SPLENDOUR HERE WE COME!
We are so excited to be included on this year's Splendour In The Grass line up! We're in some fine company: James Blake, Frank Ocean, Empire Of The Sun, The Presets, TV On The Radio, Flume, Passion Pit, The National, Flight Facilities, You Am I, Chet Faker and so many other great acts amongst the 77 playing over the three days in Byron Bay from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th of July, northern NSW. Tickets on sale May 2nd from www.moshtix.com.au or phone: 1300 GET TIX (438 849). BTW we'll be playing on the Sunday.
FREE SHOWS COMING UP IN MELBOURNE AND THE GOLD COAST
If you're in Melbourne this weekend you can see us at The Mordialloc By The Bay Food, Wine & Music Festival. It's gold coin donation to enter, and you can find out more info here. We're on stage at 9pm. And on Sunday 24th March we're headlining Live At Bond, at Bond University on The Gold Coast, on stage at 3:45pm.
MEDICINE SHOW: WEEKEND 3 & ..... THANKS!
Sydney was sexy and sweaty, our first visits to Wollongong and Newcastle will stay with us forever and WOMAD was the best possible end to an amazing tour. Thanks to all who came along to The Rock 'N' Soul Medicine Show and to the crew and staff that helped make all the shows as great as they were! More photos to come!
MEDICINE SHOW: WEEKEND 2
It just keeps getting better! QPAC in Brisbane was another full house, we woke up the lions at Melbourne Zoo and rocked the house in Leongatha. Tim is bringing out the best in us, and everyone is loving the soul man that we're coaxing out of Mr. Rogers. The Medicine Show rolls on to Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong this weekend. And then we go out with a bang at WOAMD in Adelaide on Sunday. Tickets still available for all shows. As TR has been saying, "come join the band...."
THANK YOU, PERTH!
Could we have asked for a better way to kick off a national tour? We thinks not. Thank you Perth, for your beautiful weather and gorgeous crowd. Photo gallery here. Brisbane - you're next!
WIN A DRUMSKIN SIGN BY TIM ROGERS & THE BAMBOOS + A DOUBLE PASS TO ANY SHOW ON THE TOUR!
The good people at Tone Deaf are running a competition with the grand prize of the above drumskin signed by Tim and all of The Bamboos at the end of the tour, plus a double pass to the show of The Rock 'N' Soul Medicine Show nearest you... and a signed CD! There will be a double pass given away for every show (yes, even Perth!). Go here to enter.
NEW SONGS READY TO PREMIERE ON THE ROCK 'N' SOUL MEDICINE SHOW
Lance and Tim have just revealed that they are writing new songs for the upcoming tour! This will be their first collaboration since "I Got Burned". Yes, you should be excited! They've also been choosing some of their favourite ever songs to cover. And yes, you can expect at least one duet between Tim and Kylie. Fire extinguishers will be on hand if it all gets too hot! Tickets are selling fast - look at 'Upcoming Shows' to the right to get tickets!
"I GOT BURNED" LANDS AT #54 IN THE TRIPLE J HOTTEST 100!
A big thanks to everyone that voted to help"I Got Burned" feat. Tim Rogers reach #54 in the world's biggest music poll (true) - The Triple J Hottest 100!
TRIPLE J HOTTEST 100 - VOTE 1: BAMBOOS!
It's time for THAT poll, the one that some say is the only one that matters. Yes, voting has opened for the Triple J Hottest 100! We've been lucky to get some great support from Triple J this year, but you can help by adding the four tracks they've supported this year to your final list. You can choose up to ten tracks in total, even ones that aren't listed. We could ask you to pick ten of the eleven tracks off 'Medicine Man', but that might seem greedy. You can go here to vote, and remember to do it before it closes on January 20.
NEWCASTLE AND WOLLONGONG DATES ADDED!
The Rock 'N' Soul Medicine Show rambles on! Tickets are on sale now to shows at The Cambridge Hotel in Newcastle on Friday March 8 (grab them here) and Unibar in Wollongong on Saturday March 9th (grab them here).
MONEY FOR ROPE ANNOUNCED AS SUPPORT ON ROCK 'N' SOUL MEDICINE SHOW!
Melbourne six piece, Money for Rope, whom Mess + Noise describe as “trafficking as much in earthy pub-rock as vintage soul”, will be joining The Bamboos & Tim Rogers dates in Sydney, Leongatha, Brisbane, Newcastle and Wollongong. After releasing their debut album in late 2012 the band have received acclaim from the likes of Dan Sultan, Chris Cheney of the Living End, as well as TR himself.
DR DON DON REMIXES "MIDNIGHT"!
The good Dr Don Don (responsible for massive tracks "King Of The Stars" and "Good Thing") was asked upon to give "Midnight" a rub for the clubs, and boy did he deliver! Those horns! A dancefloor smash that doesn't skimp on the soul. Grab it on iTunes now!
TIM ROGERS & THE BAMBOOS ANNOUNCE 'THE ROCK 'N' SOUL MEDICINE SHOW' NATIONAL TOUR!
We thought our collaboration with Tim Rogers on "I Got Burned" was pretty special. And it seems we weren't alone. So why not do it all over again, but this time take it national! 'The Rock 'N' Soul Medicine Show' will be crossing the land in Feb-Mar 2013! Tim will be joining forces with the full Bamboos line up, including our two stellar vocalists Kylie Auldist and Ella Thompson. Expect musical elixirs new and old from our's and Tim's own extensive back catalogues, alongside some carefully hand-picked covers. Grab tickets for Perth here, Brisbane here, Melbourne here, Leongatha here, Sydney here and Adelaide here.
AIN'T NO PARTY LIKE A GARDEN PARTY
We'll be headlining the opening night of a great series of shows at Southbank in Melbourne, running from Jan 25 to Feb 17. The Garden Party will feature the likes of Art of Sleeping, Husky, Jonti, Jens Lekman, Van She, Mia Dyson, Graveyard Train, Oscar + Martin, The Cactus Channel, Softwar, Kashmere Stage Band, Gossling, Tinpan Orange, The Trouble with Templeton just to mention a few. Supporting us on Jan 25 will be the amazing Axolotl. Tix and details here.
FULL BLUESFEST 2013 LINE UP ANNOUNCED!
It's truly an understatement to say that we are THRILLED to be part of an INCREDIBLE line up at Bluesfest 2013! How many living legends can you fit into five days? As if Paul Simon, Robert Plant, Iggy & The Stooges, Wilco, Cat Empire, Fat Freddy's Drop and Rodriguez isn't enough then add to the bill funk and soul deities such as Mavis Straples, Allen Toussaint, Fred Wesley & The New JB's and Betty Lavette! Tickets on sale now!
FREE LIVE FOUR TRACK EP AVAILABLE NOW!
We REALLY love playing live, so it's great to be able to give you all a bit of that to keep. Available now from our Facebook page is the 'Live At The Metro' four track EP. It includes Kylie singing on "I Got Burned" and "Midnight", Megan Washington on "Eliza" and Ella Thompson on "Medicine Man". Enjoy!
'I NEVER' DIGITAL EP AVAILABLE NOW - GRAB THE LANU REMIX FOR FREE
Featuring Daniel Merriweather on vocals, the EP includes remixes of the track from The South Seas and Lance's Lanu alias. You can grab the Lanu remix for free now from the Tru Thoughts website.
SOLO PROJECT ALERT - KYLIE AULDIST SOLO ALBUM OUT NOW!
Long time Bamboos vocalist Kylie Auldist released her very classy third solo album in October on Tru Thoughts. All tracks on 'Still Life' were co-written and produced by Lance Ferguson. Read more about it here. Grab it here.
SOLO PROJECT ALERT #2 - MENAGERIE
Bamboos guitarist, main songwriter and bandleader Lance Ferguson follows his passion for spiritual jazz on a new project, Menagerie. Featuring some of Melbourne's best jazz players, 'They Shall Inherit' has already had support from Gilles Peterson on BBC6 Music. Hear "Leroy The Lion" (featuring one Roy Ayers!) on the Wax Poetics blog. Read more about the album here. It's available on Tru Thoughts on November 26th.
SOLO PROJECT ALERT #3 - THE SOUL OF MELBOURNE COMPILATION
Lance and Chris Gill (of Melbourne store and home of funk, Northside Records) have put together a great compilation of their hometown's exploding contemporary funk and soul scene. 'The Soul Of Melbourne' shows the quality and range of what the rest of the world is starting to pay a lot of attention to. Artists featured include Chet Faker, Electric Empire, The Bombay Royale, Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes, Kylie Auldist and of course The Bamboos. Keep an eye out for Bamboos members in Axolotl (vocalist Ella Thompson) and Hiatus Kaiyote (keyboardist Simon Mavin). Out now on Northside Records!
THIRD LIVE VIDEO PREMIERED: "I GOT BURNED" FEAT. KYLIE AULDIST
Kylie Auldist totally owns "I Got Burned" as The Metro crowd thinks "Tim who?". Thanks Radar Music for premiering the latest live video today.
FRANK OCEAN COVER ON TRIPLE J 'LIKE A VERSION'!
Triple J invited us to come into their studios to perform one of our originals and a cover recently. We chose "Midnight" with Bobby Flynn on vocals and Frank Ocean's "Lost" with Kylie singing as the cover. Check them out!
SECOND LIVE VIDEO PREMIERED: "ELIZA" FEAT. MEGAN WASHINGTON
Thanks, Radar Music for premiering the second live clip from Sydney leg of this year's 'Medicine Man' tour. This time it's the amazing Megan Washington performing the vocals on "Eliza"!
BAMBOOS NOMINATED FOR THREE ARIA AWARDS.... AND YOU CAN HELP!
We are totally blown away and honoured to be nominated in three categories in the 2012 ARIA Awards! We're up for 'Best Independent Release', 'Best Urban Album' and 'Best Australian Live Act'. For the full list of nominations, go here. While all three are amazing to get, the live nomination is especially sweet as we really love playing live.
Now you, beloved fans, can vote for us in the 'Best Live Act' category! Go here to 'Vote 1 Bamboos'! Please note, you do need to vote in all three categories on the site (Best Song & Best International Act) for your Bamboos vote to count. But you won't let that stop you, right?! The big event is at The Sydney Entertainment Centre on November 29th and will be broadcast and streamed on the night.
RADAR RADIO TO PREMIER LIVE VIDEOS FROM 'MEDICINE MAN' TOUR
For the next five weeks Radar Radio will be premiering one live video filmed at the Metro show on the 2012 'Medicine Man' tour every Monday. It was a fantastic show on a great run, so we're really glad to share the footage. Check it out here. Spread the word and remind all and sundry to vote for us in 'Best Live' category at the ARIAs!
'MEDICINE MAN' AN OFFICIAL ENTRANT IN COOPERS AUSTRALIAN MUSIC PRIZE
We're extremely proud that 'Medicine Man' was selected in the first batch of 'Official Entrant' in the 8th Australian Music Prize. Formerly known as the "long list", there will be fifty albums announced in the next few weeks and the final Shortlist on Feb 1st.
The final winner is announced on Mar 7th. We're already amongst some great albums, with the likes of Catcall, Alpine, Grand Salvo, Hermitude, Pond, Dirty Three, Deep Sea Arcade, Ollo and many more. Keep up to date here.
Q: WHO IS TREVOR?
A: a music festival. True! On January 12th we'll be joining Icehouse, Ash Grunwald and more for a weekend festival on Churchill Island, off Phillip Island, about 90 minutes from Melbourne. It will be very family friendly - kids under 12 not only get admitted free, they get free food and water. More info and tickets here.
FREE SHOW IN SYDNEY IN SEPTEMBER!
You read it right! We'll be headlining 'Friday Night Live' - the opening night party for Art & About. It's on Friday night September 21st at Martin Place, so there should be room for everyone! Also playing will be Van She, Rufus & Jingle Jangle DJs. The party will run from 6-10PM, so come join us! More info here
BAMBOOS AND TIM ROGERS TO PERFORM AT JIMA AWARDS
We'll be joining the ubiquitous Tim Rogers on stage for a rendition of "I Got Burned" at the Jagermeister Independent Music Awards at Revolt in Melbourne on Tuesday October 16. Other acts performing on the night will be Paul Kelly, Lanie Lane, Hermitude and Loon Lake. It should be an amazing night - hopefully we'll have some footage to share afterwards. And fingers crossed for a nomination or three for 'Medicine Man'! Nominations are announed in a few weeks. More info here.
FALLS FESTIVAL DATES ANNOUNCED!
Tickets selling fast! Grab them here
Summer is starting to heat up already! We're part of an amazing line up at this year's Falls Festival. Especially will be the opening night party at Lorne, 'Boogie Nights' on Dec 28, which we'll be headlining. Dressing up with the theme of "jungle-afro-funk" is encouraged.
We'll then be playing the festival proper at Lorne on Dec 30. Then it's over to Marion Bay in Tasmania to play at the NYE installment. The line up includes The Flaming Lips, Beach House, Best Coast, Boy & Bear, SBTRKT, Sampology, Coolio, The Vaccines, Bombay Bicycle Club, First Aid Kit, Hot Chip, Hilltop Hoods, Maximo Park, Millions, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Two Door Cinema Club, The Hives, Sharon Van Etten, Django Django, Angus Stone, Ball Park Music, Lisa Mitchell, Matt Corby, Jinja Safari, Cosmo Jarvis, Ash Grundwald, Willis Earl Beal and more.
AUSTRALASIAN WORLDWIDE MUSIC EXPO OPENING NIGHT SHOW CASE
We're thrilled to be playing the opening night of this fantastic celebration of the world's music, right here in Melbourne. The showcase will be at The Hi-Fi on Thursday, November 15th. Support will be from the mighty Saskwatch and Electric Empire. Tickets are $32 + BF, available now from The Hi-Fi.
MOJO RISING INTERVIEW IN SEPTEMBER ISSUE
Check page 24 of the September issue of the Mojo Magazine to read an interview with Lance talking about 'Medicine Man'! Click on the image to go to the gallery and read the whole piece.
THE BAMBOOS ANNOUNCED AS PART OF THE HOMEBAKE LINE UP!
We are really excited to be part of the first announcement of Homebake 2012!
On Saturday, December 8th at The Domain in Sydney The Bamboos will be playing alongside Blondie, Tim Minchin, Hilltop Hoods, Kimbra, Angus Stone, Julia Stone, Birds Of Tokyo, Daniel Merriweather, Sam Sparro, The Saints, Something For Kate, Sonic Animation, Shape Shifter, Six60, Jinja Safari, Tim Rogers, San Cisco, Emma Louise, Pond, Ball Park Music, Seekae, DZ Deathrays, Diafrix, Husky, Full Tote Odds.
Tickets available now from Ticketek, Oztix, Moshtix and the Homebake site.
LIVE AND ACOUSTIC ON 'THE INSIDE SLEEVE'
Robbie Buck had us into the studio for a live acoustic session and chat on his terrific new music show 'The Inside Sleeve' on ABC RN. Check out the "I Don't Wanna Stop" below and head to the video page to watch a version of "What I Know".
HEAR THE BAMBOOS IN CONCERT ON TRIPLE J'S 'LIVE AT THE WIRELESS'
We're so excited that Triple J recorded the June 17th show at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne from the Medicine Man National Tour to play on their esteemed Live At The Wireless series. Guest vocalists on the night were Megan Washington, Tim Rogers and Daniel Merriweather alongside our own Kylie Auldist and Ella Thompson. Check the Live at The Wireless to stream the whole broadcast and also download a podcast featuring "I Got Burned" with Tim, "King Of The Rodeo" with Megan and a chat Lance had with Triple J.
THE BAMBOOS GUEST PROGRAM RAGE ON ABC TV - SEE WHAT WE PICKED
A lifetime ambition of our's came true in July when we were invited to guest program the legendary late night music ABC TV show, Rage. Yes - Lance, Kylie and John got to sit on that couch! To see the full playlist (followed by Rage's own funk & soul special in our honour) go the Rage website.
TO EVERYONE THAT CAME AND PARTIED WITH THE BAMBOOS...
....we say thanks! The 'Medicine Man' Australian tour was a great success and immense fun. Playing to numeous sold out and packed out rooms was fantastic. And it's all down to you - the fans that came out and supported us (even in torrential rain - thanks, Byron Bay!). Go to the gallery page to see some shots from the tour, many with the esteemed guests whom we were thrilled to have join us on stage. Faster Louder also posted shots from Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney. Who knows - it could be you in one of the crowd shots!
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR "I NEVER" FEAT. DANIEL MERRIWEATHER
The video for the second single from the 'Medicine Man' album is now on YouTube and a HD version is viewable on Vimeo
Big thanks to Daniel, the lovely Vanessa Crouch and director Timothy Melville at Camera Club and Jack London for supplying the sharp outfits for Lance, Daniel, Simon and Graeme.
'MEDICINE MAN' AUSTRALIAN TOUR IS OUR BIGGEST YET!
We couldn't have asked for a better start: Megan Washington, Tim Rogers, Daniel Merriweather & Bobby Flynn and two sold out nights at The Corner Hotel. Watch out the Triple J 'Live At The Wireless' recording of the Sunday show soon! And every show since then has been amazing, playing to the biggest and craziest crowds we've ever seen!
MEDICINE MAN OUT NOW WORLDWIDE!
Buy it now from:
iTunes UK & EU
Limited signed copies available from the great stores below for Australian fans (Click on the logo's)
Australian and New Zealand fans can grab this track for free from iTunes until Thursday June 7th!
HEAR 'MEDICINE MAN' STREAMING NOW ON V MUSIC!
Go to the V Music site now to hear the new album in full!
SUPPORTS ANNOUNCED FOR AUSTRALIAN TOUR
1ST MELBOURNE SHOW SOLD OUT - 2ND ANNOUNCED!
AXOLOTL will be joining The Bamboos on east coast dates of the 'Medicine Man' national tour. Naik will be warming up Perth fans while The Transatlantics will be handling duties in Adelaide. Handpicked DJs will be adding to the party in each city. Check the 'Upcoming Show' section to the right for details and ticket links.
A second Melbourne show is now on sale for Sun June 17th due to the first show selling out!
WATCH THE "I GOT BURNED" VIDEO WITH TIM ROGERS!
We are very excited to unveil the brand spanking new video clip for 'I GOT BURNED' featuring the brilliantly laconic Tim Rogers.
MEDICINE MAN AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL TOUR
TICKETS NOW ON SALE
The Bamboos will be touring Australia in June and July to celebrate the release of the 'Medicine Man' album.
Shows will be in Melbourne, Sydney, Byron Bay, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Tickets are on sale now.
Details in the upcoming shows section to the right.
NEW BAMBOOS ALBUM ANNOUNCED
The Bamboos will release their fifth studio album, ‘Medicine Man’, on June 1st (AUS/NZ) and June 4th (rest of the world).
Across their four studio albums to date the metamorphosis of The Bamboos has been full of twists and turns, and it continues apace. With ‘Medicine Man’, they are about to unveil another revelatory, forward-looking record brimming with fresh ideas, stellar turns, classic song writing and a brand of multi-layered pop.
Guest vocalists on the album are Aloe Blacc, Tim Rogers (You Am I), Megan Washington, Daniel Merriweather and Bobby Flynn.
The powerhouse singer and regular band member Kylie Auldist contributes four songs, while Melbourne based Ella Thompson adds a new facet to the band’s sound with her performance on two tracks.
Pre-order details for digital and signed CDs are at the top right of this page in the "New Album" section.
Tracklisting (AUS/NZ version - rest of the world version will have a different running order)
1. I Never ft. Daniel Merriweather
2. Eliza ft. Megan Washington
3. I Got Burned ft. Tim Rogers
4. Cut Me Down ft. Kylie Auldist
5. Medicine Man ft. Ella Thompson
6. Midnight ft. Bobby Flynn
7. What I Know ft. Kylie Auldist
8. Where Does The Time Go? ft. Aloe Blacc
9. The Wilhelm Scream ft. Megan Washington
10. Hello Stranger ft. Kylie Auldist & Ella Thompson
11. Window ft. Kylie Auldist
BAMBOOS & TIM ROGERS PERFORM "I GOT BURNED" ON ABC TV
The Bamboos & Tim Rogers performed "I Got Burned" live together for the very first time on Adam Hills In Gordon Street Tonight, on April 4th.
BRAND NEW SINGLE "I GOT BURNED" FEAT. TIM ROGERS
The first official single from the forthcoming 'Medicine Man' album is on your radio and iTunes (Australia and New Zealand) now!
The amazing falsetto vocals are from one of Australian music's true living legends, Tim Rogers of You Am I.
The Bamboos - "I Got Burned" featuring Tim Rogers by inertiamusic
THE BAMBOOS COVER THE STONES!
Mojo Magazine recently asked The Bamboos to be a part of their recent covermount CD by covering The Rolling Stones "You Can't Hear Me Knocking".
LAST CHANCES TO CATCH THE BAMBOOS LIVE UNTIL MID YEAR
There are only a few more festival dates in The Bamboos extended summer run.
After that they won't be appearing again on stage until at least mid year.
So if you're in Victoria, make your way over to The Port Fairy Folk Festival, Moomba Festival or the
Mossvale Music Festival. Click on the links in the upcoming gigs list to your right.
THE BAMBOOS CELEBRATE 10 YEARS WITH NEW LIMITED EDITION 7”
COVERING JAMES BLAKE’S ‘THE WILHELM SCREAM’
FEAT MEGAN WASHINGTON
The Bamboos celebrate their 10th Anniversary, bringing together classic rawness & gorgeous newness on one covetable 7”.
This seriously limited edition double A-side 7” is out 14 November 2011 to celebrate ten years of great music from the renowned Australian Soul band The Bamboos’, who self
released their first single in 2001 and have gone on to become one of the big hitters of the Tru Thoughts roster, selling tens of thousands of records Worldwide.
The Bamboos’ fifth album will be released on Tru Thoughts in 2012. Watch this space for release dates and live tour announcements. In the meantime, this one-off single as it is sure to fly off the shelves and will never be re-pressed.
'ON THE SLY' FEATURES ON THE SOUNDTRACK OF HIT MOVIE 'CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE'!
The Bamboos infectious tune 'On The Sly' from the '4' album features in the official soundtrack of the new hit movie 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei & Kevin Bacon. The soundtrack also features great music from Miike Snow, Theviery Corporation, Nina Simone & Goldfrapp.
Splendour In The Grass
The fifth studio album from The Bamboos is available worlwide.
Guest vocalists include Aloe Blacc, Daniel Merriweather, Megan Washington, Tim Rogers and Bobby Flynn.
CDs are available for Australian fans from all JB Hi Fi and Sanity stores as well as all good indepenedent retailers