Lance Ferguson


There’s a magical video on YouTube called simply Lanu – The Double Sunrise. Lance Ferguson – musician, DJ, producer, bandleader and passionate collector of vinyl – starts the clip by telling us that 60 years before, back in 1956, his Tongan grandfather Bill Wolfgramm released New Zealand’s first LP, South Sea Rhythm, on the Tanza label. He tells us that somewhere nearby at the same time, the gorgeous flying boat Aranui was taking wing on the famed Coral Route, the world’s “most romantic flightpath”.

Lance then explores exotica, a musical style that was created and popularised by Martin Denny in the 1950s, one which drew from that romance of the Pacific in the mid-20th Century, and from the Hawaiian musical craze that swept the world, including Aotearoa. This all was the inspiration for The Double Sunrise, his third solo album, released under the alias Lanu. 

The Bamboos feat. Daniel Merriweather - I Never music video (2012)
The Bamboos feat Kylie Auldist - Keep Me In Mind (live at the Metro, Sydney, 2012)
The Bamboos live at the Revolver in Melbourne (2006)
Lance Ferguson.
Photo credit: Promotional image
Lance Ferguson - Voo Sobre O Horizonte 7" released on the Japanese label Jet Set (2023)
Lance Ferguson performing with Menagerie.
Menagerie playing Stonnington Jazz Festival at Chapel Off Chapel in Melbourne (2015)
Lance Ferguson performing with Menagerie.
The Bamboos perform live on KEXP (2014)
The Bamboos feat. Megan Washington - King of the Rodeo music video (2008)
The Bamboos in 2018 on set for their music video Lit Up.
Photo credit: Michelle Pitiris
The Bamboos performing Ride On Time live at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne (2021)
Lance Ferguson's album 'Rare Groove Spectrum Vol.2' released in 2022 by UK label Freestyle Records.
Lance Ferguson performing with The Bamboos.
Lanu feat. Meg Washington - Fall music video (2011)
The Bamboos - Helpless Blues official music video (2014)
The Bamboos - The Truth official music video filmed at The Forum in Melbourne (2014)
The Bamboos - This Is How You Do It album cover (2023)
Tim Rogers and The Bamboos - Easy official music video (2015)
Lance Ferguson.
The Bamboos performing in 2022 at The Big Bonanza festival in Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia.
Photo credit: Jay Black aka And The Trees Photography
The Bamboos feat. Kylie Auldist - On The Sly music video (2009)
The Bamboos - The Wilhelm Scream / Eel Oil 7" released in 2011 by UK label Tru Thoughts.
The Bamboos with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - Live at Hamer Hall album cover (2022)
Lanu - 'The Double Sunrise' (2016), a wonderful documentary about Lance Ferguson's third solo album where he retraces the original inspirations of The Double Sunrise.
The Bamboos performing at The Croxton in Melbourne, 2022.
The Bamboos feat. Tim Rogers - I Got Burned official music video (2012)
The Bamboos - This Is How You Do It official music video (2023)
Lanu feat. Meg Washington - Beautiful Trash music video (2011)
The Bamboos - Lit Up music video (2018)
Cover for The Bamboos' 2006 album Step It Up released by UK label Tru Thoughts.
The Bamboos with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performing Tomorrow live at Hamer Hall (2023)
Menagerie - The Shores of Infinity released in 2023 by UK label Freestyle Records.
The Bamboos feat. Megan Washington - Wilhelm Scream music video (2012)
The Bamboos in 2018.
Photo credit: Promotional image
The Bamboos - Rawville album cover (2007)
The Bamboos - Avenger official music video (2013)
The Bamboos - Tighten Up 7" released in 2003 by US label Kay-Dee Records.
Lanu feat. Megan Washington perform Dragon Sun live on ABC RN (2016)
Lance Ferguson performing with Menagerie.
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Freestyle Records


Tru Thoughts


Jet Set


Pacific Theatre


Kay-Dee Records


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