All-singing, all-dancing and all-harmonising entertainers The Koi Boys have announced the release of their new album
, out October 27.
The trio is made up of Rotorua-born Ngahere (Nuz) Ngatai, Danny Faifai and Kevin Keepa, three musicians hailing from New Zealand and based on the Gold Coast.
Shake It follows their platinum-certified runaway hit record Meant To Be, which debuted at number one in New Zealand and remained in the album chart for 18 weeks.
Danny Faifai says they cannot wait for everyone to hear the album, which they have put a lot into.
He says they spent a good few months working on the album, making it a labour of love.
It has about eight originals and five covers.
"It's going to put a smile on your face and inspire you. It's a lot of fun."
He says the album will hit any emotion, with their song Smile being very close to their hearts.
It is about being down in the dumps and fighting your way back, he says.
Danny says he has enjoyed the trio writing songs together, becoming a unit through the process.
He says they want to tour the album in New Zealand and Australia and are excited about upcoming TV opportunities.
Danny says both he and Nuz are looking forward to coming back to Rotorua sometime, with Danny's wife, Waiata, being from Whakarewarewa.
The Koi Boys shot to fame in 2016 after their charismatic first appearance on The Voice Australia, winning over fans both locally and across the Tasman with their performance of the doo-wop classic Sha-Boom (Life Could Be A Dream).
Knocked out before the finals, the band's eviction caused outrage on social media and had mentor Jessie J fielding interviews surrounding her decision to send them home, but put the group on the map as clear crowd favourites.
Since the release of Meant To Be, they have performed at the likes of Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park and the Matariki Awards, as well as Australian Woman of The Year.
Originally set-up as a casual jam session, the trio has been crooning, dancing and entertaining as a collective, at the same venue, for more than eight years.
Their 'Sunday Session' show at Koi Dining and Lounge Bar is must-see for those visiting the Gold Coast, and has become so popular that it sells out weeks in advance.