Fonoti Brothers

 

 

Fonoti Brothers

 

If Maroon 5 had two Adam Levines who both jumped on steroids and got a tan “The Fonoti Brothers,” Yacob and Noah, would be the result. But don’t let the pop package fool you, this duo has depth and intelligence. Take a bunch of catchy tunes reminiscent of Bruno Mars and One Direction then mix them with the slight darkness of Lorde and you have Yacob and Noah Fonoti.

 

The Fonoti Brothers YouTube Channel currently has 1.3 million views. This generated a U.S. Manager and several label offers back in 2012 that ultimately didn’t work out. Since then Noah went on to audition for the X Factor receiving a “Yes” from all four judges, however the producers didn’t feel he was the right fit for the show. Red Foo loved Noah’s originality and connection while Ronan Keating called him a breath of fresh air.

 

Yacob spent the last two years gigging constantly, improving as an entertainer and expanding his song catalogue which gives the Fonoti Brothers their uniqueness from other artists.

Music is in the family for Yacob and Noah. Their father, Toni Fonoti, is a New Zealand Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame artist. Toni was the visionary behind the first ever New Zealand reggae band “The Herbs.” The boys have been singing together all their lives and both make a living doing it professionally; but the last two years produced notable growth as they decided to explore solo careers, which clarified what each has to offer individually.

 

Noah is the smooth, suave showman of the group – a Bruno Mars or Miguel type – while Yacob has a darker side with his writing style heavily influenced by Brian Wilson and Eminem. With “Fonoti Brothers” you get two real musicians presented in a pleasing pop package.

 

Their uniqueness is not just in looks, background or nationality but in their music and lyrics. I believe that these two boys haven’t even scratched the surface of what’s to come in their bright careers.

 

Tracklisting

Pearl Jam
Daughter / The Wall  Jeremy B’Man

The Screaming Jets
Shivers Better

AC/DC
Highway 2 Hell TNT  Shook Me All Night Long

Hunters & Collectors
Holy Grail  Throw Ur Arms

G’N’R
Sweet Child Patience

Cold Chisel
Khe Sahn  Flame Trees

Green Day
Basket Case  When I Come Around Hitchin a ride

Wolfmother Joker & the Thief
Woman

Sublime What I got

Three doors down Kryptonite

Powderfinger On my Mind

Reef Place Ur Hands

Proclaimers 500 Miles

Lynard Sknard Sweet Home Alabama

Bryan Adams Summer of 69

Jet R u gonna be my girl

Everclear Santa Monica

Metallica Enter Sandman

Poison Every Rose has it’s thorn
Unskinny Bop

Eagle eye cherry Save tonight

Limp Bizkit Faith

Counting Crowes Mr Jones

U2 With or Without U
Pride ( in the name)

Paul Kelly To her Door
Dumb Things

Unwritten Law Calin

Ben Harper Steal My Kisses

System of a Down Chop Suey

My Chemical Romance Teenagers

Nirvana Smells Like Teenspirit

Grinspoon Just Ace

Jimmy Eat World The Middle

Choir Boys Run to Paradise

Puddle of Mud She Hates Me

Good Charlotte Lifestyles

Radio Head Creep

Jack Johnson Flake

Matchbox 20 3am

Coldplay Yellow

Oasis Don’t look back in anger
Wonderwall

Creedence Bad Moon
Proud Mary

Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl

Fuel Shimmer

Steve Miller The Joker

Live Lightning Crashes
I Alone

Men At Work Downunder

Beatles Hard days night

Radiators Gimme Head

The Killers Mr Brightside
When u were Young

Bernard Fanning Wish U Well

George Thoroughgood Get a Haircut

Def L Pour Some Sugar

Queen I want it all

Third eye blind Semi Charmed

Harvey Danger Flagpole sitta

The living End Prisoner of Society

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