Fresh from a world tour including two weeks in the hills of Jamaica, Nicky Bomba returned to Australia to hit the road for his new solo album PLANET JUICE. It all started on September 5th at Reggaetown Festival in Cairns, where “multi-instrumental king Nicky Bomba and his Reggaetown All Stars stole the show.” (The Cairns Post)
Nicky will be performing in different configurations around the country with regular band Bomba (with brother Michael on keys), or Solo with Allstar random guests. Continuing the trail of wicked rhythms and funky-reggae mayhem, he will be playing fresh songs from his new album PLANET JUICE, along with the sweet live Bomba favourites and some old school mash ups.
The Republic Bar show in Tasmania will see Nicky debut and donate a song he has written for the campaigners in the south western old growth forests. Having been a solid supporter of the cause for many years, the new track ‘Florentine’ follows previous track “Hold Your Ground” donated in 2006.
Nicky Bomba has had a massive year so far starting with the headline spot on New Years eve in Fed Square, Melbourne conducting the infamous 30 piece Melbourne Ska Orchestra, completing his solo album, performing in Polynesia, United States, Canada, UK and Europe, shooting a film clip in Jamaica and returning to partake in the massive Garma festival in Arnhem Land.
Mix all this in with becoming the new drummer for the John Butler Trio, receiving an International Park Ranger Ambassador award and appearing on the front cover of the 2009 Melbourne White pages!
Great ready for the amazing raw energy of this charismatic performer!
THE PLANET JUICE TOUR:
26SEP REPUBLIC BAR, Nth Hobart TAS
27SEP REPUBLIC BAR, Nth Hobart TAS
Doors at 9pm $15 pre-sale or $18 at the door
30SEP MOJO’S, Nth Fremantle WA
Nicky Bomba & the All stars Mashup!
$25 general/presale and $20 members price
03OCT THE BEACH HOTELB, Byron Bay, NSW
04OCTTHE BEACH HOTELB, Byron Bay, NSW
10 OCT THE STEP INN, BRISBANE
Nicky Bomba & the Brisbane Allstars Mash Up!
Including: Tommee, Paulie B (Beautiful Girls), Charles Wall (GSO/OKA), Elliots (Spankinhide), Georgia Potter, Pete Hunt (Kooii) + more. Also with DJ Sarah Howells. $15 at the door
17OCT JIVEBAR, Adelaide SA
Nicky Bomba & the Adelaide Allstars Mashup!
18OCT RUBY’S, Belgrave VIC
With full band Bomba
1 NOV ISLAND VIBE, Stradbroke Island
Solo with Island Vibe All Stars
20 NOV THE SPOT, Brunswick, Melbourne
With full band Bomba & supports, Matt Joe Gow and The Dead Leaves. $15 or $12 concession at the door.
21 NOV STUDIO 93, DARWIN Entertainment Centre
Nicky Bomba & the Darwin Allstars Mash Up!
Supported by The Neo. $25 at the door or $20 for members