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NEWS & EVENTS

This web page provides a list of BUMS Inc jams and workshops. Also included are ukulele-related events from other groups or individuals which may be of interest to our members for the current month. Please also check Jams About Town for a list of other local ukulele groups holding jams in and near Brisbane.

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JANUARY 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
No Big Uke Jam at Coorparoo — Wednesday 1 January (1st Wednesday of the month) It’s New Years Day and the Bowls Club is closed! Come to Stukulele’s Workshop and Jam on Saturday 4 January- See below.

Stukulele’s Sweet Caroline Ukulele Workshop & Jam— Saturday 4 January. Stukulele brings the popular Uke Mullum experience up to Brisbane with this all abilities and uke workshop, followed by a jam.
VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street Coorparoo
TIME: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
TICKETS: $30 BUMS members $10 with promo-code (Check email 19/12/2019) Tickets via Trybooking www.trybooking.com/BHMJP.

BUMS Albany Creek Jam (previously known as The Samual Gray Jam) — Sunday 5 January (1st Sunday of the month) – Watch this space for updates about the return of the Albany Creek jam. Call 3264 5227 to book a table.
VENUE: Andre & Oscars Café and Restaurant, 735 Albany Creek Road, Albany Creek
TIME: Jam from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm,
COST: FREE

BUMS Westside Jam — Wednesday 8 January (2nd Wednesday of the month)  Join Peter and Sue in the new home of the daytime jam. Get your mid-week uke fix, playing anything from classics to current hit songs. Find out what you can expect here!. More info contact: Sue and Peter on 07 3378 5938.
VENUE: Rosemount Community Centre, 620 Seventeen Mile Rocks Rd., Sinnamon Park. Qld 4073.
TIME: Jam from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
COST: Free to members, $5 for visitors

You Got A Ukulele For Xmas- Now What? Beginner Workshop— Wednesday 8 January. This workshop is for people who have just got a ukulele and do not know where to begin. Donna Farrell will teach you the absolute basics. More info in this post. If you are giving a uke as a gift,  book for the recipient!
VENUE: Zillmere Community Hall, 52 Murphy Road, Zillmere
TIME: 10:00 am- Midday
COST: FREE – Bookings essential places limited. BOOK NOW on Trybooking

WE BUMS Jam — Friday 10 January (2nd Friday of the month) Join Cath Mc Court and friends as you chill out and get your weekend off to a great start with a lively strum.
Find out what you can expect.
VENUE: Hope on Boundary Cafe, 170 Boundary Street, West End
TIME: Jam from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm.
COST: Free to members, gold coin donation for visitors

NUMB BUMS Rehearsals — First band rehearsal for 2020 is Monday 13 January at 6:45 pm. BUMS Inc financial members are eligible to join.
For more information, contact John Low on 0421 080 914.

BUMS Ferny Grove Jam — Wednesday 15 January (3rd Wednesday of the month) Join Linda Gough and Paul Morris for a relaxing low key jam with easy chords at an easy pace, that’s lots of fun. It’s also a great opportunity for more experienced players to practise their finger-style technique. Absolute Beginners Class with Donna & Dianne before the jam 6:00 – 7:00 pm. New Menu – kitchen open from 6:00 pm. Find out what you can expect.
VENUE: Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street,  Ferny Grove. (07) 3851 1889
TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5

The Scratch Jam — Sunday 19 January (3rd Sunday of the month). Bring your uke and join Blair for a Sunday session with a difference. Enjoy a brew and very casual jam for intermediate players (beginners most welcome). Find out what you can expect.
VENUE: The Scratch Bar, 8/1 Park Road, Milton
TIME: Jam from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm.
COST: FREE

McCarthy’s Celtic Music Session (Ukulele Plays Irish) — Returns Thursday 23 January, continuing weekly on Thursdays. Details here on Jams about Town page.

Dukes of Uke Club — Returns 25 January,  then every 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month. Details here on Jams about Town page.

Vic Kena’s Ukulele Night — Returns 27 January, then continues on the last Monday of each month. Details here.

BUMS Northside Jam — Tuesday 28 January (4th Tuesday of the month) Join jam leaders Andrew Hunt and Peter Grace with friends for a ukin’ lively time. Bar open. Bar snacks available. Find out what you can expect.
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

Redlands Open Mic — Returns Sunday 23rd February 2020. See below.


FEBRUARY 2020

The CAGE — First practice for 2020 is Sunday 2 February. More info on the CAGE here.

BUMS Albany Creek Jam (previously known as The Samual Gray Jam) — Sunday 2 February (1st Sunday of the month) – Join Blair and Andrew for a Ukulele Jam washed down with some fine craft beer and great food. New time so ring to book your table for lunch- Call 3264 5227. Find out what you can expect.
VENUE: Andre & Oscars Café and Restaurant, 735 Albany Creek Road, Albany Creek
NEW TIME: Jam from 11:00 pm – 1:00 pm.
COST: FREE

Big Uke Jam at Coorparoo — Wednesday 5 February (1st Wednesday of the month)
It’s back for 2020! 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. Find out what you can expect.
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

FREE Beginners Night – Wednesday 5 February. Just bring a uke and it’s free. This night is sponsored by Morris Brothers Music Store at Stafford and will be taught by Linda Gough who is one of the leaders of our Ferny Grove Jam. This is not a BUMS official event so please direct any inquiries to Linda on 0431 391 888 or Morris Brothers on 3356 3299.
VENUE: Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street,  Ferny Grove. (07) 3851 1889
TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
COST: FREE

Flukey Community BandFirst practice 12th February 2020 from 7pm to 9pm at Coorparoo Bowls Club. This BUMS Community Band continuing to rehearse every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. If you are interested in performing with Flukey, please call Charmaine Matthews on 0407 671 625 for further details. More about Flukey here.

BUMS Westside Jam — Wednesday 12 February (2nd Wednesday of the month)  Join Peter and Sue in the new home of the daytime jam. Get your mid-week uke fix, playing anything from classics to current hit songs. Find out what you can expect here!. More info contact: Sue and Peter on 07 3378 5938.
VENUE: Rosemount Community Centre, 620 Seventeen Mile Rocks Rd., Sinnamon Park. Qld 4073.
TIME: Jam from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
COST: Free to members, $5 for visitors

The Scratch Jam — Sunday 16 February (3rd Sunday of the month). Bring your uke and join Blair for a Sunday session with a difference. Enjoy a brew and very casual jam for intermediate players (beginners most welcome). Find out what you can expect.
VENUE: The Scratch Bar, 8/1 Park Road, Milton
TIME: Jam from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm.
COST: FREE

Redlands Modern Country Music Club — Sunday 16 February. East of West + Ukulele Workshop for Advanced Players. Afternoon kicks off with blackboard performers, followed by performance, then Workshop. More info. This is not a BUMS official event so please direct any inquiries to folkredlands@yahoo.com
VENUE: Redlands Modern Country Music Club, 226 Cleveland Redland Bay Rd, Thornlands (Pinklands Reserve)
TIME: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
COST: Entry fee to cover venue costs: $ 3 members, $5 non-members.

BUMS Ferny Grove Jam — Wednesday 19 February (3rd Wednesday of the month) Join Linda Gough and Paul Morris for a relaxing low key jam with easy chords at an easy pace, that’s lots of fun. It’s also a great opportunity for more experienced players to practise their finger-style technique. Absolute Beginners Class with Donna & Dianne before the jam 6:00 – 7:00 pm. New Menu – kitchen open from 6:00 pm. Find out what you can expect.
VENUE: Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street,  Ferny Grove. (07) 3851 1889
TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5

Mini Absolute Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp – Wednesday evening 19 February. Players who already know C, F & G7, please don’t apply. We start with the very basics. Read more here. This is not a BUMS official event so please direct any inquiries to Keryn at bneukebootcamp@gmail.com.
VENUE: Bulimba Brisbane City Council Library, Meeting Room 1, Cnr Riding Road & Oxford Street, Bulimba Q 4171.
TIME: Arrive at 6:45 pm for a 7:00 pm sharp start. The session runs from 7:00-9:00 pm.
COST: Free but you must book on trybooking. Places limited.

Redlands Open Mic — Back Sunday 23rd February 2020 (Every 4th Sunday of the month). It’s back for 2020. Singers and musicians of all kinds are welcome to this open mic. Songsheets projected for your convenience. Please email Steve Sandilands at themanlysandys@gmail.com for more information.
VENUE: Redlands Modern Country Music Club, 226 Cleveland Redland Bay Road, Thornlands.
TIME: 1:00-5:00 pm
COST: $5 cover charge

BUMS Northside Jam — Tuesday 25 February (4th Tuesday of the month) Join jam leaders Andrew Hunt and Peter Grace with friends for a ukin’ lively time. Bar open. Bar snacks available. Find out what you can expect.
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