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Join the BUMS for our biggest jam of the month.

It’s also our 12th Birthday and we are celebrating! Come and see why Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society have been going strong for over 12 years. Grab your uke and bring your friends and have a fun night. Our setleaders for May are Stephen Sandilands and Darryl Reeves, Adrian Board, and Dave Hethorn.

Songs range from simple chords for beginners (and to limber up!) to more challenging chords and strumming for the more experienced.

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. Please arrive early to tune up.
Chan The Crooner and The Woodstock Experience are performing in round 3 of the Guitar Brothers Sprukestar Quest at BUMS Coorparoo Jam in May.

This is also the third round of the Guitar Brothers Sprukestar Quest .

The two acts for our open mic contest are, Chan The Crooner (Chan Hoo) and The Woodstock Experience (John Lindsay) performing after the first break.

Every audience member gets the opportunity to vote for the act they felt was the most entertaining!

The winner goes through to the May Decider Round at the Northside Jam.

There’s great prizes and bragging rights at stake so we need you all to come, cheer the acts on…  and vote!

Find the Sprukestar Quest performer schedule on the Spruke Festival website https://www.spruke.net.au/who-will-be-the-next-sprukestar/.

Bring some spare change for our fabulous Sprukestar Raffle, generously donated by our SPRUKE 2019 Competition Sponsors Guitar Brothers.

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.

 


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!

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Road, Coorparoo 4151

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Road, Coorparoo 4151

Have you branched out into baritone?

Ukes come in many sizes and shapes, and can be adapted to different styles of music. We see more and more baritone ukuleles at the jams and in our performing groups.

Why play a baritone?

The baritone provides a great transition from 6-string instruments like guitar to playing with 4 strings. If you’re having a hard time adjusting to the GCEA tuned ukulele, this might be the solution for you. Baritone ukulele is a great guitar alternative. Moving from a guitar to baritone ukulele is very easy because most of chord shapes are the same (the exception being that the bottom two strings are just not there). For some people the longer fretboard of the baritone can be a better fit than shorter ukulele fretboards. Compared to a guitar, the string tension is less, and the fret spacing is closer together, and there are only 4 strings to bar. And a baritone uke is so much more portable than a guitar.

Here’s your chance to get started by joining qualified ukulele teacher, Garry Collins at …

Venue: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo QLD 4151
Date: Saturday 25 May 2019
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 or 4:00 pm

Garry Collins has a Certificate 3 in teaching ukulele having trained under James Hill for three years. He has played the baritone ukulele for five years, performing with the Brisbane Uketet.

TICKETS $25

BUY TICKET ONLINE AT TRYBOOKING https://www.trybooking.com/487224

BUMS financial members tickets $5 with promo code (Check your email 24 March Subject: Members Promo Code for Introduction to Baritone Ukulele Workshop )
Please Note: Trybooking has an addition booking fee $0.50 TIPS for using Trybooking here

Workshop description

If you have a baritone ukulele and want to know the differences it has to the standard ukuleles, or even if you don’t have one but are thinking about getting one and want to find out about it before you spend your money then this workshop will answer your questions.

This workshop is suitable for any, beginners to advanced. You will learn how the baritone is tuned, the differences and the similarities the baritone has to other ukuleles. The basic chords in all keys on the baritone. A few different methods you can use on the baritone to play along with others and enhance the overall sound.

Towards the end we will have a bit of a jam so you can get used to baritone chording. To join in the last bit you will need a baritone ukulele and a tuner. There will be a spare (one only) for those who don’t have one but would like to try it out. If you have access to a standard tuned guitar you can use that.

A copy of notes from the workshop and a chord chart will be given to all participants.


If you would like to join BUMS (and get great perks like special prices for workshops) on our membership page.

Check out what jams, workshops, and performances are happening every month on the News & Events page.

Join the BUMS for our biggest jam of the month.

Songs range from simple chords for beginners (and to limber up!) to more challenging chords and strumming for the more experienced. 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. Please arrive early to tune up.

This is the first round of the Guitar Brothers Sprukestar Quest . It’s an open mic contest and our  first two acts, The Ukey Beats (Steve Sandilands & Darrell Reeves) and Lilly (Lillyarna Clark), are performing after the first break.

Every audience member gets the opportunity to vote for the act they felt was the most entertaining!

The winner goes through to the April decider round at the Northside Jam. There’s great prizes and bragging rights at stake so we need you all to come, cheer the acts on…  and vote!

Find the Sprukestar Quest performer schedule on the Spruke Festival website https://www.spruke.net.au/who-will-be-the-next-sprukestar/.

Bring some spare change for our two fabulous raffles-

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.


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!

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Road, Coorparoo 4151

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Road, Coorparoo 4151

Join the BUMS for our biggest jam of the month.

Songs range from simple chords for beginners (and to limber up!) to more challenging chords and strumming for the more experienced.

A special set of traditional Irish Music from Peter McMeel, Brendan Williams and the Toowong Uke Plays Irish Sessions crew, ahead of the Celtic Workshop on Saturday 16 March. Workshop tickets available on Trybooking. Coady Brule also is leading a set after his ripper performance last month.

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. Please arrive early to tune up.

Bring some spare change for our Easter 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.


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!

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Road, Coorparoo 4151

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Road, Coorparoo 4151

BUMS are holding an open mic contest in the run up to our festival SPRUKE 2019

We want your act, whether a solo, group, adult or child, as long as you play ukulele. Players at any playing level are welcome to enter, you can even share the stage with up to 10 of your friends. You can be a beginner or a seasoned open mic performer. This is a popularity contest! The winner of every round will be chosen by the most votes from our jam audiences.

For even more fun there is an element of chance in the Sprukestar Quest Contest:

  • There is a random draw of the twenty (open mic) performance spots for the 10 Sprukestar Quest rounds on Monday 25 February.
  • In addition there is one random wildcard draw into semi-final 2 from all the entries not through to the semi-final rounds.

Find all the details and entry form on the Spruke Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival website.

PRIZES
The finalists will perform at the SPRUKE 2019 Festival Finale Concert.
The winning act will also receive a $500 Gift Voucher and the runner up act a $250 Gift Voucher.

HOW TO ENTER
• Read the Terms and Conditions.
• Make sure you can commit to the performance schedule. Download PDF.
• Get a photo of your act. Entrants will be required to provide a photograph of the entrant/act with his/her ukulele for publicity purposes: GIF/JPG/PNG image files accepted. Landscape orientation. File size less than 1MB.
• Complete the Entry Form with your personal details, and photo.
• Performers under the age of eighteen (18), download the “Minors Media Consent Form” sign and return via mediamanager@brisbaneukulele.com by Friday 22 February 2019.

Entries CLOSED midnight Friday 22 February 2019.

Stay tuned with winners of our open mic spots will be announce on Tuesday.

If you don’t enter please come and support the Sprukestar Quest performances, we need you in the audience to vote for your favourite act. Check out the schedule for all the rounds below.

Sprukestar Quest Performance Schedule- updated

 

This Event has been CANCELLED.

All tickets have been refunded. We apologise any inconvenience this has caused.

Join us for an exotic night of Tropical Trivia, Saturday 2 March at Coorparoo Bowls Club.
This is a fundraiser for  our festival SPRUKE 2019. Everyone is welcome, so bring your trivia loving friends and come along for a fun night of raffles, prizes, fun and musical surprises.

Dress up to WIN a prize.
• Best Team Costumes.
• Best Decorated Table.

Lots of Trivia Prizes, Raffles & Lucky Door Prize

Tickets available at Trybookinghttps://www.trybooking.com/463855

Single Tickets $12 (We’ll find you a team)
Table Ticket $90 (Get together a team of 8 and save)

Saturday 2 March
Arrive 6:30PM for a 7:00PM sharp start to quizzing!

Coorparoo Bowls Club
32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo. 4151

Contact Details: Jo Kunde via mediamanager@brisbaneukulele.com.

Tickets will be on sale at Coorparoo, Ferny Grove, Toowong and Northside Jams through February. There will be no ticket sales at the door on the night (no walk- ins).

Join the BUMS for our biggest jam of the month.

Songs range from simple chords for beginners (and to limber up!) to more challenging chords and strumming for the more experienced.

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. Please arrive early to tune up.

Bring some spare change for our Summer Raffle. All you need for a ukulele day at the beach!Tickets $2 or 3 for $5

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.


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!

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Road, Coorparoo 4151

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Road, Coorparoo 4151

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Join the BUMS for our first jam of 2019.  Songs range from simple chords for beginners (and to limber up!) to more challenging chords and strumming for the more experienced.

If you got a new ukulele for Christmas come to the introductory class at 6:30 pm before the Big Jam starts. You’ll learn some jam survival tips and useful chords. Please arrive early to tune up.

Bring some spare change for our 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.


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!

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Road, Coorparoo 4151

Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Road, Coorparoo 4151

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

 

Come along to gain a basic knowledge of audio systems, specifically the audio system in use at Cooparoo Jam.

Brisbane Ukuleles AV wizard Blair Marks shares the secrets of AV at Coorparoo JamLearn how to set up the gear we use for our Coorparoo Jam from our AV wizard Blair Marks.

Come along to gain a basic knowledge of audio systems, specifically the audio system in use at Cooparoo Jam.

This workshop gives you all the tips and tricks if you’d like to get your own jam going, be a part of our Coorparoo crew, or up-skill for your own band set up.

This is a FREE workshop to wrap up 2018. Bring your uke for a short jam to check the sound gear!

DATE: Saturday 10 November
TIME: 10:00AM-12:00PM
VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club- 32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo.

 

Blair  will cover :

  • How the system goes together.
  • Basic signal flow and the benefit of good labelling.
  • Basic operation of the mixing desk.
  • Microphone types, uses and technique.
  • Basic acoustic theory.
  • Cable maintenance and rolling practice.

The aim of this workshop is to create a backup crew. Blair is such an integral part of the success of our Coorparoo jam, we need a trained up team  for those times he can’t be there.

Get for your FREE ticket on Trybooking- https://www.trybooking.com/YSSQ

We break for lunch then the BUMS Annual Test & Tag will be on in the afternoon 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm. If you have any electrical gear that you use for BUMS gigs or jams you are welcome to bring it along.