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Blowhole Buskers

Show times: 
Sun 30th April - 10.30 Main Stage & 2pm Cafe de Rude

Kiama’s  very own political troubadours “The Blowhole Buskers” will be smashing it up on the main stage from 10.30 Sunday morning with possibly the largest ensemble ever amassed for the KISS Arts Festival.

Come and sing along to classics like “Fly Me Too The Moon” and “Mr Tambourine Man” as they are merrily strummed for your pleasure.

In their own words:

We are an informal group of ukulele enthusiasts based in Kiama who enjoy weekly sing-alongs that include open microphone sessions . Some members do meet in their homes to jam or practise their own selection of songs to perform for the group or at special functions.

Our History


Good friends Sue, Pam and Tom used to meet regularly in Tom’s music room (garage) to enjoy singalongs. Sue had heard about the recently formed Swingaleles ukulele group in Wollongong and, after participating in some of their events, decided to form a ukulele group based at the Blue Haven Retirement Village where she and husband Mick resided.

Sue was happy to hand over the musical direction to Brian Keast when he joined up, in recognition of his unique skills. He still leads the week day performances in his inimitable style!
The original common facilities room was used as the initial meeting room from July 2011 every fourth Thursday. As the numbers grew, it was decided that a beginners group could also meet on the alternate Thursdays. But it was soon obvious that enthusiasts wanted to attend every fortnight. This soon became every week as numbers peaked at 40 enthusiasts.

In 2014, the Blowhole Buskers moved their Thursday night meetings to the Kiama Uniting Church while retaining a Monday afternoon beginners meeting at the Blue Haven Retirement Village. Graeme Lock Lee currently guides the Thursday night sessions – conducting rehearsals and arranging the song lists for our public performances.  Sue leads the Monday afternoon group.

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