About the BUGs
BUGs started in August 2011 by Dave Kesby and Meg Molloy who both learnt to play at a ukulele workshop at the Hornsby Community College conducted by John Chandler. Meg and Dave met up a few months after attending the course, just to practise a few tunes, and, BUGs began.
BUGs has continued, and now has more than 100 members with a mix of male and female members and a very wide age range. All our members have a personal story, but all come to play, sing, laugh and have fun.
Workshops are organised three or four times a year where professional musicians come to share some aspect of their musicianship - strumming, finger picking, microphone and presentation techniques and much more.
The BUGs is a non-profit club and is supported by the voluntary service of many of its members and with sponsorship from the Berowra RSL Club, Turramurra Music and the Hornsby Lions Club.
We have several different performing groups within the club including ACES (Aged Care Entertainers) who regularly entertain at local aged care and retirement facilities and the Club Band which leads members in public performances at Ukulele Festivals and who are invited by Hornsby Shire Council and others to perform at local festivals.
BUGs membership is open to all ages with our youngest members being university students and our oldest in their 90's. There is a $20 joining fee and $5/week thereafter. Ukuleles are available to borrow for a short length of time for those who wish to give it a try before buying their own ukulele. Beginners ukes can also be purchased from the club for around $30.
BUGs meets every Friday morning in the downstairs bar of the Berowra RSL (Pacific Highway, opp. Berowra Station) from 9.45am to 12.30 pm.
We sing along with our excellent singers to country, folk, old-time, honky-tonk, jazz, a little pop when the kids come along and whatever else takes our fancy.
BUGs is a not-for-profit group who entertain whenever possible.
Our motto is “STRUM FOR FUN” and we have plenty of it.