Bamboo Fifth Birthday
Bamboo, Glasgow, Sat 24 Nov
Despite being a commercial club in the heart of the city, Bamboo’s music policy doesn’t just pander to the mainstream, so it’s definitely worth shouting about the fact that they are five this month. A three-room environment, the club’s mission is to offer as wide a range of musical styles and special guests as possible, in intimate and comfortable surroundings.
Bamboo’s marketer and DJ booker Kevin Martin is certainly pleased with some of the parties the place has hosted since day one. ‘We’ve had so many great nights,’ he remembers. ‘We’ve had big names like Jazzy Jeff, really credible DJs like Dimitri From Paris, and we’ve booked people before they’ve gone massive, like Fedde Le Grande. More recently, we’ve booked rising stars like Switch and band DJs like Maxïmo Park. Obviously these are expensive guests, but we charge a regular door price because we really want to give good value to our customers who come week in, week out.’
With that in mind, Martin has organised a pair of guests who fall into the ‘ones to watch’ category for Bamboo’s big birthday bash (and the one-off 5am licence for the event should go down well, too). ‘We’ve got Luke Solomon and Justin Harris for the party,’ says Martin. ‘They’re up-and-coming, having just had a hit with their song “The Creeps” under their producers’ alias Freaks. It’s very difficult to put on guests who encompass everything the club tries to do, but we think that’s who we’ve managed to find.’