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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

This is also the First Semi-final of the Guitar Brothers Sprukestar Quest

Join the BUMS for our biggest jam of the month.

Grab your uke and bring your friends and have a fun night. Our set-leaders for July are Peter Grace, Coady Brule and Max Borchardt. 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.

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.

Bring some spare change for our fabulous Sprukestar Quest Raffle, from our SPRUKE 2019 Competition Sponsors Guitar Brothers.

 

This is the First Semi-final of the Guitar Brothers Sprukestar Quest . The two acts for our open mic contest are; winner of the April rounds Elliot Gough and winner of the May rounds Chan Hoo. Joining them is wildcard draw Michael Willimot, all of our acts are performing after the first break.

Every audience member gets the opportunity to vote for the act they feel is the most entertaining! The winner goes through to the Final at the Northside  Jam 27 August and will be invited to perform at the SPRUKE 2019 Festival Finale on 15 September.

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.


MEMBERSHIP DUES 
All membership fees are now due and you can either pay online OR Col and Judy will be accepting memberships at Coorparoo tonight- CASH or cheque only!

Please note:  As an incorporated body, our management committee has a legislated responsibility to keep accurate up-to-date membership records. Help us to get it right. Please download and complete a BUMS Membership Renewal Form to confirm your contact details.


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

Food (new menu) 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.

Grab your uke and bring your friends and have a fun night. Our set-leaders for July are Peter Grace, Coady Brule and Max Borchardt. 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.

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.

Bring some spare change for our fabulous Sprukestar Quest Raffle, from our SPRUKE 2019 Competition Sponsors Guitar Brothers.

Guitar Bothers Sprukestar Quest Round seven

This is round SEVEN of the Guitar Brothers Sprukestar Quest . The two acts for our open mic contest are; act thirteen “Student & Teacher” (Milo Milosevic) and act twelve Jemima Moore 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 second semi-final at the Ferny Grove Jam 21 August.

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.


MEMBERSHIP DUES 
All membership fees are now due and you can either pay online OR Col and Judy will be accepting memberships at Coorparoo tonight- CASH or cheque only!

Please note:  As an incorporated body, our management committee has a legislated responsibility to keep accurate up-to-date membership records. Help us to get it right. Please download and complete a BUMS Membership Renewal Form to confirm your contact details.



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

Food (new menu) 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

“I’m all about that bass” workshop has been designed exclusively for BUMS who play bass.

Accomplished Brisbane musician Mark Cryle, took a poll of his fellow musos to discover what abilities make a good bass player. He has extracted and distilled this into a workshop which will enable you to get better at playing bass on your own and with others.

The workshop will focus on bass as an ensemble instrument and will be divided into 3 sections.

  1. Bass as a rhythm instrument: understanding the fundamentals of time keeping.
  2. “No one knows the chord until the bass player decides which note to play!”: understanding the concept of the “root note” ; knowing when to play it and when not to.
  3. What to play between the “root notes”: understanding the importance of scales and harmony theory in deciding which notes to play and not to play.

When it comes to improving your bass playing faster, nothing beats than actually getting out and playing with other musicians.

To get the most out of this workshop participants need have the fundamentals of playing bass, and know notes of the bass fret board and be comfortable playing. This is NOT a beginners workshop.

ABOUT YOUR PRESENTER

Mark Cryle began playing bass at age 14 in high school bands. In the intervening years he has played on international and Australian festival stages, in concert halls and theatres, recording studios, clubs, pubs, churches, markets on the backs of trucks and once in a cemetery. As well as being an experienced and accomplished bass player, Mark also plays mandolin and guitar and is a highly-acclaimed songwriter.

SATURDAY 27 JULY 2019

COORPAROO BOWLS CLUB

TIME: 9:30 am until 12 Noon .

             Door opens 9:00 am. Please check in and set up ready to start at 9:30 am

TICKETS $25: Buy your tickets directly below.

BUMS DISCOUNT CODES: BUMS financial members tickets $5 after promo code.

Check your email 21 June 2019 Subject: Members Promo Code for Bass Workshop with Mark Cryle 27 July 2019.
Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/BDOGB
Choose Workshop BUMS Member Ticket and enter promo code at checkout. TIPS for using Trybooking here
Please Note: Trybooking has an addition booking fee $0.50. 

WHAT TO BRING

  • U Bass/ Bass guitar,
  • Amp,
  • Jug lead [power chord for amp],
  • Lead for bass,
  • pen, notebook,
  • extension cord,
  • snack and water.

Please note: The Coorparoo Bowls Club bar will not be open.

 

Join the BUMS for our biggest jam of the month.

Grab your uke and bring your friends and have a fun night. Our set-leaders for June are Donna and Derek Farrell, Graham Hall and Andrew Hunt. 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.

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.

Bring some spare change for our fabulous Sprukestar Quest Raffle, from our SPRUKE 2019 Competition Sponsors Guitar Brothers.


Michael Willimot and Marc Wright perform for round FIVE of the Guitar Brothers Sprukestar Quest at BUMS Coorparoo Jam 5 June 2019

This is round FIVE of the Guitar Brothers Sprukestar Quest . The two acts for our open mic contest are; act nine “Brownies” (Michael Willimot) and act ten Marc Wright 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 second semi-final at the Ferny Grove Jam 21 August.

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.


BINARY MUSIC POP UP SHOP

Come early to the Coorparoo Jam and have a chat to our special guests from Binary Music who are well-known for their expertise in all things ukulele. Among other things, they will have some exciting new wares, including new models of uke, new Double brand uke pickups (including the Trans model with built-in effects which can be fitted to any uke), music stand lights, uke sheet music, some great new uke straps and more.
If there is a particular item you need, let us know before the night and we can bring it along for you. So come over to their trade table on the night, have a chat and check out what’s new for uke.

Karen & Len
Binary Music Cleveland ph 3488 2230
web: binarymusic.com.au
email: sales@binarymusic.com.au



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

Food (new menu) 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

Get tickets in this bright RED Flight TUS35 travel soprano with a black soft case (RRP $80), and matching BUMS pom-pom hat and scarf set crafted by our very own Amanda Allwood (Hypnotonics).

Plastic Fantastic! Built unapologetically from plastic, the sound quality of these ukuleles will blow you away, and their durability will make them Keith Richards’ instrument of choice after Armageddon hits. These ukes are perfect for rainy festivals, cramped overhead lockers, snowy adventures and summer swims.

Thanks to a wider arched ABS back, this baby has more volume in middle range than your average soprano, while also resonating better and sounding brighter. It is needless to mention the durability and resistance to humidity changes, the main enemies of the wooden ukuleles.

You’ll be the envy of all your friends as you strum up a storm on your Flight soprano travel uke, while keeping warm and toasty in your brilliant BUMS beanie and scarf!

Tickets $2 ea or 3 for $5 are available at major jams (Coorparoo, Ferny Grove, Northside and Toowong).

The raffle will be drawn at the Coorparoo Big Uke Jam on Wednesday 7 August 2019.

Thank you to our long-term supporters, Music Express Mt Gravatt, for contributing to the prize!

 

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