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We have a very special night for the October Northside Jam. Along with our regular jam sessions, we have a special repeat performance of BUMS Supergroup direct from Newkulele Festival. Yes it’s the fifth Tuesday of October rather than our regular fourth Tuesday, so it really is an extraordinary night!

The BFG (BUMS Festival Group) got together to perform at Newkulele 2018. They’ve created a Uke Opera, maybe the first ever! A modern-day Romeo and Juliet story of eleven songs woven together by a narrator. It’s a tale full of emotion. Love, frustration, anger, craziness, sorrow, joy, and violence, how will it all end? Will our hero and heroine end up like the tragic Shakespearean couple? What has the Goodwill Bridge got to do with it all? Read more about the BFG here.

This is the only other performance of the Uke Opera…ever… so if you didn’t get to Newkulele Festival don’t miss it!

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!

Jam starts 7:00pm- First jam session,  BFG Uke Opera, then final jam session.

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.

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!


The next Northside Jam is Tuesday 27 November, returning back to our regular night on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

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

Join jam leaders Peter Grace and Andrew Hunt with friends for a ukin’ lively time. All chords & lyrics projected on screen, so no need for books or printing! Check out the new format to the jam with more variety, more leaders and some new features 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.


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

Join jam leaders Peter Grace and Andrew Hunt with friends for a ukin’ lively time. All chords & lyrics projected on screen, so no need for books or printing! Check out the new format to the jam with more variety, more leaders and some new features 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.


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

Join jam leader Andrew Hunt with friends for a ukin’ lively time. All chords & lyrics projected on screen, so no need for books or printing! Check out the new format to the jam with more variety, more leaders and some new features to get you more involved. Come and join the fun.

Trippy Hippies join Andrew leading sets while Peter is on holiday for the June Jam.

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.


REMINDER

All BUMS Inc memberships are due on 1 July 2018. New members join before 30 June and SAVE! Col and Liz will be at the Northside Jam to take new and renewing memberships.


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!

We  are changing up the northside event in May with a special- one night only- Jam and Free Workshop.

This is our last jam for BUMS birthday month of May so we are partying hard!

Grab your uke and bring some friends for a ukin’ lively time. All chords & lyrics projected on screen, so no need for books or printing!

 

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!

JAM from 7:00PM with Peter Grace, and Andrew Hunt.

FREE WORKSHOP- JOHNNY CASH AS YOU NEVER KNEW HIM from 8:15PM

The man in black, Johnny Cash, had a significant impact on the country music scene, but he in turn was influenced by others. So this is not yet another trotting out of Folsom Prison Blues, I Walk the Line and Ring of Fire! Oh, no – it’s is an unheralded side of Johnny Cash, an excursion into a different yet familiar world.

Direct from a glittering premiere at the 2018 Mountview Winery Autumn Ukulele Festival, Peter Ransom will present this unique program of great music and fascinating but useless trivia at BUMS Northside on May 22, 2018. Everyone is invited to be part of it, playing and singing and perhaps performing with the previously-unheard of Johnny Cash Chorale (in true Northside/Tony Richardson fashion, the Chorale will be formed on the night).

If you’re not totally at ease with this focus on J. Cash, be assured it doesn’t go on all evening and it’s not a grinding look at the rough stuff in his life. It runs for about 45 minutes and it’s fun.

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. Includes Beginners Class and ‘Johnny Cash As You Never Knew Him’.

In tribute to Johnny Cash wear your best ‘Man in Black’ gear …… there will be a prize!

Lucky Door Prizes – it’s BUMS birthday but the goodies are for you.

Bring some change for our special “Man in Black” Raffle.

* A Johnny Cash for Ukulele Songbook,
* Black strap
* Black tuner

TICKETS $2 OR 3 for $5.

Thanks to our sponsors Binary Music for helping us get this pack together

 

No food available for sale at Northern Suburbs Bowls Club 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!

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

Join new leaders Andrew Hunt and Peter Grace with friends for a ukin’ lively time. All chords & lyrics projected on screen, so no need for books or printing! for 2018 we have introduced 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.

Spare Parts and Adrian Board join Peter and Andrew leading sets for the April Jam. Erin Harrington with a brave NEW BUM will step up to the open mic!

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 change for the raffle of this handcrafted Islander Tenor Ukulele (Valued at $800).

TICKETS $2 OR 3 for $5.

Drawn at The Big Uke 11th Birthday Jam at Coorparoo in May.

 

REMINDER – We are accepting donations of Ukuleles, money or other instruments for the Gift of Music program from Rural Aid tonight. Read more about it.

 

 

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.

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

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.

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.

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.