Nicky Bomba hits the road with a fresh vibe playing songs from his new album Food & Shelter.
Sharing the stage with a new line up it will be a Bombafied interpretation of the new sounds on the album.
“It’s been a strange world for live performers recently so I’m buzzed to get back on stage and connect with audiences again. The ancient ritual of playing music and feeling the connection is a vital part of my lifeblood. This tour is going to be a sweet celebration. I’ve put a new line up together and we’re ready to party. Boomshakalaka!” Nicky Bomba.
Debuting in October and holding strong in the Top 20 of the AIR charts, Food & Shelter presents a fresh side to one of Australia’s creative blazing sparks. The album is Nicky’s second solo release but the 24th long player of his career. His work with the Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Bustamento, John Butler Trio, Joe Camilleri, Ross Hannaford and more has earnt him 4 x ARIAs, Age Music Awards, APRA award, Music Vic Award and a respect within the industry that can only be earned.
As a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Nicky was able to utilise his skills to play and produce a new chapter of songs celebrating all the musical influences from around the world. On stage he will be featuring up front on the drumkit, exploring rhythms and tapping into syncopations that can only come from a lifetime of drumming. He started playing at the age of six and hasn’t stopped. Even when mum asked him to…
“ It was so great to have time to explore the sounds I’d heard on my travels and weave them into bubbles of goodness. I also wanted to have a clean difference between the music I make with my other bands so each can stand on their own right. Playing these songs with my new line up, I’m jumping at the challenge of lifting the vibrations of audiences and taking them on a journey. I’m also encouraging budding drummers to learn some of the grooves so I can get them up to join me. Could be fun…could also be dangerous!
In any event, we’re ready to get jiggy with the grooves- making sure that there is some serious body shaking going on. Skip the gym that week. Bless up!”
There is something on this album for everyone. Stream it, buy it, and get your ticket to the live show to experience Food & Shelter performed live. All merch will be available at shows including Nicky’s new book.
Food & Shelter is out now, through ABC Music.
For tickets please see www.nickybomba.com