Berlin in 1983: Bamboo Industry was founded by Ingo Ito and George Din - originally conceived as a pop-duo project, mixing industrial sounds with influences of traditional asian music. After their first demo-tapes they were joined by additional musicians and the musical concept shifted to an alternative pop band of the eighties with a touch of Bamboo.
The first band line-up was:
Ingo Ito:guitars + lead vocals
George Din: acoustic guitar + lead vocals
Susa Lie: bass
Robin Loxley: keyboards.
After many years of live concerts and some records, a new line-up was formed in 1991 for recording and playing live:
Ingo Ito: lead vocals + guitar
Susa Lie: bass + vocals
Gabriel Le Mar: bass + guitar
Lorenz Allacher: saxophone + keyboards
Hans Schumann: drums.
Unfortunately their major record company wasn´t interested in continuing the project, despite to Bamboo Industry´s successful life concerts and finally, after a few more appearances on German television, the chapter Bamboo Industry was closed.
But in the vaults there still are many tapes with unreleased material by Bamboo Industry and in the upcoming time you´ll find information about new releases on the News page at Itofarm.
The first of this releases is a live album, which was recorded on two occasions at the famous "Quasimodo" Club in the heart of Berlin, Germany, in January/February 1991. "Bamboo Industry - Versus The Sham Man - Live" shows the band in a play- and powerful mood and the outstanding performances will surely enthuse listeners today all the same as the audience 16 years ago.
You can listen to (and download for free) excerpts of Bamboo Industry songs here at Indiependence Music or buy complete versions and albums (MP3, 256kbps bit rate encoding) in the download-shop at www.itofarm.com.