It was on again on December 2. Finally BUMS members were able to assemble, strum their hearts out, and sing till their voices were croaky.
By realigning the layout of the seating and following social distancing rules, we fitted 60 people (included 10 support crew and set leaders) into the upstairs room at the Bowls Club.
Ian Phillips started the night. He led the crowd in a musical welcome to country using a tune he had written himself and words from another ceremony.
Duo Ver (aka Amanda Allwood and Adrian Board) opened the night with a fine selection of songs. Then Salli Chmura led the Ukulele Orchestra of Greater Brisbane in some delightfully entertaining instrumental pieces.
Andrew Hunt contributed a set of excellent rock ‘n’ roll numbers. The evening was brought to a close by Darrell Reeves, Stephen Sandilands, Coady Brûlé, and Max Borchardt. All the sets enjoyed the support of Cath McCourt on bass. Her versatility, stamina and enthusiasm was wonderful to behold.
Technical support was provided by Andrew Hunt, John Henderson and Stephen Sandilands. Thanks to Darrell Reeves, Geoff Dancer, Keryn Henderson and Karen Borchardt who helped with the setup and take down, staffed the table and helped make it a good night.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, Morris Brothers Music Store and Trevor Gollagher Music. We had plenty of lucky door prizes to give away. The winners were grinners. Louie was stoked to be taking away the major prize of a Cordoba ukulele.
The next big BUMS jam at Cooparoo will be held on Wednesday January 6. The same COVID-safe arrangements will apply, and you will need to book a ticket. There will be 50 seats again. Watch out for your email invitation.