MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCE FIRST WORLD TOUR!

Get Ready…MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA  are coming!

Since their debut release in March 2013, this 25 piece ramshackle train of upbeat goodness have been smashing audiences in Australia and New Zealand picking up awards and nominations aplenty.

Comprising many of Australia’s best musicians, the MSO are embarking on their first adventure into the northern hemisphere, performing in the UK and Canada.

 Melbourne Ska Orchestra’s legendary stage performances, incorporating a 15 piece horn troupe, fronted by NICKY BOMBA (of John Butler Trio fame) are set to ignite crowds at the legendary Glastonbury Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival plus huge shows across Canada.

MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA – UK & CANADA – 2014

THUR JUNE 26 – THE FORGE – CAMDEN – LONDON

Tickets – http://www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk/tickets/

FRI JUNE 27 – GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL

SAT JUNE 28 – GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL

MON JUNE 30 – MONTREAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

TUES JULY 1 – MONTREAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

WED JULY 2 – MONTREAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Tickets – http://www.montrealjazzfest.com/default-en.aspx

THUR JULY 3 – FESTIVAL D’ETE – QUEBEC CITY

Tickets – http://www.infofestival.com/

FRI JULY 4 – YONGE – DUNDAS SQUARE – TORONTO

SAT JULY 5 – NORTHERN LIGHTS FESTIVAL BOREAL – ONTARIO

Tickets – http://nlfbsudbury.com/

  

UK REGGAE STEADY SKA Album of the year

ARIA Best Blues and Roots Album Nomination

ARIA Engineer of the year Nomination

APRA Best Blues and Roots Song Nomination 2014

“Verdict – Infectious”

Daniel Johnson – Daily Telegraph

 

“…the MSO shows just how much fun can be had with a cracking tune, great players and a keen sense of humour”

Polly Coufos – The Australian Newspaper

 

“…step-lively takes on everything from the ‘Get Smart’ theme to “Papa’s got a Brand New Ska”" Rolling Stone Magazine

 

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TRANSMITTER RECORDS LAUNCHES ‘OPERATION OFF-BEAT’ with MELBOURE SKA ORCHESTRA

Prince Of Wales, Melbourne VIC, Friday 30 May…

Transmitter Music, Australia’s home of ska, roots and reggae is hosting it’s first annual event – A night dedicated to showcasing the great diversity of bands who draw inspiration from the offbeat rhythms of the Caribbean and the varieties of musical styles those islands inspired.

OPERATION OFF-BEAT: Mission #1 – Get MSO to Glastonbury !

Each OPERATION OFF-BEAT event will have a dedicated mission and this year it’s to
help the Melbourne Ska Orchestra with airfares for their Glastonbury Festival show in the UK and Montreal Jazz Festival in Canada.

TICKETS – on sale NOW at www.oztix.com.au

Operation Off-Beat

Appearing in the showcase are:

> Roots,Reggae exponents, The RULING MOTIONS

> Mento madness from BUSTAMENTO

> Straight up Ska/Jah and R&B from The SKA VENDORS

> and of course the mighty mighty MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA

(Look out for some very special secret guests joining the party later!)

> Vinyl spinners, DJ’s JESSE I (PBS) and SISTA BB(RRR) will set the vibe between sets with rare Jah 45s.

 

PLUS…. To bring back the old school DOOR PRIZE, there’ll be giveaways to seal the deal—
A limited ‘Gold Signature’ edition vinyl signed by the MSO,

> A framed Gold Signature’ event poster,

> Transmitter Records back catalogue hamper box set,

> MSO debut album CD and vinyl signed by the MSO,

> Bustamento CDs, MSO T-shirt and Drink cards galore (Drawn early!)

> Also a special prize for the BEST DRESSED COUPLE!

Style up, get on down, help the MSO take on the Northern Hemisphere, and make this first OPERATION OFFBEAT mission a skankin’ success.

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ABC TV Spicks and Specks Appearance!

Tune in this Wednesday at 8:30pm AEST on ABC 1 for Spicks and Specks. Nicky Bomba and the Melbourne Ska Orchestra are making a special appearance!

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