At home with Gospels’ Big Fish

By Drum Digital
29 June 2012

HE’s an industry biggie with a schedule that would exhaust even the most energetic and dedicated among us.

So understandably it takes DRUM a whole lot of phone calls to set up an interview, but we finally manage to pin down sipho Makhabane, also known as Big Fish, for a chat.

“I’m always on the road,” he explains when we eventually get together at his Kensington home, in the east of Jozi.

“The last time we planned to meet, I ended up being in swaziland. “I’m busy arranging a gospel gig. It’s an annual event called the Big Fish Music Tour. I’m even working on getting Joyous Celebration on the bill.

They’ve performed on the tour three times already, the last in 2010, so I’m hoping they’re up for it again.”

Sipho invites us into his home, a two storey mansion nestled in lush surroundings close to the busy suburb of Bedfordview and Eastgate mall.

It’s so close, in fact, that if you close your eyes you’d be forgiven for imagining you can hear the click-clack of the trendy shopaholic girls’ heels as they prowl the boutiques looking for the perfect outfit

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