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MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA

Angus & Julia Stone, Kate Miller-Heidke and more to play Queenscliff Music Festival in November!

The Bellarine Peninsula seems to be the place to be this November, with the Queenscliff Music Festival dropping one tasty as hell artist announcement today! The first artist announcement features some of the country's best and indeed favourite live acts and as the festival gears up to celebrate its 19th year in 2015, we can only imagine what goodies the crew behind the QMF still have to offer.

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Augie March and more confirmed on latest Bluesfest announcement!

The good folk at Bluesfest have gone and given us all an early Christmas present in releasing their fifth artist announcement today! Joining the likes of Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Lenny Kravitz and The Black Keys are now some fantastic musical stylings of the likes of Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, Augie March and more.

ARIA Award nominees and Fine Arts winners announced in Sydney today!

Winners and more nominees for the 2014 ARIA Awards were announced at the official event in Sydney this morning, with some of Australia's best performers and their teams recognised for their work over the past year. The winners of the Fine Arts and Artisan Awards were announced at the event, with the slew of nominees for the November ARIAs unveiled. the AU congratulates all involved - there have been some truly stellar records produced over the past year, as well as the development of some great live bands who are getting just recognition!

The Heart of St Kilda Concert to feature the likes of Colleen Hewett, Vika and Linda Bull, The Basics and more.

The Sacred Heart Mission has announced yet another great line up for its annual concert fundraiser, 'The Heart of St Kilda'. Hosted by RockWiz's Brian Nankervis, the event will be drawing from Melbourne's vibrant live music and comedy communities in lighting up the Palais for its seventh year running. Helping feed those in need are the below acts and artists:

Melbourne Ska Orchestra embarking on UK & Canadian tour from June 26th!

The Melbourne Ska Orchestra are preparing to take their awesome live show overseas! The 25 piece will be hitting up venues in the UK and Canada from June 26th, including massive festival sets at Glastonbury and the Montreal Jazz Festival. It will be the band's first foray in to the northern hemisphere, though we've got no doubt that they will be welcomed with open arms.

The Paper Kites, Brody Dalle & Melbourne Ska Orchestra join the likes of Queens of the Stone Age for Festival d'été de Québec!

Canada's largest outdoor festival, Festival d'été de Québec, is set to be phenomenal once again for 2014! The legendary July music gathering sees millions travel to the historic city for ten days of incredible live performances. There's the opportunities to discover new and fresh artists from around the world while also bearing witness some international heavyweights bringing world class live shows through to Québec too.

Win a double pass to see MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA!

Melbourne Ska Orchestra had an incredible year in 2013 with the release of their debut album taking things up a notch or ten. MSO was nominated for an ARIA award for Blue’s and Roots album of the year and took out the Age EG World Music and the Reggae Steady Ska album of the year awards.

Melbourne Ska Orchestra announce tour for March!

Melbourne Ska Orchestra have had great success over the past year, and things are only getting better. Melbourne Ska Orchestra bring together an 18 piece horn section, rhythm section, percussionist, organist, keys and 4 singers. The upcoming ‘Get Smart’ tour is heading to Australia in March and will surely get your body moving and grooving!

the AU interview: Nicky Bomba of the Melbourne Ska Orchestra (Melbourne)

Over the years I've had the opportunity to catch up with the amazing Nicky Bomba under several guises. From his solo material, to his work with John Butler and now the 26-piece Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Nicky has been a very busy man in the Australian music industry. Focusing much of his attention at the moment on MSO, whose debut record hit number five in ARIA’s official Jazz Albums Chart this week, we talk about the band's upcoming performances, BIGSOUND and more...