Here’s all the BUMS Inc jams for this month.

Westside, Ferny Grove, and Wynnum have dining options so please support our venues by having dinner or a snack and a drink while you are there. Different options for each jam is listed below.

Bring some change for the SPRUKE Raffles.

SPRUKE 2022- Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival is on 3 – 12 June.

A ten day festival of fun, with ticketed events around Brisbane, and a fabulous FREE event, SPRUKE on the Square, in the heart of Brisbane at King George Square. All of the ticketed events are available through our Trybooking event page www.trybooking.com/eventlist/sprukefestival. More info on all SPRUKE 2022 events and workshops HERE.

CANCELLED 1 June – Coorparoo Jam (1st Wednesday)

We had to make a difficult decision to cancel Coorparoo Jam for June due to many of our crew and set leaders unavailable due to illness. We want everybody back on for SPRUKE!

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo, 4151
Jam 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Join Max and set leaders to jam along to some great songs and maybe discover a new favourite.  Bar open downstairs.

BOOK NOW 8 June – Westside Jam (2nd Wednesday)

The June Westside Jam is a part of SPRUKE 2022 – Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival. It is a FREE event for all but you must book your ticket as seat are limited https://www.trybooking.com/BZHON

Rosemount Community Centre, 620 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Sinnamon Park. Qld 4073.
Jam 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Join Sue & Peter for your mid-week uke fix, playing anything from classics to current hit songs. The café also has a great offer on delicious freshly baked LARGE scones with and cream, and a tea or coffee for just $6.00! Café opens at 10 am for those who like to come early for a chat and morning tea before the jam, and of course lunches are available as well. Nice conference room, and great aircon.

 19 June – Scratch Jam (3rd Sunday)
The Scratch Bar, 8/1 Park Road, Milton
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Grab your uke and a brew and settle in for a very casual jam/gig for intermediate players (beginners welcome). A select menu of goodies to eat and great boutique beers & ciders. All projected on a screen. Got an itch to play? Come and scratch it ;)

 15 June – Ferny Grove Jam (3rd Wednesday)
Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove
Jam 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Join Linda Gough and Paul Morris in the function room, for a relaxing low key jam with easy chords, that’s lots of fun. Great if you are Just starting out and a great opportunity for more experienced players to practice their finger style technique. Call the sports club on (07) 3851 1889 to book for dinner. Meals are served from 6:00 pm.

28 June – Northside Jam (4th Tuesday)
Geebung Bowls Club, 21 Thompson St, Zillmere 4034. Carpark and entry from 357 Robinson Road (opposite Meals on Wheels)
Jam starts 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Peter, Andrew and a host of talented BUMS. Jam starts at 6.30 at our lovely new venue Geebung Bowls Club. The bar will be open

24 June – Wynnum Jam (4th Friday)
Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre, 241 Tingal Road, Wynnum, Qld.4178
Jam 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Merv, Steve and their crew for this new jam by the bay at Wynnum. At last we can jam at the Bay- come and check it out. BYO drinks (Beer & wine). The Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre has a bistro so you can relax and eat before the jam.  Check out the Waterloo Bay Leisure centre Menu and order your meals by email to Merv Harcourt at . Please order by Tues 24 May or you’ll miss out.
Read the post about the new jam here.


There is no longer a need to book a ticket on Trybooking.

Entry for financial members 2021-2022 is FREE, and all other visitors is $5. Associate members must be accompanied to jams by a paying adult or financial member. All details on membership HERE.

Join now and enjoy members discount on SPRUKE Workshop tickets!

If you are not sure of your current financial status please email our Secretary Peter Grace via . All memberships are due 31 July 2022. Fees remain at $50 a year, a great deal when you can go to as many jams as you want and be eligible for any member discounts for upcoming workshops and events, in addition you can join BUMS Online and get access to all the play-along videos and their song sheets.

You can always find the latest info on our jams on the News & Events page.


New to BUMS Jams?

There is no need to worry about bringing music stands, or printing. All song sheets are projected onto one or two screens. There are breaks so you can grab a drink and support our venues. Often you can come early, and have a meal.

As a beginner, turning up to your first set of jams can seem quite daunting. Misconceptions about jams abound, but they’re generally based on the nature of jazz or folk jams. Ukulele jams are different! There are no rules.

For those who are new to our jams you can find lots of useful tips here on the Jam Survival page.

Our Sunday session with that uke difference!

Blair, Andrew and the crew are keen to have you all back at the Scratch bar after sooo long. Grab your uke and a brew and settle in for a very casual jam/gig for intermediate players (beginners welcome).

Scratchy BUMS is on every THIRD Sunday of the month as it always was.

All projected on a screen so no need to bring music, just your ukulele and get ready for a rollicking good time.

Got an itch to play? Come and scratch it ;)

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

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

Other BUMS Inc jams and events are listed on our News & Events page. https://www.brisbaneukulele.com/news-events/

Check out our performances on YouTube/BrisbaneUkulele

Here’s all the BUMS Inc jams for this month.

Westside, Ferny Grove, and Wynnum have dining options so please support our venues by having dinner or a snack and a drink while you are there. Different options for each jam is listed below.

Bring some change for the SPRUKE Raffle.

4 May – Coorparoo Jam (1st Wednesday)
Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo, 4151
Jam 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Join Max and set leaders to jam along to some great songs and maybe discover a new favourite.  Bar open downstairs.

11 May – Westside Jam (2nd Wednesday)m
Rosemount Community Centre, 620 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Sinnamon Park. Qld 4073.
Jam 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Join Sue & Peter for your mid-week uke fix, playing anything from classics to current hit songs. The café also has a great offer on delicious freshly baked LARGE scones with and cream, and a tea or coffee for just $6.00! Café opens at 10 am for those who like to come early for a chat and morning tea before the jam, and of course lunches are available as well. Nice conference room, and great aircon.

Updated 14/05
CANCELLED 15 May – Scratch Jam (3rd Sunday)
Unfortunately Scratch Jam tomorrow is cancelled. A combination of wet weather and a packed bar due to Rugby League Magic Round this weekend. 😭
The Scratch Bar, 8/1 Park Road, Milton
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Grab your uke and a brew and settle in for a very casual jam/gig for intermediate players (beginners welcome). A select menu of goodies to eat and great boutique beers & ciders. All projected on a screen. Got an itch to play? Come and scratch it ;)

CANCELLED 18 May – Ferny Grove Jam (3rd Wednesday)
Ferny Grove Bowls is upgrading their power board on our Wednesday  so we’ve had to cancel the May Jam. 
Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove
Jam 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Join Linda Gough and Paul Morris in the function room, for a relaxing low key jam with easy chords, that’s lots of fun. Great if you are Just starting out and a great opportunity for more experienced players to practice their finger style technique. Call the sports club on (07) 3851 1889 to book for dinner. Meals are served from 6:00 pm.

24 May – Northside Jam (4th Tuesday)
Geebung Bowls Club, 21 Thompson St, Zillmere 4034. Carpark and entry from 357 Robinson Road (opposite Meals on Wheels)
Jam starts 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Peter, Andrew and a host of talented BUMS. Jam starts at 6.30 at our lovely new venue Geebung Bowls Club. The bar will be open

27 May – Wynnum Jam (4th Friday)
Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre, 241 Tingal Road, Wynnum, Qld.4178
Jam 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Merv, Steve and their crew for this new jam by the bay at Wynnum. At last we can jam at the Bay- come and check it out. BYO drinks (Beer & wine). The Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre has a bistro so you can relax and eat before the jam.  Check out the Waterloo Bay Leisure centre Menu and order your meals by email to Merv Harcourt at . Please order by Tues 24 May or you’ll miss out.
Read the post about the new jam here.


There is no longer a need to book a ticket on Trybooking.

Entry for financial members 2021-2022 is FREE, and all other visitors is $5. Associate members must be accompanied to jams by a paying adult or financial member. All details on membership HERE.

Join now and enjoy members discount on SPRUKE Workshop tickets!

If you are not sure of your current financial status please email our Secretary Peter Grace via . Currently you can renew or join for $25 which covers you to 30 June 2022. A great deal when you can go to as many jams as you want and be eligible for any member discounts for upcoming workshops and events, in addition you can join BUMS Online and get access to all the play-along videos and their song sheets.

You can always find the latest info on our jams on the News & Events page.


New to BUMS Jams?

There is no need to worry about bringing music stands, or printing. All song sheets are projected onto one or two screens. There are breaks so you can grab a drink and support our venues. Often you can come early, and have a meal.

As a beginner, turning up to your first set of jams can seem quite daunting. Misconceptions about jams abound, but they’re generally based on the nature of jazz or folk jams. Ukulele jams are different! There are no rules.

For those who are new to our jams you can find lots of useful tips here on the Jam Survival page.

Here’s all the BUMS Inc jams for this month. There were celebrations all around as we finally got to hold our two new jams … new venue for the Northside and in the same week the new jam at Wynnum. You can read all about them in this post A Week Of Firsts!

Westside, Ferny Grove, Northside and Wynnum have dining options so please support our venues by having dinner or a snack and a drink while you are there. Different options for each jam is listed below.

Pimp My Uke Raffle will be drawn at Coorparoo Jam.

HAPPY EASTER!

6 April – Coorparoo Jam (1st Wednesday)
Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo, 4151
Jam 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Join Max and set leaders to jam along to some great songs and maybe discover a new favourite.  Last chance to get tickets for the Pimp My Uke raffle, so bring a few dollars…it’s drawn tonight!  Bar open downstairs.

13 April – Westside Jam (2nd Wednesday)m
Rosemount Community Centre, 620 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Sinnamon Park. Qld 4073.
Jam 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Join Sue and Peter for morning tea 10 am before the jam.
Join Sue & Peter for your mid-week uke fix, playing anything from classics to current hit songs. Ian Phillips is leading a set and the jam will feature some songs from World War 1 & 2 to commemorate Anzac Day.  The café also has a great offer on delicious freshly baked LARGE scones with and cream, and a tea or coffee for just $6.00! Café opens at 10 am for those who like to come early for a chat and morning tea before the jam, and of course lunches are available as well. Nice conference room, and great aircon.

20 April – Ferny Grove Jam (3rd Wednesday)
Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove
Jam 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Join Linda Gough and Paul Morris in the function room, for a relaxing low key jam with easy chords, that’s lots of fun. Great if you are Just starting out and a great opportunity for more experienced players to practice their finger style technique. Call the sports club on (07) 3851 1889 to book for dinner. Meals are served from 6:00 pm.

26 April – Northside Jam (4th Tuesday)
Geebung Bowls Club, 21 Thompson St, Zillmere 4034. Carpark and entry from 357 Robinson Road (opposite Meals on Wheels)
*New time* Jam starts 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Peter, Andrew and a host of talented BUMS. Jam starts at 6.30 at our lovely new venue Geebung Bowls Club.
Set leaders for Northside will be

  • Entropics (John Low, Jill Gold, Les Briant and Paul Colch)
  • ABTOJO – Adrian Board, Tony O’Callaghan and Jock O’Callaghan
  • Caroline Haig and friends

The bar will be open and the Green Bowl Bistro will be serving meals between 5.30 and 6.30. They were very popular at the March jam. No need to pre-order but get in quick. Download Menu.

*29 April* – Wynnum Jam ( *one off – usually 4th Friday)
Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre, 241 Tingal Road, Wynnum, Qld.4178
Jam 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Merv, Steve and their crew for this new jam by the bay at Wynnum. At last we can jam at the Bay- come and check it out. BYO drinks (Beer & wine). The Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre has a bistro so you can relax and eat before the jam.  Check out the Waterloo Bay Leisure centre Menu and order your meals by email to Merv Harcourt at . Please order by Tues 26 April or you’ll miss out.
Read the post about the new jam here.


There is no longer a need to book a ticket on Trybooking.

Entry for financial members 2021-2022 is FREE, and all other visitors is $5. Associate members must be accompanied to jams by a paying adult or financial member. All details on membership HERE.

If you are not sure of your current financial status please email our Secretary Peter Grace via . Currently you can renew or join for $25 which covers you to 30 June 2022. A great deal when you can go to as many jams as you want and be eligible for any member discounts for upcoming workshops and events, in addition you can join BUMS Online and get access to all the play-along videos and their song sheets.

You can always find the latest info on our jams on the News & Events page.


New to BUMS Jams?

There is no need to worry about bringing music stands, or printing. All song sheets are projected onto one or two screens. There are breaks so you can grab a drink and support our venues. Often you can come early, and have a meal.

As a beginner, turning up to your first set of jams can seem quite daunting. Misconceptions about jams abound, but they’re generally based on the nature of jazz or folk jams. Ukulele jams are different! There are no rules.

For those who are new to our jams you can find lots of useful tips here on the Jam Survival page.


COVID Guidelines

We haven’t totally got back to the way things were pre-covid, so please keep these directives in mind.
The health and safety of our community is paramount. Please stay home if you are unwell, have symptoms of COVID-19, suspect you may have been infected with COVID-19 (including close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19) or been advised by health authorities to self-isolate

  • Be fully vaccinated (easiest way is proof via Check In QLD app)
  • Use the venue QR code to check in
  • Wear your mask on entering, setting up, chatting, walking around basically anytime when not seated. If your BUM leaves the seat put your mask on!
  • Maintain social distancing so chairs are set 1.5m away from each other

Use supplied sanitiser & wipes to

  • clean mics before and after use
  • wipe down any surfaces that have been touched e.g. fan switches, railings, cupboard handles etc.

If you have health issues and are vulnerable, please do not to attend events.

All the current directives can be found in this post COVID Safe Jams which is kept updated.

BUMS is back!

Wash your BUMS tee or Aloha shirt, grab your uke and get ready to jam live again! After a less than inspiring beginning to 2022 things are slowly improving (COVID wise) and BUMS members are getting back to playing together again.

A new jam and a new venue were announced in December, but here is a quick reminder to where and when you can join a jam. To celebrate our return to playing together live many of our jams have organised special treats for you!

CANCELLED 2 March – Coorparoo Jam (1st Wednesday)
Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo, 4151
Join Max and set leaders to jam along to some great songs and maybe discover a new favourite. Bar open.
Jam 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Unfortunately as a result of the recent flooding and damage from the ‘extreme rain event’ BUMS Inc has been advised by the SES and the Coorparoo police station that we should not go ahead with the jam. Fortunately CBC has not been damaged so fingers crossed for April.

9 March – Westside Jam (2nd Wednesday)m
Rosemount Community Centre, 620 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Sinnamon Park. Qld 4073.
Join Sue & Peter for your mid-week uke fix, playing anything from classics to current hit songs. To celebrate the return to jamming you could win one of three lucky door free coffee tickets. The café also has a great offer- delicious freshly baked LARGE scones with jam and cream, and a tea or coffee for just $6.00! Café opens at 10 am for those who like to come early for a chat and morning tea before the jam, and of course lunches are available as well. Nice conference room, and great aircon.
Jam 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Join Sue and Peter for morning tea 10 am before the jam.

16 March – Ferny Grove Jam (3rd Wednesday)
Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove
Join Linda Gough and Paul Morris in the function room, for a relaxing low key jam with easy chords, that’s lots of fun. Great if you are Just starting out and a great opportunity for more experienced players to practice their finger style technique. Call the sports club on (07) 3851 1889 to book for dinner. Meals are served from 6:00 pm.
Jam 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

22 March – Northside Jam (4th Tuesday)
Geebung Bowls Club, 21 Thompson St, Zillmere 4034. Carpark and entry from 357 Robinson Road (opposite Meals on Wheels)
Join Peter, Andrew and a host of talented BUMS.  Set leaders for March are Ian Phillips, Spare Parts and Andrew Hunt. There will be food available through Green Bowl Bistro from 5.30 to 7.30. Download Menu. Spare Parts will do a play-along song – Rollover Beethoven.
*New time* Jam starts 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

25 March – Wynnum Jam ( 4th Friday)
Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre, 241 Tingal Road, Wynnum, Qld.4178
Join Merv, Steve and their crew for this new jam by the bay at Wynnum. At last we can jam at the Bay- come and check it out. BYO drinks (Beer & wine). Read the post about the new jam here.
Jam 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

There is no longer a need to book a ticket on Trybooking.

Entry for financial members 2021-2022 is FREE, and all other visitors is $5. Associate members must be accompanied to jams by a paying adult or financial member. All details on membership HERE.

If you are not sure of your current financial status please email our Secretary Peter Grace via . Currently you can renew or join for $25 which covers you to 30 June 2022. A great deal when you can go to as many jams as you want and be eligible for any member discounts for upcoming workshops and events, in addition you can join BUMS Online and get access to all the play-along videos and their song sheets.

You can always find the latest info on our jams on the News & Events page.


New to BUMS Jams?

There is no need to worry about bringing music stands, or printing. All song sheets are projected onto one or two screens. There are breaks so you can grab a drink and support our venues. Often you can come early, and have a meal.

As a beginner, turning up to your first set of jams can seem quite daunting. Misconceptions about jams abound, but they’re generally based on the nature of jazz or folk jams. Ukulele jams are different! There are no rules.

For those who are new to our jams you can find lots of useful tips here on the Jam Survival page.


COVID Guidelines

LATEST NEWS: It’s masks still for Coorparoo Jam, but after 6pm Friday 4 March 2022 masks will still be recommended whenever you can’t social distance. So keep your distance folks!

We haven’t totally got back to the way things were pre-covid, so please keep these directives in mind.
The health and safety of our community is paramount. Please stay home if you are unwell, have symptoms of COVID-19, suspect you may have been infected with COVID-19 (including close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19) or been advised by health authorities to self-isolate

  • Be fully vaccinated (easiest way is proof via Check In QLD app)
  • Use the venue QR code to check in
  • Wear your mask on entering, setting up, chatting, walking around basically anytime when not seated. If your BUM leaves the seat put your mask on!
  • Maintain social distancing so chairs are set 1.5m away from each other

Use supplied sanitiser & wipes to

  • clean mics before and after use
  • wipe down any surfaces that have been touched e.g. fan switches, railings, cupboard handles etc.

If you have health issues and are vulnerable, please do not to attend events.

All the current directives can be found in this post COVID Safe Jams which is kept updated.

 

BUMS ONLINE EVENT  *PREMIERE*

Songs of LOVE
Wednesday 16 February from 6:55pm
Exclusive to BUMS members
Join us for the premier of a new set of 3 play-along videos.

After the success of the Sounds of Summer sets in January, we had a good crowd of about 50 there for the premiere as well as an average of 100 have watched the sets since last week. So we’re going to do it again… Gotta keep our vibration high and keep our community strong even if we can’t play together in real time!

For February it is three sets of LOVE songs, pre-recorded and remixed from our BUMS Online jams. The song sheets will be available as pdf’s to download before the videos premiere. Check the posts and in the File tab of BUMS Online. Download, then print or scroll the songs on a tablet. Then grab your uke, and the family and settle in for a play and sing along.

There will be breaks between the sets so you can join the conversation in the BUMS Online group in the comment below each video set, give your fingers a break, and get a drink…almost like a real time jam! We’d love it if you can send us a pic from your place.

Introduction – 6:55pm …. say hi in the comments.
Set 1 – 7:00 pm
Set 2 – 7:30 pm
Set 3 – 8:00 pm
Goodnight – 8:30 pm … stay on to chat in the comments.

Check in to BUMS Online early to join in the fun. Check below for our featured performers and songs.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it for the first view, the sets will be uploaded and available anytime from the videos and guide tabs afterwards.


ALL current financial BUMS Inc members are eligible to join BUMS Online.

If you are on Facebook it’s easy to join. Send us your request, answer 3 questions and AFTER we confirm you are a current member, you’re in!

If you are not a current member for 2021-2022 renew or join up now to be eligible to join and get access.


SET #1
I’m Into Something Good – Rowena & Hans Braaksma
Eight Days A Week – Sue & Peter Sercombe and Ian Phillips
Perfect – Adrian Board
Something – Caroline Haig, Leanne Williams and Frank Buckley
Concrete & Clay – Steve Sandilands
How Sweet It Is – Peter Grace
I’m A Believer – Linda Gough
Oh Boy – The Winery Crew
I Only Want To Be With You – Marg Monaghan

SET #2
Love Potion #9 – The Winery Crew
Runaround Sue – Adrian Board
Best Of My Love – Michelle Paddy
To Love Somebody – Steve Sandilands
Pleasure and Pain – The Jam Tarts
Against All Odds – David Hethorn
These Boots Are Made For Walking – The Winery Crew
If It Hadn’t Been For Love – Mick Angeles & Marg Monaghan

SET #3
Can’t Buy Me Love – Spare Parts
Perhaps Love – The Winery Crew
Put A Little Love In Your Heart – Michelle Paddy
Harvest Moon – Adrian Board & Coady Brule
Glory of Love – Cath Mc Court
Cupid – Rowena & Hans Braaksma
Make You Feel My Love – The Winery Crew
I Wanna Hold Your Hand – The CAGE


Here I am set up to go live for Sounds of Summer sets from my front veranda. I’d love to see some pics like this from your place for Songs of Love…I’ll have to find a new get up! Jo Kunde BUMS Media Manager

SOUNDS of SUMMER SETS #1 – #3

*PREMIERE* Tuesday 25 January
7:00 pm
BUMS Online
Exclusive to BUMS members

We know coming together to sing and play at jams, contributes to our sense of well-being, community and happiness. While that is currently not possible we invite all our members to log on to Facebook and join us for the SOUNDS of SUMMER Sets in the BUMS members private group BUMS Online.

Three sets of Summer songs, pre-recorded and remixed from our BUMS Online jams.  The song sheets will be available as pdf’s to download before the videos premiere. Check the posts and in the File tab of BUMS Online. Download, then print or scroll the songs on a tablet. Then grab your uke, and the family and settle in for a play and sing along.

There will be breaks between the sets so you can join the conversation in the BUMS Online group, give your fingers a break, and get a drink…almost like a real time jam! Send us a pic from your place.

Set 1 – 7:00 pm
Set 2 – 7:30 pm
Set 3 – 8:00 pm

Check in to BUMS Online  early to join in the fun. Check below for our featured performers and songs.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it for the first view, the sets will be uploaded and available anytime from the videos and guide tabs afterwards.


ALL current financial BUMS Inc members are eligible to join BUMS Online.

If you are on Facebook it’s easy to join. Send us your request, answer 3 questions and when we confirm you are a current member you’re in.

If you are not a current member for 2021-2022 renew or join up now to be eligible to join and get access.


SET #1
In The Summertime – Donna & Derek Farrell
Summertime Blues – Spare Parts
Under The Boardwalk – Salli Chmura & Geoff Dancer
Summertime – Cath McCourt
Surfin’USA – Darrell Reeve & Carol Anne Dudley
Kokomo – Rowena & Hans Braaksma

SET #2
Heatwave – Cath McCourt
Sounds Of Then – Donna & Derek Farrell
Cool Change – Rowena & Hans Braaksma
Rhythm Of The Rain – Graham Hall
Your Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Marg Monaghan & Mick Angeles
Another Saturday Night – Sue & Peter Sercombe and Ian Phillips

SET #3
Shotgun – Steve Sandilands
Follow The Sun – Adrian Board
Brightside Of The Road – Angie & Dave McGrath
Six Months In A Leaky Boat – Caroline Haig
My Island Home – The Jam Tarts
Come Back Again – Ukey Beats
Bye Bye Baby Goodbye – Sue & Peter Sercombe and Ian Phillips

Plans for the Wynnum jam

Good news and bad news.

The good news is we are starting a new jam on the bay side of Brisbane.  The bad news is our planned venue  was flooded in the recent storms and won’t be available until February.

Location
Once the flood damage is repaired, we expect to meet at the Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre on the fourth Friday of the month. This is the home base of the BAYSIDE UKULELE GROUP aka the BUGS. You can find us at 241 Tingal Road, Wynnum (opposite Barton’s Motor Group).

Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre

There are about 30 parking places on site and off-street parking is available.

The following transport lines have routes that pass near Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre. Bus No.220, 223, 224 & 240. There is a 2-minute walk from bus stop 2 to the Centre. If you are coming by train, catch the Cleveland /Shorncliffe line to Wynnum Central Station. There is an 8 min walk to the Centre.

Facilities
The Auditorium where the jam will be held can accommodate more than 120.

Auditorium

There is also a canteen that can serve food and non-alcoholic drinks. We will pursue this option for later jams when we have conducted a survey of attendees to gauge interest. You can BYO beer and wine if you wish.

The jam
There will be the usual BUMS presentation of the songs via a projector and PA system. There will be three sets presented by three different leaders or bands with a wide variety of genres.

We are looking forward in hosting our very first BUMS jam on the East side of Brisbane.

Merv Harcourt and Steve Sandilands

As regulars at the Northside jam will know, we have been considering a new venue for a while. We’ve taken the plunge. In 2022, we will meet at the Geebung Bowls Club on the usual 4th Tuesday of the month.  The jam will start at 6.30pm.

Location

The Geebung Bowls Club is at 357 Robinson Road (opposite Meals on Wheels). It’s just after the railway fly over on the right if you are coming from Sandgate Rd or just before the railway fly over on the left if you are coming from Gympie Rd.

Front of Club

There is plenty of parking in front of the premises. It is walking distance from Geebung Railway Station and bus links.

The new venue is only 3kms from our previous venue, the Northern Suburbs Bowls Club at Wavell Heights. It’s close to the Zillmere Community Hall where BUMS has held workshops in the past.

Facilities

The Club has recently undergone renovations. It has a roomy clubhouse and bar and a function room that we will use for the jam. The function room has a separate entrance on the left as you approach the clubhouse.

Entry to Function Room

Function room

We will set up the PA system and song projection screen in the same way as we did at Northern Suburbs Bowls Club.

The Green Bowl Bistro will be serving food from 5.30 to 7.30. We hope you will support the Geebung Bowls Club by arriving early and having a drink and a meal before the jam.

The jam
We will stick to the same formula. There will be three sets presented by three different leaders or bands so you can expect a variety of music genres and different ‘degrees of challenge’.

We look forward to seeing familiar faces and new faces at out new home in 2022.

Peter Grace and Andrew Hunt

Great fun!  Such variety!  So many BUMS onstage!  Just loved it!

The plaudits rolled in after 64 people took over the Function Room at Northern Suburbs Bowls Club (home of the Northside jam) on 25 May.  It was a very appropriate day as Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday was on 24 May.  It was the biggest jam we’ve ever had there and you needed stamina to keep abreast of two hours on non-stop music, fun and games.  Every song or activity was linked to a Bob or a Billy.

Caroline Haig Quizmaster

Mick Angeles

Mick was first up supported the ‘house band’ featuring the ever-reliable Cath McCourt on bass, Caroline Haig on keyboards and her son Andrew on percussion.  The Cha cha cha (Bobby Rydell) and Just Like a Woman (Bob Dylan) got everyone singing.  Night Moves (Bob Seger) was a bit more challenging.

Peter Ransom

It was great to see Peter back on stage as he led us through Beyond the Sea (Bobby Darin) supported by Caroline and Cath.

Peter Ransom

Bobby Bill Brothers

David Smith and Peter Grace from Spare Parts (+ our ‘sister’ Cath on bass) sang the simplest song of the night – Things (Bobby Darin) with the audience really getting into the vocals and echoes.  This is a Play-along song available on the BUMS Online Facebook site.  The BBBs finished with the Glory of Love (written in 1936 by Billy Hill and recorded in 1957 by Big Bill Broonzy).

Bobby Bill Brothers

Jilly Bowls Band

Next up were the Ukulele Saints plus Les Briant leading a rocking version of You May Be Right (Billy Joel).  The audience lifted the roof on the choruses.  This was followed by Don’t Think Twice (Bob Dylan) and A Matter of Trust (Billy Joel again).  Finally, the most ‘cringe-worthy’ song of the night Billy Don’t be a Hero.  It was made bearable by the immaculate military drumming by Andrew Haig and fine whistling by his mother.

Jilly Bowls band

Andrew Hunt

Andrew and the house band rocked the house with the I Don’t Like Mondays (Bob Geldorf) and Sharp Dressed Man (Billy Gibbons).  Sadly, Caroline’s electric uke solo needed a bit more volume (or maybe everything else turned down a bit).

Andrew Hunt

Irish jig

On a quieter note, Lesley Allan played a challenging three-part Irish piece called Tom Billy’s jig.

Lesley Allan

Spin the Cat

The volume was raised again by Steve Sandilands and Cath McCourt ably assisted by the house band (Mick on bass this time).  They started with Waiting in Vain (Bob Marley).  Most People I Know (Billy Thorpe) was very popular with everyone belting out the choruses.  They followed with Turn the Page (Bob Seger).  The last two Billy Joel numbers were great fun.  The audience gradually got the echo lyrics on River of Dreams and It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me was a fabulous end to the set.

Ukulele Saints

They played Caroline’s favourite Billy Joel song – the deep and thought-provoking Lullabye.  An open mic featuring a duet with Leanne Williams and Peter Grace.

Ukulele Saints

Finale

At last, we got Piano Man, Billy Joel’s classic by the Jam All-Stars.  There were 13 people on stage (oh so squeezy) with eight different lead vocalists.  It was quite a scrum to get to a mic to sing a verse.  Great harmonica from Steve Sandilands.

Quizzes and prizes

Interspersed through the night were quizzes on the Billys and Bobs of the entertainment world.  Five questions were projected up on the screen and the audience had a couple of minutes to write their answers down and hand them in for judging.  For example, which Bob or Bobby wrote I Shot the Sherriff?  Which Billy or Bill has a son who is also his stepfather?  Answers below.

Winners were Patrick Sherry, James Strathdee and Salli Chmura with Lew Bell winning the lucky door prize.

BUMS Ukecessories Raffle.

The raffle was drawn at the jam.  It was a hoot!  Andrew Haig got the job to draw the tickets with Lesley Allan (Treasurer) and Sylvia Hunt (Assistant Treasurer) officiating.  Andrew drew Frank Buckley’s ticket out.

Coincidentally, Frank was on stage at the time setting up for the next set – the look on his face was hilarious.  Garry Madigan won second prize.  And then Frank’s name was drawn again!  It was Lesley’s turn to look amazed.  Frank asked them to draw again and Leanne Williams won third prize.

Frank’s surprise

Thanks

It was a wonderful team effort to put on this event and Caroline thanked all her supporters who prepared and practised their songs.  Thanks as well to all the volunteers and audience who made the night a success.

 

 

Answers to the quiz questions. 

Who wrote I Shot the Sherriff?  Bob Marley.

Who has a son who is also his stepfather?  Bill Wyman