One Year Of Ska Begins…


Melbourne Ska Orchestra presents a new adventure following their international tours and ARIA Award win.

Paying respect to the Jamaican Sound System phenomenon, where artists would record and release new tracks on a weekly basis, the Orchestra has committed to doing the same.  For one whole year. 52 songs. 52 Weeks. One Year Of Ska!    

It’s a mammoth task. It’s a Big Band. Get Ready.
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Brisbane SKA-BQ rolls into town on Saturday

The MSO SKA-BQ dates are taking it back to the old skool and embracing every element that emulates the Ska scene this Saturday the 25th of March at The Triffid.
Brisbane punters can expect a mini festival vibe filled with smokin BBQ’s, drinks, scooters, a whole lotta Ska and of course skankin galore!

Starting at 6pm, get on down early to enjoy the summer vibes.

With an awesome line up that features Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Funaddicts, The Upsteppers (Ska Set), Kingston Stompers & DJs: Troy Destroy, Tim Hellofahat, DJ RudeKat, Kilmarnock Steve and DJ Greazer.

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.


Brisbane SKA-BQBrisbane SKA-BQ – 18+
Saturday 25th March 2017
The Triffid, Newstead
w/ Funaddicts, The Upsteppers (Ska Set), Kingston Stompers       & DJs Troy Destroy, Tim Hellofahat, DJ RudeKat, DJ Greazer, Kilmarnock Steve
Tickets $45.30 + bf



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Melbourne Ska Orchestra Release New Single ‘Escher’

Escher , the new single from the Melbourne Ska Orchestra, shows the band in full hybrid flight, exploring new melodies and grooves.

Nicky Bomba elaborates,” The song originally came together in a writing session with Punnu Wassu, an Indian harmonium player and teacher. I wanted to explore the idea of rhythms within rhythms so you could shift your pulse focus by feeling different elements in the song. The circular nature of the groove aligned itself with the Indian philosophy of creation and destruction, the end is the start is the end etc…

This obvious connection with that concept and Escher’s perpetual art gave me the framework for the lyrics. We brainstormed ideas about our perception of life on this planet, the circular nature of the universe and how the arrangement of the song could reflect that journey. Once the orchestra started jamming it I felt there was something special as everything was falling into place. It ended up being the flagship song for mixing.

The crowd unison chorus really captures the essence of all of us on this boat/spaceship celebrating and questioning our existence in this wonderful world.”

The film clip showcases the new talents of Jesse Jacobson, son of “Kenny” director Clayton Jacobson.

Nicky continues, ” we had a a lot of ideas floating around for the clip and Jesse showed me some of the work he was doing with 3D imaging in the gaming world. We spent an evening shooting and jammed lots of possibilities with the orchestra. He then went to town with his skills and with Clay and myself offering suggestions the clip was complete. I’m really happy with the result and I think its a great showcase for Jesse’s talents.”

Escher is the third single from the Aria Award winning Sierra-Kilo-Alpha out now on FOUR FOUR.

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