Band of busking brothers
As a child did you ever dream of picking up a guitar and forming a band with your brothers?
Laurence, 12, Sam, 10, and Nate, 7, Frangos-Rhodes are living your dream.
The band of brothers from Tauwhare formed Rhode Workz a year ago and have been gigging around the Waikato ever since.
Hamilton folk may recognise the boys from their semi-regular performances at the Hamilton Farmers' Market, where the band, helped by mum Tracy and roadie/dad Bruce, sing a mix of their favourite rock, Celtic and bluegrass music.
The brothers are home-schooled and Bruce Frangos-Rhodes says he hopes they carry on their love of music into adulthood.
But, as it is for most children their age, it is a constant battle to get them to do any homework - even of the musical variety.
"The probably should practise a bit more," he says.
"But they are always having fun and that's what counts."
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