May B.U.M.S.

Best of BUMS launch Lunchtime Live, Formby style at Northside, and Top 40 hits at Paper Moon…Ukulele events for next week.
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A Uke’n Marvellous May

What an awesome April! The Best of BUMS inspired the lunchtime audiences at QPAC!
To finish in style, come to see Jason Darling’s astonishing demonstration of Formby technique at the 28 April Northside jam.

We’re looking forward to a marvellous May with:
3 May — Launch of the Paper Moon Music Jam
9 May — Mark and Jane’s Ukestration workshop — Register NOW!
9 & 10 May — inaugural QUILT course
17 May — Mama Juju and The Jam Tarts, Derek and Donna, Yellow Bird, Anything Goes, The Bottom Line and NUMB BUMS perform at FRUC (Folk Redlands Ukulele Convention) FREE entry.
31 May — Spruketeaser  Concert fundraiser for SPRUKE 2015 and Lions Medical Research Foundation. Tickets available now from Trybooking 

We also have lots of news about upcoming events.
Date Claimers
20 June — Multi-track Recording Workshop
1 August — SPRUKE Trivia Night
28 September to 2 October — Ukulele Klass Events uke-making workshop
2 October to 4 October SPRUKE

Apply to be a SPRUKE-Star. (perform and/or present workshops)
Applications close 1 June 2015.
Enter our How Ukulele Changed My Life Competition.
Entries close 26 June 2015.

Ukulele Klass Events — 4-day Ukulele Making Course

Talented luthiers, Allen McFarlane of Barron River Guitars & Ukuleles and Micheal Connor of Localeles, will be holding a four-day ukulele-making Klass in the week preceding SPRUKE 2015, beginning Tuesday 29 Sep.
The workshop is for anybody at any skill level. Everything you need is included. After the course, show off your amazing woodworking skills and your musical talents at SPRUKE.

Dates: Tuesday 29 September to Friday 2 October 2015
Venue: 25 Stephens Road, South Brisbane (just below South Bank, across the road from Somerville House girls’ school, and walking distance to the train)
Cost: $750
BYO Lunch

Places are strictly limited in this highly anticipated workshop.
So email today to register your interest with Allen at .

April Northside Jam

Join Tony and friends for the BUMS Northside Jam this Tuesday 28 April.

Special guest, accomplished musician Jason Darling, will demonstrate the renowned Formby style of strumming. Sign up for his up-coming workshop if you get inspired.

All chords and lyrics projected on screen! New to the ukulele? Join Garry for the beginners’ lesson at 6:30 pm, then stay for big jam.

The bar is open for all your liquid refreshments! BYO takeaway (no hot food for sale).

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, Visitors $5

Paper Moon Music Jam

Come to BUMS’ first contemporary music jam for the young and young at heart on Sunday 3 May!

If you want more Top 40 and less tunes from the 40s, this jam is specifically geared to the 15-35 set. Bring those ukes out of the closet and jam along with Bec and Blair!

The Paper Moon Music Jam will be a regular jam on our event calendar for the first Sunday of the month.

For more information, contact Bec Hull at

VENUE: Paper Moon Functions
and Coffee House,
257 Annerley Road, Annerley
TIME: 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
COST: Free

Find all the ukulele jams around Brisbane, festivals and other BUMS events listed in our News & Events.


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