Imagine the force of an 18-piece horn section, a mean rhythm section, percussionist, organist and 4 singers and you may only begin to understand the life force that is the MSO.
The Orchestra hit the road earlier this year to celebrate the release of their debut self-titled album, filling venues with hoards of smiling faces and dancing bodies. MSO scored nothing but rave reviews for their grand adventure.
Fronted by Nicky Bomba (Bomba, John Butler Trio, Bustamento), with his professional, energetic and impulsive conducting style, the MSO is a fun-loving big band experience playing music influenced by the golden Ska period. A massive hit at festivals; the MSO is fast becoming a must-see institution with members hailing from some of the best Ska and Reggae bands in Australia.
This is music at its most entertaining, vibrant, surprising, and with a beat to shame the Devil.
This is Ska.
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Note: This is an 18+ event
When: Saturday 21 September at 7.30pm
Where: The Gov, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh
Tickets: $35 plus booking fee