We’re kicking off beginner classes before the Coorparoo, Ferny Grove and Northside jams in January. We plan to run these sessions every month of the year before our jams.

Beginners at Coorparoo jam (first Wednesday of the month).

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo .

Starts at 6.30pm, runs for 30 minutes.

Led by Steve Sandilands.

Beginners at Ferny Grove jam (third Wednesday of the month).

Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove.

Starts at 6.00pm, runs for one hour.

Led by Donna Farrell.

Beginners at Northside jam (fourth Tuesday of the month).

Geebung Bowls Club, 21 Thompson St, Zillmere 4034.

Carpark and entry from 357 Robinson Road (opposite Meals on Wheels).

Starts at 6.00pm, runs for 30 minutes.

Led by Len Farina.

Entry to BUMS jams is free for financial members and $5 for visitors (first jam is free).

 

Ferny Grove one-off beginner’s jam.

Wednesday 1 February.

Led by Linda Gough and Paul Morris.

Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove.

Starts 7.00pm runs for two hours.

Free entry.

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Here are all the BUMS Inc jams for this month.

Westside, Ferny Grove and East Side jams 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 are listed below.

4 January – 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 January – Westside Jam (2nd Wednesday)

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 mostly classics from the 60s and 70s. The café will be open as usual. It has a great offer on 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.

13 January– East Side (was Wynnum) Jam (2nd Friday)
Redlands Multi Sports Club, Judy Holt Park, Cnr Randall and Bailey Roads, Birkdale
Jam 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Merv, Steve and their crew for a jam out east near the bay.  The club has a restaurant and bar so come early for a meal and drink.

15 January – 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 ;)

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

24 January – 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 the spacious function room at Geebung Bowls Club. The bar will be open and help yourself to a pizza slice for $2.

Monday 30 January- The NUMB BUMS FIFTH MONDAY OF THE MONTH JAM (another jam just for fun).
Bracken Ridge Hall, 77 Bracken Street, Bracken Ridge.
Jam starts 7.00pm – 8:30pm.

Click on the link below for directions to the hall.

https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/things-to-see-and-do/council-venues-and-precincts/community-halls-and-facilities/bracken-ridge-hall

Join NUMB BUMS for a night of fun songs (all shown on a big screen) with a few open mics thrown in. It’s free and open to anyone. No food or drink provided at this venue – BYO snacks and drinks! Everyone welcome and it’s FREE!

Wednesday 1 February – Special Ferny Grove BEGINNER’s Jam (3rd Wednesday)
Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove
Jam 7:00pm – 9:00pm
If you are just starting your life with a ukulele – this is the event for you.


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

For the Coorparoo, Westside, Ferny Grove, Northside and East Side jams entry for financial members is FREE, and all other visitors pay $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 at  If you join after December, membership to 30 June is just $25.  That’s a great deal when you can go to as many jams as you want and be eligible for member discounts on 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 a screen. There are breaks so you can grab a drink and support our venues. Come early, have a meal and get to know your fellow BUMS.

As a beginner, turning up to your first set of jams can seem quite daunting. Ukulele jams are not like jazz or folk jams. Ukulele jams are different. Leaders will perform their songs, and everyone can join in and play and sing.  You choose what you do.  Most importantly, have fun!

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

There will be three jams before Christmas – two big festive jams at Coorparoo and Ferny Grove and the Westside daytime jam.

7 December Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo, 4151

Jam 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Come in your festive gear, Santa is near, there’s nothing to fear (if you’ve been good).  Free finger food and lots of festive songs to prepare you for Christmas. Bar open downstairs.

14 December- Westside Jam (2nd Wednesday)

Rosemount Community Centre, 620 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Sinnamon Park. Qld 4073.
Jam 11:00am – 1:00pm.
Join Sue & Peter for your mid-week uke fix, playing mostly classics from the 60s and 70s. The café will be open as usual. It has a great offer on 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.

No East Side Jam in December (2nd Friday)
Redlands Multi Sports Club, Judy Holt Park, Cnr Randall and Bailey Roads, Birkdale
Jam 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join Merv, Steve and their crew for a jam out east near the bay.  The club has a restaurant and bar so come early for a meal and drink.

14 December – Northside Christmas Spectacular Jam (earlier date just for December)
Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove
Jam 6.30pm – 9:00pm Earlier start time to pack in more fun.
Ferny Grove regulars Linda Gough and Paul Morris welcome the Northside gang from Geebung Bowls Club.   It will be a mix of seasonal and regular songs to get your feet tapping.  Free finger food and the bar will be open.

No Scratch Jam in December (3rd Sunday)
The Scratch Bar, 8/1 Park Road, Milton
12:30pm – 2:30pm
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 ;)

No Northside Jam in December (4th Tuesday)
Geebung Bowls Club, 21 Thompson St, Zillmere 4034. Carpark and entry from 357 Robinson Road (opposite Meals on Wheels)
Jam starts 6:30pm – 8:30pm
We’ll be at Ferny Grove on 14 December for the Northside Christmas Spectacular (see above).

 

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

For the Coorparoo, Westside, Ferny Grove, Northside and East Side jams entry for financial members is FREE, and all other visitors pay $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 on  

Fees are $50 a year, a great deal when you can go to as many jams as you want and be eligible for member discounts on 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 a screen. There are breaks so you can grab a drink and support our venues. Come early, have a meal and get to know your fellow BUMS.

As a beginner, turning up to your first set of jams can seem quite daunting. Ukulele jams are not like jazz or folk jams. Ukulele jams are different. Leaders will perform their songs, and everyone can join in and play and sing.  You choose what you do.  Most importantly, have fun!

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

Here are all the BUMS Inc jams for this month.

Westside, Ferny Grove and East Side jams 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 are listed below.

2 November – Coorparoo Jam (1st Wednesday)

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

9 November – Westside Jam (2nd Wednesday)

Rosemount Community Centre, 620 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Sinnamon Park. Qld 4073.
Jam 11:00am – 1:00pm.
Join Sue & Peter for your mid-week uke fix, playing mostly classics from the 60s and 70s. The café will be open as usual. It has a great offer on 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.

11 November – East Side (was Wynnum) Jam (2nd Friday)
Redlands Multi Sports Club, Judy Holt Park, Cnr Randall and Bailey Roads, Birkdale
Jam 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join Merv, Steve and their crew for a jam out east near the bay.  The club has a restaurant and bar so come early for a meal and drink.

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

20 November – Scratch Jam (3rd Sunday)
The Scratch Bar, 8/1 Park Road, Milton
12:30pm – 2:30pm
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 ;)

22 November – Northside NE Body Jam (4th Tuesday)
Geebung Bowls Club, 21 Thompson St, Zillmere 4034. Carpark and entry from 357 Robinson Road (opposite Meals on Wheels)
Jam starts 6:30pm – 8:30pm
A special night of fun curated by Caroline Haig.  You’ll only hear songs by artists starting with the letter N or the letter E.  Join many talented BUMS and be surprised.  Jam starts at 6.30 at the spacious function room at Geebung Bowls Club. The bar will be open and help yourself to a pizza slice for $2.

 

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

For the Coorparoo, Westside, Ferny Grove, Northside and East Side jams entry for financial members is FREE, and all other visitors pay $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 All memberships are due 1 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 a screen. There are breaks so you can grab a drink and support our venues. Come early, have a meal and get to know your fellow BUMS.

As a beginner, turning up to your first set of jams can seem quite daunting. Ukulele jams are not like jazz or folk jams. Ukulele jams are different. Leaders will perform their songs, and everyone can join in and play and sing.  You choose what you do.  Most importantly, have fun!

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

The NE body (ANYBODY!) jam will be a jam like any other BUT only with songs from ARTISTS whose names begin with the letter N or the letter E.

What about …

Elvis? Neil Diamond? Ella Fitzgerald? Elton John? Eagles? Eric Clapton? Nine Inch Nails? Nirvana? Eddie Cochran? Eurythmics?

Where?

This will be a special Northside jam on the fourth Tuesday of November – 22nd. All the usual arrangements will apply

Geebung Bowls Club, 21 Thompson St, Zillmere 4034.
Carpark and entry from 357 Robinson Road (opposite Meals on Wheels)
Jam starts 6:30 pm and finishes at 8:30 pm
The bar will be open and help yourself to a pizza slice for $2.

Invitation

We are looking for performers to suggest songs, set up the song sheets for the jam and lead the songs at the jam.
If this is you … please contact Caroline Haig

Here are all the BUMS Inc jams for this month.

Westside, Ferny Grove and East Side jams 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 are listed below.

5 October – 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.

12 October – Westside Jam (2nd Wednesday)

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 mostly classics from the 60s and 70s. The café will be open as usual. It has a great offer on 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.

14 October – East Side (was Wynnum) Jam (2nd Friday)
Redlands Multi Sports Club, Judy Holt Park, Cnr Randall and Bailey Roads, Birkdale
Jam 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Merv, Steve and their crew for a jam out east near the bay.  The club has a restaurant and bar so come early for a meal and drink.

 16 October – 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 ;)

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

25 October – 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 the spacious function room at Geebung Bowls Club. The bar will be open and help yourself to a pizza slice for $2.

Monday 31 October – The NUMB BUMS FIFTH MONDAY OF THE MONTH JAM (another jam just for fun).
Zillmere Hall, 52 Murphy Road, Zillmere (near Merritt Avenue)
Jam starts 7.00pm – 8:30pm

Join NUMB BUMS for a night of fun songs (all shown on a big screen) with a few open mics thrown in. It’s free and open to anyone. No food or drink provided at this venue – BYO snacks and drinks! Everyone welcome and it’s FREE!


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

For the Coorparoo, Westside, Ferny Grove, Northside and East Side jams entry for financial members is FREE, and all other visitors pay $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 All memberships are due 1 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 a screen. There are breaks so you can grab a drink and support our venues. Come early, have a meal and get to know your fellow BUMS.

As a beginner, turning up to your first set of jams can seem quite daunting. Ukulele jams are not like jazz or folk jams. Ukulele jams are different. Leaders will perform their songs, and everyone can join in and play and sing.  You choose what you do.  Most importantly, have fun!

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.

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

7 September – 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.

New venue and name for ‘Wynnum jam’

9 September – East Side Jam (2nd Friday)
Redlands Multi Sports Club, Judy Holt Park, Cnr Randall & Bailey Road, Birkdale
Jam 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Merv, Steve and their crew for a jam by the bay at Birkdale. Restaurant and bar available – please support the club by coming early for a meal and drink.

14 September – Westside Jam (2nd Wednesday)

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 mostly classics from the 60s and 70s. Café will be open and it has a great offer on delicious freshly baked LARGE scones with and cream, and a tea or coffee for just $6.00! 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.

 18 September – 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 songs projected on a screen. Got an itch to play? Come and scratch it ;)

 21 September – 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.

27 September – 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 the spacious function room at Geebung Bowls Club. The bar will be open and help yourself to a pizza slice for $2.

 

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

For the Coorparoo, Westside, Ferny Grove, Northside and Wynnum jams entry for financial members is FREE, and all other visitors pay $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 All memberships are due 1 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.

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

Westside and Ferny Grove 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.

3 August – 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.

10 August – Westside Jam (2nd Wednesday)

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 mostly classics from the 60s and 70s. It’s EKKA Wednesday but we’ll be jamming and the café will be open. It 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.

NEW DATE 12 August – Wynnum Jam (2nd 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 a jam by the bay at Wynnum. BYO drinks (Beer & wine).The venue has no catering but we are selling wood fired pizza per slice from the Waterloo Bay hotel. Pizza will be served from 6,30pmRead about this jam here.

 14 August – Scratch Jam (One off date usually 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 ;)

 17 August – 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.

23 August – 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 the spacious function room at Geebung Bowls Club. The bar will be open and help yourself to a pizza slice for $2.

Monday 29 August – SPECIAL EVENT- NUMB BUMS JAM (a special jam just for fun).
Zillmere Hall, 52 Murphy Road, Zillmere (near Merritt Avenue)
Jam starts 7.00pm – 8:30pm (time change)
Join NUMB BUMS for a night of fun songs (all shown on a big screen) with a few open mics thrown in. It’s free and open to anyone. No food or drink provided at this venue – BYO snacks and drinks! Everyone welcome and it’s FREE!


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

For the Coorparoo, Westside, Ferny Grove, Northside and Wynnum jams entry for financial members is FREE, and all other visitors pay $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 All memberships are due 1 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.

NUMB BUMS is the longest running community band in BUMS. They practice every Monday evening at the Zillmere Hall. Pre-COVID they frequently performed throughout the year at charity events, aged care settings, kindergartens and more.

There are few gigs available nowadays so NUMB BUMS decided to create their own event and run a special jam for fun on one of their practice nights.

Monday 29 August
7.00pm to 8.45pm
Zillmere Hall
52 Murphy Road, Zillmere (near Merritt Avenue)
Parking in Merritt Avenue
Open to anyone and it’s free.

One of the fun things about playing in a community band is that you meet the same players regularly and players collaborate with each other and mini-bands form. NUMB BUMS will lead most of the evening with some smaller groups getting involved with open mics and jam songs.

If you were thinking of joining a community band, now would be a good time to come along and try NUMB BUMS. Over the next few Mondays, we will be practicing our songs for the jam and you can learn them too.

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.