Nicky Bomba is an internationally renowned musician, producer and songwriter. As leader of the ARIA award winning Melbourne Ska Orchestra, front man for the Carribean styled Bustamento and highly respected drummer (3 albums with John Butler Trio) he is constantly touring and working on musical adventures.
Over the years Nicky has formed and played with bands purely for the love of the music and the adventures they create. He started playing drums at the tender age of six and, with his future assured, has carved an incredible body of work with no signs of slowing up.
With a passion for culture and people, Nicky has travelled extensively, immersing himself in the music and culture. Consequently, the music produced by this peace-lovin’ troubadour is a melting pot of fun, adventure and exotic sounds of the people and places he loves.
The live performance still holds sacred for Nicky who is eternally committed to creating a sense of community and unity whenever he plays. He has a rare ability to really connect with an audience and energise any crowd he plays to. Flying by the seat of his pants is something he welcomes. “I’m always aware of the active energy of a crowd. Believing in the moment and kind of steering that spontaneous beast can result in something really special. Absolute positive vibrations.”
BBQ from 6pm. Doors open 7pm.