A fiery meeting of sounds couched in sweet calypso reggae tunes, as sung and skanked by the legendary Mr Nicky Bomba, with the company of Miss Natalia Mann, on the funky harp.
Angelbomb is a unique and beautiful duo consisting of Natalia Mann (harp/melodica) and Nicky Bomba (guitar/vocals/percussion). Playing a special blend of calypso, mento and reggae, they have toured Spain, France, Malta, New Zealand, Samoa, New Caledonia, and recently Holland, Turkey and Greece, capturing audiences with swaying rhythms, sweet melodies, and in the true troubadour style; impromptu songs to celebrate the moment.
Nicky Bomba has an amazing way of bringing a room together and getting the party happening. The music is sweet and joyful. Virtuosity flies, toes tap, and people have been known to wind up in conga lines.
Nicky Bomba – vocals, guitar, drums
Nicky Bomba is widely recognised as one of Australia’s finest musicians, bringing good energy and positivity into every performance. Performing since the age of six, his ability to connect with an audience is second to none. He has worked with many of Australia’s top artists throughout his career, most recently as drummer and percussionist on two number one Australian albums - John Butler Trio's Sunrise Over Sea and Pete Murray's See the Sun. Bomba's own band, with two albums recorded and a third on its way, are renowned as one of Australia’s best live acts. A prolific, award-winning songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, the duo setting of Angelbomb features Nicky playing his favourite reggae/calypso tunes and encouraging the traditional Maltese style of ‘spiritu pront’- making songs up on the spot.
Natalia Mann –harp, vocals
Natalia has been playing the harp since childhood, raised in the classical tradition. In her country of birth, New Zealand, Natalia was resident harpist for the Wellington Sinfonia Orchestra, also appearing with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, contemporary chamber ensembles, opera, ballet and theatre. She is a Performance graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts. Now based in Melbourne, Natalia has gained a reputation for her improvisation on harp, working in a diversity of genres with many fine musicians. Her main bands include Sunga - Samoan womens trio and Brown Roots - contemporary Polynesian music with Grace Vanilau, Unified Gecko -Turkish fusion led by Murat Yucel, Angelbomb - calypso reggae with Nicky Bomba, and Ambient Groove – harpjazz with Michael Johnson and David Jones. She also performs with musicians in the creation of meditation music, hip hop, popular, lounge, experimental, abstract and other contemporary styles. She has toured through New Zealand, Europe, and the South Pacific islands. Natalia also works with the Melbourne based Pacific arts group Brown Roots, celebrating culture through the arts.