Bamboo Bonsai is the solo recording project of Brisbane multi-instrumentalist/producer/engineer Yusuf Memon. Born in the UK to an Irish mother and a Pakistani father, Memon was exposed to a plethora of diverse artistry from a young age. However, it was only after he moved to Australia that his love for music would skyrocket, picking up drums at age 11 and guitar at age 15.
Slowly and surely, Memon would begin to find himself, both personally and creatively. Bursting onto the Brisbane music scene in 2020, Bamboo Bonsai's 7-piece live would garner enigmatic status swiftly, selling out 4 headline shows in 10 months, as well as landing on bills with the likes of Boss Moxi, Young Lions, Sahara Beck and Great Sage.
Moving away from the rock sound which embodied earlier releases, Bamboo Bonsai’s latest releases ‘Hindsight’ and 'Sidelines' pull influences from shoegaze, funk and neo-psychedelia, crafting a sound which transports listeners into a state of unconscious liquidity. There is only more to come from Bamboo Bonsai in both a metaphorical and physical sense. Stay tuned...