Formed for the Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest’s 20th anniversary, this 15 piece orchestra takes Jazz, Ska, funk and reggae to new levels. Songs are arranged in big band style by trumpeter Phil Hamelin (Dope Soda, Current Swell) and added to the groove of funk, ska and reggae. The collective forms with only the top players from the Nanaimo, Victoria and Vancouver area. Each show adds a new flavour with rotating guest singers and soloist, singing hits from Frank Sinatra to ska legends The Specials. With 15+ players on stage, you can expect a huge sound as this special ska orchestra plays familiar favourites and new medleys. Expect some guests, expect some surprises, expect a BIG TIME.