THE Hard Rock CafÃ© is synonymous with good music, great food and fun.
And general manager Ritesh Patel has every intention of keeping it that way with plans to host a music festival once a month at the popular Port Denarau eatery.
The success of this year's Pinktober breast cancer awareness campaign where four local bands caught the attention of overseas guests and locals alike was not lost on Mr Patel.
"The local bands kept the crowd entertained and outstanding performances by the VOU dance group also made our Pinktober campaign a huge success.
"Due to the popularity of live music, we are willing to host a festival one Sunday a month starting from 2pm going through until 10.
"The idea is to offer our guests the best local talent as far as live music is concerned and also give local bands an opportunity to play for a wider audience," he said.
At a time when local bands are struggling to find venues to perform at, The Hard Rock CafÃ© opportunity is a dream come true.
"We've been the resident band at The Hard Rock CafÃ© for a while now and count ourselves very lucky to have a regular gig and income which puts food on the table and pays the bills for all our band members and crew. The Hard Rock CafÃ© is giving people opportunities especially when many bands are finding it hard to get a gig," said Fiji Fusion leader Simione Rova.
Fiji Fusion along with JB and The Brotherhood, Fam Band and Makare rocked Port Denarau for three consecutive days with a wide range of songs — classics from the 70's and 80's and tunes from the 90's and beyond.
It was a feast of music that bode well with the scrumptious scent of ribs, burgers and fries wafting from deftly held trays by the fun-loving Hard Rock CafÃ© staff.