Join the BUMS at Coorparoo Bowls Club every first Wednesday of the month for their biggest uke jam!

Join the BUMS for our biggest jam of the month. 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 come 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.

Bring some spare change for our Raffle.

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.

Jingle BUMS is on 5th Dec 2018


Save the date

Jingle BUMS is on Wednesday 5 December 2018.

More details coming soon!


 

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!

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Road, Coorparoo 4151

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Road, Coorparoo 4151

WE BUMS jam at Hope Street Cafe West End -every 2nd Friday of the month

Join the West End locals in a small intimate jam. Chill out and get your weekend off to a great start. Coffee and food available.

VENUE: Hope St Cafe, 170 Boundary St, West End
TIME: Jam starts at 6:30 pm
Gold coin donation. Great coffee and food available!

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.

All BUMS Inc jams can be found here on our NEWS & EVENTS page.

Got an itch to play ukulele? Take it to The Scratch Bar, Milton very third Sunday of the month!

Bring your uke and join Blair for a Sunday session with a difference. Enjoy a brew and very casual jam for intermediate players (beginners most welcome). All projected on a screen so no need to bring music, just your ukulele and get ready for a rollicking good time.

A select menu of goodies to eat and great boutique beers & ciders are available.

VENUE: The Scratch Bar, 8/1 Park Road, Milton
TIME: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: FREE


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.

You can always see what’s coming up on our News & Events page. Check out other 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!

BUMS Daytime Jam at Toowong Bowls Club -Every second Wednesday in the month

Peter and Sue Sercombe lead Toowong Jam, playing anything from classics to current hit songs. Food, coffee and cold drinks available for purchase or stay for lunch!
Jam from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
BUMS members FREE, visitors $5.

Toowong Bowls Club- 59 Gailey Rd (cnr Heroes Ave), Perrin Park.
Close to public transport. Plenty of parking. If you are not a bowls club member, please sign in at club before each jam. Bowls club social membership is $1.00 for life.

CONTACT: Sue by email peterandsue.s@gmail.com or phone (07 3378 5938) for more info.

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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!

 

TUTUS is Toowong Third Tuesday Ukulele Strummers, a small group of players who share the joy of strumming.They have no performance goal but from time to time may participate in community events. It’s a casual intimate jam….with no ballet!

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!


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!

This jam is led by experienced musicians Paul Morris of Morris Brothers Music and Linda Gough of Ivory Frets Music.
Easy Playing Classics. Played at a pace suitable for Beginner/Intermediate players.

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

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 6:30pm followed by Jam at 7:00pm

NEW for all very new players Dianne Davis and Donna Farrell will hold a Beginners Lesson before the jam at 6:30pm. Learn how to hold your uke, how to strum, how to read chord charts and go through some basic chords. This will allow absolutely new players a grasp of basics so they can participate and enjoy the jam.

***Fingerstyle Group is finished for 2018. Stay tuned Derek may have some more workshops coming up***

Derek has an excellent resource website http://www.totallyinsane.com.au/uke/ to support your fingerstyle practise.


Jingle BUMS is on 5th Dec 2018

Save the date.

The Northside Christmas Spectacular is on Wednesday 12 December 2018. This replaces the December Jam.

More details to be announced soon.


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!

BUMS Northside Ukulele Jam every 4th Tuesday of the month at Northern Suburbs Bowls Club

Join jam leaders Peter Grace and Andrew Hunt with friends for a ukin’ lively time. All chords & lyrics projected on screen, so no need for books or printing! Check out the new format to the jam with more variety, more leaders and some new features to get you more involved. Come and join the fun.

BEGINNERS CLASS FROM 6:30PM. If you have just bought a uke or new to playing, learn some important chords to get you jam ready!

No food available for sale but you are welcome to bring food, so bring a takeaway or maybe a little something to share with your table. 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.


Jingle BUMS is on 5th Dec 2018

Save the date.

The Northside Christmas Spectacular is on Wednesday 12 December 2018 at Ferny Grove. This replaces the December Jam.

More details to be announced soon.



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 second cab off the rank in our jam feature series is … TOOWONG DAYTIME JAM!

Michelle, Sue & Peter with cakes to celebrate the Daytime Jam’s 4th birthday.

The Toowong Daytime jam has been running for about four (4) years. It was originally established at Indooroopilly in October 2014, but moved to Toowong Bowls Club shortly afterwards when the Indooroopilly Bowls Club closed down. This jam was started by Sue and Peter Sercombe, and they continue to run it to this day. They have become an institution. Their daughter, Michelle, provides wonderful support by running the projector every month, and Will Whittaker also helps out with bass.

This jam runs on the second Wednesday of each month from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, with a break between the two sets. There’s also an open mike session at the end of the first set. It’s common for people to stay and have lunch together after the jam, so it tends to be a friendly, social time.

Sue and Peter cover a lot of musical territory, but they have a particular love of melodic songs with lots of harmony, such as songs by the Everly Brothers, Mamas and Papas and Buddy Holly. These songs hit the mark for those that enjoy a singalong.

The Wednesday 10 October Jam was well attended by about 55 people.

True to form, the first set included the Everly Brothers: “All I have to do is dream” and Mamas and Papas: “Dream a Little Dream of Me” classics. We also belted out the Beatles rock song “I saw her standing there”. And then we went back in time to 1911 for: “I Want A Girl (Just Like The Girl That Married Dear Old Dad)” which became popular with barbershop quartets.

Lesley, Salli & Keryn’s open mic

It was then time for some open mike. Salli Chmura, Lesley Allen and Keryn Henderson sang the Kasey Chambers number “Am I not Pretty Enough”, and “Autumn Leaves”, the song done by many, including Eric Clapton, Eva Cassidy, Sting and Ed Sheeran.

Salli, Lesley and Keryn had some lovely harmonies and finger-picking in their version of this song.

 

 

Peter Ransom had an array of Hawaiian shirts to virtually give away before entertaining us with a beautiful old song called “Busy Lines”. Peter then sang the Hawaiian song of farewell called “Aloha Oe” (I hope I got that right) accompanied by Jenny whose dancing to this music makes you want to dive in the water and swim with the dolphins.

Peter & Jenny Ransom’s open mic

The second set included a couple of favourites of mine” “Let me Be There” by Olivia Newton John and Paul Kelly’s song “To Her Door”. I noticed that Sue told us beforehand that we need to clip the end of the phrases to get the rhythm of Paul Kelly’s song correct. She was spot on, and it worked a treat. We also did some rock ‘n roll songs including “Love is All Around” by the Troggs and “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Hayley and the Comets.

I asked Sue after the jam if there was anything she would like me to say, and she told me that they like to have fun. I think Sue and Peter achieve that aim. So well done to the two of them, and to everyone else who helps with this Jam.

Sue, Michelle and Peter stay for lunch.

NOTE: Peter and Sue will be away for the next jam, and Stephanie Sherrington will be stepping into the role for the month of November.

We have a very special night for the October Northside Jam. Along with our regular jam sessions, we have a special repeat performance of BUMS Supergroup direct from Newkulele Festival. Yes it’s the fifth Tuesday of October rather than our regular fourth Tuesday, so it really is an extraordinary night!

The BFG (BUMS Festival Group) got together to perform at Newkulele 2018. They’ve created a Uke Opera, maybe the first ever! A modern-day Romeo and Juliet story of eleven songs woven together by a narrator. It’s a tale full of emotion. Love, frustration, anger, craziness, sorrow, joy, and violence, how will it all end? Will our hero and heroine end up like the tragic Shakespearean couple? What has the Goodwill Bridge got to do with it all? Read more about the BFG here.

This is the only other performance of the Uke Opera…ever… so if you didn’t get to Newkulele Festival don’t miss it!

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

Jam starts 7:00pm- First jam session,  BFG Uke Opera, then final jam session.

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.

No food available for sale but you are welcome to bring food, so bring a takeaway or maybe a little something to share with your table. The Bar is open for all your liquid refreshments!


The next Northside Jam is Tuesday 27 November, returning back to our regular night on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

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 first cab off the rank in our jam feature series is … NORTHSIDE JAM!

The Northside jam is one of our longest running jams. Established by Tony Richardson in 2012 at the Chermside Bowls Club, it moved to the Northern Suburb Bowls Club at Wavell Heights in 2014.

After Tony’s interstate departure last year, there was some early concern about how this jam would fare. But those concerns have well and truly gone. This jam is growing in popularity, and that is a credit to Peter and Andrew and all of the other set leaders. It’s a comfortable venue with a friendly vibe, and the sound is good. Peter and Andrew encourage anyone to come along and do a set, and they will help.

The 25 September jam was well-attended. There were about 50 people at the main jam, and a group of eight at Beginners beforehand, where  Caroline Haig did a great job getting beginners to strum along with songs like ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’.

Caroline briefs Northside beginners

The main show was broken into three main sets, and an additional walk-up.  This worked really well because it provided a wonderful variety of songs.

For Set 1, Peter Grace introduced Ginny Michel to sing and play with him and Cath McCourt for the first time. They did a great version of Canned Heat’s ‘Going Up the Country’ with Pete firing on his Kazoo.

Set 1, Sept 2018 Northside Jam

Cath McCourt, Ginny Michel and Peter Grace, Sept 2018 Northside Jam

Walk-up Peter Ransom took us back to those romantic songs of the 30’s with ‘Nevertheless’, and then on to some rock n’roll and Buddy Holly with “That’ll be the Day”.

Marg Monaghan, Steve Sandilands and Lisa Kenwright, led Set 2 as ‘Festival Wives’, which apparently reflects their previous festival experience. Amongst other songs, they gave us a strong rhythmic version of ‘Stray Cat Strut’, and a wonderful version of Paul Kelly’s ‘Firewood and Candles’, where Steve even sounded like Paul Kelly.

Set 2, Festival Sisters, Sept 2018 Northside Jam

Festival Sisters, Steve Sandilands, Lisa Kenright and Marg Monaghan

Andrew Hunt and Adrian Board  finished off the night with a set of interesting songs.  Two songs stood out. ‘Shotgun’ by George Ezra, and the classic Aussie rock song ‘Reckless’, which isn’t an easy song to sing, but they carried it well.  A great night.  Well done, Northside!

Set 3, Sep 2018 Northside Jam

Andrew Hunt and Adrian Board

IMPORTANT REMINDER: October’s Northside Jam in October will be a week later on Tuesday 30 October.  (Note: This change applies to October only.)
Why? So we can all see a post-festival performance of the BUMS Ukulele Group (BFG) Uke Opera performance from Newkulele Festival in Newcastle.