Made up of two tenor brothers, Pene and Amitai Pati, and their baritone cousin Moses Mackay, SOL3 MIO is the combination of three powerful operatic voices, and a dash of irrepressible Samoan humour. The Samoan New Zealand trio are very quickly establishing an international reputation. Their album reached five times platinum sales in just six weeks in New Zealand, making it the biggest-selling album of last year and overtaking New Zealand’s biggest musical export of 2013, Lorde, in their home country. SOL3 MIO also kept One Direction and Susan Boyle off their usual No. 1 position in the charts.
Through a shared desire to share, entertain and inform, the trio breathe new life into time-honoured classics, breaking down the perceived barriers and stereotypes of opera. SOL3 MIO attract a whole new audience to the music they have devoted their lives to, earning fans wherever they go, and are set to take the UK by storm.
SOL3 MIO have released their self-titled recording via Decca Records. Recorded in London, the album features opera classics and modern surprises from the unique blend of voices that is SOL3 MIO. Among the tracks are such favourites as Nessun Dorma, Amazing Grace, O Sole Mio, and the rousing We Are Samoa.