“Though the sound of The Bamboos has musically evolved in its own way over the last (nearly) two decades, I can’t overstate the importance of The Meters as an influence on our genesis.”
“Learning Willy Week’s solo… is like passing the bar exam for R&B bass players.”
Get ready to boogie.
Australia’s boutique festival market is booming. Over the past few days, new summer festivals have been popping up like bindi-eyes, from the pooch-friendly Dogapalooza, to the Novocastrian This That, to actual jailhouse event The Lock-Up and now, there’s yet another addition to the list: Sydney’s newest outdoor festival, HiFi Days. UK reggae outfit UB40 have
A three-year love affair between Tim Rogers and The Bamboos has just gone next level, with the group getting ready to bind their union by giving birth to a debut album. The forthcoming full-length, entitled The Rules of Attraction, is due out next month, with a huge national tour to follow. The soul rock merchants’
20th anniversary shake-up secures international acts!
The Age Music Victoria Genre Awards will return for its annual instalment this year and today organisers have announced the 2014 finalists, who represent the year’s best Victorian music across many diverse categories. This year’s nominees cover all genres from jazz to electronic to best experimental avant-garde and hip hop. Leading the charge in the
The fourth annual Riverboats Music Festival is set to return to the banks of the Murray River over three music-filled days in February 2015 with an impressive roster of home-grown talent, led by the likes of Dan Sultan and Sarah Blasko. Taking place from Friday, 13th until Sunday, 15th February 2015, from lunchtime until late
The soulful magic between Tim Rodgers and The Bamboos is getting the album treatment with the band announcing today that they are collaborating with the You Am I frontman once more, this time making an entire album together. “Work on the full-length The Bamboos feat. Tim Rogers feat. The Bamboos feat. Tim Rogers album has
APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) and artistic mechanical rights organisation AMCOS have revealed the top 20 contenders for the largest peer-voted songwriting award in Australia, the APRA Song of the Year award, with Sydney indie band Boy & Bear and the legendary Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds picking up two nods each. Other artists
Australia Day festivities at The Rocks has just got bigger with the country’s indie rock darlings Cloud Control announced as headliners. Fresh off their US tour, the award-winning foursome and their cool blend of folk and psychedelic pop will be hitting the First Fleet Park stage for a free show for patriotic punters. The Rocks
They’re on the cusp of world domination, but the lovely Ella Thompson and Lance Ferguson from Aussie soul and funk champions The Bamboos were kind enough to stop by Music Feeds Studio for a chat with the devilishly handsome Mike Hohnen just before they kicked off a national tour in support of latest LP, Fever
Melbourne’s favourite soul and funk outfit The Bamboos are back, today revealing a rather shaken but not stirred video for their latest single, Avenger, taken from their recently released sixth full-length studio effort, Fever In The Road. The Avenger video is one seriously slick piece of James Bond-inspired action, complete with cars in martini glasses
Hot off the heels of the announcement of a brand-new album, Fever In The Road, and a national tour, The Bamboos have again proven their worth in the form of lead single Avenger, with the funked up Melburnians letting it loose on an unsuspecting public today. Avenger is a lo-fi, slinky little number that could
Architects of the modern Australian soul music sound, The Bamboos are once again back to redefine the genre with their latest full-length album Fever In The Road. To celebrate the release, The Bamboos will be loading up the van and hitting the road for a run of headlining dates throughout November and December, so get
You Am I, Regurgitator, Lisa Mitchell, Paul Dempsey and a host of others will play A Show For Casey this September. The show will be a charity event in support of former VFL footballer Casey Tutungi. A Show For Casey will be headlined with a best-of set from Aussie rock legends You Am I, who
Nile Rodgers, The Melvins, Deerhunter, Brian Jonestown Massacre and more!
The Bamboos’ Rock ‘n Soul Medicine Show! tour will be making its way through Sydney this week, hitting The Hi-Fi on Thursday, 7th March and we don’t want you missing out – so much so that we’re giving away 5 double passes to check out the funky extravaganza featuring Tim Rogers and a slew of
Lance Ferguson can hardly believe his luck. He, along with his ever-evolving orchestra The Bamboos, is about to embark on a collaborative, wholly unique tour of Australia with You Am I’s effervescent frontman Tim Rogers. And Lance, for his part, is practically gushing. “He is one of Australia’s great frontmen,” he says, voice brimming with
The magic between Tim Rodgers and The Bamboos continues to flow with the announcement of The Rock ‘N Soul Medicine Show, seeing both parties hitting the highways of Australia as a united front. It was obvious that they were onto a good thing when Rodgers and The Bamboos frontman Lance Ferguson collaborated on the track