Perform with BUMS
BUMS Inc members are amateur musicians with a common love of ukulele. If you are keen to improve, give purpose to your practice by becoming a performing member. We run three community bands.
Some of our long-standing performing members were asked about their band BUMS Inc experiences.
"For me, playing in a band is the best part of the musical experience. After a long break from music BUMS gave me the opportunity to again enjoy learning and performing in a safe, supportive and fun environment. No matter your level of musical skill, this is the place to enjoy playing and challenge yourself to improve".
Simon Carter (Out on Bail and 'go to bass man' for any band. June 2023)
Playing with others is so much fun. Whatever mood I am in when practice starts, you can guarantee I'll come away with a big smile on my face. It's great to learn from others and to make the whole be much more than the sum of the parts.
Peter Grace (NUMB BUMS, Ukulele Saints and Spare parts 2023)
“The Big Band formed in 2011, as a bunch of enthusiasts determined to improve their playing and put on a show. Spurred on by the fearless leadership of Milton Scully (whose belief in us never wavered) we practised for months! Performing on the lawn outside QPAC as part of the inaugural BUMS ukulele festival in 2011 will always be a highlight for me! We were very well received and even had some young dancers on the lawn grooving to the smooth sounds of “Bridal Train” and “Blueberry Hill”.
Amanda Allwood (The BUMS Big Band, The Bottom Line, Anything Goes)
“I’ve had no formal musical training of any kind. The friendships that I have made in the bands have improved my life and have given me something to look forward to every week. I have been wonderfully blessed. I now have friends for life — and my music ability continues to improve. Without BUMS and the other members of Anything Goes, my musical abilities would never have gotten out of the garden shed!”
Mark Bradshaw (The BUMS Big Band, The Bottom Line, Anything Goes)
Visit the Be a Performer page to find the band nearest you.
All performing members are invited to promote themselves or their groups on our Book-a-BUM web page.
Visit the Gallery to see BUMS in action.