Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Saturday 16th March, 2019
Doors 7pm. Show 8pm
FOSTER MEMORIAL HALL
** Saturday night celebrations of The Prom Coast Festival – come for the weekend **
Founded in 2003 by musical dynamo Nicky Bomba and PBS FM announcer / Jamaican music historian Mohair Slim, Melbourne Ska Orchestra is dedicated to educating and entertaining audiences to the sweet sounds of Jamaican ska, roots music and the evolution of the genre.
Melbourne Ska Orchestra is fast becoming an institution in the Australian music scene with recent performances at the Byron Bay Blues Festival, WOMAD, Apollo Bay & Caloundra Music festival proving without a doubt, the international calibre of this mighty 30 piece orchestra.
Fronted by Nicky Bomba (Bomba, John Butler Trio, Bustamento), with his professional, fun and impulsive conducting style, Melbourne Ska Orchestra is a fun-loving big band experience, with music from the golden ska period of 1963 through to modern day classics. A massive hit at festivals everywhere, Melbourne Ska Orchestra is fast becoming a must-see institution.
Melbourne Ska Orchestra’s repertoire covers tracks from 1963 (Skatalites, Wailers) through to the British Two Tone craze (Madness, Specials etc) and anything positive or significant in between. With original tunes, reggae, rocksteady classics and Latin-based ska in the mix, MSO energises audiences, making dancing compulsory!
Tickets all one price: $55 (includes all bkg fees and GST).
Book tickets via firstname.lastname@example.org or any of our local ticket outlets: Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek; Main Street Revelations, Foster; The Rusty Windmill Cafe, Leongatha. Enquiries phone 0400 117 754
Allocated table seating. All Ages. BYO. Doors open 7pm: Show: 8pm