THE BAMBOOS & TIM ROGERS ALBUM IN THE WORKS
That's right! After the fire and magic generated by "I Got Burned" and The Rock 'N' Soul Medicine Show national tour, an entire album of the one and only Tim Rogers collaborating with The Bamboos just had to happen. Stay tuned for more news in early 2015.
FREE MELBOURNE SHOW AT DOCKLANDS
In support of the CFA and the great work they do all year round, we'll be playing at Jubilation - a free show at Docklands in Melbourne. It's a family friendly day, and we'll be on stage early at 5:30. More info here.
TARONGA TWILIGHTS SHOW IN SYDNEY
Really happy to be part of the Twilights At Taronga 2015 Season in Sydney. Support will be from the amazing Katalyst.
This concert series helps Taronga Zoo sustain and recover endangered animal species around the world, with all profits from the 2015 series going towards supporting the Taronga Conservation Society Australia in its ongoing work in the fields of conservation, research and education.
SPEND VALENTINE'S WITH US AT RIVERBOAT FEST
Riverboats Music Festival promises to be another cracker, with a great line up made up of Sarah Blasko, Dan Sultan, Tex Perkins & The Dark Horses and yours truly. Tickets and more info here.
MELBOURNE FESTIVAL IN OCTOBER
We're playing two shows as part of Melbourne Festival's line up of music alongside the likes of Urthboy, Jeff Mills, Buck 65, Ed Kuepper Official Page and much more. We'll be playing Foxtel Festival Hub on Oct 17 & 18. Tickets are just $25 and discounts are available if you buy tickets to selected additional events. Click here to grab tickets.
The Bamboos are thrilled to be playing a massive event for soul and funk fans in Melbourne this Saturday. A true champion of Soul music, Vinnie Peach has been collecting, spinning, supporting, promoting, and basically living and breathing the stuff in Australia for decades. This could well be the biggest party of 2014. Update: the night has sold out! To keep up to date with Soul-A-Go-Go events check out their Facebook page.
US WEST COAST RADIO SESSIONS
Lance, Kylie and Ella did a quick run of radio performances on the US west coast, with spots at KEXP Seattle, KINK in Portland and eight songs on the legendary 'Morning Becomes Eclectic' on KCRW in LA. You can hear the whole MBE set here, and watch a clip of "Helpless Blues" below. Check out "I Don't Wanna Stop" at KINK here and on our video page.
BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR "HELPLESS BLUES"
Our latest video features footage filmed at The Forum in Melbourne and Amplifier in Perth on our 'Fever In The Road' Australian national tour.
(NOW NOT SO) SECRET FREE MELBOURNE SHOW!
In case you were wondering who Panda Food was, and why they were playing a free show at The Espy Front Bar, well wonder no longer. As special home town treat this week, Panda Food (AKA The Bamboos) are indeed playing a free show as as a warm up before our first Japan shows. To make it more special the set will feature an entire album from The Bamboos back catalogue played in full! Which one? You'll just have to make it down to find out! We'll be on late, but best to get down early, as this will pack out.
SWEET DEALS ON BAMBOOS MUSIC & MERCH!
When you head over to the Bamboos Webstore to grab some of the last 'Fever In The Road' shirts we have left, you can also grab any classic shirt for $10! You can also grab a gorgeous heavy stock, numbered, signed (by Lance) A2 poster for $10. Plus iTunes AUS/NZ has 'Fever In The Road' for $11.99 for a ltd time!
SECOND JAPAN SHOW ANNOUNCED!
If you can't make it to The Australian Music Experience at The Liquid Room, Tokyo on May 31 (or if you need a double dose), make it down to Motion Blue in Yokohama the following night (Sunday, June 1) for a very special set. We'll be playing a classic Bamboos album from start to finish. We won't reveal what it is until the we hit the stage. Grab tickets here.
AVENGER REMIXES OUT NOW!
Excited to unveil these! "Avenger" gets a slinky, low-slung disco re-lick from nimble US duo Javelin; a Bohannon-esque dance floor chugger from Adelaide boogie legend Late Nite Tuff Guy and a remix from Aislyn (AKA Passion Pit's Ian Hultquist and Sofia Degli Alessandri). Grab it now on iTunes (AUS/NZ & USA/CAN out now, JAP May 14th, EU/UK soon). Check out the Javelin mix below!
LANCE FERGUSON TAKES YOU SKY HIGH ON DOUBLE J
Head Bamboo Lance Ferguson endeavours to answer the perennial question "what is soul?" on his weekly radio show 'Sky High', on the new ABC digital radio station Double J. Lance will join the musical dots between funk, soul, jazz, hip hop, disco, beats, electronica and indie and more. Tune in every Saturday 6-8pm (Australian East Cost time) on digital radio, on your mobile with the ABC mobile radio app, via your digital TV or online worldwide at doublej.net.au. Or stream it whenever you want from the show's page here.
JAPAN HERE WE COME!
We can't believe it's taken this long, either - but The Bamboos will be playing in Tokyo on May 31! We'll be headlining the inaugural 'Australian Music Experience' at Liquid Room, along with an impressive line up of this country's best soul, funk & beats acts. Joining us are The Shaolin Afronauts, Jones Jnr., Oscar Key Sung and DJs Jumps (Cat Empire) and Chris Gill (Northside Records). Tickets and more info here.
Hey Adelaide! We're playing a free show this Sunday night at Royal Croquet Club. On stage at 10:30 - come join!
Thank you Aotearoa and Splore Festival!!! We will be back very soon xoxo
FEVER IN THE ROAD NOW ON SALE ON ITUNES ACROSS EUROPE & UK
Grab it here - Physical release is coming soon….
This has to go down as one of our best shows EVER! Meredith is a special festival to us as it's where Kylie Auldist made her live debut. So it's great to come back and have such a blast. Thank you!
FEVER IN THE ROAD RELEASED IN JAPAN!
FREE SHOW IN SYDNEY ON AUSTRALIA DAY
We'll be playing a free show in the afternoon of January 26, at The Rocks. Come join us alongside many other great acts.
More info here
THE FEVER IN THE ROAD TOUR WEEK TWO!
Perth, you are always worth the long flight over there. The Amplifier was a sweat box by the time we finished! Oh, Adelaide – what is it about you? You may have been the most up for it crowd on the whole run. And that's saying something!
Melbourne's iconic Forum Theatre has always been a dream venue for the band to play. And that dream became a reality last Saturday. What a way to finish an amazing tour!
A huge thank you to everyone that came out to show their love and support. We love you! We really do.
If you didn't make it to any of the shows, we will have more shows coming up over summer. Stay tuned!
THE FEVER IN THE ROAD TOUR BEGINS!
Brisbane and Sydney – you were beautiful. Just beautiful. Thank you for an incredible start to the Fever In The Road National Tour! Next up is Perth on Thursday, Adelaide on Friday and a huge hometown show at The Forum in Melbourne on Saturday.
Check out some great shots of The Factory show, courtesy of Bruce Baker here.
New Avenger Video Clip
'FEVER IN THE ROAD' OUT NOW!!
"I was hanging out with my best friend John Castle last night and we were celebrating the release of 'Fever In The Road', which is the 16th album we've made together - and somewhere along the line we might have just agreed that it's the best one of them all… Lance x"
Releases dates outside Australia and New Zealand will be late 2013 / early 2014
BUY IT NOW FROM:
Some signed CDs still available, but be quick!
AVENGER SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW! - HERE
( US / CAN / MEX REL DATE TBC)