| at the courtyard | presents Nibs van der Spuy + Guy Buttery

Sun Oct 17, 17:30 - Sun Oct 17, 20:30
| at the courtyard |


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

and colour.

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

Stone Magazine

“...one of THE most anticipated world/folk albums” – The Star (Album of the Month)

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

Videos Links:

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

No pets

Additional information

Age restriction No under 18s
Refund policy No refunds


| at the courtyard | presents Nibs van der Spuy + Guy Buttery
| at the courtyard |
44 Voortrekker St, Mcgregor, McGregor, 6708, South Africa
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