Bandleader Lance Ferguson and the Melbourne nine piece funk-soul powerhouse, The Bamboos, have come a long way since forming in 2001 and one can’t help feeling like the time is now for the band.

Initially inspired by the instrumental raw funk of the late 60s and early 70s, they made waves internationally and were quickly labelled as one of the greatest funk and soul bands of our time. But while many would be happy to simply soak up the praise and keep on keeping on, The Bamboos have proven that they are more than meets the eye.

With over five acclaimed albums, their evolution in sound and style has consistently confounded and exceeded expectations, pulling the rug from under the feet of those who like to pigeonhole.

The Bamboos join us for a Studio 5 Live performance following the release of their eighth studio album Night Time People. Listen back to The Afterglow Wednesday July 11 from 5pm.

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