Capetown's dynamic duo, Goldfish seamlessly blends jazz style with electronic beats to create a fluid, memorable sound. Add this to energetic live performances, and it's easy to see why Dom Peter and David Poole are at the pinnacle of South Africa's rapidly growing electronic music scene.
Goldfish's big hit We Come Together has become a staple of the group's live performances, which include sold-out gigs at Amsterdam's Olympic Stadium as well as London's Get Loaded in the Park festival. Upcoming appearances include a pre-party for the Zurich Street Parade and a show at the North Coast Music Festival after-party in Chicago.
David Poole joined his first band at the young age of thirteen. As a member of Dorp, Poole refined his skills on the saxophone while also learning the ins and outs of jazz music. He would go on to enjoy a brief stint in the prolific South African jazz group Breakfast Included. It was David Poole's idea to name the group Goldfish, a unique name inspired by bandmate Dom Peters' short-term memory. The name is based on the theory that the goldfish has a memory of just three seconds. Not coincidentally, the group named its fifth album Three Second Memory.
David Poole and Dom Peters have turned Cape Town into a thriving dance-music scene, thanks to their success as the charismatic electronica duo Goldfish. The pair burst onto the scene with their unique blend of traditional dance-music beats and synths fused with saxophone arrangements. With a resume that includes five full-length albums as well as sold-out performances at Glastonbury, Ultra Festival, and the world-famous Pacha dance club in Ibiza, Goldfish has become one of the most sought-after acts in dance music.
After releasing the debut album Caught in the Loop, Goldfish landed a coveted position as the Friday-night DJs at Pacha, a world-famous Ibiza nightclub. Sophomore album Perceptions of Pacha featured the international dance hit Fort Knox, which landed in the top ten of the United States iTunes dance charts. The band's use of colourful, animated music videos has helped them stand out among their peers, with several videos grabbing over one million views on YouTube, including the appropriately titled single One Million Views.
Caught in the Loop introduced the world to the creative minds of David Poole and Dom Peters, who recorded the debut album inside a bedroom studio outfitted with the bare necessities. The record quickly caught on in the United Kingdom and European club music scene, especially on the island of Ibiza. The duo's second album, Perceptions of Pacha, was heavily inspired by the Mediterranean island and its party culture. This sophomore release took home the award for Best Dance Album at the South African Music Awards. The accolades continued with the release of Get Busy Living, which featured the standout track We Come Together. Commercial success and critical praise has also been heaped upon the duo's most recent works, which include their self titled fourth-record, as well as their fifth album Three Second Memory.
With a saxophone tucked under his arm, David Poole is always prepared to launch into a solo. This potential for saxophone solos keeps fans with Goldfish tickets on their toes. Not to be outdone, Poole's bandmate Dom Peters comes armed to each show with a double bass. It's this exciting mix of instruments and styles that makes Goldfish stand out in the dance-music scene. The duo also shuffles in multiple vocalists during a chaotic, pulse-pounded set that keeps audiences moving.
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