“That’s My Scene? Gurus Do Maldives!”

For 30 years the Hoodoo Gurus have consistently been one of the most inventive, lyrically smart and fun rock’n’roll bands Australia has ever produced. They’ve done it with style, panache and a wicked sense of humour. Music In Paradise festivals to date have all been “Best ever” experiences. June 2-8 2019, the Gurus will raise the bar!


Hoodoo Gurus will play 2 unforgettable sunset shows to strictly capped numbers. Enjoy exclusive, so close to the stage you can touch it, once-in-a-lifetime shows featuring all of your favorite songs from the Gurus epic 3 decade long plus career.

Exclusive Maldives

Located on a private island in the Maldives South Male Atoll, Kandooma Resort offers an amazing Maldives holiday experience to those looking for something special.

Music In Paradise

The Music in Paradise series features music royalty performing in the world’s best surfing destinations. Rock music and crashing waves, Music In Paradise stimulates all the senses.


The Gurus featured in a bunch of 80’s and 90’s surf films, so whether heading up the coast on coastal convoys or amping pre-surf, The Gurus are forever connected with the surfing lifestyle.


The Hoodoo Gurus formed when three relocated Perth musicians – Dave Faulkner, Roddy Radalj and James Baker – teamed up with Sydney-based Kimble Rendall to play a rooftop party in Sin City on New Year’s morning 1981.


“From the outset the Hoodoo Gurus created a distinctive distillation of music.”


It was in their respective record collections, creating a fascinating synthesis of The Cramps, T. Rex, Little Richard, The Ramones, Suicide, Gene Vincent, The Flamin’ Goovies, Nancy Sinatra, Gary Glitter, Bobby Gentry, The Sonics and a thousand others. They spelt it out in (Let’s All )Turn On, the opening track from Stoneage Romeos.

Already a seasoned live outfit from endless Australian touring, the Gurus found themselves at #1 on the American college radio charts when they released Stoneage Romeos, the album being named Best Debut Album in Australia. On the back of this they embarked on the first of countless tours of that, and many other countries. In fact the Gurus have toured internationally dozens of times, including repeated sell-outs at 10,000 capacity venues in Brazil. Not bad for a band who cut their teeth in tiny inner-city venues like the Strawberry Hills Hotel in Sydney’s Surry Hills and The Vulcan in Ultimo.

Albums kept coming – Magnum Cum Louder (1988), Kinky (1991),  Crank (1994), and  Blue Cave (1996). There’s also two double CD compilations – Electric Soup/ Gorilla Biscuit (1992) and Electric Chair/Armchair Guru (1997).


‘Putting the band back together in 2015’


In the ultimate manner, the Hoodoo Gurus invited all former members to join them for two memorable nights performances at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney as part of The Vivid Festival. The next few years saw the Gurus performing in China for the second time and local tours included headlining a national run of A Day On The Green shows with friends the Violent Femmes, selling out venues with a capacity of six to eleven thousand in a matter of weeks.

And now for the next phase of this incredible trip. The Hoodoo Gurus playing a couple of super special, intimate shows on an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Like wow indeed.

Get up close and personal with the Hoodoo Gurus performing their favourite songs from their 3 decade long career. Intimate, private and no doubt the most fun you will ever have at a gig! The Music In Paradise festivals we have hosted at Kandooma Resort Maldives have all been “Best ever” experiences to date.

The Gurus will raise the bar!

Pull up a beanbag on the beach, grab a cocktail or a beer and kick back, or more likely jump up and dance to the familiar, fun beats of Le Hoodoo Gurus at Music In Paradise.

Music In Paradise isn’t complete without a world class surf break. And none is more fitting than Kandooma Resort Maldives, located on a private island in the South Male Atoll. Featuring spectacular architecture inspired by sea barnacles and exuding a tropical island atmosphere, lush tropical greenery, white sand beaches and turquoise waters.


This ultimate island paradise will be your home for a week of Music In Paradise featuring Hoodoo Gurus.

Kandooma Maldives

Kandooma Resort Maldives offers four categories of accommodation: Beach View Villas, Seaview Beach Houses, Family Beach Houses and Seaview Overwater Bungalows. All the accommodation has been built around the edge of or on the water. Each villa type is fresh and contemporary in appearance, with stylish island style decor, whitewashed timber floors, state of the art beds and your choice of pillows (hard or soft), fresh oranges with orange press and quality tea and coffee neatly compliment any occasion.


The Perfect Wave team run the surf program at Kandooma Resort Maldives and boast experienced resident surf guides and instructors. The surf breaks around Kandooma offer something for everyone, from beginners on the inside sandbar to intermediates and longboarders, to experienced surfers wanting to tuck into a clean tube as pictured at Kandooma Right or rippable pockets at nearby Riptides or Quarters. Surfing is exclusive and capped at an absolute maximum 50 surfers, so you must pre-register for the surf program.

COMO Shambhala Spa

Bit frazzled post Gurus gigs or surfed out? Relax and take a massage at COMO Shambhala Spa or go surfing and shout your better half a session. Either way it’s a win win.

The spa experience at Kandooma Resort is all about energizing in a natural environment- complimented by a wide range of therapeutic massages and spa treatments available in five treatment rooms with breathtaking oceanic views, or in villa.

Unforgettable moments are the essence of a Kandooma Resort experience, with a long list of remarkable outdoor and water adventures on offer, from picnic island trips, to aqua surfaris and windsurfing just a booking away.

There’s an abundance of activities for everyone, be it the advanced diver, the extreme sport enthusiast or the family in need of some tranquil chill out time in the Maldives’ magical wilderness.

“One of the resort’s most popular experiences is the daily yoga class.”

Hosted in one of the world’s most breathtaking locations. Taught by the resident yoga-instructor, the vinyasa-style yoga class weaves together the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of your vacation, to help you centre yourself in a space of complete wellness and relaxation. Suitable for yogis of every level, the yoga classes can be an inspiring start to the day, or a way to unwind into your island evening.

Evening activities on offer of course include the live Gurus gigs, discos and local folklore.

You can also enjoy tennis, football, table-tennis and darts, as well as just relaxing in the expansive resort pool. Plenty to keep you busy when you are not surfing or soaking up the sun by the pool or on the beach!

For a sampling of Maldivian life, visits to Guraidhoo can be arranged.

Scuba diving and snorkeling is extremely popular, with plenty of exotic marine life. The iridescent waters are home to a mesmerizing tropical ecosystem of manta rays, whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, oriental sweetlips, parrotfish, green turtles and other rare species of marine life commonly found among the Maldives’ reefs.

Family Fun

Kandoo Kids Club caters for ages 4 – 12, and the coordinators develop numerous different activities to amuse the kids while you surf or relax. Tired after an epic Gurus gig? No drama, the kids club staff are epic. They have indoor and outdoor toys, including climbing frames, gaming consoles and table tennis. Children will learn, create, engage, mix cakes, fancy dress, and learn about the fish, flora and fauna around the island……there is no end to the adventures! Babysitting is also available from US$15 per hour, so you can feasibly head to the gigs child free and enjoy a dance and a few drinks in peace.

Culinary Delights

Enjoy a culinary journey throughout the day as Kandooma Resort dining experiences offer everything from sumptuous buffets served at the Cafe for breakfast, lunch and dinner; to the classy ‘a la carte’ restaurant, ‘The Kitchen’ offering fine beachfront dining. The perfect sunset chill out session at The Sunset Bar completes a day of sensory overload at Music In Paradise!


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