8 piece Brisbane Polynesian ‘soul, reggae, dub’ band CHOCOLATE STRINGS are still riding on the success of their latest single PLAYING PRETEND and heading back up to the Sunshine Coast for a double headliner show at Solbar, Maroochydore. No rest for this seasoned outfit after recently returning from a tour that saw them all way down to Melbourne and at Peak Festival, Perisher Valley.

This time they bring them long time friends SCHOOLFIGHT who have been blazing their ‘groove’d-out hip hop funk’ to audiences up to Cairns and back as well the recent Jurassic 5 support.

Kicking off at 8pm, Solbar hosts a night full of dancefloor madness.

Grown in the boroughs of Brisbane, time has most definitely seasoned this crop into an out-and-out sensory feast. As a motley orchestra of 8 they possess the pulse of afrobeat with a score built on soul, funk and ragga-fied melodies. Made by music lovers for music lovers.

Often referred to as ‘The Strings’, the coconut flavoured harmonies sung by Ofa Fanaika, Nikki McWalters & Nia Falekakala are merely the beginnings of their renowned cook up. Sharp and tasty witty ditties are also served by guitarist and singer, Alex Skinner. However there is no doubt that the sheer number of the group is their defining flavour. Everything played by this delicious octet is bass-laced by bassist- McKelliget, brass-tastically bolder due to Josh Appleby’s sax and relentlessly booming with the Bam Bam Boys signature hits.

Schoolfight is a 6-­piece mix of righteous Australian hip hop, infused with dirty funk under tones and smooth three-part crooning verses. On-­point flow, addictive keys and solid bass lines that are as big as they are bad-­ass, perfectly combine with sweeping trumpet and chugging guitar tones to create a powerful sound that dominates the recorded and live domains.