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

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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.

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