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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.


DECEMBER 2017

Special Christmas Jams and information in RED.

Christmas Performances or Concerts by BUMS members in GREEN.

JINGLE BUMS — Wednesday 6 December
Grab your ukulele, your family & friends and kick off the holiday season with all your ukulele friends. 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. Read all about it HERE.
VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street Coorparoo
TIME: No Beginners class but Festive Nibbles from 6:30 pm; Jam starts 7:00 pm
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5

Brookfield Bush Christmas 2017- Friday 8 December.   Brookfield Show Society’s annual Bush Christmas event is FREE. Pack your picnic blankets and come to the Showgrounds for some festive cheer. Gates open at 4pm. The CAGE perform at 5:30pm then stay for Santa and the fireworks!
VENUE: Brookfield Showgrounds, 550 Brookfield Road Brookfield Queensland 4069
TIME: from 4:00 pm
COST: FREE

Woodford Christmas Carnival- Friday 8 December.  FREE community event by Woodford Lions, fun for the entire family & friends. Face Painting, Jumping Castle, FOOD TRUCKS & Beverages, 30+ Market Stalls, Sweets, Live Entertainment featuring the NUMBBUMS, Santa and Street Parade.
VENUE: Archer Street , Woodford.
TIME: from 5:00 pm
COST: FREE

Ukulele Plays Irish — Thursday 7, 14, 21, 28, December (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.

Brisbane Basket Brigade Packing Day- Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December. Featuring Keith Pavy (Ol’55) Vic Kena (The Australian Ukulele Show) ALSO Steve Elbourn, Mick Angeles, Kine Kool, Duke Ukem, Redland City Ukulele, JSD, and David Hethorn. You must be a volunteer to enjoy this fantastic FREE concert! Register on the website https://www.brisbanebasketbrigade.com/ More info here
VENUE:Cannon Hill Anglican College, Cnr Junction and Krupps Rd, Cannon Hill
TIME:Saturday 9th 12:15—3:00pm Sunday 10th 8:00am—3:00pm
COST:FREE

WE BUMS Jam at West End (2nd Friday of the month) is on a break until February 2018- more info

BUMS Daytime Jam — Wednesday 13 December (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

Northside Christmas Spectacular Jam — Wednesday 13 December
Ferny Grove and Northside Jams unite for Christmas! Join Linda Gough, Paul Morris and Tony Richardson for a festive strum with special guest performers and lots of fun.
VENUE: Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove, QLD 4055 (07) 3851 1889
TIME: Nibbles from 6:30pm. Jam starts 7:00– 9:00 pm
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5

Please note there is no Ferny Grove Jam on Wednesday 20 December- Come to the  Northside Christmas Spectacular! See you in 2018 on 17 January (the 3rd Wednesday of the month as usual).

Open Mic NightChristmas break on 21 December only and will be back Thursday 28 December  (generally 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

Bunya Lions Carols in the Park — Saturday 16 December. Lots of fun for all the family.  Christmas entertainment including the NUMBBUMS, rides for the kids, food stalls, Santa and a FIREWORKS display at 8pm.
VENUE: West’s Mitchelton RLFC- 20 Prospect Rd Mitchelton Brisbane, 4053.
TIME: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
COST: FREE

The Scratch Jam — Sunday 17 December (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

Oxley Community Carols- 17 December. The CAGE perform at this popular event,  a feature of the Oxley Darra Uniting Church’s calendar for 20 years.
VENUE: Oxley State School Oval, 22-26 Bannerman Street.
TIME: 5.00pm – Kids fun & Sausage sizzle and 6.30pm – Carols
COST: FREE

St John’s Parish Christmas Festival — Wednesday 20 December A BBQ followed by Christmas worship with entertainment featuring the NUMBBUMS. https://www.facebook.com/StJohnsWoodTheGapCatholicChurch/
VENUE: St. John’s Wood- 41 Chaprowe Road, The Gap.
TIME: 6:00pm for a BBQ, Entertainment from 6:30pm
COST: FREE

Jingle Uke- Thursday 21 December. Join Lindsay Ball and Cath McCourt as they lead a festive jam. RSVP by 15 December to Jennifer by emailing crowther.jj@gmail.com. More details here
VENUE: Grange Bowls Community Club- 79 Sellheim Street, Grange, Brisbane
TIME: 6:00 – 10:30 pm
COST: ?

BUMS at QPAC on the Green- 22 December. Bring friends and family to chillout on the green and enjoy the festive grooves from three of the bands from BUMS performing members. Lineup to be confirmed soon. https://www.qpac.com.au/green-jam/
VENUE: QPAC Corner of Melbourne Street & Grey Street, South Brisbane, Queensland 4101
TIME: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
COST: FREE

Please note there is no Northside Jam on Tuesday 26 December- Come to the Northside Christmas Spectacular! See you in 2018 on 23 January (the 4th Tuesday of the month as usual).


January 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
BUMS Coorparoo Jam — Wednesday 3 JAnuary (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 4, 11, 18, 25 January (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 10 January (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 (2nd Friday of the month) is on a break until February 2018- more info

Ferny Grove Beginners Jam — Wednesday 17 January (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.
VENUE: Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove, QLD 4055 (07) 3851 1889
TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5

 

Open Mic Night — Thursday 18 and 25 January (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

The Scratch Jam — Sunday 21 January (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

Northside Jam — Tuesday 23 January (4th Tuesday of the month)
Join Tony and friends for a ukin’ lively time. 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