Christine joined the Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society Inc in November 2010, and became a regular performer with The Performing BUMS, including performing at our first festival in the concert on QPAC Green during Brisbane’s Big Ukulele Jam. When The Performing BUMS disbanded, Christine performed with BUMsteaders between 2012 and 2016. She also performed as Lola with The Bottom Line, representing BUMS at ukulele festivals in Cairns and interstate. Christine helped establish and run NUMB BUMS and Trippy Hippies, and performed with both groups at SPRUKE 2015.
Christine also assisted Tony Richardson to establish the Northside jam, organising door takings and raffle ticket sales from 2012 to 2015. As a Northside jam representative, Christine regularly attended management committee meetings from 2012 to 2015, and festival planning meetings for SPRUKE 2013 AND 2015. She was Assistant Treasurer in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 financial years, and indispensable in that role for SPRUKE.
In 2015, Christine initiated the ukulele picnics that we ran to promote BUMS and SPRUKE, and set up BUMS Bazaar to promote BUMS Inc and SPRUKE merchandise.
Christine has helped lead jam sets at WE BUMS, Coorparoo, Paper Moon and Northside, and she has run beginner groups for Coorparoo and Northside jams, and often offers the use of her ‘bus’ to transport band members to gigs.