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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SKA-BQ tour dates announced

Determined to end 2016 with a bang, Melbourne Ska Orchestra have announced a run of spectacular SKA-BQ live shows for the new year.

The live shows MSO will embark on in the New Year will be a run of SKA-BQ dates – taking it back to the old skool and embracing every element that emulates the Ska scene. With each event starting in the afternoon, punters can expect a mini festival vibe filled with smokin BBQ’s, drinks, scooters, a whole lotta Ska and of course skankin galore!

The dates will be launched in Melbourne on the Australia Day weekend, then followed up with 3 interstate shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide in March.

Early bird tickets are on sale now!

Melbourne Ska Orchestra’s SKA-BQ Tour

w/ Ska Vendors, NoNonsense, Project Ska Collective (Syd) and DJs Mohair Slim & Jesse I
plus great food, great drinks and the Melbourne Scooter Club
University of Melbourne, PARKVILLE
Tickets & info available from
Early bird tickets available for limited time $38 +bf. General admission $45 +bf
Gates open 3pm

Sunday 5th March
The Factory Theatre Precinct
Special guests & more to be announced
105 Victoria Road, Marrickville, SYDNEY
Early bird tickets available for limited time $35 +bf, General admission $40 +bf
Tickets from
Gates open 4pm

Saturday 25th March
The Triffid                       
Special guests & more to be announced
9 Stratton Street, Newstead, BRISBANE
Early bird tickets available for limited time $35 +bf, General admission $40 +bf
Tickets from
Doors open 6pm

Sunday 26th March
The Gov
Special guests & more to be announced
59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, ADELAIDE
Early bird tickets available for limited time $35 +bf, General admission $40 +bf
Tickets from
Doors open 4pm

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New digital album ‘SATURN RETURN’ out now!

Melbourne Ska Orchestra are thrilled to unleash SATURN RETURN, a full-length album of previously unreleased recordings from the ‘Sierra-Kilo-Alpha’ sessions. The new release is available from the 9th December as a digital download and in a limited edition spaceship USB!

SATURN RETURN expands on the eclectic and international journey which MSO embarked on. Stand out tunes include the beautiful trio of vocals on ‘Feel The Breeze’ the rock steady ‘No Show’, ‘Mercy Lord’, which features the legendary Owen Gray (Jamaica) and the Two Tone style of ‘No Friend Of Mine’, will hit the right note for ska fans.

Nicky Bomba, band leader & SKA-BQ head chef states: “These new tunes could not be released until now due to quarantine issues, scientific research, musical analysis and the now patented Skattertron distillation device that can only process 11 songs at any given time! The Orchestra is thrilled to share these new discoveries and fly the ska flag a little higher following the success of the ARIA and Victorian Music Award winnings for Sierra-Kilo-Alpha.”

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