AFTER performing for 44 years, legendary pop band Hot Chocolate have no plans of retiring from the music industry.
Founding member Patrick Olive said the band were still being introduced to new fans every day.
"People are still catching up with Hot Chocolate," Olive said.
"I was talking to one of our fans in Germany recently and she said 'I knew the song but I didn't know the band'.
"She came to the concert with her husband and she said 'I really love your music but I never knew that you were the band'.
"She was just catching up with Hot Chocolate."
Songs which made Hot Chocolate a household name back in the '70s such as You Sexy Thing and Every 1's a Winner are still making the rounds on radio stations, in popular TV shows and movies, and in advertising campaigns.
Olive said their songs were so memorable because they were written for the everyday person.
"Our songs are about people, everyday life, everyday people, people's emotions, and they were written in a melodic way or in a dancing way," he said.
"There are a lot of emotions in our songs. A lot of our songs people can identify with the emotions and that is why they are so popular."
Now in their 60s, Olive said they were still attracting people of all ages to their shows.
"It's from 80 to 18," he said.
"About a month ago there was this concert competition in Switzerland.
"This 80-year-old lady won the competition and the prize was to see our concert and come to meet us."
Hot Chocolate will start their Australian tour in October.
One of their stops includes a performance at Rooty Hill RSL on Friday, October 18.
Olive said audiences could expect a fun night filled with their classic hits.
"You better watch out because we are coming to give you some Hot Chocolate evenings," Olive said.
"We guarantee you a fabulous evening."
■ Details: rootyhillrsl.com.au.