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Big Uke Jam at Coorparoo Bowls Club

Join Jam leaders Free Range chUKES, Steve Sandilands, Darrel Reeves & Cath McCourt, and Rob Carlyle. 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 join Steve Sandilands 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 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.

No need for books -just grab your uke and play along!


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

UK Ukulele Master Peter Moss Tours East Coast this May

Peter is one of the world’s great masters of ukulele and banjolele styles. Many BUMS will know him from his appearance at the Sunshine Coast festivals in previous years.

Peter became a renowned English champ on the ukulele at the age of 12. A brilliant, charming performer who’s currently traveling the world playing and teaching the instrument. George Formby riffs flash from his fingers as he takes you on a musical journey that will have you shaking your head in amazement.

This will be Peter’s 5th Australian/ New Zealand tour in 3 years and he receives incredible acclaim at every apearance. We are excited to be hosting Peter Moss for his Brisbane leg of his tour.
Peter will be conducting a workshop before the concert. Participants describe Peters workshops as informative and interesting but also lots of fun.

TICKETS
Workshop & Concert $35
Concert only $20

Eventbrite - Ukulele Master Peter Moss Workshop and Concert

Tickets online at Eventbrite (Booking fees apply)

See HOW TO BUY YOUR TICKETS below. BUMS members receive a massive $25 discount on the Workshop & Concert Ticket-BUMS member with their promo-code. Financial BUMS members check your email 19 April SUBJECT:  Promo Code for Peter Moss Concert & Workshop

COORPAROO BOWLS CLUB- 32 Riddings Street Coorparoo. QLD 4151.

SATURDAY 19 MAY 2018

Workshop 9:30- 11:30am and Concert 12:30-2:30pm. Food and drink available from the club during the break.

 

A ROCK & ROLL WORK FUN SHOP – Learn four classic rock and roll tunes in four different keys.

Peter has written this fun shop in two levels of difficulty, so its suitable for any playing level.

Includes a nice introduction, some new chords (in addition to the ones you already know), key changes and a professional intro and ending for each song. Fun, Fun, Fun, for all!

 

 

HOW TO BUY YOUR TICKETS

We want all BUMS members to be able to learn from and experience the brilliance of Peter Moss in concert so we have sent you an email with the promotional code for a massive discount on your ticket. Receive $25 discount so your ticket is $11.49 ($10 + $1.49 booking fee)
It’s easy to buy your tickets online. Go to Eventbrite

  1. Click the green TICKETS button
  2. Click Enter Promotional Code on top right
  3. Scroll down and chooseWorkshop & Concert Ticket-BUMS member-  2 tickets maximum at the discounted price.
  4. Choose any other tickets you require.
  5. Proceed to checkout

 

LINKS
http://www.petermossuke.com/
https://www.facebook.com/peter.moss.735
https://www.eventbrite.com.au

 

It’s our Birthday and Coorparoo Jam kicks off a month of celebrations! Come and party with us! Wednesday 2 May is exactly 11 years to the day that the very first group of ukulele enthusiasts got together with pizza and drinks at the Alibi Room to jam together and become the first BUMS. We’ve come a long way but some things never change. We’ve got a lot to celebrate!

BUMS Big Uke Jam
Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings St, Coorparoo.
Beginners 6:30 pm.  Jam starts at 7:00 pm.

Join jam leaders for May- Jimmy Hooper, Ukulele Saints and Adrian Board. Just Flukey will perform at the Open Mic. 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 join Steve Sandilands 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.

We draw the stunning handcrafted Islander tenor ukulele A big thank you to our generous SPRUKE Festival sponsors Kanileá Ukuleles in Hawaii! Everybody who has picked up this beauty and played it wants it.

Get in early for your last chance tickets and help us kick off our 2019 festival fundraising.

We make the presentation of the Gift Of Music ukuleles to Wayne Thomson of Rural Aid.
Thank you to all the generous BUMS who have contributed. See them all here on in our Facebook Album.
We are so close to our target of 20 ukuleles and you can still bring a ukulele or cash to donate on the night. Find out more –  BUMS give the Gift of Music.

A Music 440 Popup Shop Lots of goodies and also a special donation to the Gift of Music.

Lucky Door Prizes

Last, but not least, save some space for a piece of Birthday Cake…Happy Birthday to us!

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 has been invited to join EveryOneBand, the biggest band and largest interactive recording project ever! This is a fundraiser for the Australian Music Charity, Support Act.

This will be a great project for BUMS to record as a group.

Check out the Launch Video here!

Who else is in the band? Everyone from Jimmy Barnes to Kasey Chambers, from The Baby Animals to Midnight Oil. More than 1200 people so far! Check out www.everyoneband.com to see a full list of band members.

BUMS will record ourselves playing along with  our BUMS band leader to the original song “Stand By You”. Ukulele only- no vocals. We then send in our audio file. When EveryOneBand has received everyone’s files and mixed the song, the single will be released with 100% of all record royalties and profits going to Support Act. Due sometime in May 2018.

BUMS Inc is recording on
WEDNESDAY 28 MARCH
COORPAROO BOWLS CLUB
7:00- 9:00PM

HOW TO TAKE PART

 

1. Register to play at BUMS recording for EveryOneBand

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2. Join EveryOneBand

VERY IMPORTANT
Even though our recording will be of all BUMS playing together jam style– each player needs to join EveryOneBand individually, so you can see your own name on the EveryOneBand members list and agree to the terms & conditions.

Join as yourself and enter Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society as your band. If you are sending an additional recording of yourself (singing or playing another instrument) with another band add that band as well. Joining is free, quick and easy.

JOIN EVERYONEBAND HERE

Once you have joined  the band you can download backing tracks to practice to. Although there is a uke chart of the song ‘Stand By You’ available we want you to download the BUMS formatted ‘Stand By You’ song sheet

3. DOWNLOAD the BUMS song sheet of Stand By You

This is the one we’ll be using on recording night. It’ll  look more familiar if you’re a regular jam player!

DOWNLOAD PDF HERE (112 KB) Stand By You-uke-lyrics-link-BUMS

4. Practice the song”Stand By You” with the backing track.

 

5. Bring your Uke to Coorparoo Bowls Club, Wednesday 28 March 7 PM  and be ready to record

There will be a run through of “Stand By You” at Ferny Grove and Northside Jams. We’ll also have a few rehearsals on the night before we commence the recording session.

You’ll be able to tell the kids and grandkids that you’re in a band with Barnesy, Paul Kelly and The Oils, it’s the biggest band ever, you’ve got a #1 hit – and a ‘Gold’ award to prove it!

The only rule of EveryOneBand is that no one gets a free record. So we all have to buy, download and/or stream the track as much as possible – and get our friends and family to as well! That’s how we’ll top the charts, go gold – and most importantly, raise money for Support Act.

Pre-order your single or download from the EveryOneBand store – each one counts towards the chart position and gold target. There is also t-shirts, etc. for sale! 100% of all recording royalties and Merchandising profit goes to Support Act, the Australian Music Charity. Buy a T-shirts and wear it to the recording!

Tell your band members and uke friends and come be a part of something epic and unique – the biggest band ever.

If you have any questions please contact Jo Kunde via mediamanager@brisbaneukulele.com

Everything you want to know to start playing the Baritone Ukulele

Any ukulele player knows the versatile uke is adaptable to many different types of music, and provides a unique characteristic to each musical arrangement. Each size of ukulele from the smallest soprano, concert, tenor and baritone brings a different tone. If you are a part of a group, the deeper richer sounds of the baritone can provide a unique foil for any song arrangement.

Why play a baritone?

The baritone can provide a good transition from 6 string to 4 string playing for people who are having a hard time adjusting to the GCEA tuned ukulele. The longer fretboard of the baritone could be easier to transition to than the smaller sized ukuleles for some. Transitioning from a guitar to baritone ukulele is very easy because all of the shapings for the chords are the same (the only exception being that the bottom two strings are not there). The string tension is less, and the fret spacing is closer together and there is only 4 strings to bar. It is also so much more portable than a guitar. If you are looking for a guitar alternative, try a baritone ukulele.

We are seeing more Baritone Ukuleles at the jams and in our performing groups. BUMS members have been asking for a workshop so here it is!

Intro to Baritone Ukulele

24 MARCH 2018

Coorparoo Bowls Club

1 PM

This workshop is for you if;

  • you have a baritone ukulele and want to know the differences it has to the standard ukuleles.
  • you are thinking about getting a baritone and want to find out about it and have all your questions answered before you spend your money.
  • you are a part of a group and want to discover how the deeper richer sounds of the baritone can complement any song arrangement.
  • you are looking for a guitar alternative.

This workshop is suitable for any player, beginner to advanced.

The workshop presenter is Garry Collins who 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.

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.
  • different techniques to play along with others and enhance the overall group sound.

To finish the workshop Garry will lead a short jam to consolidate what you’ve learned and get you familiarised with the baritone chording.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

  • a Baritone Ukulele
  • a tuner

There will be a spare Baritone Ukulele (one only) for those who don’t have one but would like to try it out.
A copy of notes from the workshop and a chord chart will be given to all participants.

Purchase tickets online at Trybooking

TICKETS $25

BUMS financial members tickets $5 with promo code (via email  Monday 19 February 2018)

Please Note: Trybooking has an addition booking fee $0.30 TIPS for using Trybooking here

DATE: 24 March 2018

VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo

TIME: 1:00 pm – 3/4:00 pm. Flexible finish time if the jam is hopping we aren’t stopping!


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 Jam leaders Michael Willimot, Rob Carlyle and David 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 join Steve Sandilands 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 – 1st 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

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Big Uke Jam at Coorparoo Bowls Club

Join us for the biggest BUMS jam of the month. All levels of experience welcome. Bring your family and friends. Bring some $$$ for the raffle.

BUMS Big Uke Jam – Coorparoo – 1st Wednesday of the month
Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings St, Coorparoo.
Beginners 6:30 pm.  Jam starts at 7:00 pm.

Beginners and new players join Steve Sandilands 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.

Jam leaders for January are Ian Phillips, Peter Ransom and David Hethorn. Songs range from simple chords for beginners (and to limber up!) to more challenging chords and strumming for the more experienced.

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

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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.

WEDNESDAY 6 DECEMBER

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!

BUMS thanks ourSPRUKECrew with a BBQ on Saturday 18 November

SPRUKE Crew Thank You BBQ

BUMS Inc wants to thank all of our wonderful SPRUKE Crew for their enthusiasm, energy and time. If you volunteered over the festival weekend you are invited!

Steak sandwiches are the fare, OR a couple of snags on bread.

DATE: Saturday 18 November 2017
VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street Coorparoo
TIME: 12:30 pm

You must RSVP for catering. Be quick numbers are limited!

RSVP to Festival Director, Max Borchardt. Email mkborchardt@gmail.com or phone 0402 071 483 by Monday 13 November 2017 .

Drinks available at the bar.

Bring your uke, your pics and your stories!

Come to the AGM and find out what your society has done for its members in the last 12 months.

The Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society Annual General Meeting is to be held Tuesday 31 October 2017, 6:30pm
Coorparoo RSL Club. More info here.

The following Nominations have been received for the 2017 BUMS Inc AGM.
President:                                                    Nominated by:                                                   Seconded:
Vice President: Amanda Allwood           Nominated by: Ian Phillips                             Seconded: Clare Gornall
Treasurer: Col Grant                                 Nominated by: Ian Phillips                             Seconded: Clare Gornall
Assistant Treasurer:                                  Nominated by:                                                   Seconded:
Secretary: Judy Matthews                        Nominated by: Ian Phillips                             Seconded: Clare Gornall
Assistant Secretary:                                   Nominated by:                                                   Seconded:
Media Manager:                                         Nominated by:                                                   Seconded:
IT Officer: Rob Carlyle                              Nominated by: John Henderson                   Seconded: Keryn Henderson
Properties Manager:                                  Nominated by:                                                  Seconded:
Gigmeister: John Henderson                   Nominated by: Keryn Henderson                Seconded: Rob Carlyle
Spruke Director: Max Borchardt             Nominated by: Judy Matthews                    Seconded: Col Grant
Events Manager:                                         Nominated by:                                                 Seconded:

Come along (with your uke) at 6:30 pm on Tuesday 31 October, for refreshments and a song before the meeting fun begins!

RSVP to secretary@brisbaneukulele.com so we can cater for you and send you the AGM agenda and minutes.

All positions are declared vacant and nominations are always welcome. Nomination forms will be available on the night. (Nominees, nominators and seconders must be financial members of BUMS Inc for the 2017–2018 financial year.)

Take part and have your say in the direction of our society – fresh ideas are welcome!