CapeTownMagazine.com

10 Questions For: Matt Roux

is this the one?
Unwrapping Cape Town with you.
Un-clicking the clique-iness
 
+27(0)72 350 2062
Cape Town & Surrounds
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
partner@capetownmagazine.com
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
CapeTownMag

10 Questions For: Matt Roux

Matt Roux is a Chief Technology Officer during the day. At night he puts on a hat and transforms into a musician. Based in Cape Town he entertains young and old.

1.  How would you describe what you do for a living?
During the day I’m a Chief Technology Officer at an eCommerce consultancy. I’m passionate about helping retailers step into the online world. At night I put on a my hat and a t-shirt, strap on my guitar, say “testing one-two” into a microphone and then take audiences on a musical journey. I love both my jobs.

2. If you could invite any three people, dead or alive, for dinner, who would they be and why?
Is this dinner catered so that I can focus on the conversation (also, I’m not much of a cook)? First up I would invite John Mayer for his deep intellect plus his love of talking would ensure no awkward silences. Next in line would be Amy Schumer – I’m fascinated by her rapid career arc and approach to humour. Finally I would throw Bill Clinton into the mix because of his political longevity and ability to survive and thrive.

3. If you ever found yourself auditioning for a music reality TV show, what song would you sing and why?  
Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours”. It has become a signature song in my shows and I notice that it has the widest reach in terms of making any audience member tap their feet, play table drums (which is like air guitar but with imaginary drumsticks instead) and sing along. It’s guaranteed to give me a shot at being selected for the TV show.



4. How would you complete this sentence? The South African cabinet should include a Minister of ___________.
Logic.

5. What is your (honest) opinion of Cape Town? 
Having been born and bred in Cape Town I can honestly say I am still completely in love with her. Of course, there is much important work to be done still to ensure all of Cape Town’s residents have equal access to what she offers.

6. Which part of Cape Town describes you the most and what kind of South African food would you be?
Definitely the city centre itself – it is all about energy, meeting new people and endless possibilities for experiencing something new. 

In terms of South African food, since I’m a committed Banter I would have to say: an egg and boerewors breakfast.

7. Which well-known South African personality would you, without a doubt, be able to beat in a street fight and why?
Tough question! Barry Hilton – I’d stop him in his tracks with a good joke.

8. You have played in front of a local audience and international – is there any difference?
In fact, music is universal – and the most universal part of it is rhythm. Even non-English speaking audiences can feel a song though it’s rhythm. One specific thing does stick out – a tour group from Europe caught part of my set and one of the gentlemen insisted on giving me a VERY large cash tip (I’d like to believe he loved the show but perhaps he just hadn’t gotten used to South African bank notes yet).

9. What should happen to you right now that makes you an internationally known star?
One catchy song can literally propel anyone from any corner of the world into international fame. I have the songs – who wants to record them with me?

10. What can visitors learn from Cape 
That there is beauty around every corner – you just have to go out and experience it.

---

ABOUT #CapeTownMag10Q:

CapeTownMagazine.com’s 10 Questions project gets to know some of the Mother City’s most creative and inspiring people. From television personalities and musicians to politicians and entrepreneurs, we find out more about well-known and up-and-coming Capetonians. You can follow #CapeTownMag10Q on Twitter and Facebook to track recent interviews or read more here about our other awesome 10 Questions candidates

A FEW OF OUR OTHER 10Q CANDIDATES:

10 Questions For Comedian Dalin Oliver

10 Questions For Pop Singer and Songwriter Jimmy Nevis

---

Check out our events section for an up-to-date overview of happenings in Cape Town. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and if you have a smartphone, add m.capetownmagazine.com to your home screen for quick access on the go!

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our Google+ circle, connect with us on LinkedIn, check out our photos on Instagram and follow our Pinterest boards for updates on what’s happening in and around the Mother City!

Cape Town Events Calendar
May 2021
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31

Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel Locals stay free at this Boutique Hotel

Spectacular offer: This is what we know

Gabriëlskloof Wine EstateReaders special: 10% off at ...

It’s relaxed, there’s space for kids to play + dogs are welcome

Kiff Kombis Tours Kiff Kombi local special: fall in love ...

Travel, eat, drink with friends in a vibey kombi, driver included (20% off price)

Wolfkop Camping Villages and Nature ReserveWolfkop holiday specials: glamp for up ...

Plus 9 activities also at half-price: bodyboard the Olifants, hike, see rock paintings ...

Whale Rock LodgeWhales, wine and a special reader’s ...

Get 10% off your Hermanus holiday plus a complimentary bottle of wine

Gallery 19 high streetFirst Fridays, the social event in ...

Talk to gallerists, art lovers and drink wine from this famous region

Chard Grill Weekly burger specials plus 2 happy ...

R99 for two burgers and R30 for all wine, beer and gin

Hermanus Guest HouseBook a luxe Hermanus stay on this ...

Colourful, central + opposite a gorgeous (safe) tidal pool

Burgundy RestaurantYour guide to eating at Burgundy ...

Beer-battered hake + chips, seafood pasta and a local delicacy

Windsor HotelIncredible room specials at Windsor ...

Now and during whale season. Plus one kid under 12 stays free

Ficks cocktail 2Ficks: the best sundowner pinchos bar ...

Pair wine, cocktails and mocktails with pinchos and a spectacular sea view

Riebeek Kasteel EventGallery Riebeek Kasteel shows off the ...

This country village also offers good food, excellent wine + lots of history

Rupert Museum Add Rupert Museum to your Stellenbosch ...

Legendary Sam Nhlengethwa has an exhibition and playing personal vinyl collection

Glen carlouFine art, excellent wine, delicious ...

Take the day and visit this top wine farm to view local art and eat exceptional food

T-Roc PartnerPre-order the T-Roc from Barons Cape ...

The T-Roc is here. Test drive now and pre-order to spec!

LeMottetastingVirtual and on-site wine tastings at ...

Or do this specialised La Motte wine-tasting virtually

GiveawaysTravel Tips