The Royal Show is pleased to host GoodLuck this year at our main arena! This award-winning, chart-topping Cape Town-borne band exemplify South Africa with a global sound. We have put together a little bit about the band and why you should consider coming to see them dominate the stage this year.
The GoodLuck sound fits nicely between the worlds of electronic and pop, while taking subtle influences from genres as varied as electronica, jazz and beyond. Their shape-shifting, genre-bending style is driven by the group’s diverse musical tastes and backgrounds. That dynamic dexterity is all part of the GoodLuck ethos; when three musicians come together to create, there are three perspectives, three ideologies and three agendas to balance.
While their sound is rooted in the band’s South African homeland, with the rhythms of Afrobeat, Afro house, tribal music and African drums lining their songs, GoodLuck’s sonic style is defined by a modern electronic edge with global crossover appeal. The studio is where the group crafts the magic, but the stage is where it all comes to life.
GoodLuck’s sold-out live shows — which have taken the band around Europe, Asia, Africa and the UK and across global stages alongside everyone from Groove Armada, Basement Jaxx, Pet Shop Boys, Paul Oakenfold and Lost Frequencies to Robin Schulz and pop icon Pharrell Williams — are redefining the possibilities of live electronics.
Their pioneering tech setup, which features drum machines, synthesizers, electronic percussions, saxophone and vocals, incorporates a complete recording studio onstage, allowing for free-flowing flexibility, experimental improvisation and crazy amounts of instrumentation in their high-energy performances. Much like their music, the GoodLuck live experience is reviving the lost art of song writing and storytelling in electronic music.
Collectively, GoodLuck have amassed an impressive collection of milestones and accolades that include;
Sales figures and awards aside, GoodLuck retain their love for song writing and storytelling and their deep connection to their fans at the forefront; it’s what got them here in the first place!