It's been a whirlwind year so far with great performances at Port Fairy, Brighter Days and the wild opening of the Bleach Festival. As you may know we have commenced our One Year of Ska by recording a song a week for one year. 52 songs!
Yes it's a mammoth task but we all like a challenge at team MSO!
So far, since the 5th january, we've dropped new recordings every Friday with a great response from all around the globe.
We're separating all the releases into 4 season blocks of 13 (That's 52 divided by 4 for all you budding mathematicians)
Time has flown and we've just completed Season 1 (Songs 1-13) called SKA CLASSICS.
It's a little like our own little Labour of Love for the songs that have written the Ska story. Early Jamaican releases sit nicely amongst the UK 2Tone scene sometimes doing remakes of remakes! You may have noticed the fun film clips we've made for each song. Lots of informative fun for any newcomer to Ska.
The second season, started a few weeks ago, continues a true and tried tradition of turning TV and Movie themes into Ska renditions. We have already proven the success via our own version of GET SMART which has now exceeded 2.5 million hits on Youtube. Season 2 (Songs 14-26) MOVIE and TV THEMES has been a bucket of fun in the making with all sorts of requests from band members and fans alike.
We think we have chosen a worthy cross section of tunes spanning over 70 years, we just have to make sure we keep up the schedule to get em out on time. It's a tough job getting everyone in the studio at the same time!
As a celebration of our first season we played a hometown gig last week, in Melbourne. It was so much fun we have decided to bring the show to Adelaide! Style up, shine your scooter and get your dancing shoes on.
See you there.
MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA
The Gov | Fri 22 Jun
Tickets: $35 + Booking Fee
Doors open @ 7:30 pm
Tickets available from www.thegov.com.au | www.oztix.com.au