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If you love makin’ music, learning something new and chillin’ to live music, SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival is the place to be. You don’t have to love ukuleles but you will when you leave!

SPRUKE 2015 is held over the weekend from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 October at TAFE South Bank Campus, 66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane

SPRUKE 2015 is excited to announce ukulele legend Aldrine Guerrero will be headlining Brisbane’s ukulele festival in his first visit to Australian shores. As well as a talented singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Aldrine is the head instructor at ukuleleunderground.com and one of the creators of its massive library of ukulele tutorials. Be quick for Aldrine’s workshop tickets they’ll be HOT!  Aldrine joins a galaxy of international and local ukestars for the Friday and Saturday evening concerts and Sunday’s Morris Brothers Festival Finale.

Below is a quick reference guide to SPRUKE 2015. Concerts are green (ticketed), workshops are red (ticketed and free), and other performances spaces are blue (free). SOLD OUT workshops are struck through.  The performing artists link to their biographies and the concerts and workshops link to their event listing with all the information you’ll need and link to book or buy tickets.

You can find the 2015 Workshop Program HERE .  Look for it under the Festival Program in the top menu.

Download the At A Glance Program HERE

Download the Festival Map HERE.

Please choose carefully.Tickets are not refundable if you change your mind. Ticket Terms and Condititions.

Lanakai Ukuleles presents the SPRUKE Showcase concert

Aldrine Guerrero | Tyrone & Lesley | Benhur | NUMB BUMS | Kahiwa Sebire

Kala Ukuleles presents the SPRUKETACULAR concert

Aldrine Guerrero |The Nukes | Bosko & Honey| The Bottom Line| Benhur Helwend 

International Artist Workshops

  Aldrine Guerrero 1 – Hawaiian Style Ukulele  | Aldrine Guerrero 2 – Perfect Practice Makes Perfect

  The Nukes 1 – Getting Beyond the 3rd Fret | The Nukes 2 – Making sounds — Making songs

Joe Souza – Kanile’a ‘Ukulele Building Traditions and Technology

Workshops from Headline Artists

Building Strumming Patterns from Scratch | Hot Strumming | Let’s write a song | Staging Your Songs

More Workshops

The Beatles for Ukulele | My Girl: Pump Up The Fun | One Note Samba| Vic Kena’s Ukulele Tips and Tricks

Play in a Ukulele Band | Blues 4 Uke’n HarmonicaTerrific Riffs for Ukulele | Ukulele Upgrade | Recording Your Ukulele Group

Introduction to Fingerstyle Uke| Warming and Strengthening Your Voice | Introduction to Fingerstyle Blues

Ukestration | In the Mood Ukulele Ensemble | Singing the Strings: Sing Vocal Harmonies with Your Uke! | Key to the Highway |

The Singing Iconoclast

Live FREE performances all weekend featuring local and interstate musicians and community groups

Morris Brothers Music presents the SPRUKE Festival Finale Concert

Miss Elm| The Australian Ukulele Show| Ukulele All Star Jam

The Koyama Sound Bite

John D. Tubridy | Daylight Moon | Jane Cameron | Mama Juju and The Jam Tarts |Totally Insane

 Sue Stenning | Miss Amber & Stukulele | Gollagher Ross | Kahiwa | Jack n Jel

CIA: Cookies in Australia | Cath Mc Court | Allie Nance


Mike & Thom Jackson | Ukestral Voices | Ukeloveys| Uke Crazy People | Ukastle Ukestra

WUPPIES (Warwick Ukulele Players and Performers and Interested Enthusiasts Society) | Dukes of Uke

The CAGE | Ukastle Ukestra | Redland City Ukuleles | Henk Brent’s KaraUkey | Brisbane Uketet

 HUMPS (The Hervey Bay Ukulele Musician Pickers and Strummers) | Bundy Strum

The CAGE  (Croonin’ And Groovin’ Ensemble) | CHUMS (Compton’s Happy Ukulele Musical Seniors)

Music Bazaar Stage

Jimmy Hooper | Wild Women of Armidale | Anything Goes | Kine Kool

Mama JuJu and the Jam Tarts | Brisbane Uketet’s Brand New Band

Northern Rivers Uke Orchestra | Trippy Hippies

Sunday Open Mic

Buy a ukulele or anything uke related from our Music Bazaar. Take home a festival souvenir! Thank you to our generous SPRUKE 2015 Sponsors.

Binary Music | Jacks Music | Kala Ukuleles | Koyama Ukuleles Lanikai | Lanikai Ukuleles | Morris Brothers Music |Trevor Gollagher Music

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