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Easy Playing Classics, played at a pace suitable for beginner to intermediate players

This jam is led by experienced musicians Paul Morris of Morris Brothers Music and Linda Gough of Ivory Frets Music. A relaxing low key jam with easy chords, that’s lots of fun for uke players at all levels, every third Wednesday of the month. It’s also a great opportunity for more experienced players to practise their finger-style technique. Read a review.

Have you been to a Jam and felt overwhelmed and frustrated that you couldn’t keep up? The Ferny Grove Jam is for you.

Paul and Linda choose popular songs, played at a nice easy (slower) pace. The songs are curated to be fun to sing, with most songs using the most common chords – Am, A7, C, C7, D, Dm, D7, F, G7, G. A friendly crowd if you need a hand just ask!

VENUE: Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove QLD 4055.
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5. This includes the Beginners Class.
TIMES: Beginners class at 6:30pm followed by Jam at 7:00pm


NEW for all very new players Dianne Davis and Donna Farrell will hold a beginners lesson before the jam starting at 6:00 pm. Learn how to hold your uke, how to strum, how to read chord charts and go through some basic chords. This will allow absolutely new players a grasp of basics so they can participate and enjoy the jam.

Derek Farrell has an excellent resource website http://www.totallyinsane.com.au/uke/ to support your finger-style practise.


Last chance to get tickets for our fabulous Sprukestar Quest Raffle, from our SPRUKE 2019 Competition Sponsors Guitar Brothers, and the Get Ready for Winter Raffle. Bring some spare change!

Round 8 Sprukestar Quest with All Men Stand and David Balchin.

This is round EIGHT of the Guitar Brothers Sprukestar Quest . The two acts for our open mic contest are; act fifteen “All Men Stand” (Zoe Watson & band) and act sixteen David Balchin 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.



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.

Easy Playing Classics, played at a pace suitable for beginner to intermediate players

This jam is led by experienced musicians Paul Morris of Morris Brothers Music and Linda Gough of Ivory Frets Music. A relaxing low key jam with easy chords, that’s lots of fun for uke players at all levels, every third Wednesday of the month. It’s also a great opportunity for more experienced players to practise their finger-style technique. Read a review.

May is the Ferny Grove 4th Birthday, and there is always lots of goodies from our sponsor Morris Brothers Music to share!

Graham Hall and Salli & Lesley perform in round four of the Guitar Brothers Sprukestar QuestThis is also the fourth round of the Guitar Brothers Sprukestar Quest. The two acts for our open mic contest are, Graham Hall and Salli & Lesley (Salli Chmur and Lesley Allen) 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 .

Have you been to a Jam and felt overwhelmed and frustrated that you couldn’t keep up? The Ferny Grove Jam is for you.

Paul and Linda choose popular songs, played at a nice easy (slower) pace. The songs are curated to be fun to sing, with most songs using the most common chords – Am, A7, C, C7, D, Dm, D7, F, G7, G. A friendly crowd if you need a hand just ask!


VENUE: Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove QLD 4055.
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5. This includes the Beginners Class.
TIMES: Beginners class at 6:30pm followed by Jam at 7:00pm

Bring some spare change for our fabulous Sprukestar Quest Raffle.


For new players, Dianne Davis and Donna Farrell will hold a beginners lesson before the jam starting at 6:00 pm. Learn how to hold your uke, how to strum, how to read chord charts and go through some basic chords. This will allow absolutely new players a grasp of basics so they can participate and enjoy the jam.

Derek Farrell has an excellent resource website http://www.totallyinsane.com.au/uke/ to support your finger-style practise.


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.

Round two for SPRUKESTAR QUEST is at April Ferny Grove Jam

Easy Playing Classics, played at a pace suitable for beginner to intermediate players

This jam is led by experienced musicians Paul Morris of Morris Brothers Music and Linda Gough of Ivory Frets Music. A relaxing low key jam with easy chords, that’s lots of fun for uke players at all levels, every third Wednesday of the month. It’s also a great opportunity for more experienced players to practise their finger-style technique. Read a review.

This is the second round of the Guitar Brothers Sprukestar Quest . It’s an open mic contest and our  next two acts, Pacifica (Peter & Jenny Ransom) and Elliott Gough, 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 .

Have you been to a Jam and felt overwhelmed and frustrated that you couldn’t keep up? The Ferny Grove Jam is for you.

Paul and Linda choose popular songs, played at a nice easy (slower) pace. The songs are curated to be fun to sing, with most songs using the most common chords – Am, A7, C, C7, D, Dm, D7, F, G7, G. A friendly crowd if you need a hand just ask!

VENUE: Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove QLD 4055.
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5. This includes the Beginners Class.
TIMES: Beginners class at 6:30pm followed by Jam at 7:00pm

Bring some spare change for our two fabulous raffles-


NEW for all very new players Dianne Davis and Donna Farrell will hold a beginners lesson before the jam starting at 6:00 pm. Learn how to hold your uke, how to strum, how to read chord charts and go through some basic chords. This will allow absolutely new players a grasp of basics so they can participate and enjoy the jam.

Derek Farrell has an excellent resource website http://www.totallyinsane.com.au/uke/ to support your finger-style practise.


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.

Easy Playing Classics, played at a pace suitable for beginner to intermediate players

This jam is led by experienced musicians Paul Morris of Morris Brothers Music and Linda Gough of Ivory Frets Music. A relaxing low key jam with easy chords, that’s lots of fun for uke players at all levels, every third Wednesday of the month. It’s also a great opportunity for more experienced players to practise their finger-style technique. Read a review.

MARCH SPECIAL SHOW TUNES SET– As requested the Ferny Grove Crew will lead a set of fabulous showstopping tunes from your favourite classic musicals.

NUMBBUMS are also performing a couple of songs. If you’ve ever thought you’d like to join one of our community bands come and check them out.

Have you been to a Jam and felt overwhelmed and frustrated that you couldn’t keep up? The Ferny Grove Jam is for you.

Paul and Linda choose popular songs, played at a nice easy (slower) pace. The songs are curated to be fun to sing, with most songs using the most common chords – Am, A7, C, C7, D, Dm, D7, F, G7, G. A friendly crowd if you need a hand just ask!

VENUE: Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove QLD 4055.
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5. This includes the Beginners Class.
TIMES: Beginners class at 6:30pm followed by Jam at 7:00pm

Bring some spare change for our Summer Raffle – All you need for a ukulele day at the beach!


NEW for all very new players Dianne Davis and Donna Farrell will hold a beginners lesson before the jam starting at 6:00 pm. Learn how to hold your uke, how to strum, how to read chord charts and go through some basic chords. This will allow absolutely new players a grasp of basics so they can participate and enjoy the jam.

Derek Farrell has an excellent resource website http://www.totallyinsane.com.au/uke/ to support your finger-style practise.


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.

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

 

Easy Playing Classics, played at a pace suitable for beginner to intermediate players

This jam is led by experienced musicians Paul Morris of Morris Brothers Music and Linda Gough of Ivory Frets Music. A relaxing low key jam with easy chords, that’s lots of fun for uke players at all levels, every third Wednesday of the month. It’s also a great opportunity for more experienced players to practise their finger-style technique.

Have you been to a Jam and felt overwhelmed and frustrated that you couldn’t keep up? The Ferny Grove Jam is for you.

Paul and Linda choose popular songs, played at a nice easy (slower) pace. The songs are curated to be fun to sing, with most songs using the most common chords – Am, A7, C, C7, D, Dm, D7, F, G7, G. A friendly crowd if you need a hand just ask!

VENUE: Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove QLD 4055.
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5. This includes the Beginners Class.
TIMES: Beginners class at 6:30pm followed by Jam at 7:00pm

Bring some spare change for our Summer Raffle – All you need for a ukulele day at the beach!


NEW for all very new players Dianne Davis and Donna Farrell will hold a beginners lesson before the jam starting at 6:00 pm. Learn how to hold your uke, how to strum, how to read chord charts and go through some basic chords. This will allow absolutely new players a grasp of basics so they can participate and enjoy the jam.

Derek Farrell has an excellent resource website http://www.totallyinsane.com.au/uke/ to support your finger-style practise.


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!

This jam is led by experienced musicians Paul Morris of Morris Brothers Music and Linda Gough of Ivory Frets Music.
Easy Playing Classics. Played at a pace suitable for Beginner/Intermediate players.

Have you been to a Jam and felt overwhelmed and frustrated that you couldn’t keep up? The Ferny Grove Jam is for you.

Paul and Linda choose popular songs, played at a nice easy (slower) pace. The songs are curated to be fun to sing, with most songs using the most common chords – Am, A7, C, C7, D, Dm, D7, F, G7, G. A friendly crowd if you need a hand just ask!

VENUE: Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove QLD 4055.
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5. This includes the Beginners Class.
TIMES: Beginners class at 6:30pm followed by Jam at 7:00pm

NEW for all very new players Dianne Davis and Donna Farrell will hold a Beginners Lesson before the jam at new time 6:00pm. Learn how to hold your uke, how to strum, how to read chord charts and go through some basic chords. This will allow absolutely new players a grasp of basics so they can participate and enjoy the jam.


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!

More Christmas Fun with our Northside Jams in December.

The Ferny Grove and Northside Jams combine and celebrate Christmas together at the

NORTHSIDE CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR.

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Ferny Grove Bowls Sports and Community Club

6:30 pm- 9:00 pm

Christmas nibbles from 6:30 pm or come early and have dinner in the restaurant. Drinks available from the bar.

Special guest performers including the NUMB BUS will join Linda Gough and Paul Morris our Ferny Grove jam leaders), with Peter Grace and Andrew Hunt our Northside jam leaders. There’ll be lots of festive fun so bring the family for a Christmas sing-a-long while you jam.

MORRIS BROTHER CHRISTMAS POP UP STORE

Morris Brothers Music Store have just launched their amazing Uke Nation collection and will have some amazing gift ideas for Santa to put under your Christmas Tree.

 


There is no other Ferny Grove Jam or Northside in December. Ferny Grove Jam will return to the third Wednesday of the month in the new year kicking off Wednesday 16 January 2019. Northside Jam will return to the fourth Tuesday of the month in the new year, so we’ll see you Tuesday 22 January 2019.

This jam is led by experienced musicians Paul Morris of Morris Brothers Music and Linda Gough of Ivory Frets Music.
Easy Playing Classics. Played at a pace suitable for Beginner/Intermediate players.

Have you been to a Jam and felt overwhelmed and frustrated that you couldn’t keep up? The Ferny Grove Jam is for you.

Paul and Linda choose popular songs, played at a nice easy (slower) pace. The songs are curated to be fun to sing, with most songs using the most common chords – Am, A7, C, C7, D, Dm, D7, F, G7, G. A friendly crowd if you need a hand just ask!

VENUE: Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove QLD 4055.
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5. This includes the Beginners Class.
TIMES: Beginners class at 6:30pm followed by Jam at 7:00pm

NEW for all very new players Dianne Davis and Donna Farrell will hold a Beginners Lesson before the jam at 6:30pm. Learn how to hold your uke, how to strum, how to read chord charts and go through some basic chords. This will allow absolutely new players a grasp of basics so they can participate and enjoy the jam.

***Fingerstyle Group is finished for 2018. Stay tuned Derek may have some more workshops coming up***

Derek has an excellent resource website http://www.totallyinsane.com.au/uke/ to support your fingerstyle practise.


Jingle BUMS is on 5th Dec 2018

Save the date.

The Northside Christmas Spectacular is on Wednesday 12 December 2018. This replaces the December Jam.

More details to be announced soon.


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!

Uke Tricks ….to make you sound like a Pro. Derek Farrell shows you how with some simple tricks, you can learn how to unleash the power of your hands and take your playing to a whole new level.

Taking a couple of simple tunes to get you started, he’ll show you how to use your chord hand and your strumming hand to really lift your songs. This is suitable for anyone who can find their way around the common chords.

One night only – this is a FREE workshop with the Ferny Grove Jam admission.

The workshop starts at 6:00 pm then stay to jam 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

VENUE: Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club,
20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove QLD 4055.

COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5. This includes the Workshop “Uke Tricks to make you sound like a Pro” (and the Beginners Class).

TIMES:  Workshop 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 


ABOUT DEREK FARRELL 

Derek has been teaching the Beginners Finger-style Group before the Ferny Grove Jam since 2014.

His classes have advanced members who are comfortable with ukulele chords and strumming, to the next level of playing adding basic finger style techniques. Derek has a structured lesson plan, and provides files on line to aid participants practice at home. He has generously shared lots of great resources and lessons from his finger-styling group at www.totallyinsane.com.au/uke/

Derek has also taught-  Build The Blues Workshop, Left Hand Techniques, and Intermediate strumming Techniques for Brisbane Ukulele, as well as workshops at festivals around Queensland including SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival.