THE BAMBOOS

 

PERTH AND MELBOURNE ALBUM LAUNCHES 
ANNOUNCED ON THE BACK OF
A SOLD OUT EU/UK TOUR

One of Australia’s finest Soul & Funk exports are launching their 11th studio album, This Is How You Do It and making their way across the country for their first headline WA show in over 10 years.

The Bamboos are fresh from completing a rapturously received Europe and UK tour which finished with two sell out nights at London’s iconic Jazz Café.

Since forming in 2000 The Bamboos have been recognised worldwide as masters of reinventing Soul & Funk, placing modern songwriting within classic arrangements & production. Since then, they have not stopped moving forward, with multiple shifts in sound and style and an inventive approach to production that’s simultaneously adventurous yet familiar. The band have connected to both genre purists as much as casual music fans by focusing on what’s important: songwriting, groove and powerful vocals

Lead by guitarist / producer / songwriter Lance Ferguson and featuring the powerhouse vocals of Australia’s greatest living soul singer, Kylie Auldist, the band recently received their seventh ARIA Award nomination for their 2022 album with Melbourne Symphony orchestra Live At Hamer Hall, their second in a row after their 2021 studio album Hard Up. Their skillful yet infectious songwriting has also seen them nominated for four APRA Awards.

Upon forming in 2000 The Bamboos became a foundation of the now world famous “Melbourne Soul Scene”. The Deep Funk of their initial singles and albums caused ripples worldwide and they become the first Australian band with that sound to be signed to overseas labels and to tour internationally. Since then, the band has not stopped moving forward, with multiple shifts in sound and style and an inventive approach to production that’s simultaneously adventurous yet familiar.

ACCLAIM FOR ‘THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT’

BEAT MAGAZINE: “Yep, This Is How You Do It. Agreed. Always with the funky guitars, sparse, elegant brass, savvy percussion choices and supreme vocal performances. Instant good vibes.” 

DOUBLE J (FEATURE ALBUM): “Could there be a more appropriate title for The Bamboos’ masterclass 11th studio album? After 23 years at the forefront of Melbourne/Naarm’s funk and soul scene, the nine-piece sound as vital as ever, laying down imperial grooves and rhythms you can set your watch to. This follow-up to 2021’s Hard Up (one of the best albums of that year) is the perfect sonic pick-me-up. And with the current dark moment the world finds itself in, the prospect of a deep boogie with The ‘Boos is more welcome than ever.”

STACK:If you wanna know how to craft a classy, contemporary soul record, look no further than The Bamboos: this is how you do it!”

‘THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT’ IS OUT NOW ON PACIFIC THEATRE / BMG
STREAM / DOWNLOAD / PURCHASE

‘THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT’ ALBUM LAUNCHES

Fri April 5 – Freo Social, Fremantle WA

Fri May 24, The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC

All tickets and info at www.thebamboos.com

Also playing Good Day Sunshine Festival, Margaret River WA Sat Apr 6TIX

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