There’s no business like snow business for The Koi Boys, who are bookending a big year with a special appearance at Carols by Candlelight
After a whirlwind year, Gold Coast trio The Koi Boys will wrap up 2016 in style, performing live at the 79th Carols by Candlelight in Melbourne on Christmas Eve.
The Voice competitors Danny Faifai, Nuz Ngatai and Kevin Keepa will sing and dance alongside Dami Im, Sheppard, Anthony Callea, Tim Campbell, Kate Ceberano, Shane Jacobson, Marina Prior, Denis Walter and Darren Percival.
After having already performed at the Gold Coast and Brisbane Mayor’s Carols, Christchurch Carols by Candlelight and live on Sunrise, the boys are used to the festive spotlight, but still get excited.
“We’re absolutely rapt, we’re blessed,” Danny says.
“We’ve all watched it on TV for years and Kevin and I have young children, so they’ll get a kick out of seeing us sing.
“The buzz never gets old. People feed off your energy and it makes you perform even better.
“Everyone knows all the words to Christmas carols. It’s part of the tradition, so we’ll just get out there and make sure we don’t forget the words – because people will know.”
Danny says they’ll be performing Let it Snow with “a little bit of Koi Boys magic”, and, while this Christmas is a little different to normal, he still savours the simple things about the holiday.
“We usually just do the typical Gold Coast Christmas at home with the family,” he says. “Lots of food, lots of naps, plenty of drinking – water, of course ...
“I get a kick out of the kids opening their presents and when they wake up super early, jumping on my bed like ‘Dad, dad, wake up!’, that’s one of my favourite things.”
Vision Australia’s Carols By Candlelight Saturday, December 24, 8pm on Nine
The Koi Boys Danny Faifai, Nuz Ngatai and Kevin Keepa