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Guy and Nibs - Live at Seabrooke Theatre

Guy Buttery
02/27/2013 09:46:48

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Guy Buttery and Nibs van der Spuy return to their home town of Durban after extensive touring of Europe and the rest of South Africa.

They will be at the Seabrooke Theatre at the Durban High School for four performances from March 6-9 at 19.30, R80pp, students and pensioners R60, bookings 083 250 2690 or e-mail editor.goingplacessa@gmail.com

After over a decade of writing, recording and touring together, Nibs van der Spuy and Guy Buttery finally released their first collaborative album. Following an extremely successful string of launches in South Africa, these internationally renowned musicians toured their brand new show at prestigious festivals and venues throughout Europe and the UK accompanied by the release of their debut release “In the Shade of the Wild Fig”.

The duo also won the very prestigious “Standard Bank Ovation Award” out of 480 productions for “Best Music” at The National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa. This accolade led to sold out performances at numerous festivals and concert halls in South Africa and Europe receiving rave reviews for both their live show and their debut album. In 2012 they were also invited to perform with the 52 piece KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, dubbed “Africa’s greatest orchestra”, and were voted “Top Live Show” in 2012 by The Cape Times. These four performances at the cosy Seabrooke Theatre will be the first shows in their hometown of Durban in over 4 months.

These two virtuosos collaborated on a series of shows in the early and mid-2000’s before their respective solo careers took off with rigorous individual touring schedules around the globe. Their performing paths crossed at a major festival in Toulouse, France, and this inspired a new combination of performances and sowed the seed for doing a full length album together. “In The Shade of the Wild Fig” showcases their mutual interest and deep love for World Music and different folk movements featuring numerous instruments such as the cuatro, mbira, tampura, sitar and various acoustic guitars.

Guy has recently been featured in the world’s biggest selling guitar magazine ‘Guitar Player’ which saw him performing at leading guitar festivals throughout Europe, Australia and the US. He has also received 3 major national awards including the esteemed SAMA (South African Music Award) for ‘Best Instrumental Album of the Year’. In the same vein, Nibs has become a highly acclaimed guitarist, singer and songwriter, being featured in leading publications from France’s ‘Liberation’ to the UK ‘Guardian’. He is constantly touring with his biggest support base being in France.

Listen to their debut new album here - http://nibsvanderspuyandguybuttery.bandcamp.com

Visit their official Facebook Page here - http://www.facebook.com/nibsandguy

Quoting the Press:

“…their individual and quite distinct finger-style techniques fit each other like the proverbial glove.” – Rolling Stone (****)

"...one of the most anticipated world/folk albums to hit 2012." – The Star (Album of the Month)

"...the finest collaboration between two South African musicians available." – Fanbible


Live in the Midlands: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2ZEBSCJy04

Beautiful Feet: http://vimeo.com/21648439

Soundcloud Sampler link for “In the Shade of the Wild Fig” –

For any further information please contact:
Guy Buttery
083 250 2690

Artslink.co.za Account:
Guy Buttery
Related Venue:
Seabrooke's Theatre, 255 St. Thomas Road, Musgrave Durban KwaZulu-Natal South Africa


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