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.