A Musical Adventure with Nicky Bomba will be presented by Central Coast Ukulele Club on Tuesday, November 21.
Bomba will run a ukulele workshop from 6pm to 7pm, followed by a concert at 7.30pm at the Naughty Noodle Fun Haus in Gosford as part of the Tubular Festival program.
Maltese-born, Bomba is an Australian musician and singer-songwriter.
He has built a solid reputation in the music industry via many projects including writing and performing with his bands Nicky Bomba and the New Shangos, Bomba and the ARIA nominated Bustamento.
He has conducted the multi-ARIA award-winning Melbourne Ska Orchestra and played drums for the John Butler Trio, as well as guesting with many other artists.
A vibrant performer, he brings his knowledge and enthusiasm from working with artists from Africa and the Middle East to the Caribbean.
Bomba is committed to creating a sense of community and unity whenever he plays and it is not uncommon for him to go off on some magical tangent to really connect with an audience.
“I’m always aware of the active energy of a crowd,” he said.
“Believing in the moment and kind of steering that spontaneous beast can result in something really special – absolute positive vibrations.”
He will be supported by Bec Pap, who has been writing songs since she was eight years old and been a professional musician for more than a decade
She has an angelic yet soulful voice which tells beautiful stories through her original songs.
At the workshop, you will learn the basics of the ukulele.
It is open to anyone wanting to learn, aged 13 and up, regardless of experience.
You will learn some easy chords and how to strum and tune as well as different techniques and tips to make your songs sound great and, importantly, smooth.
BYO uke or hire one thanks to Central Coast Ukulele Club.
The workshop is most suitable for teens and adults.
Spaces are limited, and bookings are essential.
Food and bar service will be available from 7.30pm for the all-ages concert, although under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets for the workshop and concert are available through Eventbrite.