BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
THE Two-4-One band has received two invitations to perform overseas following their comeback recently.
They had left the music scene for a very long time.
The legendary Solomon Islands band has been invited to perform live in New Caledonia and Brisbane, Australia, in an annual festival there.
The event will take place this year in October in Brisbane and later in New Caledonia.
Two4One Band leader Mr Donald Bato said the band is looking forward to participating in international gigs which will give opportunities for his boys to showcase their talents and music style.
Bato said there are other performance opportunities but does not want to disclose them as yet.
“Since opportunities ahead of us, I told the boys that we have to pull up our socks and work hard and commit ourselves to achieve our goals, example to go regional or international,” Bato said.
Bato calls for government support for music industry in the country to establish an institution for youths and young talent musician in the country.
He said there are many talented musician in the country but they never get proper education for music and singing.
The Two4One Band was a big name in the local music industry back in the 90s to the early 2000s. They unfortunately took an early break due to few challenges, but are now back, better than ever.
Three weeks ago, the band made their first comeback show during the Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival by singing composed songs—this show stunned their fans and visitors who attended the event.
This is when the band attracted to the regional and international stage which ahead of them.