Golden times for Goldfish
Cape Town’s surf-made musicians are making it globally and are set to be a crowd pleaser at Fifa Fan Fests over the next four weeks
goop. I’ve even gone straight from the airport to the beach for a surf.
“Noordhoek is rugged, moody and the Atlantic Ocean has a great way of reminding you of how ineffectual you actually are – even if you rocked that crowd at the gig last night. There’s nothing like a freezing cold Atlantic monster putting you on spin cycle to keep it real.
“You can find Dave and me there whenever there is a gap, and we have some great memories of countless surfs over the years.”
“The locals are cool and everyone greets each other walking on the beach – just remember your manners, in and out of the water.”
After a surf, the guys grab breakfast at Noordhoek Farm Village either at Café Roux or legendary Franck Dangereux’s FoodBarn.
“Café Roux does a mean power salad and FoodBarn’s menu is always changing depending on seasonal availability,” says Dom. “Franck runs a tight ship and we’re really looking forward to his new signature cooking show he’s working on – with music by Goldfish, of course. The area has a relaxed, rural, unpretentious vibe and it’s a nice foil to airports and clubs where we spend so much of our time.”
Among all their other commitments, including having played at the World Cup kick-off concert at Orlando stadium on Thursday and three more Gauteng gigs in the past two days, you can catch Goldfish live on stage tomorrow at the official Fifa Fan Fest on the Grand Parade at 6pm. Entrance is free.
“The World Cup is more than just about soccer. It’s an opportunity for us all to celebrate South Africa and everything we have to offer, so we’re super-excited about playing the Fifa Fan Fest during the World Cup,” says Dave. “It’s going to be fun to be a part of the vibe and get the fans excited between matches. Playing the Cape Town Fan Fest is going to be our favourite as it’s our home town. Plus we’ll be road-testing a bunch of our new tracks.”
Goldfish play Vaudeville/Fez (Mechau Street) on June 25.
GOING FOR GOLD: David Poole, left, and Dominic Peters have hit the big time.
IN THE TUBE: Dominic surfs Noordhoek, a favourite hangout for the Goldfish boys.