Sole Mio

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Sole Mio
Pene Pati cropped.jpg
Pene Pati, a member of Sole Mio
Background information
Origin Auckland, New Zealand
Genres Operatic pop
Years active 2011 (2011)–present
Labels Universal Music NZ
Website Official website
Members
  • Pene Pati
  • Amitai Pati
  • Moses Mackay

Sole Mio (stylised as SOLΞ MIO) is a New Zealand musical trio consisting of brothers Pene Pati and Amitai Pati and their cousin Moses Mackay. Of Samoan descent and classically trained, the Pati brothers are operatic tenors and Mackay is a baritone.[1]

History[edit]

The group's self-titled debut album, featuring an operatic take on a range of traditional and popular songs, was the biggest selling album in New Zealand in 2013, and the second biggest selling album of 2014.[2][3]

In 2015 the group released a cover of Ed Sheeran's The Hobbit soundtrack song "I See Fire" in support of New Zealand's participation in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.[4] The group's second album, On Another Note, was released in October 2015.[5]

In October 2015 they were named Top Group of the Year by the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand.

Personal life[edit]

Pene and Amitai Pati both attended Aorere College in Auckland and studied music at the University of Auckland.[6]

Pene Pati is engaged to Egyptian-born singer Amina Edris after proposing to her on stage at Christmas in the Vines in December 2014.[7]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
NZ
[8]
AUS
[9]
UK
[10]
SOLΞ MIO 1 6 44
On Another Note
  • Released: 9 October 2015
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1 45
  • RMNZ: 2× Platinum[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Zealand’s Got Talent: Sole Mio". New Zealand Woman's Weekly. 22 November 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sweet-sounding Samoans on top of the tree". The Dominon Post. 23 November 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Top of the pops: NZ's top selling tunes of 2014". Stuff. Fairfax. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Amazing Rugby World Cup song – Ed Sheeran's I See Fire by SOL3 MIO". Express. Express. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Sole Mio success pays off as they launch their 2nd album". Suga. Suga Magazine. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Special report: Southsiders' talent making waves in the wider world". The New Zealand Herald. 10 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Blackstock, Russell (28 December 2014). "Sol3 Mio's Pene Pati: 'I had no plan B if she said no in front of thousands of people'". Herald on Sunday. APN. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Sol3 Mio in New Zealand Charts". Charts.org.nz. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Discography Sol3 Mio". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "SOL3 MIO". Official Charts. Official Charts. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Sol3 Mio – Sol3 Mio". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Sol3 Mio – On Another Note". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 

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