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The Bamboos 10th Anniversary Sydney Show

20TH MAY – MANNING BAR
w/ The Psyde Projects (Melb) & Paper Plane Project

After a sold-out celebration in Melbourne, The Bamboos bring their 10th Anniversary show to Sydney!

Niche Productions is proud to present The Bamboos, celebrating a decade of musical mayhem at The Manning Bar on Friday 20th May 2011, with special guests The Psyde Projects and Paper Plane Project.

The Bamboos are generally acknowledged as Australia’s greatest modern Funk & Soul band. Emerging from the ‘Deep Funk’ scene of the early-2000’s, The Bamboos have since forged a unique sound of their own, combining elements of Old-School Funk, Hip Hop, Mod Rock, Psychedelic & Northern Soul.

In the decade since their inception, The Bamboos have released 4 studio albums, a live album & 14 singles on esteemed U.K label Tru Thoughts. They have toured Europe three times and have appeared at some of the country’s biggest festivals including Falls Festival, Bluesfest, The St Kilda Festival, Parklife, Meredith, Golden Plains and Days Like This!

The 8-piece line-up led by guitarist Lance Ferguson (aka Lanu) and featuring the power-house vocals of Kylie Auldist are renowned for their blistering, high energy, live ‘mix-tape’-style sets which have kept people dancing all the way from Byron Bay to Bratislava. Their most recent album ‘4’ debuted at number 1 on the Australian iTunes R&B/Soul charts as well as featuring on Triple J, ABC Radio National, NPR The World, BBC Radio 2 and BBC6. Ferguson is currently enjoying success with his Lanu project whose 2nd album ‘Her 12 Faces’ is out now locally through Inertia Recordings and features guest vocals from ARIA winner Megan Washington, who was first heard on The Bamboos’ cover of Kings of Leon’s ‘King Of The Rodeo’ – all the while whilst writing new Bamboos and Kylie Auldist material.

For their 10th anniversary celebration, The Bamboos will play an assortment of tracks thought forgotten from the band’s sprawling catalogue including their early self-released instrumental 7” vinyl tracks. Join us for a special night of Australian music history as one of the country’s most charismatic bands celebrates this momentous occasion.

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