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Jessie J missed the trio Hulk Hogan loves

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 25/10/2016 Danielle McGrane

The Koi Boys © Mark Kolbe/Singapore GP via Getty Images The Koi Boys What do actors Sam Neill, Wentworth Miller and wrestler Hulk Hogan have in common?

They are all fans of New Zealand harmonising trio The Koi Boys, the same group who appeared on The Voice Australia and caused a bit of a fuss when judge Jessie J dropped them from her team after three weeks.

"It caused a bit of a stir online on social media. We were surprised at the stir," said Danny Faifai, one-third of the group.

But it hasn't held the group back.

For 10 years, Faifai, Kevin Keepa and Ngahere "Nuz" Ngatai have been singing together, taking their name from Gold Coast restaurant Koi where they had a weekly Sunday gig.

But after their appearance on The Voice, things really turned around for the group.

Not long after, they signed a deal with Universal Music and have just put out their first album, Meant To Be - a combination of covers and original tracks.

It was a bittersweet turnaround.

"To get eliminated off the show so early, three weeks into the show, and then come out and do this. We're very happy," Faifai said.

The trio have gained quite a few fans for their harmonies, especially on classic songs such as Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream) or their own take on modern tracks such as Drake's Hotline Bling.

They already have a sold out show in Auckland coming up and plan an Australian tour next year.

And it seems it won't be long before the rest of the world gets excited about their music.

"We've had Hulk Hogan share our stuff, Wentworth Miller. The great New Zealand actor Sam Neill, they all shared our performance on YouTube," he said.

"And Sam Neill was on the Graham Norton show in Britain and gave us a plug over there. He played our song on his radio show."

*The Koi Boys album Meant To Be is out now

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