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Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia | INDIE

Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia | INDIE
Band World Reggae


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"What the critics are saying"

“….the kind of laid-back hypnotic vocals that make you want to give up the day job and book a one way ticket to Kingston…”
– Rachel Divine, The Sunday Times, UK

"Tight brass arrangements, brooding bass and infectious percussion all lend to a sound that epitomises a party reggae style that doesn't take itself too seriously and enthuses a calypso beat. As an evolution of the reggae sound, it sits well with purists and dancers alike."
- Kate Welsman, THE AGE

"Bomba have created that rarest of recordings, an album that truly captures the zest and power of live performance while being loaded with memorable songs."
- Graham Blackley, BEAT MAGAZINE.
- various


Receive radio airplay public radio, Triple J and ABC nationally, streaming via My Space (13,000 plays in 10 months). All songs available on iTunes.


1. All Night Lone (5.05)
2. Essence Changed (4.28)
3. Pray For The New Rain (3.25)
4. Goin Solo (4.32)
5. Bully For You (3.55)
6. Learn To Breathe (3.56)
7. Kiss Your Fate (3.11)
8. One Fine Day (3.45)
9. Simisay (3.28)
10. Into The Blue (4.04)
11. Black Cat (4.36)
12. Everything Is Choice (4.17)

1. Spaced Out (3.43)
2. Learn to Breathe (4.08)
3. High Time (4.02)
4. Going Solo (3.09)
5. Bully for You (4.07)
6. Kiss Your Fate (3.31)
7. One Fine Day (3.45)
8. Running To Stand Still (3.24)
9. Home (2.41)
10. Into The Blue (3.50)
11. Little Death (3.50)
12. Essence Changed (3.18)
13. Black Cat (5.01)
14. Turtle Head (3.23)
15. Treasure Isle (4.06)
16. Simisay (4.07)

1. Copshow (3.41)
2. Fullstop (3.10)
3. Say Say (3.28)
4. She Cried (4.43)
5. Speed Of Sound (3.21)
6. Not Too Late (3.34)
7. Bustop (3.29)
8. Action Man (4.39)
9. Jah March (3.34)
10. Blackout In Sommerville (3.30)
11. Tuesday (3.08)
12. Jack And Jill (3.43)
13. Sensa Sole (4.17)
14. Balance I (4.30)

1. Wait Until Tomorrow (3.17)
2. Golden Wedding (3.02)
3. Simple And Fun (2.59)
4. Sumptn' Sumptn' (4.09)
5. Cuddlejoint (3.07)
6. Busted (3.26)
7. Can't Help It (3.53)
8. Automatically Man (3.32)
9. Hail That Taxi (4.54)
10. Pashcrush (3.08)
11. Pomodoro (2.59)
12. Mr. Accordion (3.32)
13. Mary Never Cries (3.43)
14. Letterbox (3.47)



Australias funkiest dance/reggae/funk band BOMBA got 2006 off to a flying start on New Years Eve when the band performed in front of 15,000 at Woodford Folk Festival Amphitheatre, and hasnt looked like slowing the pace for one minute. Since then the irrepressible multi-instrumentalist master of groove Nicky Bomba has led BOMBA on tour with UB40 during February and then in March to the WOMADelaide Festival, the Port Fairy Folk Festival and finished with multiple performances at Melbourne2006, the cultural festival of the Commonwealth Games.

The Northern summer saw Bomba put in sensationally inspired performances at the Empire, Shepherds Bush with the John Butler Trio, at the K Festival, Cornwall, Womad Rivermead, UK, as well as playing the Spiegeltent Edinburgh Fringe Festival opening night party. Busking in Prague and club shows in Korea made up the remainder of the northern summer 2006 tour.

BOMBA was the ONLY band at the 2005 East Coast Blues and Roots Festival in Byron Bay that required a water truck to hose down the tent after their gig to settle down all the dust that had been kicked up by the incredible dancing crowd! BOMBA caused a stir at the 2004 Narooma Great Southern Blues and Rockabilly Festival as a frenzied crowd formed an impromptu and inspired conga line when Nicky and the band joined them for some righteous chanting and heavy percussive rhythms. BOMBA was voted best band at the Queenscliff Music Festival in 2003 and Nicky was dubbed King of the Festival by Forte Magazine in 2005!

BOMBA is renowned for their energetic live shows and passionate performances. The secret of BOMBAs success has always been bandleader Nicky Bombas eclectic and righteous party blend of riddems, beats, dubs and funky soul! Bombas third album Learn To Breathe blends all these sounds with their impeccable reggae sensibilities and finds them poised to convert new fans not only in Australia, but overseas as well. If you've got thirsty ears and itchy feet come out and sample some of the most intense dance grooves, rich harmonies, powerful horns and soulful original material this side of the equator.