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Join the BUMS for our biggest jam of the month. Please arrive early to tune up. Beginners and new players come for the introductory class at 6:30 pm before the Big Jam starts. You’ll learn some jam survival tips and useful chords. Jam songs range from simple chords (for beginners and limbering up!) to more challenging chords and strumming for the more experienced.

Bring some spare change for the raffle.

BUMS Big Uke Jam – Coorparoo – Always first Wednesday of the month
Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings St, Coorparoo.
Beginners 6:30 pm.  Jam starts at 7:00 pm.

If you’d like to “try before you buy”, email secretary@brisbaneukulele.com to inquire about borrowing a ukulele for the evening.

Food and drinks available from the Green Bar and Kitchen.  Open from 6:00 pm.

Other BUMS Inc jams and events are listed on our News & Events page.


Most of our songs come from the Internet. Visit our Ukulele Music (in the Ukulele Info menu) for links to Richard G’s songsheets, Bytown songbooks, and many more. The Bytown slow jam songbooks are great for beginners.

For more ukulele fun, visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/BrisbaneUkulele, or check out our performances on YouTube/BrisbaneUkulele!

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Road, Coorparoo 4151

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Road, Coorparoo 4151

Join fans of the Sunday Session with a uke twist!

Andrew & Blair at Samual Grays Jam in Albany CreekOur newest jam just gets better and better!  Read a review. Come and check it out join Blair and Andrew for a Ukulele Jam washed down with some fine craft beer. Just bring your uke, and get ready to settle in for a good arvo. There might be some unexpected Christmas tunes!

All songs projected on to a screen … no need to bring music or a stand.

Come early for lunch. Check out the food and drink specials just for BUMS below. Remember to ring and book your table on  07 32645227 OR 0412 717375.

VENUE: Samual Grays Cafe and Craft Beer Bar
ADDRESS: 735 Albany Creek Road, Albany Creek 4035
TIME: 2:00 – 4:00pm
COST: FREE
All welcome but please book your table with Samual Gray if you are eating (see above)


SPECIALS for BUMS Ukulele players and families from Samual Grays

Small Pizzas $10
Any Burger and Fries $14
Coffee and Cake $8.50 (will include cup of beverage of choice and cake from display)
OR
10% off any Main Meal

Check out the full menu at https://www.facebook.com/samualgrayscafeandcraftbeerbar/menu/


Most of our songs come from the Internet. Visit our Ukulele Music (in the Ukulele Info menu) for links to Richard G’s songsheets, Bytown songbooks, and many more. The Bytown slow jam songbooks are great for beginners.

Other BUMS Inc jams and events are listed on our News & Events page.

For more ukulele fun, visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/BrisbaneUkulele, or check out our performances on YouTube/BrisbaneUkulele!

Lots of festive fun at Jingle BUMS our biggest jam of the holiday season

Lots of festive fun at Jingle BUMS our biggest jam of the holiday season

Get Jingly at BUMS Biggest Jam of the Christmas Season

Time to pull out your most festive Christmas gear, grab your uke and some friends and head to Coorparoo Bowls Club for a jam and sing-a-long. Our set leaders for December are Spare Parts, The CAGE and Darryl & Steve. They’ve got songs for you to play from every genre, traditional carols to rollicking tunes guaranteed to make you smile!

Jingle BUMS

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Coorparoo Bowls Club

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Catch up with all your friends and join us for Christmas nibbles from 6:30 pm. Jam starts at 7:00 pm. There will be no open mic this month.

Coorparoo Bowls Club- 32 Riddings Street Coorparoo. BUMS members FREE and visitors $5.

CRAZIEST CHRISTMAS CLOBBER PARADE

Get your sparkle on! We want to see your craziest Christmas shirts and T’s …and anything else.

Three prizes to win. Two adults and one for the kids.

LUCKY DOOR PRIZES

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE

We’ve been selling tickets for a huge Christmas Raffle through December at our bigger Jams and tonight one lucky ticket will take it home.

You could win

  • a Makala Tenor Uke, aNue Gig Bag, Electronic Tuner, and Uke Strap.
  • Book- 100 Tips for Ukulele Payer That Pros Know and Use,
  • Yellow  Glen Sparkling, a Christmas Cake and Choccies!

Tickets 3 for $5

 

 

Peter and Sue Sercombe celebrate Christmas with the Toowong Jam

The happy holiday makers are back, and you can guarantee there will be classic Christmas carols to current holiday hits and some special guest performers to have you singing along at the December Jam. Catch up with the rest of the Toowong crew over delicious homemade Christmas food with a drink from the bar.

Having to good a time then stay for lunch at the club!

Jam from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
BUMS members FREE, visitors $5.

Toowong Bowls Club- 59 Gailey Rd (cnr Heroes Ave), Perrin Park.
Close to public transport. Plenty of parking. If you are not a bowls club member, please sign in at club before each jam. Bowls club social membership is $1.00 for life.

CONTACT: Sue by email peterandsue.s@gmail.com or phone (07 3378 5938) for more info and read the review.

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More Christmas Fun with our Northside Jams in December.

The Ferny Grove and Northside Jams combine and celebrate Christmas together at the

NORTHSIDE CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR.

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Ferny Grove Bowls Sports and Community Club

6:30 pm- 9:00 pm

Christmas nibbles from 6:30 pm or come early and have dinner in the restaurant. Drinks available from the bar.

Special guest performers including the NUMB BUS will join Linda Gough and Paul Morris our Ferny Grove jam leaders), with Peter Grace and Andrew Hunt our Northside jam leaders. There’ll be lots of festive fun so bring the family for a Christmas sing-a-long while you jam.

MORRIS BROTHER CHRISTMAS POP UP STORE

Morris Brothers Music Store have just launched their amazing Uke Nation collection and will have some amazing gift ideas for Santa to put under your Christmas Tree.

 


There is no other Ferny Grove Jam or Northside in December. Ferny Grove Jam will return to the third Wednesday of the month in the new year kicking off Wednesday 16 January 2019. Northside Jam will return to the fourth Tuesday of the month in the new year, so we’ll see you Tuesday 22 January 2019.

The BFG- BUMS Supergroup to perform a Uke Opera at Newkulele 2019

The biennial Newkulele Festival is on Friday 19 October 2018 — Sunday 21 October 2018. Newkulele is the sister festival to our SPRUKE Festival (they have the even year and we have the odd). This year we are excited that there is a significant contingent of BUMS off to perform and represent Brisbane.

The BFG (BUMS Festival Group) have been arranging, preparing and rehearsing for many months. They’ve created a Uke Opera, maybe the first ever! A modern-day Romeo and Juliet story of eleven songs woven together by a narrator.   It’s a tale full of emotion, love, frustration, anger, craziness, sorrow, joy, and violence! How will it all end? Will our hero and heroine end up like the tragic Shakespearean couple? What has the Goodwill Bridge got to do with it all?

The BFG members come from many of the BUMS performing bands. NUMB BUMS, Ukulele Saints, the CAGE, and Hypnotonics with a  narrator of great stature, our alpha BUM and President Max Borchardt.

See these BUMS at Newkulele

  • Ukulele Saints —  Sat 20 Oct in the Hunter Room 10:10 – 10:30 am
  • Hypnotonics —  Sat 20 Oct in the Cocert Hall 11:00 – 11:30 am
  • BFG Uke Opera — Sat 20 Oct in the Concert Hall 2:10 – 2:40 pm

Get all the Newkulele news www.newkulelefestival.com

Download the Newkulele Program

We have a very special repeat performance of the Uke Opera at the October Northside Jam on the special night Tuesday 30 October. This is the only other performance of the Uke Opera … ever … so if you didn’t get to Newkulele Festival don’t miss it! More info here 

Check out the BFG in rehearsal for Newkulele 2018

We have a very special night for the October Northside Jam. Along with our regular jam sessions, we have a special repeat performance of BUMS Supergroup direct from Newkulele Festival. Yes it’s the fifth Tuesday of October rather than our regular fourth Tuesday, so it really is an extraordinary night!

The BFG (BUMS Festival Group) got together to perform at Newkulele 2018. They’ve created a Uke Opera, maybe the first ever! A modern-day Romeo and Juliet story of eleven songs woven together by a narrator. It’s a tale full of emotion. Love, frustration, anger, craziness, sorrow, joy, and violence, how will it all end? Will our hero and heroine end up like the tragic Shakespearean couple? What has the Goodwill Bridge got to do with it all? Read more about the BFG here.

This is the only other performance of the Uke Opera…ever… so if you didn’t get to Newkulele Festival don’t miss it!

BEGINNERS CLASS FROM 6:30pm. If you have just bought a uke or new to playing, learn some important chords to get you jam ready!

Jam starts 7:00pm- First jam session,  BFG Uke Opera, then final jam session.

VENUE: Northern Suburbs Bowls Club. 175 Edinburgh Castle Rd, Wavell Heights.
TIME: Beginners Class at 6:30 pm. Jam starts 7:00 pm.
COST: BUMS Inc members FREE; and visitors $5.

No food available for sale but you are welcome to bring food, so bring a takeaway or maybe a little something to share with your table. The Bar is open for all your liquid refreshments!


The next Northside Jam is Tuesday 27 November, returning back to our regular night on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Most of our songs come from the Internet. Visit our Ukulele Music (in the Ukulele Info menu) for links to Richard G’s songsheets, Bytown songbooks, and many more. The Bytown slow jam songbooks are great for beginners.

Other BUMS Inc jams and events are listed on our News & Events page.

For more ukulele fun, visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/BrisbaneUkulele, or check out our performances on YouTube/BrisbaneUkulele!

The new jam for fans of the Sunday Session with a twist!

Andrew & Blair at Samual Grays Jam in Albany CreekOur newest jam just gets better and better!  Come and check it out join Blair and Andrew for a Ukulele Jam washed down with some fine craft beer. Just bring your uke, and get ready to settle in for a good arvo.

All songs projected on to a screen … no need to bring music or a stand.

Come early for lunch. Check out the food and drink specials just for BUMS below. Remember to ring and book your table on  07 32645227 OR 0412 717375.

VENUE: Samual Grays Cafe and Craft Beer Bar
ADDRESS: 735 Albany Creek Road, Albany Creek 4035
TIME: 2:00 – 4:00pm
COST: FREE
All welcome but please book your table with Samual Gray if you are eating (see above)


SPECIALS for BUMS Ukulele players and families from Samual Grays

Small Pizzas $10
Any Burger and Fries $14
Coffee and Cake $8.50 (will include cup of beverage of choice and cake from display)
OR
10% off any Main Meal

Check out the full menu at https://www.facebook.com/samualgrayscafeandcraftbeerbar/menu/


Most of our songs come from the Internet. Visit our Ukulele Music (in the Ukulele Info menu) for links to Richard G’s songsheets, Bytown songbooks, and many more. The Bytown slow jam songbooks are great for beginners.

Other BUMS Inc jams and events are listed on our News & Events page.

For more ukulele fun, visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/BrisbaneUkulele, or check out our performances on YouTube/BrisbaneUkulele!

AJ Leonard & Jenny Rowlands return to BUMS for a concert and workshop 15 September 2018 at Samual Grays Cafe Albany Creek.

AJ Leonard & Jenny Rowlands Workshop and Concert

Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society (BUMS) is excited to welcome A J Leonard and Jenny Rowlands back to Brisbane.

Multi instrumentalist, arranger and recording artist A.J. Leonard is one of Australia’s pioneer ukulele players and is highly regarded to be among the best in the world. After attending the VCA Jenny Rowlands continued her study of the cello overseas and has performed professionally throughout the classical scene in Australia. Together they are a true melding of musical minds, known on the world circuit for their unique ukulele/cello interplay and finely crafted arrangements.

WORKSHOP- Variety Is The Spice Of Life! 
AJ’s Philosophy- In the 70’s I was fortunate to learn strumming techniques from a master that I still use today. These techniques as far as I know are unique even in today’s omnipresent ukulele culture. Our strumming hand produces the sound. The right hand or “the engine room” is so called because it’s what drives and controls the rhythm and dynamics. It’s like a runaway horse that needs to be tamed and controlled.
You’ll need:
  • Skill Level- A knowledge of common chords (Intermediate)
  • Learn multi task strumming to enhance the rhythmic possibilities in your playing
  • Requirements- Bring your ukulele … Baritones are welcome but perhaps helpful if they bring a capo!

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Samual Grays Cafe and Craft Beer Bar.  
735 Albany Creek Road, Albany Creek. 4035

Workshop 2:00-3:00pm and Concert 3:30 – 4:30pm 
Food, craft beer and great coffee available for purchase during the break. Lunch available from 11:00am before workshop ring to book your table 32645227.

TICKETS

Tickets on sale now at Eventbrite- https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/aj-leonard-jenny-rowlands-workshop-and-concert-tickets-48637097869

BUMS member Workshop & Concert $10 (SAVE $20 with promo code – Limit 2)

Workshop & Concert $30

Concert only $15

All tickets + booking fee.

Members check your email 15/08/2018. Subject: AJ Leonard & Jenny Rowlands Tour-  BUMS members SAVE $20 with this promo-code. Sender: mediamanager@brisbaneukulele.com

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HOW TO BUY YOUR  TICKET
It’s easy go to Eventbrite

  1. Click the green TICKETS button
  2. BUMS members click Enter Promotional Code on top right FIRST and enter your code.
  3. Wait for page to refresh.
  4. Choose BUMS Member Workshop & Concert  (Limit 2)
  5. Choose any other tickets you require.
  6. Proceed to checkout

BUMS retrn to the QPAC Green Jam 22 December

We are thrilled to be have BUMS performing groups invited to return to QPAC’s famous Green Jam again this month. The BUMS line up for 2018 is NUMB BUMS, Mama Juju and the Jam Tarts and Four Drink Limit.

Wrap up your work week and kick start the Christmas weekend!  If you are going to see A Very Kransky Christmas  or Spirit of Christmas 2017 arrive early, chill out under the stars before your show and get in the festive mood. Catch up with friends on the lawn, drink in hand, cool breeze in the air and grab a bite from Green Jam Eats.

The Green Jam is a FREE event so perfect to bring all your friends and family. Close to public transport.

DATE: Friday 22 December

VENUE: Green Jam, Melbourne Street Green, QPAC.

TIME: 5:30- 9:30pm

COST: FREE!

Check out all the fun we had in 2017!