Nibs van der Spuy & Guy Buttery - Live at KZNSA Gallery
Thu Feb 29, 18:30 - Thu Feb 29, 20:30
• Date – 29th February 2024
• Venue – KZNSA Gallery, 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, Durban
• Time – 18:30 for 19:00 (cafe opens from 17:00)
• Price – R200
• Contact – 031 2771700/1705 / [email protected]
NIBS VAN DER SPUY & GUY BUTTERY
LIVE AT KZNSA GALLERY
Having shared the stage for more than 2 decades now, Nibs van der Spuy and Guy Buttery are setting off for their first run of concerts together in over 2 years. Capturing a vast melting pot of influences and musical landscapes, Nibs and Guy are now staples of the South African music scene. Having released their follow up SAMA Nominated record “Live in Lisbon” captured on their most recent tour of Europe, these two artists will be back in KZN in February and March for a series of shows.
These two virtuosos first collaborated 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 festival in Toulouse, France, and this inspired a new combination of performances and sowed the seeds for recording their début album together. “In The Shade of the Wild Fig” showcases their mutual interest in different folk styles from around the world featuring numerous instruments such as the cuatro, mbira, tanpura, sitar and various acoustic guitars.
Buttery and van der Spuy have toured many major festivals and venues throughout Europe and 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, India, Brazil, Australia and the USA. He has also received numerous major national awards including the esteemed SAMA (South African Music Award) for ‘Best Instrumental Album of the Year’ and was awarded the Standard Bank Young Artist 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.
Their follow up album “Live in Lisbon” was recorded next to the Tagus river in Belém on the outskirts of Lisbon. It was their first performance as a duo in Portugal. The upcoming tour will see this legendary duo perform through-out their home province of KZN.