May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Melbourne Ska Orchestra

Manning Bar

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Lead by the charismatic and energetic Nicky Bomba, the ARIA Award winning Melbourne Ska Orchestra never do anything by half measures. Not only does the band perform with up to 35 members on stage, but they also record and release material at break neck speed. And with 30+ musicians to coordinate, this is no small feat.

2019 sees the release of this ’52 Songs’ project in the physical form of a special edition box set. Released via ABC Music on April 5th, ahead of their performance at Bluesfest and side shows in Melbourne at Max Watts on May 3rd and Sydney Manning Bar, May 4th.

Melbourne Ska Orchestra’s live performance is explosive and infectious. Their unique take on the genre of Ska has wowed audiences all over the world. From Montreal to New York, Istanbul to London and with the approval of Reggae and Ska pioneers like Stranger Cole, Owen Gray, Carlos Malcolm, Ranking Roger and Neville Staples, to name a few, the Melbourne Ska Orchestra is resonating with audiences worldwide – young and old.

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May
3
8:00 PM20:00

Melbourne Ska Orchestra

Max Watts

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Lead by the charismatic and energetic Nicky Bomba, the ARIA Award winning Melbourne Ska Orchestra never do anything by half measures. Not only does the band perform with up to 35 members on stage, but they also record and release material at break neck speed. And with 30+ musicians to coordinate, this is no small feat.

2019 sees the release of this ’52 Songs’ project in the physical form of a special edition box set. Released via ABC Music on April 5th, ahead of their performance at Bluesfest and side shows in Melbourne at Max Watts on May 3rd and Sydney Manning Bar, May 4th.

Melbourne Ska Orchestra’s live performance is explosive and infectious. Their unique take on the genre of Ska has wowed audiences all over the world. From Montreal to New York, Istanbul to London and with the approval of Reggae and Ska pioneers like Stranger Cole, Owen Gray, Carlos Malcolm, Ranking Roger and Neville Staples, to name a few, the Melbourne Ska Orchestra is resonating with audiences worldwide – young and old.

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Mar
28
8:30 PM20:30

Pat Powell's Super Super Blues Band

Django Bar

This critically acclaimed album was a fresh start on the Blue Sky label for Muddy Waters,  Produced by Johnny Winter and released on January 10, 1977, Pat Powell and a few of Sydneys finest are about to remind you just how hard Muddy could get with this whole set plus more. Featuring Illya Szwec, Continental Rob Susz, Lachy Doley, Antero Cesyin and Mike Rix.

This critically acclaimed album was a fresh start on the Blue Sky label for Muddy Waters,

Produced by Johnny Winter and released on January 10, 1977, Pat Powell and a few of Sydneys finest are about to remind you just how hard Muddy could get with this whole set plus more.
Featuring Illya Szwec, Continental Rob Susz, Lachy Doley, Antero Cesyin and Mike Rix.

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Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

MSO - Perth Festival

CHEVRON GARDENS

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Party-starters, mischief-makers and all round funsters, ARIA award-winning Melbourne Ska Orchestra (MSO) have a well-earned reputation for keeping the dancefloor twirling. Led by gregarious frontman, Nicky Bomba, MSO is a gaggle of brass, beats and frivolity under the skankin’ ska banner. Destined to be one of the liveliest nights of the season, this is an evening for more than a little hot shoe shuffling.

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Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

Pat Powell Band

Club Windang

OK PEOPLE WE SAID WE WOULDN’T DISAPPOINT , HERE IS OUR FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT CHECK OUT OUR KILLER HOUSE BANDS . SEE YA’S THERE  Ladies and gents this Friday we are back with the Jam at Club Windang from 730pm.. special hosts the fabulous Pat Powell band..!!

OK PEOPLE WE SAID WE WOULDN’T DISAPPOINT , HERE IS OUR FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT CHECK OUT OUR KILLER HOUSE BANDS . SEE YA’S THERE

Ladies and gents this Friday we are back with the Jam at Club Windang from 730pm.. special hosts the fabulous Pat Powell band..!!

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Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

Burns and Sun

Way Out West Roots Music Club

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A very untraditional Burns Supper


Opening the event fresh from 6 sold out shows at this year’s Perth fringe festival are The Caledonian Castaways a group of ex-pat Scots drawn from Melbourne's blues/roots scene. Original material covers amusing and heartwarming stories about their journeys from Scotland to Australia. Set to ska, rocksteady, funk, blues, country grooves - styles they know well.the Caledonian Castaways will celebrate Burn’s Night, in familiar surroundings, albeit a week late in two very different guises….Then to follow will be The Songs of Sun featuring, for the first time on stage together, the dynamic double act of Louis King and Pat Powell who will sing their way through a set of songs from the Sun Records era.

Sam Phillips formed Sun Records in 1950 in Memphis where he discovered and recorded influential musicians such as Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash. Although he famously sold Elvis Presley's contract for $35,000, he was a visionary record producer and talent spotter who took the Black Man's Blues and sold to white kids, and is credited with recording the first Rock'n'roll record "Rocket 88".

There’ll be pipes, haggis, good cheer and beer!



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Jan
24
8:00 PM20:00

Pat Powell's Ska/Blues/Soul Revue

Sewing Room

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Pat Powell’s Ska/Blues/Soul Revue – Fringe side show

Some of Melbourne and Sydney’s finest blues and roots musicians are in Perth for a week of theatre shows for Fringe Festival in late January. They are keen to break out and do a huge live gig - this will be their only free pub show – make sure you get along!
Pat Powell is an ARIA winning Sydney singer. A pioneer of ska music in Australia, he tours internationally as a vocalist with the Melbourne Ska Orchestra 
An all star band of Melbourne musicians will join him. Every member of the band runs their own killer band, musos like Steve Boyd (Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie), Steve Montgomery (The Ska Vendors) and Dave Evans (Band Who Knew Too Much). 
Expect to hear some of their own material as well as some 2-tone ska, original Jamaican grooves, blues and soul.
All this – for FREE!!!

Run times 
8pm – Odin Malchik – up and coming local act 
9.00 – DJ Kilmarnock Steve will spin some Jamaican vinyl
9.45 - Pat Powell’s Ska/Blues/Soul Revue – 90min. killer set!

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