| at the courtyard | presents Nibs van der Spuy + Guy Buttery
Having shared the stage together for more than 20 years now, Nibs van der Spuy and Guy
Buttery capture the spirit of an exciting New South Africa, with its vast melting pot of influences
These two virtuosos collaborated on a series of shows in the early and mid-2000’s before their
respective solo careers took off with whirlwind individual touring schedules across the globe.
Their performing paths crossed at a major festival in Toulouse, France, and this inspired a new
combination of performances and sowed the seeds for recording 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,
tanpura, sitar and various acoustic guitars. In 2020, the duo followed up with another record
titled “Live in Lisbon” recorded on their European tour. The album was nominated for a South
African Music Award in 2021.
Nibs and Guy have toured many major festivals and venues throughout Europe and the UK in
promotion of their SAMA nominated album, “In the Shade of the Wild Fig”. The duo has also won
the very prestigious “Standard Bank Ovation Award” at The National Arts Festival. These
accolades led to further sold out performances at numerous festivals and concert halls in both
South Africa and in Europe receiving rave reviews for both their live show and their recorded
work. Van der Spuy and Buttery were then invited to perform with the 52 piece KZN
Philharmonic Orchestra, dubbed “Africa’s greatest orchestra” and were later voted “Top Live
Show of the Year” by The Cape Times.
Guy has been featured in the world’s biggest selling guitar magazine ‘Guitar Player’ which saw
him performing at leading guitar festivals throughout Europe, Brazil, Australia and the USA. 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 is 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.
Quoting the Press:
“…their individual and quite distinct finger-style techniques fit each other like the proverbial glove.” – Rolling
“...one of THE most anticipated world/folk albums” – The Star (Album of the Month)
“...the finest collaboration between two South African musicians available.” – Fanbible
I Know This Place: https://youtu.be/SVcaHaH9eS4?t=65
Walking in Both Directions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2ZEBSCJy04
Come Together: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJZNDMKlmQ0
Doors open at 5pm for dining - cafe menu available
Show begins at 6:30pm
No under 18
|Age restriction||No under 18s|
|Refund policy||No refunds|