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Join the West End locals in a small intimate jam

Chill out and get your weekend off to a great start with a lively strum. Well known BUM Cath McCourt takes the lead, joined by a few special guests.  WE BUMS now has a great new room to jam in. Yummy food and drinks if you want to come early and have a bite! More info hopestreetcafe.com.au; facebook.com/hopeonboundary

VENUE: Hope on Boundary Café , 170 Boundary St, West End (ph:0409905258)
TIME: Jam starts at 6:30 pm
COST: Gold coin donation.

Anyone is welcome to lead a song. Dust off your repertoire, and polish up your performance. If you have suggestions or would like to lead a song or two, bring the formatted songsheets on a USB stick.

Caths first night as leader at WEbums.


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. 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 6:00 pm followed by Jam at 7:00 pm

For all very new players, Dianne Davis and Donna Farrell  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 how to play some basic chords. This introduction will give absolutely new players a grasp of the basics that helps them to participate in and enjoy the jam.

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


Bring some spare change to get your tickets in the BUMS Summer Raffle.

Tickets 3 for $5, $2 each.

Win a Cordoba Protégé Concert Ukuele Model U1, gig bag and a bottle of Yellow Glen. Valued at $180!.
Raffle drawn at the 4 March 2020 Coorparoo Jam.

Generously supported by Binary Music, Cleveland.


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!

Got an itch to play ukulele? Take it to The Scratch Bar, Milton, every 3rd 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


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.

You can always see what’s coming up on our News & Events page. Check out other 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!

Join Peter Grace, Andrew Hunt and friends for a lively time at the BUMS Northside Jam. All chords & lyrics projected on screen, so no need for books or printing. Come and join the fun.

BEGINNERS CLASS at 6:30 pm. If you’ve just bought a uke or are new to playing, learn some important chords to get you ready to jam!

Snacks available for sale, and the bar is open for all your liquid refreshments!

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.


Bring some spare change to get your tickets in the BUMS Summer Raffle.

Tickets 3 for $5, $2 each.

Win a Cordoba Protégé Concert Ukuele Model U1, gig bag and a bottle of Yellow Glen. Valued at $180!.
Raffle drawn at the 4 March 2020 Coorparoo Jam.

Generously supported by Binary Music, Cleveland.


The Ukey Beats - A hit at open mics, jams and at SPRUKE 2019. Available for parties, bar mitzvahs and anything in between!NEW MEMBERS SPECIAL

New members can join now for the 2019-2020 financial year for just $25! Check out all the benefits of being a BUM HERE.
Download the membership application form today, and visit the Membership Payments web page for advice on payment options.
All memberships become due 1 July 2020.


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!

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

The Westside Daytime jam is now firmly established at Rosemount Community Centre in Sinnamon Park. After a change in venue in late in 2019, the Christmas jam and the first jam for 2020, confirm the popularity of the new location with around 50 players in the crowd.

Sue and Peter Sercombe kicked off a daytime, midweek jam in the western suburbs in 2014.  The BUMS Inc Management Committee had received several requests for a regular jam on that side of the city. After a short stint at Indooroopilly and several years at Toowong, the future of the Westside Jam is at Rosemount in Sinnamon Park.

Peter Sercombe on uBass.

Sue Sercombe leading the jam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As residents of the Rosemount Retirement Community, Sue and Peter can take advantage of their Community Centre to continue jamming with their established followers. Already, the jam is attracting new players from the surrounding western suburbs.

The Community Centre is on the first floor and has air conditioning, a café for drinks and food, and access by stairs or a lift. Jam goers are welcome to come a bit early or stay on later to sample the offerings from the café.

The jam runs from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on the second Wednesday of the month. Music is projected onto a screen as at other jams. It’s a family affair with their daughter Michelle running the computer. Sue and Peter rotate the songs on their set lists and focus on music for the ‘more mature’ player. Sue also takes requests for new songs to be added to their repertoire.

Open mic spots are available, and Lesley Allan, Noel Bowers, Salli Chmura, Chan Hoo, Angela McGrath and Peter Ransom are just some of the regulars who have taken the opportunity.

The Westside Daytime jam is at the Rosemount Community Centre, 620 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Sinnamon Park, Queensland 4073. Feel welcome to use the drop-off area in front of the Community Centre, but please park along Seventeen Mile Rocks Road. The jam is free to BUMS Inc members, and costs $5 for visitors.

For more info, please contact Sue and Peter on 07 3378 5938.

Thank you to Loraine and Russell Wallace, newcomers to BUMS, who agreed to provide information for this article. Loraine said everyone was very welcoming, the venue was great, the music was fun, and the Belgian chocolate slice was delicious.

 

BUMS Inc Albany Creek Jam every first Sunday of the month

The Sunday Session with a twist!

The jam at Albany Creek is back at the same venue with the new owners and a name change – Andre & Oscar’s Cafe, Restaurant and Bar.

Come and check it out! Join Blair and Andrew for a Ukulele Jam washed down with some fine craft beer. Just bring your uke, and get ready to settle in for a good arvo. Read a review.

All songs projected on to a screen … no need to bring music or a stand.

Come early for lunch. Ring and book your table on 07 32645227

VENUE: Andre & Oscar’s Restaurant and Bar.
ADDRESS: 735 Albany Creek Road, Albany Creek 4035
TIME: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
COST: Jam is FREE! But please ring (07) 3264 5227 to book a table if you are eating before 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!

BUMS Westside Jam every second Wednesday of the month at Rosemount Community Centre in Sinnamon Park.

Join Peter and Sue Sercombe and the rest of the friendly group at the Daytime Jam’s new home, Rosemount Community Centre.  Get your mid-week uke fix, playing anything from classics to current hit songs. Read more about this popular jam here.

The cafe will be open with coffee, morning tea and lunch available.

The jam is free for members, and costs $5 for visitors.

DATE: Wednesday 8 January 2020
VENUE: Rosemount Community Centre, 620 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Sinnamon Park
TIME: 11:00 am until 1:00 pm.

For more information, please contact Sue and Peter on 07 3378 5938.


PARKING

There is no parking onsite, however there is parking on the street.

Access is by walking up next to the construction site in front of the new 7 story building. Entry to the building is via auto opening doors with the option of stairs or lift up one floor.


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!

Join the West End locals in a small intimate jam

Ready for a good night at WE BUMS jam!

Join Cath and friends as they celebrate the festive season. Chill out and get your weekend off to a great start with a lively strum. Well known BUM Cath McCourt takes the lead, joined by a few special guests.  WE BUMS now has a great new room to jam in. Yummy food and drinks if you want to come early and have a bite! More info hopestreetcafe.com.au; facebook.com/hopeonboundary

VENUE: Hope on Boundary Café , 170 Boundary St, West End (ph:0409905258)
TIME: Jam starts at 6:30 pm
COST: Gold coin donation.

Anyone is welcome to lead a song. Dust off your repertoire, and polish up your performance. If you have suggestions or would like to lead a song or two, bring the formatted songsheets on a USB stick.

 


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!

Ferny Grove and Northside Jams come together for one big Christmas celebration at the Northside Christmas Spectacular at Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club — Wednesday 11 December.

Join Linda Gough, Paul Morris, Peter Grace, Andrew Hunt and their special guests for a fun night of your favourite jam songs and many festive favs. Grab your uke, don your Christmas T and sparkles and get ready for a fun strum and singalong.

Special Guest Acts

  • Linda’s Uke’n’Sing Groups
  • NUMB BUMS
  • Donna & Derek Farrell
  • Jingle Chums

Festive Finger Food served through the night including Gluten free options.

Entry is free for BUMS members, and visitors pay $5.

You could take home one of the TEN fabulous Lucky Door prizes!

Ohana Tenor Ukulele with a solid cedar top and rosewood back and sides RRP $495
Kohala Acoustic Electric Tenor Ukulele RRP $199.95
And other prizes of wine and chocolates.

Many thanks to Morris Brothers Music Store for all the prizes and their continuing support.

Pick up some great musical gift ideas at their pop up shop.

 

 

 

DATE: A special date for the event —Wednesday 11 December

TIME: Special extended time of 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

VENUE: Northside Christmas Spectacular at Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove

The kitchen is open from 6:00 pm with a new menu. Please ring (07) 3851 1889 if you’d like to book a table for dinner.