The name Bamboo is shared by multiple artists: (1) An alternative rock band founded in 2002 in the Philippines. (2) A rap artist from Philadelphia living in Pittsburgh. (3) A 1979 German disco group, Side project of Supermax. (4) A short-lived British house production act. (5) A Rap artist from Nairobi, Kenya (1) an alternative rock band founded in 2002 in the Philippines by vocalist Bamboo Mañalac. Contrary to popular belief, the band was not named after him. According to guitarist Ira Cruz, the word bamboo also relates to strength and durability with an island feel to it. Read more about Bamboo on Last.fm.