Ska Nation 5 – The Final Ska Nation @ The Espy – Saturday 15th September
An explosive celebration of music unfolds on stage with some of Australia’s finest musicians, when the 30 odd piece orchestra hit the stage. Imagine the force of an 18 piece horn section, a mean rhythm section, percussionist, organist and 3 singers and you may only begin to understand the life force that is the Melbourne Ska Orchestra.
Fronted by Nicky Bomba (Bomba, John Butler Trio), with his professional, fun and impulsive conducting style, Melbourne Ska Orchestra (MSO) is a fun-loving big band experience with music from the golden ska period of 1963 through to modern day classics. A massive hit at festivals everywhere, the MSO is fast becoming a must-see institution with members hailing from some of the best ska and reggae bands in Australia. Founded in 2003 as a way of celebrating this uplifting music, the MSO is dedicated to educating and entertaining audiences with the sweet sounds of ska – and dancing is compulsory!
Join the Melbourne Ska Orchestra, the Toasters from the USA and 15 other great ska bands on Saturday September 15th at the Esplanade Hotel St Kilda for the final instalment of Ska Nation, Australia’s largest celebration of Jamaican influenced music!
The Toasters (USA), Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Ska Vendors, The Resignators, The AuSkas (NSW – feat ex Allnighters), Steppin Razor (NSW), The Funaddicts (QLD), Strangely Attraktive, Steel City Allstars (NSW), SkaBang, Jobstopper (QLD), King City seven, Son Of Dad (SA), Kingston Stompers (QLD), Menage-A-Ska, Admiral Ackbar’s Dishonourable Discharge, Special Brew (WA) +DJ Bendog (WA), Monky balls (Southern FM) and more
More information – www.skanation.com