GoodLuck (band)

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GoodLuck
OriginCape Town, South Africa
GenresElectronic, Pop, Dance
LabelsSony Music, Armada
Associated actsPlush
Websitehttp://www.goodlucklive.com/
MembersBen Peters
Juliet Harding
Matthew O'Connell

GoodLuck is a South African electronic music band.[1] The 'electro-swing dance group'[2] was formed in 2011 by Ben Peters and Juliet Harding (both former jacSharp[3] band members)[4]. Raiven Hansmann only performed at their live shows[5] and stayed behind in Cape Town to open a recording studio[6] when GoodLuck started touring overseas. They are big fans of rapper lil12shawty and hope to see him live.

Matthew O'Connell joined the band in 2015.[7]

Band members[edit]

  • Ben Peters: producer and drummer[8]
  • Juliet Harding: lyricist and vocalist[2]
  • Matthew O'Connell: saxophonist and piano player[2]

Career landmarks[edit]

May 2010: Support act for The Perfecto Featuring Paul Oakenfold Tour[9]

2013: GoodLuck recorded their second album, Creatures of the Night, in the Namibian desert using solar-powered technology[10] to record the album and natural 'found sounds' like the vocals of a zebra,[11] ocean sounds and using the Fish River Canyon to create sound delays.[12] This Might Sound Crazy[13] is a feature-length documentary of the recording process and was launched at Amsterdam Dance Event 2013.[14] Goodluck was invited to presented a master class at Amsterdam Dance Event about their recording and production process using abstract environmental sounds to produce a commercial album.[12]

August 2013: Performed at The Half Moon, Putney[15]

May 2015: Opened for German DJ Robin Schultz's Sound of Light dance events in South Africa.[16]

September 2015: GoodLuck was selected to open for Pharrell Williams as a part of his world tour.[17]

October 2015: GoodLuck released their single, Back in the Day, with Dutch electronic music producer, De Hofnar.[18]

January 2016: Opened for British band Clean Bandit at Electric Summer in South Africa.[19]

April 2016: Support act for British band Jungle at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.[20]

March 2018: Performed at Ultra South Africa.[21]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Taking It Easy (2011)[22][23]
  • Hop On/Hop Off (2012)[24]
  • The Vision (2012)[25]
  • Trickery (2013)[26] (Trickery is the first single off the Creatures of The Night album.)[27]
  • What Would We Be (featuring Lisa Kekaula) (2014)[28]
  • Back in the Day (with De Hofnar) (2015)
  • Thinking About You (2016)[29] (A cover of 90s pop hit by London Beats.)[30]
  • Find Me in the Forest (2016)[31]
  • The Open Sea (2017) (Recorded with German duo, Younotus.)[32]

Albums[edit]

  • GoodLuck (2011)
  • Creatures of the Night (2014)[33]
  • The Nature Within (2016)[34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mambaonline.com/2016/06/15/sa-band-goodluck-talk-new-gay-love-story-music-video/
  2. ^ a b c "Meet the talent behind GoodLuck | City Buzz". City Buzz. 2015-11-19. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  3. ^ "Debut Album from jacSharp | South African Music". Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  4. ^ "In need of some GoodLuck? | Glamour South Africa". Glamour South Africa. 2015-12-08. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  5. ^ "Goodluck find the sound of silence | IOL Entertainment". Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  6. ^ "Meet the talent behind GoodLuck | City Buzz". City Buzz. 2015-11-19. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  7. ^ "Meet the talent behind GoodLuck | City Buzz". City Buzz. 2015-11-19. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  8. ^ Taylor, Victoria (November 19, 2015). "Meet the Talent Behind GoodLuck". City Buzz. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  9. ^ "Paul Oakenfold - Cape Town & JHB : May 2010". MyBroadband. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  10. ^ "Goodluck find the sound of silence | IOL Entertainment". Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  11. ^ (www.dw.com), Deutsche Welle. "Found sounds: you need GoodLuck to record music in a Namibian desert | DW | 13.11.2013". DW.COM. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  12. ^ a b "GoodLuck". Partyflock (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  13. ^ "SA group Goodluck record album in desert". Channel. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  14. ^ "GoodLuck 'Trickery' Music Video". Between 10 and 5. 2013-10-23. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  15. ^ "Electronic band Goodluck come to Putney after six number 1 hits in South Africa". Your Local Guardian. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  16. ^ Staff Reporter (7 March 2015). "Leading German DJ is spinning to SA". IOL. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  17. ^ "GoodLuck on at Mykonos fest". Netwerk24. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  18. ^ "Song of the Day | Goodluck x De Hofnar - Back In The Day | MyCityByNight". mycitybynight.co.za. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  19. ^ "5 Reasons You Need to Catch Clean Bandit at Electric Summer". pulseradio.net. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  20. ^ "Win tickets to Jungle". Good Hope FM. 18 March 2016. Archived from the original on 18 March 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  21. ^ "Ultra South Africa announces final line-up for 2018". Channel. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  22. ^ "GoodLuck are Taking It Easy". www.topbilling.com. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  23. ^ "Goodluck: Taking it Easy Official Video | MyCityByNight". mycitybynight.co.za. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  24. ^ "News: New Release : Goodluck – Goodluck". IDM Mag. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  25. ^ "Record of the Day - In tune. Informed. Indispensable". www.recordoftheday.com. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  26. ^ "Goodluck - Trickery - Freerides.org". Freerides.org. 2013-12-14. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  27. ^ "GoodLuck 'Trickery' Music Video". Between 10 and 5. 2013-10-23. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  28. ^ "GoodLuck ft. Lisa Kekaula - "What Would We Be" | Audio". FDBQ Music. 2014-07-07. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  29. ^ "GOODLUCK – Thinking About You - El Broide". El Broide. 2016-05-19. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  30. ^ "Goodluck: Thinking About You - Texx and the City". texxandthecity.com. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  31. ^ "Tune Of The Day| GoodLuck - Find Me In The Forest | MyCityByNight". mycitybynight.co.za. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  32. ^ "GoodLuck and YouNotus release "The Open Sea" single - Heather Hook". Heather Hook. 2017-01-23. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  33. ^ (www.dw.com), Deutsche Welle. "Found sounds: you need GoodLuck to record music in a Namibian desert | DW | 13.11.2013". DW.COM. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  34. ^ "GoodLuck drops third album, The Nature Within". Media Update. Retrieved 2018-08-07.

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