Four piece girl power band Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts pull ukuleles, songs and stories from their well- travelled suitcase. Quirky originals, retro to contemporary, smooth jazz, folk, country , rock and dance tunes with exciting arrangements and great vocal harmonies. Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts will play it all and keep you entertained with sassiness, humour and style. Mama Juju ukulele, harmonica, vocals. Vicky Velour- flute, bass, baritone ukulele, vocals. Connie Dee- bass, vocals and guitar. Special guest Suzanne Hibbs on drums.
Youtube- Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts live at Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival
What happens when you combine smooth jazz, finger-flinging flamenco and alternative folk? One answer; patrik Williams. Armed with his ukulele, guitar and deep melodic vocals; he combines these styles with his charismatic and approachable charm.
Vic is a consummate musician with over 35 years of industry experience. From New Zealand Vic's rich Polynesian heritage and strong Maori reference brings depth and soul to every performance. Able to play anything with strings, Vic started his musical career playing lead guitar in a variety of ensembles, cabaret styled shows and solo performances. However, in recent years Vic has established himself as an exceptional performer, teacher, and inspiration to many on his preferred instrument the ukulele.
Always in demand Vic manages his performance and teaching schedule around his long term residency's throughout The Gold Coast, Sunshine coast and Brisbane venue's.
Vic also finds time to support and coordinate local community events, host ukulele therapy to homeless, perform for elderly & respite centres and provide motivational talks and workshops to youth. Music is his gift and thankfully one he enjoys sharing.
SULTANS OF SWING:
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY: (Blind folded)
THE AUSTRALIAN UKULELE SHOW PROMO:
VIC KENA UKULELE CD PROMO
Georgie Taylor is a sixteen year old singer-songwriter multi-instrumentalist from Redlands Coast who has a passion for storytelling through her music.
Her soulful original melodies and pure voice have seen her invited to perform in recent years as a feature artist at Cairns, Redlands and Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festivals .
She is a leading light for the younger generation of music makers, being named Redlands Emerging Artist 2017, releasing her debut single 'Insane' in January 2018, and having an EP on the way.
Debut Single - Insane - Georgie Taylor
Tom is a colourful, energetic and talented multi-instrumentalist who also heads Maleny Ukulele.
A guitar and ukulele teacher, Tom is passionate about his craft and also performs regularly with his band As The Crow Flies.
With the talented and energetic Sandra Beynon on vocals and rhythm uke, and the masterful skills of Sean Mullen on guitar, this duo delivers a unique portrayal of Willie Nelson's greatest hits. With over 80 years in the music industry between them, and having toured extensively throughout Australia in countless bands, these professional players are no stranger to the stage.
A Brisbane-based singer/songwriter of insight, honesty and earthiness. Artful, lyrical and evocative, Caroline's music is essentially about the magic of ordinary things.
Caroline has been singing for as long as she can remember. Growing up in the Australian outback, she learnt to harmonise with her brother, twin sister and parents on long drives down endless country roads in south west Queensland.
Caroline draws musical inspiration from a diverse range of genres - blues to gospel, African "hi-life" and coffee house folk.
A truly talented multi-instrumentalist, photographer and visual artist, lover of all things musical or performance-related, Philip is a consummate example of the artists as a whole entity.
When not drawing or photographing birds and reptiles, Philip can be found playing in any number of diverse musical ensembles. A visit to his website is a must!
Bulimba's very own uke group will be joining in the BUF fun this year.
Led by the inimitable Philip Griffin, this group of students from the Camp Hill State School will once again join BUF.
Under the tutelage of Megan Williams, let's see how far the charming ChUkes have progressed since their BUF debut in 2017. A sub-group of the Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society (BUMS).
Powered by the energy and enthusiasm of Aleathea Monsour, enjoy an energetic performance by this Maleny-based group.
With an enthusiastic promoter in Duncan Stewart, this group is making their debut at BUF. Duncan is a regular on the Brisbane senior's music scene.
Once again, we welcome this affable group which is making its way down the range to join us for BUF.
Led by the talented Tom Richter, we look forward to hearing this group's offerings again at this year's festival.
This beautiful dance troupe mesmerised audiences at last year's BUF and they are back again by popular demand!
Situated on the golf club grounds, this trapeze school will have you swinging in no time! website
Home-made dough means these churros are special indeed!
Enjoy a touch of the tropics with Jay's speciality cocktails just for BUF. A full bar will also be operating in the Clubhouse.
A feast for the senses - sparkling, affordable and unique jewelry.
BUF is again delighted to have the vital cash sponsorship of Shannon Harvey of Place Bulimba. Shannon is a wonderful supporter of all things that happen in her community and we are very grateful for her continued association with BUF.
Bulimba local, Shannon Harvey, is committed to offering you the best personal sales experience by focusing on innovation, communication and elite service. Shannon's commitment to her clients has won the REIQ Award for Excellence - Residential Salesperson Finalist nine years running, and a part of the Top 100 Agents A-List as well as No. 1 salesperson of Place 2005, 2006 and 2007-2009. Shannon was just voted Agent of the Year 2018 by Rate my Agent. Find out more
A new spin on Greek favourites. Let the wonderful staff spoil you and your guests indoors or so fresco.
NOSTIMO has donated at dining voucher for the charity raffle on BUF day! Yassou!