January 26, 2017 by Editor

    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!



  2. MSO team up with superstar Rola for Japanese commercial

    December 30, 2016 by Editor

    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.

  3. Parlour Tour announced for early ’17

    December 20, 2016 by Editor

    Nicky Bomba has partnered with Parlour Gigs to bring a little ‘YAY’ into your lounge room! In February and March 2017, Nicky will be playing shows hosted by fans across Victoria.

    The premise of the Parlour Tour is simple – you apply to host a gig at your house, and once approved you receive a link to invite whomever you want! The gigs are invite only, and a whole lot of fun.

    So, if you’ve ever wanted Nicky Bomba to play at your place, apply to be a host today!

    For more info and to apply, check out Nicky’s community page: parlour.tours/nickybomba

  4. SKA-BQ tour dates announced

    December 12, 2016 by Editor

    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

    SAT JAN 28
    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 http://www.shimmerlands.com/show/ska-bq/
    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 http://www.factorytheatre.com.au/tickets/ftickets.php?gigid=7973
    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 http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=69329
    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 http://thegov.oztix.com.au/?eventId=69226
    Doors open 4pm

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