Chuka Chuks are Australian made, super strong and feature a few colour choices - there are so many beats, rhythms and grooves just waiting to be discovered.

I’m so stoked to be sharing these guys with the world and can’t wait to hear your own stories of where the Chuka Chuks take you!

Check out the free lessons here.

Here's a mix of tracks that I use in my workshops that are great to jam with.. 
 and more MUSIC HERE!

Have fun catching the rhythms!

Joel Salom,
Founder of Chuka Chuks


Latest News

A dream and a breakthrough. 

It's like a dream, having 600 students learning what I've had so much fun developing. To teach and share this stuff is super satisfying and I can't see an end in sight, which makes me happier still. 
It's quite a challenge, as you may well know, to sit in a groove with Chuka Chuks but when it clicks it's the beginning of something amazing. One of the main issues I have found is that, like learning an instrument, it sounds pretty rough when you're first learning. Because Chuka Chuks have such a big sound…Read more

The good doctor told me to do it. 

Nearly 30 years ago (showing my age!), I was in primary school and I got to perform with a legend of the Australian Circus world, Dr Reg Bolton. He was a huge influence on me as a young performer and his words of wisdom pushed me to follow my own style again and again.
I am so stoked that his Circus Shop, which is now run by his wonderful daughter Sophie Bolton, will be representing Chuka Chuks at the WA Circus Fest. I wish I could be there to share my percussion obsession with all the crew in WA but I'll be…Read more

By the end of the week there will be a handful of 75's available for shipping. 

It's so great getting emails from different folk from around the world. Some have been adamant about waiting for the 75's, others have grabbed the 60's, enjoyed working on rhythms and have been super encouraging about me pursuing this project. thanks.

I'm so glad the 75's have arrived just in the nick of time. I say the nick of time because in 6 weeks, I pack up my home and family here in Mullumbimby, Australia and we head to Seattle, USA for 5 months work. Teatro Zinzanni is the company and I'll be…

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Music festival shakes 

One of my favourite things to do is to get up with different bands and play. It's like a dream come true. yee haa! Thanks to you, The Perch Creek Family Jug Band!

Which way? Norway.  

Another lovely Monday morning postal mission, Ms Post Office was in fine form.
Chuka Chuks are en-route to Norway, USA, Bega, Bukajo and Mermaid Beach, to mention just a few. Go forth young shaker balls and spread your rhythmic love!! 
I'm looking forward to videos of people playing their Chuka Chuks from all over the world! 
Righto, back to the studio to keep manufacturing!
Chuk on! not up.

The lovely woman at the Post Office 

The woman at the Post Office now knows me by name! She gives me a proud smile when I walk in,"more Chuka Chuks?"
I’ve seen her every day this week, she knows all about Chuka Chuks and how we launched just last week.

Thank you so much to everyone who has grabbed a set, the ball is definitely rolling! Have a great weekend.

I've been in my studio all day, hand crafting Chuka Chuks. 

I drill, fill, glue and stick every ball, yes, I hand make them. Quality control is my favourite role, I get to put on some DJ Monkey Bolt tunes and play with fresh Chuka Chuks. Just to make sure they work..

It was so great to take a break, check out our video on Youtube and see that we've had just over 1100 views in 4 days! Pretty good going I reckon.

Two years ago I started working toward producing Chuka Chuks. It was an idea that I wasn't madly attached to but after a few meetings with an entrepreneur…

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Launched, flying and selling like hot cakes! 

I'm feeling so grateful, there's been so many positive words and a heap of orders!
It's been such a long road to get the ball rolling on this new adventurous venture and I'm feeling like it's all totally worth it! 
The response from Elijah's video has been amazing and rightly so! He's an inspired young film maker who is a pleasure to work with. 
Thank you!
My trip to the Post Office is going to be a fun one on Monday morning.

Juzzie's Chuka Chuking tunes in. 

 Juzzie came over today for our weekly Wednesday Chuka session and brought a C.D with a new tune called 'Chuka Chuking.'
I'm so super stoked! We had it on repeat for about an hour as we jammed. I showed juzzie the groove, 'Chunky Dory' and we played around with variations.
It's one of my favourite grooves to jam with, Chunky, Chunky Dorys and Chunky Dory Backs are endless fun.
Every session with Juzzie is a boost and the track he recorded is perfect to play along with.
One step close to creating our…Read more

630,000 ball bearings!? 

Any day now I'm expecting a call from a ball bearing company, telling me 'they're here!'
It was a big moment of Chuka Chuks becoming a reality. 
I really hope people get into this idea, other wise I'm really not sure what
I'm going to do with 630,000 ball bearings! 

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  • Maya

    Maya Poland

    congratulations! i am a friend of Leon's he is in Poland with us.

    congratulations! i am a friend of Leon's he is in Poland with us.

  • brad

    brad perth

    you will soon be replaced by the tambourine!!!

    you will soon be replaced by the tambourine!!!

  • Jim heath

    Jim heath Japan

    I'm so keen to get some Chuka Chuks. Do you post to Japan?

    I'm so keen to get some Chuka Chuks. Do you post to Japan?