European Tour Dates - GoldFish

European Tour Dates

The Goldfish Europe Tour begins this week!

Amsterdam,(SOLD OUT!) Berlin, Switzerland, Barcelona, Munich, London GET READY!

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“…these two freeform improvisation geniuses from South Africa are a real

find. Using classic instruments to bring dance music to life, Dominic Peters

and David Poole really are the sh*t. Prepare to be amazed! We Love ‘em!”

– DJ Mag


It might be hard to imagine that one of the hottest live electronic acts in the world right now originates from a small city on the southern-most tip

of Africa, but the success story behind Cape Town’s Dance phenomenon Goldfish, has been nothing short of extraordinary.


From their small beginnings as music students, recording their 1st track in a bedroom with little more than a sax, a double bass and a couple of synths, these two househead-jazz-multi-instrumentalists are seriously onto something.

That ‘something’ resulted in the boys suddenly finding themselves on stages from New York to Tokyo, living in airports and maintaining a grueling international tour schedule showcasing their unique brand of Live instruments and Dance Music – regularly turning sedate dance floors into something closer resembling a football match.

It’s no wonder then, that club super-brand Pacha snapped them up for a residency at their flagship club Pacha Ibiza, their artist album Perceptions of Pacha cracking a top 10 on iTunes Dance Charts, and everyone from Pete Tong, Faithless, Sander Kleinenberg, Fedde Le Grande and Dr Dre all giving Goldfish props after witnessing the Goldfish live show.


Dom and Dave, fondly known as ‘The Fishies’ to their legions of loyal fans,

have maintained a touring schedule that has seen them collect

passport ink in 22 countries, and perform over 190 shows last year alone,

including prestigious festivals Ultra Festival Miami, Sensation White Amsterdam, Nelson Mandela’s 46664, Dance Valley, Earthdance, Get loaded in the Park, Glastonbury, as well as continuing their residency at the legendary Pacha Ibiza, appearing alongside the likes of Basement Jaxx, Fedde le Grande, David Guetta, Will.I.Am, Erick Morillo, Faithless, and Paul Oakenfold.

If you’ve seen them live, you will agree that ‘Re-invention of the DJ’ is about as close as you can get to describing what they do. Both trained Jazz musicians and competent in a vast array of instruments, the duo seamlessly merges live instruments including Double Bass, Saxophone, Keyboards, Flute, and Vocals with Samplers, Effects, Synths and a healthy dollop of freeform improvisation, remixing their album tracks differently each show – Goldfish have hit a nerve on dance floors across the world.


Along the way they’ve taken over the reigns of DJ-legend Pete Tong to mix

the sixth installment of Pure Pacha, cracked the nod to remix Bob Marley’s

iconic I Shot the Sheriff, Nominated for best alternative act at the MTV Africa

awards, Mixed the cover-mount CF for DJ Mag and performed for Nelson Mandela as ambassadors of his 46664



Back at home, Platinum sales cement their status as one of South Africa’s biggest acts, their track This Is How It

Goes holding the title for the most played song on National Radio, a record-breaking 8 South African Music Award

nominations, numerous #1 and top 10 hits, Artist of the year by IOL, Best Live Act by and 2 SAMA’s for

Best Dance Album and Best Producer in 2009.


With a fearsome reputation for a live show that saturates the senses, tracks that are as comfortable on daytime

radio as they are on the dancefloor, and an unstoppable work and touring ethic, this duo has reached the tipping

point. Watch this space.



“I couldn’t get their album off my stereo by the pool this Summer’ – Pete Tong


“One of the first acts to truly jump the great divide between dance and live

excitement” –


“Make no mistake, these boys are gonna to be BIG! The two multi-instrumentalists captivate the crowd, and have

the UK contingent scratching their heads and saying to each other ‘we’ve got to get these boys over to Europe…’

Essential.” – Toolroom Records


“…these two freeform improvisation geniuses from South Africa are a real

find. Using classic instruments to bring dance music to life, Dominic Peters

and David Poole really are the sh**t.

It’s no wonder that Pacha have signed them up for a residency in Ibiza this


Check out their forth coming album Perceptions of Pacha and prepare to be

amazed! We Love ‘em!”

DJ Mag


“It’s Goldfish who really bake the biscuits. 100 percent their own material,

these South African Funksters really are as good as we’ve hyped them to be.

Jazzy, groovy and loaded with live instrumentation, it’s one helluva party.

Think Kraak & Smaak making sweet sonic love with Derrick Carter and you

get the Picture.” – IDJ


“GOLDFISH … store that name in your memory for longer than 3 seconds,

cause these guys are going places.” –


From a technical point of view what Goldfish does is blinding…and the fact

that they have combined this with catchy hooks and licks makes it doubly

  1. A brilliant night out! –


Watching Goldfish perform reminds me of watching paintball – it’s an

explosive mass of colour everywhere! And then of course there’s the sound.

The amazing sound that duo, Dom and Dave have created. It’s electronic like

you’ve never heard before. Now let me just clarify something: I’m not the

biggest fan of heavy house music at all. But Goldfish. They’ve got a whole

different kind of vibe about them. And I love, love, love. – Gawkyourheartout


The duo are the closest thing celebrity-dry South African music culture has

to offer the globe in terms of recognisable, press-heavy popular icons. No.

The duo are full-blown popular icons, and whether you’re a sideline fan,

appreciative musician or a crazed groupie, you’ll find a way to give the Fish



“This album shows that heavy jazz cats can make music that is accessible

and bursting with groove” –


“Did I mention there are only two of them? Go see a live set, and then buy

the disc at the show along with the bonus DVD. You will thank me.” – Blunt


“We dig these guys!” FHM


“With Goldfish, you can clearly see they are brilliant. There is nothing like

playing a classic instrument to prove you’re a real artist, and people thrive

off this element of their show. In fact, unless you are standing right up in

the front row, you wouldn’t be able to grasp the full complexity of what they

are doing…Goldfish are breaking traditional mindsets about this music genre”

– Durbanscouts


“Imagine watching an electronic act performing live with jazz instruments like

saxophone, bass guitar and electric double bass… Then add flute and

keyboard to the mix. Sounds totally weird right? Believe me, it works. Goldfish

have created such a unique infectious sound that before you know it, your

head-bopping has turned into full on foot-tapping, knee-bouncing, bodyswaying moves. Beneath their crazy beats and upbeat tunes, these two

blond-haired musos are the kind of boys who love being outdoors surfing it

up in their home town Cape Town. They’re salt of the earth guys at heart

who love South Africa and all it’s cultures, which mash messily under Africa’s

bright orange sun. They mix and match a bit of Afro culture here, Electro

jazz and house there, and then throw in a few classical tunes that you

recognize but can’t quite put a name too. The result? Goldfish has become

the quintessential Rainbow nation band, cutting effortlessly across cultural

divides and age groups.” – Saltwater Girl


“GOLDFISH are without doubt the most exciting live band in the country at

the moment. Their unique blend of deep house grooves, live instruments and

hypnotic vocal samples have made them the must-see band of the year.” –

Anything Goes

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