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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.

Missing SPRUKE Festival?

BUMS has a big weekend of ukulele for you in October. Join us for a Cabaret- Look What They’ve Done! A entertaining night for all music lovers and ukulele enthusiasts featuring international artists, Manitoba Hal (Canada) and Ukulele Russ (USA) as well as homegrown acts Tyrone & Lesley, The Hypnotonics, and Peter Ransom. Our MC is Tyrone and added attractions Donna & Derek, and Mick Angeles.

EXTRA BONUS- For those having too good a time to go home, Ukulele Russ will be playing in the Green Bar downstairs until 11pm!

Raffles & Prizes

TICKETS $39
Ticket includes a BBQ with gluten free options available (choose this option when buying tickets).

VIP TICKETS $66
Includes Cabaret on Friday night and two workshops on Saturday with Manitoba Hal and Ukulele Russ (Limited available)

Friday 12 October 2018

7:00pm

Coorparoo Bowls Club- 32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo, 4151

PLEASE NOTE: This is a catered event. There are no tickets at the door. Purchase your tickets by Sunday 7th October 2018.

If you have a table of 6/7 please advise Jo Kunde via .

Best Value for BUMS members

*** UPDATE****

If you have recently joined BUMS and did not receive the promo-codes email Jo Kunde at .

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BUMS members SAVE with promo-codes. Check your email 11/08/2018, subject: BUMS Big Weekend Of Uke Promo-codes.

Massive savings for our loyal financial members! You don’t need the VIP Package … don’t select the VIP ticket. Purchase the Cabaret and both workshops with the members promo-codes and get the 3 events for $56! Save $10 over the VIP ticket.

Save 10% on Cabaret tickets and 50% on each workshop. Members Tickets limited to 2 per event. Each ticket attracts a .30 booking fee. If you didn’t receive an email, time to renew your membership.

Scroll down for tips on How To Buy Tickets.

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Workshop with Manitoba Hal and Ukulele Russ on Saturday 13 Oct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want even more ukulele? Check out Vic Kena’s Ukulele Extravaganza on Saturday night at Bulimba Golf Club.

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HOW TO BUY YOUR TICKETS

BUMS members it’s easy to buy all your tickets in one transaction even though they are three separate events. Each ticket has a .30 booking fee.
Go to the Trybooking Cabaret Night page 

Click the yellow BOOK NOW button in the top right
1. Select your ticket Cabaret- BUMS member (Limit 2),
  • Click yellow NEXT button in bottom right.
  • If you require a Gluten Free meal choose YES from the drop down box.
  • Click yellow NEXT button.
2. Look for GIFT / PROMOTIONAL CODE bottom right-hand side
  • Enter Code (Tip- copy & paste)

3. Click yellow APPLY and wait for page to refresh.

4. Choose FIND OTHER EVENTS if you want to buy tickets for the Workshops.

  • They will appear on the right hand side or you can search for them
  • Follow step 1-4 again for each event. Use the individual promo-code for each event.
5. Choose BUY MORE TICKETS if you want to go back and buy tickets for family and friends.
6. When you have completed the last ticket selection proceed to checkout.

Need more help with Trybooking? Check out these tips first.

If you have questions or require assistance please contact Jo Kunde via .

 

 

Ukulele Death Squad workshops 22 September 2018

BUMS is excited to present Ben, Julian, Reuben and Eamonn from the worlds most dangerous ukulele group, The Ukulele Death Squad, for two workshops of ukulele mastery.

Saturday 22 September 2018

Workshop 1- 1pm to 2:30pm
Workshop 2- 3pm to 4:30pm

Coorparoo Bowls Club-22 Riddings Road Coorparoo 4151

 

TICKETS
Workshop 1- $20
Workshop 2- $20
Both Workshops-$30 BEST DEAL!

BUMS members save 30% with promo code- Check your email 28/08/2018

Workshop 1 – Beginner and intermediate Ukers welcome
Join the Ukulele Death Squad, and dive into an in depth look at alternative strumming patterns.
We all know how to strum our ukes, but the Death Squad will deliver some easy, some hard and some death defying new patterns to keep your strumming interesting and diverse.
BYO Music Stand. Materials to take home.

Workshop 2 – Beginner and Intermediate players welcome.
Ben, Julian, Reuben and Eamonn from the worlds most dangerous ukulele group, The Ukulele Death Squad, in an hour of ukulele mastery.
This workshop is designed for ukulele players that are looking to think outside the box, and break away from the standard strum patterns and finger picking.
The Squad will dissect a song, and give us many options on how we can play alternative parts to our neighbour or fellow musicians. Particularly in bigger groups. We can fall into the trap of everyone playing the same parts, why not build dynamic and variation, by everyone offering something different to add to our songs, especially when we have larger groups or ensambles.
BYO Music Stand. Materials to take home.

See Ukulele Death Squad perform at Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall on Sunday 23 September 2018.
Get tickets http://buytickets.at/ukuleledeathsquad/17

The Ukulele Death Squad strives to entertain and wow their audiences by pushing the boundaries of the small four stringed instrument– the Ukulele.

Exploding onto the scene in February 2017 at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, they blend their own ukulele style with Flamenco, Mexican, rap and Folk, with an energetic performance that goes beyond anything audiences have ever seen. The Death Squad have already managed to achieve sold-out Adelaide & Edinburgh Fringe Festival Seasons in 2017/2018. Also taking out “Best Music Act” of the whole 2018 Adelaide Fringe. In fact they have sold out every single show to this day. The UDS will warp your perceptions of ukuleles one nylon string at a time With stage-craft, mad thumping rhythms and outrageous solos, they will quite literally blow your minds. Enter at your own risk

LINKS

Website: https://www.ukedeathsquad.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ukedeathsquad
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ukedeathsquad/

Chord Melody Workshop

Chord Melody playing is a method of playing the ukulele solo that includes the melody of the tune along with the chords. This gives a fuller sound and can also give the feeling that there is more than one instrument involved in creating the music.

What we will cover in this workshop:

    • An introduction to reading standard musical notation on the treble clef
    • An explanation of ukulele tabs (tablature)
    • Learn to play 3-4 tunes
    • A guide to arranging tunes to play with this method

This workshop is suitable for players at any level and for either linear tuning (low G) or re-entrant tuning (high g).

DATE: Saturday 18 August 2018
TIME: Registration 1:00pm. Workshop: 1:30pm – 3:30pm with a break. Tea & Coffee supplied. Bar will be open downstairs.
VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club
ADDRESS OF VENUE: 22 Riddings Road, Coorparoo

TICKETS $25

BUY Tickets at Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/XCGR

Financial BUMS Members have received a Promo-Code for 70% discount. Check your email Sunday 22 July “Members Promo Code for Chord Melody Workshops August 2018”. 2018-2019 Financial BUMS Inc Members Price $7:80 ($7.50 + $0.30 booking fee)
Please Note: Trybooking has an addition booking fee $0.30  TIPS for using Trybooking here
OR
Buy your Tickets at Coorparoo Jam 1st August 2018- CASH only.
Please Note:  Places are limited for this workshop, however if sold out there will be a waiting list on Trybooking.


If you are unable to attend the workshop or have any questions regarding Trybooking please contact Jo Kunde at

Join BUMS Inc and get great membership benefits.  All you need to know HERE.


Presenter Bio
The workshop presenter is Garry Collins who has a Certificate 3 in teaching ukulele having trained under James Hill for three years. Gary has played the ukulele for many years, performing with the Brisbane Uketet. He also facilitated the very popular Build A Band workshop at SPRUKE Festival in 2015 and 2017.

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 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

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.

 

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!