on YouTube/BrisbaneUkulele!

Join the BUMS for our biggest jam of the month. Our MC for February is Max Borchardt. Joining Max is a lineup of talented BUMS  to lead the 3 sets Coady Brûlé, Peter Ransom and Adrian Board. Please arrive early to tune up.

Beginners and new players come for the introductory class with Steve Sandilands at 6:30 pm before the Big Jam starts. You’ll learn some jam survival tips and useful chords. Jam songs range from simple chords (for beginners and limbering up!) to more challenging chords and strumming for the more experienced.

BUMS Big Uke Jam – Coorparoo – Always first Wednesday of the month
Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings St, Coorparoo.
Beginners 6:30 pm.  Jam starts at 7:00 pm.

If you’d like to “try before you buy”, email secretary@brisbaneukulele.com to inquire about borrowing a ukulele for the evening.

Food and drinks available from the Green Bar and Kitchen.  Open from 6:00 pm.

Other BUMS Inc jams and events are listed on our News & Events page.


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.

For more ukulele fun, visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/BrisbaneUkulele, or check out our performances on YouTube/BrisbaneUkulele!

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Road, Coorparoo 4151

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Road, Coorparoo 4151

BUMS Westside Jam every second Wednesday of the month at Rosemount Community Centre in Sinnamon Park.

Join Peter and Sue Sercombe and the rest of the friendly group at the Daytime Jam’s new home, Rosemount Community Centre.  Get your mid-week uke fix, playing anything from classics to current hit songs. Read more about this popular jam here.

The cafe will be open with coffee, morning tea and lunch available.

The jam is free for members, and costs $5 for visitors.

DATE: Wednesday 12 February 2020
VENUE: Rosemount Community Centre, 620 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Sinnamon Park
TIME: 11:00 am until 1:00 pm.

For more information, please contact Sue and Peter on 07 3378 5938.


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. Check out all the jams around Brisbane on our Jam Venues page  .

For more ukulele fun, visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/BrisbaneUkulele, or check out our performances on YouTube/BrisbaneUkulele!

Join the West End locals in a small intimate jam…on Friday 13th.

Ready for a good night at WE BUMS jam!

Join Cath and friends as they keep the spooks at bay with great songs and lots of laughs. Chill out and get your weekend off to a great start with a lively strum. Well known BUM Cath McCourt takes the lead, joined by a few special guests.  WE BUMS now has a great room to jam in. Yummy food and drinks if you want to come early and have a bite! More info hopestreetcafe.com.au; facebook.com/hopeonboundary

VENUE: Hope on Boundary Café , 170 Boundary St, West End (ph:0409905258)
TIME: Jam starts at 6:30 pm
COST: Gold coin donation.

Anyone is welcome to lead a song. Dust off your repertoire, and polish up your performance. If you have suggestions or would like to lead a song or two, bring the formatted songsheets on a USB stick.


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.

For more ukulele fun, visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/BrisbaneUkulele, or check out our performances on YouTube/BrisbaneUkulele!