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NEWS & EVENTS

This web page provides an list of BUMS Inc jams and other ukulele-related events for the current month.
Please also check Jams About Town for a list of other local ukulele groups holding jams in and near Brisbane.


JULY 2018

***NEW JAM*** The Samual Grays Jam — Sunday 1 July (1st Sunday of the Month)
Come in and relax, have a beer or wine and jam along with Blair and Andrew for a new Sunday session. A great selection of beer, wine and spirits. with 9 Craft Beers and 1 Cider on tap and a large choice of imported and local beers and ciders and wines. Check out the Menu specials just for BUMS and remember to book your table! More info here
VENUE: 735 Albany Creek Road, Albany Creek
TIME: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm ***Time Change for July Jam***
COST: FREE tickets from Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-bums-at-samual-grays-jam-july-tickets-47411325551

Big Uke Jam at Coorparoo — Wednesday 4 July (1st Wednesday of the month)
Grab your ukulele, your family & friends for a night playing and singing. All songs projected on 2 big screens and led by some of our talented performing BUMS.  Come early and have dinner & a bevvy at the Green Bar downstairs.
VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street Coorparoo
TIME: Beginners class 6:30 pm; Jam starts 7:00 pm
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5

Ukulele Plays Irish — Thursday 5, 12, 19, 26 July (Continues every week)
Peter McMeel and Brendan Williams are bringing a bit of the Irish to Toowong Bowls Club. Check it out if you are looking for a new challenge and want to advance your skills in a new fun direction. This is for experienced players. Ukes tuned in D for Celtic. Check out this post for more details. If Musicians intend to visit they can access our playlists and repertoire via our Dropbox link. Email to Peter McMeel at peter.mcmeel45@gmail.com and we will send you our link and weekly email.
VENUE: Toowong Bowls Club, 59 Gailey Road (cnr Heroes Ave), Perrin Park, Toowong
TIME: 5:30 pmM – 6:30 pm. The session extends into All Instruments at around 6:30 pm.

BUMS Daytime Jam — Wednesday 11 July (2nd Wednesday of the month)
Join Peter and Sue Sercombe to get your mid-week uke fix, playing anything from classics to current hit songs. More info contact: Sue and Peter on o7 3378 5938.
VENUE: Toowong Bowls Club, 59 Gailey Road (cnr Heroes Ave), Perrin Park, Toowong
Just a 5-7 min walk from Toowong station, or there is plenty of parking in the grounds.
If you are not a bowls club member, please remember to sign in at club before each jam. (Bowls club social membership is $1.00 for life.)
TIME: Jam from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
COST: Free to members, $5 for visitors

WE BUMS Jam at West End – Friday 13 June(2nd Friday of the month) Due to ongoing delays to renovations at Hope St Cafe our space is unavailable and WE Bums for May and June was cancelled. Stay tuned for news about July!
Join Max, Ian and friends in a lively strum. Wind down and get your weekend off to a great start.
VENUE: Hope St Cafe, 170 Boundary St, West End
TIME: Jam starts at 6:30 pm
Gold coin donation. Great coffee and food available!

The Scratch Jam — Sunday 15 July (3rd Sunday of the month)
Join Blair for a Sunday session with a difference. Bar open and food available.
VENUE: The Scratch Bar, 8/1 Park Road, Milton
TIME: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: FREE

TUTUS Jam at Toowong   — Tuesday 17 July (3rd Tuesday of each month).  TUTUS is Toowong Third Tuesday Ukulele Strummers. A casual intimate jam….there is no ballet! For more info contact Max Borchardt phone 0402 071 483/ email mkborchardt@gmail.com, or Judy Haines email jodoaus@hotmail.com
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!

Ferny Grove Beginners Jam — Wednesday 18 July (3rd Wednesday of the month)
Just starting out? Join Linda Gough and Paul Morris for a relaxing low key jam with easy chords, that’s lots of fun. It’s also a great opportunity for more experienced players to practise their fingerstyle technique.
Absolute Beginners Class with Donna & Dianne. Before the jam 6:30 – 7:00pm.
There will be no further Finger Style Classes. Stay tuned there may be some stand alone workshops from Derek coming up!
VENUE: Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street,  Grove, QLD 4055 (07) 3851 1889
TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5

Open Mic Night — Thursday 19 & 26 July (3rd & 4th Thursday of the month)
Check out this post. All musicians welcome, especially ukulele players. Perform for a small, appreciative crowd, or come to lend your support! This low key open mic is for unpolished singles and duets with a one-song-at-a-time format. Perfect for your first performance. The Thai food is great and the bar is open. More info contact William Whitaker (whitakerwv@gmail.com).
VENUE: Camp Hill Community & Sporting Club (Bowls Club), 150A Ferguson Rd, Camp Hill (near Skyline Drive round-a-bout)
TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
COST: FREE

Northside Jam — Tuesday 24 July (4th Tuesday of the month)
Join jam leaders Andrew Hunt and Peter Grace with friends for a ukin’ lively time. Something special tonight a FREE workshop with lots of playing, singing and maybe performing! More details to be announced soon. Bar open. BYO food.
VENUE: Northern Suburbs Bowls Club, 175 Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights
TIME: Beginners class 6:30 pm; Jam starts 7:00 pm
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5

*** WORKSHOP*** More Bass Workshops 1 — Saturday 28 July
This workshop series is for intermediate to advanced players. It builds on Caths Bass Course Beginners/Intermediate from earlier in the year. This workshop series runs over two consecutive Saturdays, attend both workshops and SAVE! WORKSHOP 1 – SATURDAY 28 JULY. WORKSHOP 2 – SATURDAY 4 AUGUST. All details here.
VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street Coorparoo
TIME: Workshop starts 9:30 am – 12:00 pm. Doors open at 8:30am come early to set up amplification for your bass.
BUY TICKETS AT TRYBOOKING: $20 for one workshop/ $30 for both. BUMS Financial Members have received a Promo-Code for 30% discount check your email Wednesday 4 July “Members Promo Code for Bass Workshops July 2018”. Members Price $14 for one day or $21 for both.


AUGUST 2018

Big Uke Jam at Coorparoo — Wednesday 1 August (1st Wednesday of the month)
Grab your ukulele, your family & friends for a night playing and singing. All songs projected on 2 big screens and led by some of our talented performing BUMS.  Come early and have dinner & a bevvy at the Green Bar downstairs.
VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street Coorparoo
TIME: Beginners class 6:30 pm; Jam starts 7:00 pm
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5

*** WORKSHOP*** More Bass Workshops 2 — Saturday 4 August
This workshop series is for intermediate to advanced players. It builds on Caths Bass Course Beginners/Intermediate from earlier in the year. This workshop series runs over two consecutive Saturdays, attend both workshops and SAVE! WORKSHOP 1 – SATURDAY 28 JULY. WORKSHOP 2 – SATURDAY 4 AUGUST. All details here.
VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street Coorparoo
TIME: Workshop starts 9:30 am – 12:00 pm. Doors open at 9:00am come early to set up amplification for your bass.
TICKETS: $20 for one workshop/ $30 for both. BUMS Financial Members have received a Promo-Code for 30% discount check your email Wednesday 4 July “Members Promo Code for Bass Workshops July 2018”. Members Price $14 for one day or $21 for both. BUY NOW at TRYBOOKING: https://www.trybooking.com/WUQA

The Samual Grays Jam — Sunday 5 August (1st Sunday of the Month)
Come in and relax, have a beer or wine and jam along with Blair and Andrew for a new Sunday session. A great selection of beer, wine and spirits. with 9 Craft Beers and 1 Cider on tap and a large choice of imported and local beers and ciders and wines. Check out the Menu specials just for BUMS and remember to book your table! More info here
VENUE: 735 Albany Creek Road, Albany Creek
TIME: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Back to Regular Time
COST: FREE

Ukulele Plays Irish — Thursday 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 August (Every week)
Peter McMeel and Brendan Williams are bringing a bit of the Irish to Toowong Bowls Club. Check it out if you are looking for a new challenge and want to advance your skills in a new fun direction. This is for experienced players. Ukes tuned in D for Celtic. Check out this post for more details. If Musicians intend to visit they can access our playlists and repertoire via our Dropbox link. Email to Peter McMeel at peter.mcmeel45@gmail.com and we will send you our link and weekly email.
VENUE: Toowong Bowls Club, 59 Gailey Road (cnr Heroes Ave), Perrin Park, Toowong
TIME: 5:30 pmM – 6:30 pm. The session extends into All Instruments at around 6:30 pm.

BUMS Daytime Jam — Wednesday 8 August (2nd Wednesday of the month)
Join Peter and Sue Sercombe to get your mid-week uke fix, playing anything from classics to current hit songs. More info contact: Sue and Peter on o7 3378 5938.
VENUE: Toowong Bowls Club, 59 Gailey Road (cnr Heroes Ave), Perrin Park, Toowong
Just a 5-7 min walk from Toowong station, or there is plenty of parking in the grounds.
If you are not a bowls club member, please remember to sign in at club before each jam. (Bowls club social membership is $1.00 for life.)
TIME: Jam from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
COST: Free to members, $5 for visitors

WE BUMS Jam at West End – Friday 10 August (2nd Friday of the month) Due to ongoing delays to renovations at Hope St Cafe our space is unavailable and WE Bums has been cancelled. Stay tuned for news about August!
Join Max, Ian and friends in a lively strum. Wind down and get your weekend off to a great start.
VENUE: Hope St Cafe, 170 Boundary St, West End
TIME: Jam starts at 6:30 pm
Gold coin donation. Great coffee and food available!

***Annual General Meeting*** AGM Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society Inc –  Tuesday 14 August 2018
Find out what our club has achieved with you, and for you, in the last 12 months. Bring your ukulele, as we open and close the meeting with a song. More info here.
TIME: 7:00 pm (preceded by nibbles from 6:30 pm)
VENUE: Coorparoo RSL Club – 45 Holdsworth Street, Coorparoo QLD 4151

Ferny Grove Beginners Jam — Wednesday 15 August (3rd Wednesday of the month)
Just starting out? Join Linda Gough and Paul Morris for a relaxing low key jam with easy chords, that’s lots of fun. It’s also a great opportunity for more experienced players to practise their fingerstyle technique.
Absolute Beginners Class with Donna & Dianne. Before the jam 6:30 – 7:00pm.
There will be no further Finger Style Classes. Stay tuned there may be some stand alone workshops from Derek coming up!
VENUE: Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street,  Grove, QLD 4055 (07) 3851 1889
TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5

Open Mic Night — Thursday 16 & 23 August (3rd & 4th Thursday of the month)
Check out this post. All musicians welcome, especially ukulele players. Perform for a small, appreciative crowd, or come to lend your support! This low key open mic is for unpolished singles and duets with a one-song-at-a-time format. Perfect for your first performance. The Thai food is great and the bar is open. More info contact William Whitaker (whitakerwv@gmail.com).
VENUE: Camp Hill Community & Sporting Club (Bowls Club), 150A Ferguson Rd, Camp Hill (near Skyline Drive round-a-bout)
TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
COST: FREE

*** WORKSHOP*** Chord Melody Workshop — Saturday 18 August
Chord Melody playing is a method of playing the ukulele solo that includes the melody of the tune along with the chords. This gives a fuller sound and can also give the feeling that there is more than one instrument involved in creating the music. All details here.
VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street Coorparoo
TIME:  Workshop: 1:30pm – 3:30pm with a break. Registration from 1:00pm.
TICKETS: $25. Financial BUMS Members have received a Promo-Code for 70% discount. Check your email Sunday 22 July “Members Promo Code for Chord Melody Workshops August 2018”. 2018-2019 Financial BUMS Inc Members Price $7:80 ($7.50 + $0.30 booking fee) BUY NOW at TRYBOOKING: https://www.trybooking.com/XCGR

The Scratch Jam — Sunday 19 August (3rd Sunday of the month)
Join Blair for a Sunday session with a difference. Bar open and food available.
VENUE: The Scratch Bar, 8/1 Park Road, Milton
TIME: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: FREE

TUTUS Jam at Toowong   — Tuesday 21 August (3rd Tuesday of each month).  TUTUS is Toowong Third Tuesday Ukulele Strummers. A casual intimate jam….there is no ballet! For more info contact Max Borchardt phone 0402 071 483/ email mkborchardt@gmail.com, or Judy Haines email jodoaus@hotmail.com
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!

Northside Jam — Tuesday 28 August (4th Tuesday of the month)
Join jam leaders Andrew Hunt and Peter Grace with friends for a ukin’ lively time. Something special tonight a FREE workshop with lots of playing, singing and maybe performing! More details to be announced soon. Bar open. BYO food.
VENUE: Northern Suburbs Bowls Club, 175 Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights
TIME: Beginners class 6:30 pm; Jam starts 7:00 pm
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5