Sydney SKA-BQ rolls into town on Sunday!

The MSO SKA-BQ dates are taking it back to the old skool and embracing every element that emulates the Ska scene. At The Factory Theatre on Sunday March 5th, punters can expect a mini festival vibe filled with smokin BBQ’s, drinks, scooters, a whole lotta Ska and of course skankin’ galore!

With an awesome line up that features MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA, BLACK BIRD HUM (Ska Set), PROJECT COLLECTIVE SKA & DJs: B HOPPS, GONZ, RUDY POWELL, WALLY & TOMMY GUNN w/ DJ GREAZER. Prizes will also be awarded for Best Dressed and Best Dancer on the day!

Jamaican food maestros Island Boys will have mouths watering by serving up a specialised SKA-BQ menu! Come down and sink your teeth into some:

  • Jerk chicken or Spatchcock and cornbread
  • Bbq lamb fillets with yogurt and baby lettuce leafs salad
  • Smoked chorizo cabbage slaw
  • Vego bowl (GF & VEGAN)
  • Cheesy chips

“We’ve been talking about this for a long while and now it’s here. All the things we love…Ska Music, Good food, Scooters, drinking and friends. SKA-BQ vibes all around Australia and we’re smiling from ear to ear. Style up and join us on a Ska celebration that’s quintessentially Australian!” says band leader NICKY BOMBA.

There will also be a limited edition print from Brisbane artist Linda Zucco up for grabs at the show! Check out our Facebook page for more info.

Starting at 4pm, it finishes at 10pm – so get on down early to enjoy the summer vibes.


Sydney SKA-BQ – 18+ 
Sunday 5th March 2017
The Factory Theatre Precinct, Marrickville
w/ Project Collective Ska, Black Bird Hum (Ska Set), DJ’s B Hopps, Gonz, Rudy Powell, Wally, DJ Tommy Gunn with DJ Greazer
Tickets $45 + bf

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On Saturday January 28th, the inaugural Melbourne SKA-BQ will simmer down with summer vibes at the University of Melbourne, Parkville.

Presented by Shimmerlands, it will be a celebration of ska in all its forms. There will be smokin’ Caribbean BBQs, drinks, scooters, ska music and a whole lot of Skankin’. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dressed and Best Dancer on the day!

Featuring MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA, SKA VENDORS, NONONSENSE & PROJECT COLLECTIVE SKA (SYD) the dance floor is sure to be bouncing. DJs MOHAIR SLIM and JESSE I will be spinning the great tunes that built the ska movement over the past 50+ years.

Gates opening at 3pm, this will be an afternoon of fun and flavour.
You don’t have to be a Ska lover to enjoy this day, just a Music lover.

Bring the kids, it’s a family friendly event!



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MSO team up with superstar Rola for Japanese commercial

It’s a crazy arse, fun-filled world in the key of Ska!
We were recently invited to record the music and partake in a Japanese commercial.
The Bill Murray in all of us wanted to have our own take on Lost in Translation so we scurried up a small team of Skanksters and hit the Nippon shores.
Lots of fun, a full China Town movie set, costume hilarity, the karaoke tilt, the culinary delights, Tokyo Hands, Yoyogi Park, Mt.Fuji, Sake and the cooky arty culture had us hooked.
Thankyou to Jeff Stockwell for a fine send off, the studio crew,the producers and the team.


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