After delivering a sensational SOLD OUT show for NYE with the Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Nicky Bomba will jump on his musical boat again at MEMO to deliver a party filled island adventure with his new band BUSTAMENTO that covers Calypso, Mento, Early Reggae and Ska styles.
Coming to MEMO Music Hall for the first time and after spending the last 2 years performing around the globe, Bustamento have returned to musical shores with a great collection of songs capturing the international flavour of their intrepid travels.
An exciting departure from the Caribbean based style of their ARIA nominated first album (Intrepid Adventures to the Lost Riddim islands), the new release shows the band flexing its creative muscle.
INTERCONTINENTAL JOURNAL 7 kicks off with effervescent ‘Fez in Fez’ immediately catapulting this musical mission on a round the world adventure of fun and games. Songs like ‘Caretaker’ and ‘Rise Up’ still pay homage to their Reggae and Calypso roots and the added flavour of Steel Pan adds a spice that enhances every musical dish. The first single, ‘ Back Again’ suggests a Motown base with a Calypso feel, ‘We All Make Mistakes’, a thick drum bed under a Pacific Ukelele serenade, ‘Josephine’ (based on the incredible Josephine Baker) hits the classic syncopated jungle groove while the ‘Glasto Mud Shuffle’ takes us on a New Orleans swamp boogie. The songs intertwine effortlessly and show the vast array of ideas in Bustamento’s multicultural kitchen.
Nicky Bomba – Vocals, Guitars, Percussion
Barry Deenick – Double Bass, Vocals
Paul Coyle – Trumpet, Vocals
George Servanis – Percussion, Vocals
Michael Caruana – Piano
Peter Mitchell – Saxophone
Lennox Jordon – Steelpans