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Missing SPRUKE Festival?

BUMS has a big weekend of ukulele for you in October. Join us for a Cabaret- Look What They’ve Done! A entertaining night for all music lovers and ukulele enthusiasts featuring international artists, Manitoba Hal (Canada) and Ukulele Russ (USA) as well as homegrown acts Tyrone & Lesley, The Hypnotonics, and Peter Ransom. Our MC is Tyrone and added attractions Donna & Derek, and Mick Angeles.

EXTRA BONUS- For those having too good a time to go home, Ukulele Russ will be playing in the Green Bar downstairs until 11pm!

Raffles & Prizes

TICKETS $39
Ticket includes a BBQ with gluten free options available (choose this option when buying tickets).

 

VIP TICKETS $66
Includes Cabaret on Friday night and two workshops on Saturday with Manitoba Hal and Ukulele Russ (Limited available)

Friday 12 October 2018

7:00pm

Coorparoo Bowls Club- 32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo, 4151

 

Best Value for BUMS members

BUMS members SAVE with promo-codes. Check your email 11/08/2018, subject: BUMS Big Weekend Of Uke Promo-codes.

Massive savings for our loyal financial members! You don’t need the VIP Package … don’t select the VIP ticket. Purchase the Cabaret and both workshops with the members promo-codes and get the 3 events for $56! Save $10 over the VIP ticket.

Save 10% on Cabaret tickets and 50% on each workshop. Members Tickets limited to 2 per event. Each ticket attracts a .30 booking fee. If you didn’t receive an email, time to renew your membership.

Scroll down for tips on How To Buy Tickets.

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Workshop with Manitoba Hal and Ukulele Russ on Saturday 13 Oct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want even more ukulele? Check out Vic Kena’s Ukulele Extravaganza on Saturday night at Bulimba Golf Club.

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HOW TO BUY YOUR TICKETS

BUMS members it’s easy to buy all your tickets in one transaction even though they are three separate events. Each ticket has a .30 booking fee.
Go to the Trybooking Cabaret Night page 

Click the yellow BOOK NOW button in the top right
1. Select your ticket Cabaret- BUMS member (Limit 2),
  • Click yellow NEXT button in bottom right.
  • If you require a Gluten Free meal choose YES from the drop down box.
  • Click yellow NEXT button.
2. Look for GIFT / PROMOTIONAL CODE bottom right-hand side
  • Enter Code (Tip- copy & paste)

3. Click yellow APPLY and wait for page to refresh.

4. Choose FIND OTHER EVENTS if you want to buy tickets for the Workshops.

  • They will appear on the right hand side or you can search for them
  • Follow step 1-4 again for each event. Use the individual promo-code for each event.
5. Choose BUY MORE TICKETS if you want to go back and buy tickets for family and friends.
6. When you have completed the last ticket selection proceed to checkout.

Need more help with Trybooking? Check out these tips first.

If you have questions or require assistance please contact Jo Kunde via mediamanager@brisbaneukulele.com.

 

 

Ukulele Death Squad workshops 22 September 2018

BUMS is excited to present Ben, Julian, Reuben and Eamonn from the worlds most dangerous ukulele group, The Ukulele Death Squad, for two workshops of ukulele mastery.

Saturday 22 September 2018

Workshop 1- 1pm to 2:30pm
Workshop 2- 3pm to 4:30pm

Coorparoo Bowls Club-22 Riddings Road Coorparoo 4151

 

TICKETS
Workshop 1- $20
Workshop 2- $20
Both Workshops-$30 BEST DEAL!

BUMS members save 30% with promo code- Check your email 28/08/2018

Workshop 1 – Beginner and intermediate Ukers welcome
Join the Ukulele Death Squad, and dive into an in depth look at alternative strumming patterns.
We all know how to strum our ukes, but the Death Squad will deliver some easy, some hard and some death defying new patterns to keep your strumming interesting and diverse.
BYO Music Stand. Materials to take home.

Workshop 2 – Beginner and Intermediate players welcome.
Ben, Julian, Reuben and Eamonn from the worlds most dangerous ukulele group, The Ukulele Death Squad, in an hour of ukulele mastery.
This workshop is designed for ukulele players that are looking to think outside the box, and break away from the standard strum patterns and finger picking.
The Squad will dissect a song, and give us many options on how we can play alternative parts to our neighbour or fellow musicians. Particularly in bigger groups. We can fall into the trap of everyone playing the same parts, why not build dynamic and variation, by everyone offering something different to add to our songs, especially when we have larger groups or ensambles.
BYO Music Stand. Materials to take home.

See Ukulele Death Squad perform at Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall on Sunday 23 September 2018.
Get tickets http://buytickets.at/ukuleledeathsquad/17

The Ukulele Death Squad strives to entertain and wow their audiences by pushing the boundaries of the small four stringed instrument– the Ukulele.

Exploding onto the scene in February 2017 at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, they blend their own ukulele style with Flamenco, Mexican, rap and Folk, with an energetic performance that goes beyond anything audiences have ever seen. The Death Squad have already managed to achieve sold-out Adelaide & Edinburgh Fringe Festival Seasons in 2017/2018. Also taking out “Best Music Act” of the whole 2018 Adelaide Fringe. In fact they have sold out every single show to this day. The UDS will warp your perceptions of ukuleles one nylon string at a time With stage-craft, mad thumping rhythms and outrageous solos, they will quite literally blow your minds. Enter at your own risk

LINKS

Website: https://www.ukedeathsquad.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ukedeathsquad
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ukedeathsquad/

AJ Leonard & Jenny Rowlands return to BUMS for a concert and workshop 15 September 2018 at Samual Grays Cafe Albany Creek.

AJ Leonard & Jenny Rowlands Workshop and Concert

Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society (BUMS) is excited to welcome A J Leonard and Jenny Rowlands back to Brisbane.

Multi instrumentalist, arranger and recording artist A.J. Leonard is one of Australia’s pioneer ukulele players and is highly regarded to be among the best in the world. After attending the VCA Jenny Rowlands continued her study of the cello overseas and has performed professionally throughout the classical scene in Australia. Together they are a true melding of musical minds, known on the world circuit for their unique ukulele/cello interplay and finely crafted arrangements.

WORKSHOP- Variety Is The Spice Of Life! 
AJ’s Philosophy- In the 70’s I was fortunate to learn strumming techniques from a master that I still use today. These techniques as far as I know are unique even in today’s omnipresent ukulele culture. Our strumming hand produces the sound. The right hand or “the engine room” is so called because it’s what drives and controls the rhythm and dynamics. It’s like a runaway horse that needs to be tamed and controlled.
You’ll need:
  • Skill Level- A knowledge of common chords (Intermediate)
  • Learn multi task strumming to enhance the rhythmic possibilities in your playing
  • Requirements- Bring your ukulele … Baritones are welcome but perhaps helpful if they bring a capo!

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Samual Grays Cafe and Craft Beer Bar.  
735 Albany Creek Road, Albany Creek. 4035

Workshop 2:00-3:00pm and Concert 3:30 – 4:30pm 
Food, craft beer and great coffee available for purchase during the break. Lunch available from 11:00am before workshop ring to book your table 32645227.

TICKETS

Tickets on sale now at Eventbrite- https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/aj-leonard-jenny-rowlands-workshop-and-concert-tickets-48637097869

BUMS member Workshop & Concert $10 (SAVE $20 with promo code – Limit 2)

Workshop & Concert $30

Concert only $15

All tickets + booking fee.

Members check your email 15/08/2018. Subject: AJ Leonard & Jenny Rowlands Tour-  BUMS members SAVE $20 with this promo-code. Sender: mediamanager@brisbaneukulele.com

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HOW TO BUY YOUR  TICKET
It’s easy go to Eventbrite

  1. Click the green TICKETS button
  2. BUMS members click Enter Promotional Code on top right FIRST and enter your code.
  3. Wait for page to refresh.
  4. Choose BUMS Member Workshop & Concert  (Limit 2)
  5. Choose any other tickets you require.
  6. Proceed to checkout

Off to a flying start … mastered C, F & G7 and looking for more?

Build your strength and confidence and master a new set of chords at Brisbane Ukulele Bootcamp’s free September beginners’ course.  Attendance is specifically for beginners who can move smoothly between C, F and G7, but want to master more.

Location & Dates
Bulimba Brisbane City Council Library, 219 Oxford Street, Bulimba, Q 4171
Session 1: Wednesday 12 September 2018
Session 2: Wednesday 19 September 2018.
Arrive at 6:45 pm for a 7:00 pm sharp start. Sessions run from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Bring your uke and tuner.

Julie, John and Keryn will revise ukulele basics with Am, C, F and G7, and use mastery drills to add more chords and songs to your repertoire.

No notetaking required. You’ll be much too busy. We cover a lot of material in each session, so you’re unlikely to master everything at Bootcamp. Detailed notes with supporting resources designed to help you structure your own practice sessions will be emailed to participants after each session. Practising for 10-15 minutes most days of the week following the Bootcamp sessions will help you to consolidate what you learn.

Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp offers practice tips, finger dexterity drills, ear training exercises, basic music theory and how to find clues for playing songs in sheet music. The chords we’ll use for this course’s drills, chord progressions and songs include A,  Am, A7, Am7, C, C6, C7, Cmaj7, D, Dm, D7, E7, F, G, and G7.

Registration: Please register via Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/XLMU. Registrations open on Saturday 11 August 2018. Bookings are for two sessions. Please only register if you are available for both sessions. As the group size is limited to 20 participants, if you think you have missed out, please add your name to the waiting list. Registrations close 7:00 pm on Saturday 8 September 2018.

 

Chord Melody Workshop

Chord Melody playing is a method of playing the ukulele solo that includes the melody of the tune along with the chords. This gives a fuller sound and can also give the feeling that there is more than one instrument involved in creating the music.

What we will cover in this workshop:

    • An introduction to reading standard musical notation on the treble clef
    • An explanation of ukulele tabs (tablature)
    • Learn to play 3-4 tunes
    • A guide to arranging tunes to play with this method

This workshop is suitable for players at any level and for either linear tuning (low G) or re-entrant tuning (high g).

DATE: Saturday 18 August 2018
TIME: Registration 1:00pm. Workshop: 1:30pm – 3:30pm with a break. Tea & Coffee supplied. Bar will be open downstairs.
VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club
ADDRESS OF VENUE: 22 Riddings Road, Coorparoo

TICKETS $25

BUY Tickets at Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/XCGR

Financial BUMS Members have received a Promo-Code for 70% discount. Check your email Sunday 22 July “Members Promo Code for Chord Melody Workshops August 2018”. 2018-2019 Financial BUMS Inc Members Price $7:80 ($7.50 + $0.30 booking fee)
Please Note: Trybooking has an addition booking fee $0.30  TIPS for using Trybooking here
OR
Buy your Tickets at Coorparoo Jam 1st August 2018- CASH only.
Please Note:  Places are limited for this workshop, however if sold out there will be a waiting list on Trybooking.


If you are unable to attend the workshop or have any questions regarding Trybooking please contact Jo Kunde at mediamanager@brisbaneukulele.com

Join BUMS Inc and get great membership benefits.  All you need to know HERE.


Presenter Bio
The workshop presenter is Garry Collins who has a Certificate 3 in teaching ukulele having trained under James Hill for three years. Gary has played the ukulele for many years, performing with the Brisbane Uketet. He also facilitated the very popular Build A Band workshop at SPRUKE Festival in 2015 and 2017.

Binary Music are hosting the big UKE JAM DAY on Saturday 16 June again this year.

Grab your uke and a friend and head to cleveland for a fun filled day of strumming and singing with fellow ukeaholics. Warm up with an all-in ukulele strum and sing jam with some guest ukulele clubs and special guest Vic Kena.

Enjoy a long lunch at La Bella Italian Cafe featuring live entertainment. There’s a selection of delicious Italian meals to chose from

Top off your day with a couple of workshops. Learn some pro tips at the afternoon workshops presented by Vic Kena and Len Henderson.

All the fun kicks off at Binary Music Studio- 11/48 Bloomfield St, Cleveland, Queensland 4163 from 9:00am; Lunch & Concert 12:00pm and Workshops 2:30pm & 3:45pm.

Download the flyer with all details- Uke Jam Day 2018 Flyer

VIP all day pass tickets $45 or individual sessions from $10 available from Eventbrite.

Get your tickets for Life After the 3rd Fret Workshop.

Discover chord structures and inversions beyond the usual third fret.

In this this interactive and absorbing workshop you’ll learn to identify notes on the standard tuned Ukulele and some common major and minor scales. Mick will teach you chord construction in a simplified form making it easier for you to learn to develop chords.

Designed for Beginner and Intermediate Ukulele players, you’ll gain a simple knowledge in chord structures up and down the ukulele neck, chord inversions and how to create many of the chords that alienate a lot of players like augmented, diminished, power, major, minors and their variations.

WHAT TO BRING

  • An open mind, patience so slower players can learn and an interest in learning what more can be done on a Ukulele.
  • A standard tuned Ukulele! THIS IS NOT FOR BARITONE UKULELES.
  • There’ll be a bin at the front door, please drop your egos there and pick them up on your way out!

You’ll get a link to the slides used to download at home and information sheets to assist during the workshop. Tea & Coffee is supplied for the break.

TICKETS $25

30 June 2018

10:00am-12:00pm

 Zillmere Hall-  52 Murphy Road, Zillmere.

Tickets online at Trybooking (Booking fees apply) https://www.trybooking.com/WFDX

See HOW TO BUY YOUR TICKETS below. BUMS members receive a massive 70% discount on the Workshop Ticket-BUMS member with their promo-code so your ticket is $7.80 ($7.50 + $0.30 booking fee).

Financial BUMS members check your email 2 June SUBJECT:  70% Discount Promo Code for BUMS Inc Workshop-Life After The 3rd Fret. Need help contact Jo via mediamanager@brisbaneukulele.com

ABOUT MICK ANGELES
Mick Angeles has a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and has gained his musical knowledge over many, many years of being a professional musician. Although he has no formal training in musical theory, he has gained knowledge by studying and teaching himself music theory after taking up the Ukulele and all the pieces have fallen into place. This excites him and he loves to share this knowledge with others. Mick is a self taught musician starting with Guitar, then Piano and systematically then through Bass, Drums, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Harmonica and Didgeeridoo. Currently he is teaching himself to play Flute, Pedal Steel Guitar and Violin. https://www.facebook.com/MicaMusicProductionsStudios/

TRAVEL & PARKING
There is limited parking at the hall, however plenty of parking across the road and in the adjacent Merrett Avenue.
Check Translink for details about buses which travel along Murphy Road. Zillmere Hall is a short 6 min (500m) walk from Zillmere Train Station.

HOW TO BUY YOUR TICKETS

We want all BUMS members to get a Life after the Third Fret so we have sent you an email with the promotional code for a massive 70% discount on your ticket.
It’s easy to buy your tickets online. Go to Trybooking

  1. Click the yellow BOOK NOW button (Top Right)
  2. Select your BUMS Inc Member tickets (2 tickets maximum at the discounted price)
  3. Under GIFT / PROMOTIONAL CODE enter promocode
  4. Click yellow Apply and wait for page to refresh.
  5. Complete your purchase details.
  6. Click yellow PURCHASE (scroll to bottom right) to complete your order.

Want to join BUMS and get this discount? Join now and get June FREE! Find out how. 

Back by popular demand … and only a few places left …

Julie, John and Keryn are offering another chance to come to Absolute Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp … absolutely FREE.

Our next Absolute Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp will run on two consecutive Wednesday evenings in June 2018.

Attendance is specifically for absolute beginners. Group size is limited to 16 participants. Players who already know C, F & G7, please don’t apply.

In true Bootcamp style, we do the hard yards. There’s lots of boring basics, and dreadful drill and practice to build your strength and confidence. In each two-hour session we present a lot of material, so you’ll need to commit to practising 10-15 minutes a day to achieve mastery.

Sessions run from 7-9 pm on Wednesday 6 and 13 June 2018.

Registration: Please register at https://www.trybooking.com/VUMM. Registering via Trybooking enrols you in both sessions. Please only apply if you are available for both sessions. Registrations have been extended until 11:00 pm on Monday 4 June 2018.

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.