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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.  Cath McCourts first night as leader at WE BUMS was a cracker! Just in time for the cooler weather WE BUMS has a great new room to jam in. Great 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!

Our best kept secret every third Tuesday of each month!

Come and jam with TUTUS, the Toowong Third Tuesday Ukulele Strummers, a small group of players who share the joy of strumming and a sing a long. They have no performance goal but from time to time may participate in community events. It’s a casual intimate jam on the verandah …. no ballet but plenty of strumming and friendly banter! Read a Review

For more info contact Max Borchardt phone 0402 071 483/ email , or Judy Haines email

No charge. All levels of players are welcome.
Refreshments are available from the bar, but no kitchen service operates at present.

VENUE: West Toowong Bowls Club – 17 Bywong Street, Toowong
TIME: Arrive 5:30 pm for a 6:00 pm start. Strumming through until 8:00 pm. All welcome!

Jam on the verandah, West Toowong Bowls Club, Dec 2018


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!

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.

Join jam leaders Peter Grace and Andrew Hunt with friends for a ukin’ lively time every fourth Tuesday of the month. All chords & lyrics projected on screen, so no need for books or printing. Lots of variety, with guest set leaders and some surprises to get you more involved. Come and join the fun.

BEGINNERS CLASS FROM 6:30PM. If you have just bought a uke or new to playing, learn some important chords to get you jam ready!

No food available for sale but you are welcome to bring food, so bring a takeaway or maybe a little something to share with your table. 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 for our fabulous Sprukestar Quest Raffle, from our SPRUKE 2019 Competition Sponsors Guitar Brothers.

This is the July Decider round of the Guitar Brothers Sprukestar Quest . It’s an open mic contest. Who will it be!

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.

Sprukestar Quest June Decider Round


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!