GoodLuck (band)

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GoodLuck
OriginCape Town, South Africa
GenresElectronic, pop, dance
LabelsSony Music, Armada, Get Lucky Records, Ultra Records
Associated actsPlush
Websitewww.goodlucklive.com
MembersBen Peters
Juliet Harding
Tim Welsh
Past membersRaiven Hansmann
Matthew O'Connell

GoodLuck is a South African electronic music band.[1] The electronic group was first formed in 2011 by Ben Peters and Juliet Harding (both former jacSharp[2] band members),[3] GoodLuck are known for their blend of instrumentation with electronic dance music with an African edge.[4]

In 2015, GoodLuck won 'Best Pop' album at the South African Music Awards for their album The Creatures of the Night. GoodLuck have their own concert series (Get Lucky Summer), their own record label (Get Lucky Records) and GoodLuck Cares Foundation. Previous members include Raiven Hansmann and Matthew O'Connell.

Band members[edit]

  • Ben Peters: producer and drummer[5]
  • Juliet Harding: lyricist and vocalist[6]
  • Tim Welsh: saxophone and keyboardist[6]

Career[edit]

May 2011: Support act for The Perfecto Featuring Paul Oakenfold Tour[7]

2013: GoodLuck recorded their second album, Creatures of the Night, in the Namibian desert using solar-powered technology[8] to record the album and natural 'found sounds' like the vocals of a zebra,[9] ocean sounds and using the Fish River Canyon to create sound delays.[10] This Might Sound Crazy[11] is a feature-length documentary of the recording process and was launched at Amsterdam Dance Event 2013.[12] 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.[10]

May 2015: Opened for German DJ Robin Schultz's Sound of Light dance events in South Africa.[13]

September 2015: GoodLuck was selected to open for Pharrell Williams as a part of his world tour.[14]

October 2015: GoodLuck released their single, Back in the Day, with Dutch electronic music producer, De Hofnar.[15]

January 2016: Opened for British band Clean Bandit at Electric Summer in South Africa.[16]

April 2016: Support act for British band Jungle at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.[17]

March 2018: Performed as a headliner at Ultra South Africa.[18]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Taking It Easy (2011)[19][20]
  • Hop On/Hop Off (2012)[21]
  • The Vision (2012)[22]
  • Trickery (2013)[23] (Trickery is the first single off the Creatures of The Night album.)[24]
  • What Would We Be (featuring Lisa Kekaula) (2014)[25]
  • Back in the Day (with De Hofnar) (2015)
  • Thinking About You (2016)[26] (A cover of 90s pop hit by London Beats.)[27]
  • Find Me in the Forest (2016)[28]
  • The Open Sea (2017) (Recorded with German duo, Younotus.)[29]
  • Fading – ft DJ Ganyani (2017)[28]
  • Chasing Dreams (2018)
  • Be Yourself – ft Boris Smith (2018)
  • Waiting for You – ft DJ Ganyani (2019)
  • What Next (2020)
  • Rum & Cola – ft Kav Verhouzer (2020)

Albums[edit]

  • GoodLuck (2011)
  • Creatures of the Night (2014)[30]
  • The Nature Within (2016)[31]

References[edit]

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

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