Rootspring Presents: Guy Buttery

Thu Dec 12, 20:30 - Thu Dec 12, 21:30
Rootspring House




Doors open: 19:15

Food Served: 19:45

Performance to start: 20:30 

Performance End: 21:30 

This schedule change is important to note for food purposes. Food is only available to those who have booked in advance (online sales have now ended), and those who have not booked food and are planning to eat elsewhere would then probably prefer to arrive 20:15 so that they don’t have to wait around. Please remember to bring your own booze. We provide glasses.  


Door open: 18:30

Show Starts: 19:00

Food Served: 19:45

Show resumes - 20:00)

“Guy Buttery is something of a National treasure”, says South Africa’s leading newspaper The Mercury.

As an internationally recognised musician, this multi-instrumentalist enjoys invitations to play sell-out performances all over the globe. The USA, UK, Australia, France, Brazil, and Italy have all welcomed him back year after year. However, to simply label Guy Buttery as one of South Africa’s musical phenoms would be an injustice. His international role has surpassed merely performing concerts to foreign audiences. It has evolved into one as an ambassador of South African music, inspiring people across the world with his homegrown style at the very heart of his talent and tenacity. Guy’s distinct unification of South African guitar music is the musical advocate for everything positive and beautiful about the place he calls home.

At the age of 18, Guy Buttery’s debut album was nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Best Instrumental’ at the South African Music Awards (SAMA’s) making him the youngest nominee in the history of the event. Guy then went on to collect two SAMA’s in 2010 and again in 2014. He has also received numerous other major National accolades including the Ovation Award for his live performances at the National Arts Festival, and has been honoured with more of these prestigious awards than any other artist.

Guy was then invited to perform his works with the 52-piece KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, dubbed “Africa’s greatest ensemble” with his solo performance voted “Top Live Show” by The Cape Times and was selected by the public as one of South Africa’s Top Young Personalities by The Mail & Guardian. In 2018, Guy received the highest accolade for a musician in South Africa and was awarded the Standard Bank Young Artist Award. In almost 4 decades of honouring artist throughout the country, this was the

first time since its inception that the award was presented to a musician outside of the classical realm.

Buttery has worked with an incredible myriad of artists including Dave Matthews, Jethro Tull, Vusi Mahlasela, multiple Grammy Award Winner Will Ackerman, Salif Keita, Preston Reed, Kaki King, The Violent Femmes, Jon Gomm and countless others. The media has cited him “as one of the finest exponents of the acoustic guitar in the World.” Expect high dynamics, deep grooves, delicate African inflections and mind-bending guitar playing of an entirely new order.


Enjoy this atmospheric world-folk cross over album by Guy Buttery and Kanda Nadahari called Nadi. Now available on all digital platforms:



We provide the glasses

Pre orders for food are essential via Quicket. The option pops up after booking your tickets.

To avoid being Fined DONT PARK on the pavement! 

Additional information

Refund policy Refunds allowed (view policy)


Rootspring Presents: Guy Buttery
Rootspring House
8 Axminster Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7950, South Africa
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