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Help Seabird Rescue help wildlife tomorrow night!

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Buddha in a Chocolate Box: Coolangatta Hotel, Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon

Buddha in a Chocolate Box are a band from Hamilton, Victoria and they promise punters a good southern foot stompin’ time.

They have a strong belief that bands must ‘earn it’ by sweating it out in their local pub scene, doing the hard yards, coppin’ the alcohol-fuelled abuse and the over-exaggerated praise.

They love and respect any act that has been through this or aim to go through this and it has been their training ground for 10 years. They keep on keepin’ on, flying the flag, continuing to uphold the true meaning and spirit of an Aussie pub band, hoping to inspire those waiting in the wings.


How did they come up with the name? Well the story goes that it comes from Cat Stevens, who has an album titled Buddha and the Chocolate Box. It is said that this title is about the time when he was choosing between his life as a singer/songwriter or finding his religion. The band says the title Buddha and the Chocolate Box means they have found their religion in the music. ‘Aha,’ you say!

See the Buddha boys on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at the Coolangatta Hotel.

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