Swinging tropical horns and Caribbean rhythms may not seem like an ideal match with the middle of Tasmanian winter.
But Bustamento vocalist Nicky Bomba said that's exactly why the six-piece band wants to come.
"The show will certainly warm you up," he laughed.
"We encourage internal heat radiation."
The Melbourne-based groovers will be playing at the Tasmanian Bushlands Gardens, Buckland on Friday, June 28.
The band's performance will be part of the Festival of Voices East Coast program, called Coastal FoV, and will join a promising set of shows coming to Buckland, Spring Bay, Devil's Corner and Bicheno.
Look out for:
- Duo the Merindas, which plays Indigenous, electro-tribal-pop that FoV describes as "the synthesis of warrior queen".
- The Twamley Farm Market, which mixes wild fire brunch cooking with acoustic reggae.
- The 'Rogue Folk Cruise' through Great Oyster Bay.
- The Stiffys, Libby Steel and the Sandy Warhols.
- A lazy Sunday winery picnic set to live Pacific grooves, and soul and blues.
Bustamento slots neatly into the overall program, which seems determined to get everybody within earshot up and dancing.
"We're renowned for getting an audience motivated and elevated," Bomba said.
"Children are involved; we love to get people up on stage if we can.
"We play the type of music that comes from the Caribbean: it's fun-loving, it encourages people to dance, and there's a lot of harmonies in the band."
There will also be prizes for the best dancers, so start practicing your moves now.
Bomba is perhaps better known through his other band, the Melbourne Ska Orchestra, with Bustamento dipping into related, but different, genres.
The band plays Mento - Jamaican folk music, Calypso - satire-through-music originating in Trinidad, and plenty of other world music jumbles.
If the liner notes on its latest album, Intercontinental Journey 7, are anything to go by, East Coast audiences can look forward to "Mediterranean blues with a burgundy fez, Byron Bay boogaloo meets African horn snappin' goodness, Glastonbury mud shuffles with a New Orleans blood transfusion, Jamaican reggae bootysway with a hot Trinidadian sauce, Mexican love songs sprinkled with Middle Eastern desert dust, and Parisian tap dancin' flurries".
- FoV Coastal runs from June 28 - 30, prior to the Festival of Voices in Hobart July 2 - 14. For program and tickets see festivalofvoices.com/category/fov-coastal/.