The Band Ardijah had the privilege of opening up for Billy Ocean in Rotorua Aotearoa back in June 2009. Billy got to hear the Ardijah soundcheck and was quite impressed. (That’s how we scored the photo) It was an awesome night of music. Ardijah played with the acoustic set-up and got the people up dancing from the first song. By the time Billy Ocean got on, the audience was warmed up and ready to go. Billy’s show was packed with classic hits from quite a few era’s spanning from the 60’s to the 1980’s. Back in the 80’s Ardijah would cover some of Billy’s songs when the band was doing it’s apprenticeship learning about music, audiences and the human interaction thing. There was heaps of reminiscing all round the venue that night. Billy Ocean is planning to return and play the big cities with a bit more notice this time.