PACIFIC singing sensation Justin Wellington jetted into the country a week ago to begin preparing for a December tour.
The Papua New Guinea-born artist scooped and jammed with Fiji Fusion at The Hard Rock Cafe over the weekend, looking for a back-up band for his upcoming concerts in Lautoka and Suva.
"I've been here a few times and each time has been really special," he said. "I've sang with the Port Denarau boys and really like their groove, but will make a decision on who my back-up band will be as we get closer to the concert dates in December."
Mix FM station manager Irshad Hussein said their Facebook page and phone line had been clogged with requests for Wellington's songs since his interview last week.
"His music has broad appeal and such positive messages and catchy beats that everyone has been asking to speak to him and requesting his songs ever since he got here," he said.
Wellington is staying with former tutor Mosese Vatuloka at Field 40 in Lautoka. The duo met while Mr Vatuloka was teaching at Maxwell International School in Canada years ago.
"He's fit right into the family and has attracted a lot of attention from kids in the neighbourhood. Justin even helped out in lovo preparations over the weekend," he said.
Wellington's biggest radio hit in Fiji is the reggae infused Much Love released in 2005.