From Koi Boys to Rat Pack

“Practising their Rat Pack posing, as well as their swingin’ harmonies is all part of the preparation for The Voice favourites the Koi Boys” – New Zealand-born trio Kevin Keepa, Danny Faifai and Nuz Ngatai, writes Holly Byrnes in an article on News.com.au.

“There is a lot of mirror time, to be honest,” said Ngatai laughing.

“Just hanging around each other and being so comfortable singing together, we don’t really need to work on chemistry or what our [vocal] strengths are, we just get out there and vibe off each other. When we come across as relaxed, it makes [the audience] relaxed and happy too,” he said.

The trio has performed together over the last 10 years around the restaurant and club circuit from Broadbeach to Brisbane. According to the article it was “their YouTube version of Meghan Trainor’s hit All About That Bass, which first convinced producers of their range.”

Ngatai and Keepa both auditioned at The X Factor in 2011, “but are hoping to go all the way on The Voice with their contemporary take on ‘crooning’.”

“This style of crooning just captures our audience, it just oozes out of us. Doing a song in that field, where we can woo the crowd in a relaxed way, like Dean Martin, the Rat Pack, Elvis, whatever it is, we then put our own suave [spin] on it,” said Ngatai.

The trio will head into the battle round for Team Jessie next Sunday night with plenty of people on their side.

Article Source: News.com.au, Holly Byrnes, May 23, 2016

Image Source: Twitter – The Voice Australia


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