Here's why SOL3 MIO is your new favourite opera trio

Two Samoan brothers and their cousin, doing opera. They came into Classic FM and were awesome. Here's why.

Because they left their white tie and tails at home

They wore shorts and flip-flops. In London. In April. That takes courage, guys.


They have their own branded hats

Definitely the snappiest thing since that Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern's branded sleepwear.

They've mastered the art of the on-stage selfie

Ellen DeGeneres' only had twelve people in it. Pah.

SOL3 MIO selfie


Because Anne-Marie Minhall loves them

And they love her back.


Then, with ukuleles and guitars poised, they sang for us...

All about heartbreak and women. Tough luck, chaps.


They were just off a 23-hour flight from New Zealand but still sounded amazing

No jetlag in this final note:


They also wanted to introduce themselves

You can hear more from them on Sunday...

And we'll have interviews and videos galore with the Samoan boys very soon...

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