Bustamento airlie beach nusic festival

Bustamento is a musical ensemble led by renowned Australian musician Nicky Bomba. Paying homage to the upbeat rhythms of the Caribbean, covering the Calypso, Mento, Early Reggae and Ska styles, Bustamento are a tropical shaking seven piece ensemble with drums, guitar, ukulele bass, piano, steel pan, trumpet and saxophone.

Since the bands inception in 2012, they have released two ARIA nominated albums, ‘Intrepid Adventures to the Lost Riddim Islands’ and ‘Intercontinental Journey 7’. Touring constantly Bustamento have featured at most of Australia’s premiere festivals such as, Bluesfest, Port Fairy Folk Festival and Mullum Festival, to name just a few. Also touring internationally they have entertained audiences at major events including, Glastonbury Festival (UK), Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada), Northern Lights Festival (Canada), Vancouver Folk Festival (Canada), Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (US) and many more.

Always playing energetic shows with an undeniable performance quality, Bustamento is a must see on the live scene. The live reviews speak for themselves…

“Nicky Bomba would have to be one of the most amazing and entertaining performers Iʼve had the fortune of witnessing. Whether you like his music or not, he puts on a brilliant show, works the crowd unlike any other, and will make sure that you leave with a big fat smile on your face.
Definitely the best show Iʼve seen so far this year!” RIP IT UP, Adelaide

“Bomba made every effort to involve the crowd…. And before long he had them eating from the skin of his bongos. It was a giant love-in, and everyone was invited.” BEAT, Melbourne

“Highlight of the weekend was the debut performance of Nicky Bombaʼs latest
combo Bustamento, which ignited the dance floor” THE AUSTRALIAN Iain Shedden

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