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Ferny Grove Jam- Wednesday 21 February

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 2 to 4 chords persong, and 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 Fingerstyle Group and the Beginners Class.

TIMES:  7:00 pm Beginners Jam

NEW for all very new players Donna Farrell and Dianne Davis will hold a Beginners Lesson before the jam at 6:30pm. They will show you 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 also starts back in February before the jam at 6:00- 7:00pm.
For beginners to fingerstyle the group starts at Lesson One. For those who are a bit rusty time to get back into it! The course is designed for Soprano/Tenor/Concert ukes with standard tuning. (The tabs are not suitable for a baritone uke). More details. The Jam is included in the cost so join the jam afterwards for some practice!
Dereks’ has an excellent resource website http://www.totallyinsane.com.au/uke/ to support your fingerstyle lessons.

Food & drinks are available at the club. Come early, for a bite to eat. Visit the Morris Brothers pop-up shop for the latest range of ukuleles and uke accessories.

Most of our songs come from the Internet. Visit our Ukulele Music (in the Ukulele Info menu) for links to Richard G’s song sheets, 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. https://www.brisbaneukulele.com/news-events/

Check out our performances on YouTube/BrisbaneUkulele

Changes to Northside Jam – But it’s Business as Usual

Fond farewells, thanks and good things to come! 

Longtime valued BUMS member Tony Richardson announced he was off to begin a dream job in Melbourne. As happy as we are for Tony to follow this opportunity we are sad to lose him from the society. Tony was often found supporting set leaders at Coorparoo, lending Blair a hand with the audio visual and noodling around with other members, and has always been a great ambassador for BUMS. Tony performed and MC’d at SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival and was the leader of the Bumsteaders – Brisbane’s Bluegrass Ukulele Band. Tony also hosted House concerts at his home for touring Uke players.

Most of all, many will know Tony as the leader of the Northside Jam. In 2012, the society identified a need for a jam closer to our members on the other side of the river and Tony established the Northside Jam at the Chermside Bowls Club. That first night we were jamming everything from classic rock and folk to songs from Hawaii. Tony started ‘Build a Band’ which encouraged random audience members to go off, run through a song then come back and lead the rest of the group.  A gentle introduction to public performance and  great way to meet new people! From about 40 people that first night, the Northside Jam grew until it got too big for the bar of the Chermside Bowls Club and the Northside jam moved to the Northern Suburb Bowls Club at Wavell Heights in 2014.

Along with Tony the Northside Jam has had lots of great people pitching in – Cath McCourt backing on the U-bass;  Keryn Henderson, Michelle Paddy, Chrissy Heinrich, Gary Collins and Marg Monaghan teaching the Beginners class before the jam; lots of friendly committee members to welcome jammers at the door, set up the audio visual gear and run the projector. Many members have stepped up to for open mic and to lead sets Peter Ransom, Anything Goes, NUMBBUMS, The Trippy Hippies, Duke Uke’m, Ukulele Saints and many more. It takes a lot of enthusiastic dedicated people to keep the jams humming!

When the news broke that Tony was leaving us for Melbourne, Peter Grace and Andrew Hunt volunteered to step in as Jam leaders for Northside. Regular Northside jammers will recognise Peter and Andrew as they are regulars and have both performed at open mics.  They are also members of BUMS community band NUMB BUMS. Peter plays in the Ukulele Saints quartet and the Spare Parts band.

Peter Grace and Andrew Hunt take over from Tony Richardson as leaders at BUMS Northside Jam.

Peter Grace( Center) and Andrew Hunt (L) take over from Tony Richardson (R) as leaders at BUMS Northside Jam.

Peter, Andrew and friends are fired up for the first Northside jam of the year on Tuesday 23 January. The beginner’s class will be lead by uke teacher and performer Erin Harrington before the jam starting at 6.30pm.

Peter and Andrew are introducing a re-energised format to the jam with more variety, more leaders and some new features to get you more involved. Come and join the fun and let them know what you think of the new format.

Peter Grace (0411 543 296) and Andrew Hunt (0410 529 591).

You can find all the BUMS Inc ukulele jams around Brisbane, festivals and other BUMS events here on our News & Events.

Check out BUMS Inc performances on YouTube/BrisbaneUkulele and join us on Facebook @BrisbaneUkulele for all the latest news and pics.

BUMS Northside Ukulele Jam every 4th Tuesday of the month at Northern Suburbs Bowls Club

Northside Jam- Tuesday 23 January 2018

The first Northside jam of the year is on is Tuesday 23 January from 7.00 to 9.00 at Wavell Heights Bowls Club. Join new leaders Peter Grace (0411 543 296) and Andrew Hunt (0410 529 591) with friends for a ukin’ lively time.

A beginner’s class run by uke teacher and performer Erin Harrington will run before the jam at 6.30. Erin will teach you some important chords to get you jam ready!

We are introducing a new format to the jam with more variety, more leaders and some new features to get you more involved. Come and join the fun (and tell us what you think of the new format).

Bring some change for the raffle and you could win a useful Ukulele Accessories Pack (Valued at $50). Tickets $2 or 3 for $5.

The bar is open for all your liquid refreshments! Welcome to bring your own food. All chords & lyrics projected on screen, so no need for books or printing!

VENUE: Northern Suburbs Bowls Club. 175 Edinburgh Castle Rd, Wavell Heights.
TIME: Beginners Class at 6:30 pm.  Jam starts 7:00 pm.
COST: BUMS Inc members FREE; and visitors $5.

Read more about the history of the Northside Jam. You can find all the BUMS Inc ukulele jams around Brisbane, festivals and other BUMS events here on our News & Events.

Check out BUMS Inc performances on YouTube/BrisbaneUkulele and join us on Facebook @BrisbaneUkulele for all the latest news and pics.

BUMS Daytime Jam at Toowong Bowls Club -Every second Wednesday in the month

Toowong Daytime Jam- Wednesday 10 January

Join Peter and Sue Sercombe to get your mid-week daytime uke fix, playing anything from classics to current hit songs. Food, coffee and cold drinks available for purchase or stay for lunch! Toowong Daytime Jam is on every second Wednesday of the month.

Jam from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
BUMS members FREE, visitors $5.

Toowong Bowls Club- 59 Gailey Rd (cnr Heroes Ave), Perrin Park.
Close to public transport. Plenty of parking. If you are not a bowls club member, please sign in at club before each jam. Bowls club social membership is $1.00 for life.

CONTACT: Sue by email peterandsue.s@gmail.com or phone (07 3378 5938) for more info.

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. Check out all the jams around Brisbane on our Jam Venues page  .

For more ukulele fun, visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/BrisbaneUkulele, or check out our performances on YouTube/BrisbaneUkulele!

Big Uke Jam at Coorparoo Bowls Club

BUMS Big Uke Jam- Coorparoo 3 January 2018

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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Jingle BUMS – 6 December

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!

Toowong Daytime Jam- Wednesday 13 December

Join Peter and Sue Sercombe to get your mid-week daytime uke fix, playing anything from classics to current hit songs and most likely a few Christmas favourites. Food, coffee and cold drinks available for purchase or stay for lunch!

Jam from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
BUMS members FREE, visitors $5.

Toowong Bowls Club- 59 Gailey Rd (cnr Heroes Ave), Perrin Park.
Close to public transport. Plenty of parking. If you are not a bowls club member, please sign in at club before each jam. Bowls club social membership is $1.00 for life.

CONTACT: Sue by email peterandsue.s@gmail.com or phone (07 3378 5938) for more info.

Toowong Daytime Jam is on every second Wednesday of the month. Check out all the jams around Brisbane on our Jam Venues page  and all events on the News & Events page.

Northside Christmas Spectacular- Wednesday 13 December

Ferny Grove and Northside Jams unite for Christmas! Join Linda Gough, Paul Morris and Tony Richardson for a fun night as they lead a festive strum with special guest performers The CHUMS, The NUMBBUMS, and The Daytrippers.

Catch up with all your northside friends for a drink and nibbles from 6:30pm.

Our wonderful sponsors Morris Brothers Music Store at Stafford have donated the raffle prize and lucky door prize.

Check out the Morris Brothers pop-up shop with lots of giftideas for the musically minded….maybe pick up a Christmas pressie for yourself!

VENUE: Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove, QLD 4055 (07) 3851 1889
TIME: Nibbles from 6:30pm. Jam starts 7:00– 9:00 pm
COST: BUMS members FREE and visitors $5

Please note there is no Ferny Grove Jam on Wednesday 20 December and no Northside Jam on Tuesday 26 December. This event replaces both for December 2017.

The Scratch Jam- Sunday 17 December

Got an itch to play ukulele? Take it to The Scratch Bar, Milton very third Sunday of the month!
Bring your uke and join Blair for a Sunday session with a difference. Enjoy a brew and very casual jam for intermediate players (beginners most welcome). All projected on a screen so no need to bring music, just your ukulele and get ready for a rollicking good time. A select menu of goodies to eat and great boutique beers & ciders are available.

VENUE: The Scratch Bar, 8/1 Park Road, Milton
TIME: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: FREE

The Scratch Jam is on every third Sunday of the month. You can always see what’s coming up on our News & Events page. Check out other jams around Brisbane on our Jam Venues page.

Northside Jam- Tuesday 28 November

Join Tony and the gang for some strum-a-long tunes!

If you’ve just bought a uke or new to playing, come to the Beginners Class at 6:30 pm. One of our experienced BUMS will teach you some important chords to get you jam ready!

All chords & lyrics projected on screen, so no need for books or printing!

If you’d like an open mic spot, please email details to songs@brisbaneukulele.com.

The bar is open for all your liquid refreshments! Welcome to bring your own food.

VENUE: Northern Suburbs Bowls Club. 175 Edinburgh Castle Rd, Wavell Heights.
TIME: Beginners Class from 6:30 pm and Jam starts 7:00 pm.
COST: BUMS Inc members FREE; and visitors $5.

You can find all the BUMS Inc ukulele jams around Brisbane, festivals and other BUMS events here on our News & Events.