Monday, 21 September 2009 7:10 AM

Solomon Islands band, Devande, Wins Pacific Break 2009

Solomon Islands band, Devande, consisting of some of the members of the now disbanded Onetox, has won the Pacific Break 2009 musical contest.

The band's winning entry is their optimistic song "Everything," a poignant reminder of the need to remain positive in the face of unrequited love. Devande emerged triumphant from a pool of more than 70 high quality entries.

The final result was an amazing mix of hip-hop, pop, traditional, contemporary, instrumental, metal, rock, gospel and island reggae.

As the winner of the competition, Devande' will perform in front of thousands at Fest'napuan, Vanuatu's annual music festival in November this year.

Radio Australia will live broadcast the event across the Pacific.

Spanning five time zones and more than 20 countries, Pacific Break was established to search for the best original unsigned musicians in the Pacific.

Radio Australia says Pacific Break has again established a strong case for the Pacific region as a contender for the greatest untapped resource in the musical world.