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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.

May 2018

May is BUMS 11th Birthday Month! BUMS will be celebrating our 11th Birthday by giving the gift of music to a rural school. Read how you can help.

BUMS 11th Birthday Celebration at Coorparoo Jam — Wednesday 2 May (1st Wednesday of the month)
Cake, Presentation of the Gift Of Music Ukuleles, Draw of the Islander Tenor Ukulele, Music 440 Pop up Shop, lots of great songs. 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 2, 10, 17, 24, 31 May (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.

***NEW JAM*** The Samual Grays Jam — Sunday 6 May (FIRST TIME and every 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. Great lunch menu as well.
VENUE: 735 Albany Creek Road, Albany Creek
TIME: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
COST: FREE

BUMS Daytime Jam — Wednesday 9 May(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

CANCELLED WE BUMS Jam at West End – Friday 11 May (2nd Friday of the month) Due to renovations to Hope St Cafe our space is unavailable and we’ve had to cancel WE Bums for May. Stay tuned for news about June!
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!

Ferny Grove Beginners Jam — Wednesday 16 May (3rd Wednesday of the month)
Ferny Grove celebrates their 4th Birthday. Cake and all their best songs from the last 4 years! 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. May is the Ferny Grove Jams 4th Birthday.
NEW for 2018- Absolute Beginners Class with Donna & Dianne. Before the jam 6:30 – 7:00pm.
Finger Style Class with Derek Farrell.  Lesson 4. 6:00-7:00pm.
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 17 & 24 April (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

Peter Moss Workshop & Concert– Saturday 19 May
Direct from the UK, Peter Moss returns to Australia in May 2018. Peter is one of the world’s great masters of ukulele and also banjolele styles.  More details here.
VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street Coorparoo
TIME: Workshop 9:30 am; Concert 12:30 pm
Buy tickets on Eventbrite– Workshop & Concert $35, Concert only $20.
Financial BUMS members check your email 19 April 2018 for a huge discount! SUBJECT: Promo Code for Peter Moss Concert & Workshop

The Scratch Jam — Sunday 20 May (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 22 May (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

Absolute Beginners BootCamp 1— Wednesday Night 23 May
Learn to play the ukulele. A free Absolute Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp will run on two consecutive Wednesday nights. Attendance is specifically for Absolute Beginners. Group size is limited to 15 participants. Session 1: Wednesday 23 May 2017  and Session 2: Wednesday 30 May 2017. Please only register if you are available for both sessions. Players who already know C, F & G7, please don’t apply. All the details HERE.
VENUE: Bulimba Brisbane City Council Library, Meeting Room 1, Cnr Riding Road & Oxford Street, Bulimba Q 4171.
TIME: 6:45 pm for a 7:00 pm sharp start
TICKETS are FREE but you must register at Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/UBWX

Absolute Beginners BootCamp 2— Wednesday Night 30 May
Learn to play the ukulele. A free Absolute Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp will run on two consecutive Wednesday nights. Attendance is specifically for Absolute Beginners. Group size is limited to 15 participants. Session 1: Wednesday 23 May 2017  and Session 2: Wednesday 30 May 2017. Please only register if you are available for both sessions. Players who already know C, F & G7, please don’t apply. All the details HERE.
VENUE: Bulimba Brisbane City Council Library, Meeting Room 1, Cnr Riding Road & Oxford Street, Bulimba Q 4171.
TIME: 6:45 pm for a 7:00 pm sharp start
TICKETS are FREE but you must register at Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/UBWX