Step It Up
‘Step It Up’ was the first full-length album on Tru Thoughts by Lance Ferguson’s Australian deep funk outfit, The Bamboos
Clocking-in at a little over 45 minutes, ‘Step It Up’ brings together 11 super heavy cuts of breaks-driven funk, soul and jazz.
Both of the album’s vocal numbers are voiced by Alice Russell, who first performed with The Bamboos when they joined the Australasian leg of the 2005 Quantic Soul Orchestra tour.
Alice appears on the album’s title track and a storming funk cover version of Afronaught’s broken beat classic, ‘Transcend Me’.
‘Step It Up’ received extensive support and praise from the likes of Mr Scruff, Snowboy, Jazzanova, Keb Darge and Russ Dewbury. Proof, if proof were needed, that The Bamboos are a seriously tight unit.