Coorparoo Jam – 5 July

BUMS Big Uke Jam – Coorparoo – 1st Wednesday of the month
Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings St, Coorparoo.
Beginners 6:30 pm.  Jam starts at 7:00 pm.

Join us on Wednesday at BUMS’ biggest jam of the month. Our Coorparoo set leaders this month are Trippy Hippies, Michelle Paddy and Vic Kena.

All levels of experience welcome. Bring your family and friends.

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

The introductory class for new players starts at 6:30 pm. Please arrive early to tune up.

Bring some small change for the raffle.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for this month’s raffle prize.

Food and drinks available from the Green Bar and Kitchen.  Check out The Green Bar Kitchen menu. 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.

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

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Road, Coorparoo 4151

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Road, Coorparoo 4151






Northside Jam – 27 June

Join Cath, Mick and friends for ukulele mayhem, making merry while Tony’s away.

Come to the Beginners Class at 6:30 pm. If you’ve just bought a uke or new to playing, Chrissy’ll teach you some important chords to get you jam ready!

All chords & lyrics projected on screen, so no need for books or printing!

If you’d like an open mic spot, please email details to

The bar is open for all your liquid refreshments!

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

You can find all the BUMS Inc ukulele jams around Brisbane, festivals and other BUMS events here on our News & Events.

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 for the coverted Kanile’a ‘Ukulele Tenor Uke was Lyn Barron.

President Ian Phillips waited until NUMB BUMS took the stage, and announced our 2017 life members.

Congratulations Joann Kunde and Chrissy Heinrich. And thank you for you dedication, enthusiasm, creative energy and hard work. BUMS wouldn’t be the same without you.

Thank you very much to Kanile’a ‘Ukulele for generously donating the prize for our 10th Birthday raffle.

And it was fantastic to see several of the original Performing BUMS returned to lead a set.

And of course, there was CAKE!

Thank you to our ever effervescent Media Manager, Jo Kunde, for masterminding the 10th birthday celebration. It was a fantastic jam.

Paper Moon Music Jam – Closed ’til further notice

Due to unforseen circumstances, the Paper Moon Music Jam will be closed until further notice.

We would like to thank Bec, Blair, Gosia and Erin, and everyone else who came to lend a hand or play along for making Paper Moon possible.

And a very big thank you to Jody from Paper Moon for hosting the jam.

With any luck our contemporary music jam for the young and young at heart will re-emerge, reinvigorated at another time and place.

If you would like to volunteer a venue, or volunteer to be rostered to lead a contemporary music jam, please contact Keryn at


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 new models at the Makai and Morris Brothers Music Store pop-up shop. These ukuleles get great reviews, and are excellent value. A brilliant choice for any beginner who wants to get started with a quality instrument.



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 next two meetings will be led by Judy (see photo) who will be there smiling, strumming and ready to greet you on Tuesday the 18 April (immediately after Easter Monday), and the May gathering of TUTUs is on the 16 May. Max (no photo available for health reasons) will be back for the June strum.

Any questions, call Judy  0402236359 or email:

WE BUMS, Hope Street, March 2017

Hope for WE BUMS

WE BUMS, Hope Street, March 2017

Wayne, Geoff & Cesca, first WE BUMS Hope Street Jam, March 2017

Fantastic turnout for the WE BUMS Wedding March Jam at the new Hope Street Venue on Friday 10 March.

Over 20 dedicated ukers gave the new venue the seal of approval, as they strummed along to their favourite wedding songs.

Great company, great coffee … and other treats beside.

Cesca’s taking suggestions for ‘songs to see you out’ for April’s jam

Noel, WE BUMS, March 2017

Noel takes the lead at the WE BUMS Hope Street jam.

Chrissy & Jo, Hope Street, March 2017

Chrissy and Jo relaxing at Hope Street on Friday night.




Northside BUMS Christmas Spectacular

Northside BUMS Christmas Spectacular

 Wednesday 14 December, our two Northside jams join together for the

It’ll be a fun night with something for all levels of abilities so bring your uke-curious friends & family to see why you love your ukulele, give them one of your spares to play….even if its just the Z-chord! Singing together is even more fun when strumming along!
Ukulele Basics led by experienced BUMS accredited musicians, Linda Gough and Paul Morris. Intermediate lead by Tony Richardson & friends.

Special guest performances by The NUMB BUMS, Day Trippers and The Night Riders.

We’ll play a mix of Christmas and holiday songs and some of our all time favourites.

  • Prizes & raffles!
  • Finger food
  • Morris Brothers Music popup shop with lots of goodies for you.

Dinner & drinks also available from the club.

VENUE: Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway St Ferny Grove QLD 4055 (07) 3851 1889.
TIME: 7 pm – 9 pm
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5

Big thanks to Morris Brothers Music Store who have once again been great sponsors and terrific supporters of BUMS Inc throughout 2016.

They have donated this Cordoba Protege Concert- a lovely instrument with a rich sound featuring Mahogany timbers and  Aquila Strings.

Check out more BUMS Festive Jams & Gigs on our News & Events Page.

Please note this is a special event for December. There is no Ferny Grove Jam on the third Wednesday or Northside Jam on the fourth Tuesday in December.

Jingle BUMS 2016 at Coorparoo

It’s Xmas time again …

Join the Big Uke Jam.

for Jingle BUMS and some some ukin’ good Xmas festivities

Wednesday 7 December

Coorparoo Bowls Club

Relax, mingle, sing and play to celebrate the end of another busy year.

We’ll provide nibbles and other surprises, including fancy dress prizes for best Christmas attire.

Refreshments served at 6:30 pm. Jam starts at 7:00 pm.

The night is jam packed with many of our regular set leaders and performing groups leading round after round of festive songs. Our MC for the night is Rob Carlyle with performances from Max and the TuTu’s (Toowong Third Tuesday Ukulele Strummers), David Hethorn,  Redlands City Ukes, Jimmy Hooper, Brisbane Uketet, Blair Marks, and The Bottom Line.

We draw the Islander Ukulele Raffle Draw generously donated by our SPRUKE festival sponsors Kanile’a ‘Ukulele. This beautiful ukulele features a spruce top, rosewood back and sides, mahogany fretboard, Kanile’a signature pin for securing the strings at the bridge and most importantly it has a great tone. Any ukulele player would be proud to play it.

Will you be the winner?

Please note:  As it’s going to be a busy night there is no open mic items, and no beginners’ group this month, but most of the songs will be easy.






Ukulele at New Farm – 2nd Thursdays

Wondering what to do on the 2nd Thursday of the month between 6:00-8:00 pm?

Come to … Terry’s New Farm Ukulele Group

New Farm Library Meeting Room,
135 Sydney St New Farm
(right next to the Park)
Sing & play along in a group atmosphere,
or do your thing (if you have one).

Tell us of your favourite song and the story behind it.

Beginners welcome, music provided.

Free entry, music provided on the screen.