Niche Presents: The Bamboos + Ray Mann Three, Fri 7th May @ Manning Bar Sydney Uni

Niche Productions, 2ser & 3rrr present:

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The Bamboos 4 Album Launch

Supported by Ray Mann Three

Friday 7 @ Manning Bar

Starting the new year off with a bang including performances at Falls Festival, Days Like This!,Womadelaide and headlining St Kilda Festival, Australian Funk & Soul royalty The Bamboos are hitting the road again to celebrate the launch of their fourth studio album – aptly titled ‘4’. 

Released on U.K’s prestigious Tru Thoughts’ imprint, ‘4’ is one of the most exciting, original, vibrant and downright addictive albums of the coming year, and could easily see The Bamboos catapulted beyond the confines of a niche genre to permeate the international mainstream musical consciousness…The Bamboos have arrived!  

There comes a time in every band when their sound crystallises, and with ‘4’ The Bamboos make a succinct musical statement that distills all their influences, nuances and idiosyncrasies and pushes them into a sonic world all their own. 

One of the hottest bands to come out of Melbourne, The Bamboos were included in The Age’s prestigious ‘Top 100’ list of influential people in Melbourne for 2008, as well as reaching number four in their ‘Australia’s best band poll’ Just behind ACDC in 2009. Their last album ‘Side-Stepper’ reached the Number One position on the Australian iTunes R&B/Soul Chart. Their music has been featured in Grey’s Anatomy, Ugly Betty and in the million-selling Nintendo Wii game de Blob.  

The Bamboos have been making waves all over the world with their razor sharp live sets, resulting in several tours of Europe, U.K and throughout Australia.  The Bamboos have played the likes of Byron Bay Bluesfest, Parklife, Meredith Music Festival, Golden Plains, Sydney Festival and Tropfest. 

With lead singles ‘On The Sly’ & ‘You Ain’t No Good’ already receiving rotation on Triple J, ‘4’ will be hitting stores March 22. The Bamboos head to Europe and U.K for a month-long tour in June. 

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What they said about The Bamboos

“No doubt in my mind this is the best thing they’ve done! There’s a big challenge facing a lot of Funk bands this year, and that is having explored most avenues of the late 60’s sound where do they go from there? This album in a lot of ways shows them the way to go” CRAIG CHARLES ‘THE FUNK & SOUL SHOW’ BBC6 (U.K)

“The new Bamboos is Huge!” – LAURENT GARNIER (FRANCE) 

“Beautiful examples of killer modern Funk.” – ASHLEY BEEDLE (U.K) 



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