PERFORM WITH BUMS
BUMS Inc members are amateur musicians with a common love of ukulele. If you are keen to improve, give purpose to your practice by becoming a performing member.
We run three adult community bands and one for children and young people.
Some of our long-standing performing members were asked about their band BUMS Inc experiences.
“The Big Band formed in 2011, as a bunch of enthusiasts determined to improve their playing and put on a show. Spurred on by the fearless leadership of Milton Scully (whose belief in us never wavered) we practised for months! Performing on the lawn outside QPAC as part of the inaugural BUMS ukulele festival in 2011 will always be a highlight for me! We were very well received and even had some young dancers on the lawn grooving to the smooth sounds of “Bridal Train” and “Blueberry Hill”.
Amanda Allwood (The BUMS Big Band, The Bottom Line, Anything Goes)
“I’ve had no formal musical training of any kind. The friendships that I have made in the bands have improved my life and have given me something to look forward to every week. I have been wonderfully blessed. I now have friends for life — and my music ability continues to improve. Without BUMS and the other members of Anything Goes, my musical abilities would never have gotten out of the garden shed!”
Mark Bradshaw (The BUMS Big Band, The Bottom Line, Anything Goes)
“Being a part of the BUMS Big Band, and then The Bottom Line has taken me from a ukulele newbie to a confident performer. I have made wonderful friends, and discovered musical talents I didn’t know I had. There’s nothing like the buzz you get from performing for an audience and seeing people singing along, tapping their feet or dancing as you play and sing.”
(Lindsay Ball (The BUMS Big Band, The Bottom Line, Anything Goes)
Visit the Be a Performer page to find the band nearest you.
All performing members are invited to promote themselves or their groups on our Book a BUM web page.
Visit the Gallery to see BUMS in action.