The Bamboos | October 2023 Residency

Melbourne’s own Funk & Soul powerhouse return to the stage for a series of special shows every Thursday in October at The Night Cat in Fitzroy.

Each night of the residency will be an unmissable, uniquely themed set – giving the band a rare chance to feature deep cuts from their extensive back catalogue as they debut their newly expanded 11-piece line up, including two backing vocalists.

The Night Cat holds a special place in The Bamboos history, as they played their first ever shows there back in 2000. Guitarist and founder Lance Ferguson recalls: “I had the idea to put a band together that was inspired by a more stripped-back, raw approach to Funk. At the same time (Melbourne Music legend) Henry Maas approached me for a season of gigs at his venue The Night Cat, and so The Bamboos were born…I always call it our spiritual home”.

They will be kicking things off on Oct 5 with a set made especially for the Breakers!

The Bamboos uptempo Funk tracks have long been a magnet for B-Boys and B-Girls the world over, with classics like “Step It Up”, “The Witch” and “The Bamboos Theme” long being used at Breakdance competitions and featured on scores of dancer’s online videos and social media posts.

The theme for each weeks sets will be revealed on the Friday before.

The Bamboos recently released the track “Ex-Files” ahead of their 11th studio album ‘This Is How You Do It’.

Tickets available

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