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Bond to host The Bamboos' only Gold Coast show

Hugely-popular funk act The Bamboos promise a sensational opener to this year’s Live at Bond free music series later this month.

Kicking off at 3pm, Sunday March 24 at Bond University’s ADCO Amphitheatre, a large crowd is expected to turnout for bandleader Lance Ferguson and his nine piece Melbourne outfit The Bamboos.

Labelled as one of the greatest funk and soul bands of our time, The Bamboos have made five acclaimed albums since forming in 2001, exceeding all expectation.

Initially inspired by the instrumental raw funk of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, The Bamboos have a reputation for drawing the links between hip hop, soul, funk, old-school breaks, and increasingly a more guitar-heavy rock, pop and psych sound in their live performance.

In 2008 Lance Ferguson was included in the Melbourne Age’s prestigious ‘Top 100’ list of influential people in Melbourne city, and The Bamboos were voted Australia’s fourth best band.

In 2012 their single with Tim Rogers from You Am I “I Got Burned” was number 54 in the Triple J hottest 100; and next month they are set to play at Byron Bay’s Bluesfest.

While rising through the playlists on mainstream national radio stations in Australia, the UK, France, the US, Japan and beyond, The Bamboos have always held their appeal with the underground.

The unshakable charm of their songs has seen them licensed to hit movies including Crazy Stupid Love, and TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Ugly Betty and Underbelly.

“This is The Bamboos only Gold Coast show and the highest profile artist to appear in the Live at Bond music series so far; we are expecting a huge crowd,” said Community Engagement Manager Sharon Solyma.

“We are thrilled to have an artist of this calibre and are grateful for the corporate support we have received from ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd and Robina Projects Australia to help make it happen,” she said.

The outdoor free music series has been running since 2011, generally on the last Sunday of the month through autumn and spring, from 3pm-5:15pm.

Guests are invited to bring their own rug, chair or picnic basket and enjoy an afternoon of free music and entertainment.  Alternatively, wine, beer, champagne, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are available for purchase, and cushions are provided for comfortable seating in the ADCO Amphitheatre. Free parking is available and conveniently located in the near-by PG 3 car park, next to the Faculty of Health Science and Medicine building.

Live at Bond is proudly supported by ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd and Robina Projects Australia.

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