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#KeepingUpWith: Forest Key


at Nomad Bistro & Bar, Cape Town City Centre.


Proudly from Cape Town, Forest Key is a 'Folk-Rock' band that shows no limitations of instrumental diversity. From soulful acoustic to powerful electric, all the way through to piercing piano melody whilst being influenced by Folk, Country, Blues, Indie, Jazz, Electro and Rock. The band is driven by it's strong purpose to make beautiful music.

We caught up with the in-demand Cape Townian band to chat about their music and exciting future plans. Check out how it went:

Tell us your favorite Tequila story.

Our Favorite Tequila story? Let’s just say we “can’t remember” that one. ;).


What’s your take on the current state of Cape Town’s live music scene?

We constantly find challenges with the current state of the music scene in Cape Town, if you are not A DJ or an indie band you don’t really get a chance to fit in. When you want to create something new and different you really have to fight for the support and to be heard. We think as South Africans we like to be safe and stick with what we know instead of embracing new things. We have come to know some great artists over the past couple of years. But unfortunately without the support from people coming to live music shows, we often find that we lose a lot of good bands. But we are staying positive and making friends with everyone on the way to really bring the appreciation of alternative genres back to the life of the city.

at Nomad Bistro & Bar, Cape Town City Centre.


Congratulations on making the line-up for the International Tequila Festival 2019. What can we expect from your set?

We really are planning something special! We really want people to have fun and enjoy the music but also to really captivate them on a personal and emotional level. We want to leave people inspired and empowered to achieve anything they want! 


What’s your favorite summer activity/experience in Cape Town?

Definitely all the festivals! There’s so much talent in this country and when local festivals support local headliners it’s magic! Nothing beats sitting on the grass in the middle of the summer heat getting tipsy on tequila with loved ones! 


Which is your favorite Tequila that you recommend to your friends and why?

Don Julio! Because when you're really drunk you start to say it more and more in a heavier Mexican accent!


Do not miss a single update from the talented band, follow them on:


Facebook: Forest Key Band


Instagram: @Forestkeyband


Twitter: @ForestKey4


Catch Forest Key's performance on the much anticipated International Tequila Festival '19 happening at the Hamilton Rugby Stadium in Greenpoint, Cape Town.

TEL 062 649 4439

ADDRESS Cape Town, South Africa

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