Feeling Festive? Come to Coorparoo Bowls Club for the 10th Jingle BUMS

Dress in your most festive finery for a prize!

Don your most festive finery and you could win a prize!

Grab your ukulele, family & friends, and head to Coorparoo Bowls Club on Wednesday 4th of December. It’ll be a night of playing and singing all your festive favourites. Dress in your best festive finery ! There’ll be lots of prizes, and we’re drawing the Christmas Raffle.

Come early for dinner & a bevvy at the Green Bar downstairs. Christmas nibbles provided from 6:30 pm. There’s no beginners group at Jingle BUMS.  The jam starts at 7:00 pm. All songs projected on 2 big screens.

DATE: Wednesday 4 December 2019
VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street Coorparoo
TIME: From 6:30 pm

BUMS members are FREE and visitors pay $5 entry.


One BUM will be celebrating when they take home the major Lucky Door Prize of Kohala Tenor Ukulele RRP $179.95
Donated by Morris Brothers Music Store.
Visit the Morris Brothers Pop Up Shop for musical gift ideas.

There’s even more prizes of Australian Ukulele Vol 1 CDs
Donated by Trevor Gollagher Music and Little Room Studio

Last chance to get your tickets in the Christmas Raffle. Drawn tonight!

More info in this post.

Ferny Grove and Northside Jams come together for one big Christmas celebration at the Northside Christmas Spectacular at Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club — Wednesday 11 December.

Join Linda Gough, Paul Morris, Peter Grace, Andrew Hunt and their special guests for a fun night of your favourite jam songs and many festive favs. Grab your uke, don your Christmas T and sparkles and get ready for a fun strum and singalong.

Special Guest Acts

  • Linda’s Uke’n’Sing Groups
  • Donna & Derek Farrell
  • Jingle Chums

Festive Finger Food served through the night including Gluten free options.

Entry is free for BUMS members, and visitors pay $5.

You could take home one of the TEN fabulous Lucky Door prizes!

Ohana Tenor Ukulele with a solid cedar top and rosewood back and sides RRP $495
Kohala Acoustic Electric Tenor Ukulele RRP $199.95
And other prizes of wine and chocolates.

Many thanks to Morris Brothers Music Store for all the prizes and their continuing support.

Pick up some great musical gift ideas at their pop up shop.




DATE: A special date for the event —Wednesday 11 December

TIME: Special extended time of 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

VENUE: Northside Christmas Spectacular at Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove

The kitchen is open from 6:00 pm with a new menu. Please ring (07) 3851 1889 if you’d like to book a table for dinner.

Tickets in the BUMS Big Christmas Raffle will be on sale at Coorparoo, Toowong, Ferny Grove and Northside jams, through November.

Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.

You can win:

First Prize in the BUMS Big Christmas Raffle is sponsored by Tocco Italiano1ST PRIZE: Dinner for two at Tocco Italiano Teneriffe (Set Menu with Wines).  Value $250 many thanks to our sponsor Arturo Buonocore and Tocco Italiano

Tocco Italiano Teneriffe is located just outside Brisbane City. It’s a modern industrial style restaurant that evokes elegance with rustic elements of polished concrete, warm wood, copper back dropped bar and European furniture.

Tocco Teneriffe has an open kitchen and domed wood fired oven so you can watch the action from the bar and dining areas. Enjoy superb Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner and a bar area for aperitif and dreaming of Italy.



2ND PRIZE: Ukulele Instructional book and DVD packs. Each include a copy of  “Ukulele Musicality” (Trevor’s latest book) and “Hey! Want To Be A better Ukulele Player” books and DVD’s  “Percussive Strumming” and  “Hey! Your Ukulele Has More Than 3 Frets”. Value $80 many thanks to our sponsor Trevor Gollagher Music

Trevor Gollagher teaches private lessons, workshops and classes,  in Brisbane, Australia and also at many ukulele festivals around the country. As well as an author, and professional musician Trevor also owns Little Room Recording Studio.

The BUMS Big Christmas Raffle will be drawn at Jingle BUMS on Wednesday 4 December 2019. Good Luck!

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.


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.



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  or phone (07 3378 5938) for more info and read the review.


More Christmas Fun with our Northside Jams in December.

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


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 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.

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


Check out all the fun we had in 2017!

Christmas is coming and it’s time to get festive at Jingle BUMS.

Grab your ukulele, your family and friends and kick off the holiday season with all your ukulele friends. We have a cracker of a night of entertainment, fun and frivolity to end 2017 with a bang!
Jam along to all your Christmas favourites with FreeRange ChUKES, Jimmy Hooper, Anything Goes, Tutus and Just Flukey.


Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street Coorparoo

Festive Nibbles from 6:30 pm. Jam starts 7:00 pm

BUMS members FREE and visitors $5

Lindsay checking out the Kanile’a Ukulele Raffle Prize

Bring some spare change for our Christmas Raffle

Tickets $2 or 3 for $5.

One lucky person will be taking home a beautiful ukulele. Thanks to Kanile’a ‘Ukulele one of our major fundraising sponsors for SPRUKE Festival.


Lucky Door Prize

You could WIN a two-night stay for a couple at the Stanthorpe Country Cabin at the picturesque Mount View Winery (valued at $220) just for being there.

Our Lucky Door Prize is generously donated by Dave and Angela McGrath of Mountview Wines.



Dress to impress ….Santa!

We will have lots of fun prizes for

* Worst Christmas T-Shirt
* Best Dressed BUM
* Best Dressed Junior BUM
* Best Headgear -Hat whatever!

See you there ….with bells on!

Ferny Grove and Northside Jams unite for Christmas! Join Linda Gough, Paul Morris and Tony Richardson for a fun night as they lead a festive strum with special guest performers The CHUMS, The NUMBBUMS, and The Daytrippers.

Catch up with all your northside friends for a drink and nibbles from 6:30pm.

Our wonderful sponsors Morris Brothers Music Store at Stafford have donated the raffle prize and lucky door prize.

Check out the Morris Brothers pop-up shop with lots of giftideas for the musically minded….maybe pick up a Christmas pressie for yourself!

VENUE: Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove, QLD 4055 (07) 3851 1889
TIME: Nibbles from 6:30pm. Jam starts 7:00– 9:00 pm
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5

Please note there is no Ferny Grove Jam on Wednesday 20 December and no Northside Jam on Tuesday 26 December. This event replaces both for December 2017.