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Join the BUMS for our biggest jam of the month. Our MC for February is Max Borchardt. Joining Max is a lineup of talented BUMS  to lead the 3 sets Coady Brûlé, Peter Ransom and Adrian Board. Please arrive early to tune up.

Beginners and new players come for the introductory class with Steve Sandilands 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.

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 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

Stukulele brings the Uke Mullum experience to BUMS with this all abilities Sweet Caroline Ukulele Workshop, followed by a jam on Saturday 4 January 2020.

Stukulele brings the popular Uke Mullum experience up to Brisbane with this all abilities and ukulele workshop, followed by a jam.

This simple arrangement of Sweet Caroline has parts for every level of player, every type of ukulele, and even standard and low G tunings! Stu has prepared a series of videos to help you practice your parts and work out the best fingers to use to play the melodies.

DATE: Saturday 4 January
VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street Coorparoo
TIME: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
TICKETS: $30  Tickets from Trybooking www.trybooking.com/BHMJP

Financial BUMS members Tickets $10 with promotion code

Emailed 19/12/2019 & 2/01/2020 SUBJECT: Members Promo Code for January 2020 Ukulele Workshop.
All bookings have a $0.50 ticket fee. Please check this page for tips on booking https://www.brisbaneukulele.com/news-events/trybooking-advice/

YOU NEED TO BRING: Ukulele

Stukulele’s Ukulele Group Workshop is designed to help you see the Ukulele in a new light. Stu will help improve your melody playing and note reading, and to develop a strong sense of timing and rhythm when playing in a group.
This simple arrangement of Sweet Caroline has parts for every level of player, every type of ukulele, and even high G and low G tunings!
Enhance your
• Rhythm
• Melody playing
• Harmony Theory
• TAB Reading …..and more

GET A JUMP ON THE WORKSHOP WITH THIS PREPARATION
Stu has prepared a comprehensive series of videos to help you practice your parts and work out the best fingers to use to play the melodies. You’ll fine parts for Standard C AND Low G Tuning. He’s even included downloadable PDFs of the charts for you.

Choose your part (go on challenge yourself!) and get some practice in before the workshop and jam. Absolute complete beginners can sing and strum the chords.

Here’s the link on the Uke Mellum website to get the worksheets. Get a jump on your part!  https://www.ukemullum.com/sweet-caroline-workshop/


Stukulele visits BUMS Inc on 4 Jan 2020 with a Workshop & Jam MISSING THE JANUARY BIG UKE JAM?

After the workshop Stukulele, accompanied by our own Cath McCourt on bass, will lead a Jam and give BUMS a taste of what happens at the popular Uke Nights.

 


ABOUT STUKULELE

Stu Eadie (Stukulele) is a James Hill Certified Level 3 Teacher. He teaches private and group classes for ukulele in and around Mullumbimby, leads Uke Mellum and the popular Uke Night monthly at the Ballina RSL Club.

Website: http://www.ukemullum.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ukemullum

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/ukemullum

Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/ukemullum

Jingle

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.


LUCKY DOOR PRIZES

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.


Join the BUMS for our biggest jam of the month. Our MC for November is Geoff Dancer. Joining Geoff are our set leaders Charmaine Matthews and FLUKEY, Cath McCourt, Mick Angeles & Salli Chumura, and Andrew Hunt & Blair Marks.

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 Christmas Raffle. Tickets on sale through November at Coorparoo, Toowong, Ferny Grove and Northside Jams. Drawn at Jingle BUMS 4 December at Coorparoo.


Vivace Music Pop Up Shop- Start your Christmas Shopping!
Amanda from Vivace Music Stores is bring a selection of great gift ideas for musicians as well as a selection of Aiersi Ukuleles. Vivace Music three store locations serving different customer’s musical needs at Underwood, MacGregor and Sunnybank. Vivace Music store provide a wide & diverse range of musical instruments and equipment as well as instrument repair and services. www.vivacemusic.com.au


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 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 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 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 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 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:



If you’d like to “try before you buy”, email 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!