The Melbourne Ska Orchestra have been plying their trade of upbeat ska infused music for over a decade, yet are only now getting around to releasing their debut longplayer. Their sound is obviously influenced by both, the original 60’s sounds of Jamaica, as well as the 3rd wave revival of ska, that came out of the States during the late 80’s early 90’s – checkout The Toasters, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The Slackers, amongst others, so as to see where I’m coming from here folks.
Their debut record is out this Friday, March 8th, but it’s currently available to stream from : http://themusic.com.au/listen/all/2013/03/05/melbourne-ska-orchestra-melbourne-ska-orchestra/
As well as playing the Byron Bay Blues Festival at the end of the month, they have a national tour planned in support of their debut release – see all tour dates below- . To get an idea of what to expect from the group’s live performances, here’s their take on Madness’ ‘Night Boat to Cairo’ in front of a Melbourne crowd from 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd5aW-s7IWE