Tour: THE BAMBOOS hit Europe

“They’ve got IT…” – Eddie Bo (New Orleans Funk/Soul legend)

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The Bamboos hit the tour trail in early summer, slamming down with a full band in Europe for the first time in three years. New album 4 has hit recently to rave reviews (see below). Hit up the official site or Facebook for updates.

Tues 1st June – Maida Vale session, London – UK
Wed 2nd – The Farmhouse, Canterbury – UK
Thu 3rd – Metropolis, Bristol – UK
Fri 4th – Coalition, Brighton – UK
Sat 5th – Plan B, London – UK
Sun 6th – Furia Festival, Cergy – France
Tues 8th – Festival Contre-Temps, Strasbourg – France
Wed 9th – La Chapelle sur Erdre, Nantes – France
Thur 10th – La Chabada, Angers – France
Fri 11th – Kaserne, Basel – Switzerland
Sat 12th – Conne Island, Leipzig – Germany
Tue 15th – Salle Tatry, Bordeaux – France
Wed 16th – La Bellevilloise, Paris – France
Thu 17th – La Vapeur, Dijon – France
Fri 18th – Le Poste a Galene, Marseille – France
Sat 19th – Le Mas, Puget Sur Argens – France
Tue 22nd – BBC 6Music Session, Manchester – UK
Tue 22nd – Band On The Wall, Manchester – UK
Wed 23rd – Yardbird Club, Birmingham – UK
Thurs 24th – The Barbican, London – UK
Fri 25th – Festival Au Bord De l’Eau, Sierre – Switzerland
Sat 26th – Venue tbc, Berlin – Germany
Tue 29th – Nu Spirit, Bratislava – Slovakia

Recent high praise for ‘4’:
– “Glorious…This is firecracking funk from down under, and a perfect party starter” – Metro
– “impressive…stands out a mile” – Independent On Sunday
– “a scintillating soul showing…obviously having a great deal of fun with a musical form they are very, very good at” –, album review
– “If you’re gonna buy one funk & soul album this year then this may just be top of the list!” – Craig Charles (BBC 6 Music)
– “Thank God for The Bamboos – their album,’4’, is just perfect all the way through!” – Mark Lamarr (BBC Radio 2)
– “They deserve wider acclaim with this kind of quality material” – SINGLE OF THE WEEK – Clash
– “Nothing prepared me for just how fresh and vibrant the music of The Bamboos is… ‘4’ forgets the past and focuses on the future, moulding a fresh direction” – Notion Magazine
– “Horn-blasted glitz and glamour, from swift instrumental shakedowns to long-time funk mistress Kylie Auldist leading the parades” – Clash, album review
– “4 is the magic number… undoubtedly at the top of the pile of contemporary soul and funk offerings” – Shook
– “their uncompromising sound still flourishes as they delve into the worlds of reggae, hip hop and pop” – iDJ
– “Beautiful examples of killer modern funk. Big support from me!” – Ashley Beedle (X-Press 2/Mavis/Ministry Of Sound radio/RBMA)
– “A very very good new release from Tru Thoughts… a cult, splendid, excellent label! The new Bamboos is Huge!” – Laurent Garnier
– “OMG am soooo in love with The Bamboos!” – Pathaan (BBC Asian Network)
– “A first class gem…brimming with swagger and confidence” – Blues & Soul


Agent J aka Jamie Groovement: writer, host, DJ and teacher. @jamiegroovement

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