27 Oct 2016

First song: The Koi Boys

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:08 pm on 27 October 2016

Danny Faifai, Kevin Keepa and "Nuz" Ngatai are The Koi Boys - who have spent most of the last decade entertaining on Queensland's Gold Coast.

The group's regular Sunday session at Koi on Broadbeach had become so popular it was often sold out weeks in advance.

Then they became contestants on the popular TV show The Voice Australia and blew away the audience with their rendition of the 1954 rock 'n' roll classic 'Sh-Boom' at the blind audition. All four judges turned their chairs, and The Koi Boys were discovered.

OK, so they didn't make it to the final, knocked out by a cruel blow from their mentor Jessie J in a move that had social media in an uproar.

But that hasn't done any long-term harm; today, they are releasing their debut album through Universal Music. 

Listen to the track that shook up their prospects for the better, and their full interview with RNZ's Jesse Mulligan: