MEMO MUSIC Hall is proud to present Australia’s premier Calypso Reggae ensemble BUSTAMENTO! w/special guest OSCAR JIMENEZ. Fronted by 4 time ARIA award winner Nicky Bomba, the band will be bringing their special Caribbean flavour, making it a complete tropical sunsplash in the middle of Melbourne’s winter. Did someone say Hawaiian shirts and Pina Coladas?
INTERCONTINENTAL JOURNAL 7 kicks off with effervescent ‘Fez in Fez’ immediately catapulting this musical mission on a round the world adventure of fun and games. Songs like ‘Caretaker’ and ‘Rise Up’ still pay homage to their Reggae and Calypso roots and the added flavour of Steel Pan adds a spice that enhances every musical dish. The first single, ‘ Back Again’ suggests a Motown base with a Calypso feel, ‘We All Make Mistakes’, a thick drum bed under a Pacific Ukelele serenade, ‘Josephine’ (based on the incredible Josephine Baker) hits the classic syncopated jungle groove while the ‘Glasto Mud Shuffle’ takes us on a New Orleans swamp boogie. The songs intertwine effortlessly and show the vast array of ideas in Bustamento’s multicultural kitchen.
Nicky Bomba – Vocals, Guitars, Percussion
Barry Deenick – Double Bass, Vocals
Paul Coyle – Trumpet, Vocals
George Servanis – Percussion, Vocals
Michael Caruana – Piano
Peter Mitchell – Saxophone
Lennox Jordon – Steelpans