AU ABROAD

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THE BAMBOOS

Photo Gallery: Tim Rogers and The Bamboos + The Rememberz - The Gov (03.06.15)

Tim Rogers knows how to entertain a crowd. Match him up with The Bamboos and there is no way that the crowd can resist dancing. A great night out with these consummate entertainers. Local band The Rememberz also captured the audience's heart. John Goodridge was there and brings you these photos.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: July 3rd - July 5th.

...And by some miracle, we've made it to July. Gone are six months of music madness around the country and now, we're looking down the barrel of everything Splendour in the Grass, not to mention the massive headline tours by some of our best and favourite Australian kicking off over the next few months. Let's take it weekend by weekend though, here are some gigs we'll be hitting during this, the first weekend bender of July!

Live Review: Tim Rogers & The Bamboos + Ainslie Wills - The Triffid, Brisbane (18.06.15)

The Triffid has served up another fantastic gig to keep you going through the mid-week. This time Brisbane was visited by the folk of funk from Melbourne, The Bamboos. Bamboos fans will know their latest album The Rules of Attraction is a collaborative effort with Australian musician and You Am I front man Tim Rogers. So of course, this tour will have The Bamboos not just fronted currently by Kylie Auldist, by far the most fabulous heart and soul of the show, but also Tim Rogers himself jiving and grooving beside her.

Photo Gallery: Tim Rogers & The Bamboos + Ainslie Wills - Metro Theatre, Sydney (19.06.15)

Supported by Ainslie Wills, Tim Rogers and The Bamboos performed at The Metro Theatre in Sydney on Friday night and Belinda Dipalo was there to bring you these photos!

Photo Gallery: Tim Rogers and The Bamboos + Ainslie Wills Trio - The Triffid, Brisbane (18.06.15)

Tim Rogers and The Bamboos played to a packed house at The Triffid in Brisbane on Thursday night, supported by the Ainslie Wills Trio. Julian Panetta was there to capture the man himself in all his glory.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: June 19th - June 21st.

As we enter the penultimate weekend of June, the cold has most definitely set in but that won't be stopping some epic bands from getting out on to a stage near you. With DARK MOFO happening in Hobart, for those of us scattered around the rest of the country missing out, we're looking forward to checking out the following bands this weekend. See who the AU's got their money on for bringing the goods in our guide.

the AU interview: Lance Ferguson of The Bamboos talks collaborating with Tim Rogers for 'The Rules of Attraction'.

You may remember that, when The Bamboos released Medicine Man in 2012, the guest appearances on that record made for more than a few album highlights. Undoubtedly though, one of the top if not the top one of the crop was the Melbourne band's collaboration with You Am I frontman Tim Rogers in "I Got Burned". Sexy, soul-drenched and oozing every inch of swagger you'd expect from Rogers and the creative mind of Lance Ferguson, the single led to Rogers joining the band on stages around the country and at different festivals before finding themselves collaborating on a full album together, in 2015's The Rules of Attraction.

Tim Rogers & The Bamboos announce national tour dates for new album 'The Rules of Attraction'!

It's a beautiful relationship Tim Rogers and The Bamboos have. Ever since "I Got Burned", we've been looking forward to further collaborations between this group of musicians and now, we've gotten it! A full album, entitled The Rules of Attraction, is lined up for a May 22nd release and from mid-June, fans can be seeing Rogers and The Bamboos touring the material around the country. If you've seen them on stage together in the past, you'll know things tend to get a bit hot, a bit heavy and all of the funky - we can't wait to see what a full album of material means for a Tim Rogers/The Bamboos live performance.

the AU interview: Lance Ferguson of The Bamboos (Melbourne) reflects on their success after fifteen years together!

Ahead of their performance at Twilight at Taronga to celebrate their fifteen years together as a band, Lance Ferguson from The Bamboos talks to Scott Aitken about opening up the archives, ARIA nominations, Katalyst and zoo animals.

Something For Kate, Sarah Blasko, Dan Sultan and more featuring on the 2015 Twilight at Taronga series!

Today the Twilight at Taronga Series was launched in Sydney, with a stellar line up of Australian and international musicians confirmed to perform as part of the 2015 series. In a perfect setting of the harbour-side ampitheatre, these shows will return for it's 20th year in 2015 from January 30th through until March 21st.

Melbourne Festival Live Review: The Bamboos - Foxtel Festival Hub (18.10.14)

The Melbourne Festival has been spending the last week celebrating, well, Melbourne, and how could you honour the city without mentioning the magical musical history that haunts the city streets. So there's no surprise in the acts chosen, from hip-hop bastion and social advocate Urthboy, to a tribute to one of the greatest musical icons of the city's lineage, Rowland S Howard. It makes sense that the honouree of this night is just as beloved, that being the funk soul act The Bamboos, who just the night before were honoured with an award for their saxophonists.

the AU's Gig Guide: What to see October 17th - 19th

We've taken a look at some of the shows we're going to be heading to throughout the week ahead and deliver you this guide - our national gig picks of the week!

ARIA Award nominees and Fine Arts winners announced in Sydney today!

Winners and more nominees for the 2014 ARIA Awards were announced at the official event in Sydney this morning, with some of Australia's best performers and their teams recognised for their work over the past year. The winners of the Fine Arts and Artisan Awards were announced at the event, with the slew of nominees for the November ARIAs unveiled. the AU congratulates all involved - there have been some truly stellar records produced over the past year, as well as the development of some great live bands who are getting just recognition!

Gig Announcements: Melbourne & VIC - 21st July 2014

In This Issue: Soul-A-Go-Go celebrate 30 years of Vince Peach on air, Chocolate Jesus to perform in Melbourne, Angus and Julia Stone announce second Melbourne show, Sneaky Sound System live at the GH hotel, Claire Birchall & The Phantom Hitchikers announce first live show, Clouds announce debut Melbourne show, Elektro-Musik returns to a third series and The Dwarves add extra show in Geelong. Bob Dylan announces extra show in Melbourne, Australian Art Orchestra’s announces the 'Hard Core on the Fly' residency at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Zion Island reggae night launch on August 7th, Colour Bomb set for single launch in Melbourne, D.A.A.S adds extra date at Yarraville Laughs and Go Ga-Ga @ Yah Yah's official VIP re-launch celebrations!

Cloud Control heading Australia Day at The Rocks lineup.

The Rocks Australia Day has announced Cloud Control as feature artists for their 2014 lineup! The award winners will showcase their recent Dream Cave record as well as their previous hits on the First Fleet Park stage this Australia Day. The Rocks Australia Day celebration sees various locations and streets in the area host a selection of great artists and activities for Sydneysiders to be getting amongst - check out what you can be experiencing if you're in the area on Jan 26!