Friday, February 14, 2014

Interview with Nicky Bomba of Bustamento and Melbourne Ska Orchestra [GFR#281]

Hey everyone! Nicky Bomba returns to New Zealand this weekend (15-16th Feb 14) – this time with Bustamento AND Melbourne Ska Orchestra and wait, theres more, he’s bringing them right to my backdoor step in Hamilton! Both bands will be performing as part of the annual Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival happening from 14-27 February 2014. 

Nicky’s uptempo dance-along bands are sure to be crowd pleasers, and I’m really keen to be a part of it. On Saturday 15th from 10pm at the Rogers Rose Gardens (and for only $20!) The Southern Diplomats (with me on harmonica) will open for Nicky Bomba’s Bustamento. Then on Sunday 16th from 7.30pm on the Rhododendron Lawn an explosive demonstration of music will unfold as the Melbourne Ska Orchestra hits the stage. This will only cost music lovers $39 or $10 for 5-14 year olds. 

These two nights of high energy and fun are not to be missed. Nicky shares his excitement about returning to New Zealand during this episode plus a few insights into what makes up his varied musical tastes and career. Enjoy!

GO FEET! Radio # 281, 12 February 2014
1. Bustamento – Popeye
2. Bustamento – Swinging Momento
3. King Pepe & His Calypso Combo – Love Is Strange
4. Lord Mouse and the Kalypso Katz – Jack’s Broth
5. Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Katoomba
6. Roland Alphonso – Drum Song Style
7. Tommy McCook – Archie
8. Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Third Time Lucky
9. Prince Buster All Stars – This Is It
10. The Wailers – So Much Trouble
11. Funkees – Dancing Time
12. Jackie Mittoo – Mule Jerk
13. El Moth – Must I
14. Joe Gibbs All Stars – Kingstonians Reggae
15. King Sunny Ade – Ja Fun Mi
16. The Specials – Return of Django
17. The Specials – A Messgae To You Rudy
18. Dandy Livingston – Rudy, A Message To You
19. Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Learn To Love Again
20. Tradition – Alternative 3
21. Lord Tanamo with Dr. Ring Ding and the Senior Allstars – Iron Bar
22. Roy Panton – Ohh La La
23. Calypso Rose – Calypso Blues
24. Mikey Chung – Breezing
25. The Courtney John Project – Nothing for Free