Bamboo's Fourth Birthday
Bamboo, Glasgow, Sat 25 Nov
In November 2002 Bamboo opened its doors for the first time. Four years on it celebrates its birthday with a night hosted by the people that made it what it is, residents, the Bamboo All Stars. When Bamboo first opened its aim was to provide students and ‘discerning’ clubbers with three rooms of music that cut across as diverse a range of musical styles as possible. Bamboo has remained true to its roots, but like all the other long running nights in the city has evolved as musical trends and styles have changed.
Geoff M, DJ and one of the club’s promoters explains, ‘R&B and hip hop styles became and still remain so popular that we have made it a permanent feature in room one. The lounge’s music has developed from more laid back soul, funk and jazzier vibes into electro, rock, pop and indie to cater for current tastes.’ The club has played host to many a big name and Geoff has many fond memories, ‘some of the guest DJs have been fantastic at our Season of Sound events. Jazzy Jeff’s technical skills, Ron Carroll singing, rapping and DJing, meanwhile Joey Negro, Hardsoul, ATFC, Kerri Chandler, DJ Spen, Dimitri from Paris, Defected in the House and Fedde Le Grand have all absolutely rocked the club till 5am,’ he recalls. What is the secret of Bamboo’s success? According to Geoff, ‘keeping things fresh and interesting by embracing new trends in music and utilising all modern forms of promotion and communication.’