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Friday, February 19, 2010


Concert at the Alliance Française forms part of 10-day tour of KZN.

It’s not often that a young musician has to squeeze in tours of his home town amongst a bustling schedule of international events. Fortunately for Guy Buttery, but unfortunately for Durbanites, we seem to touch base with him less and less due to an ever-expanding repertoire post the release of his third and latest album Fox Hill Lane. The response Guy has received for what he believes to be his most mature album to date, has been phenomenal. Local and international press reviews have offered nothing but glowing reports on both the musicality and production of all 14 tracks. Each of these reflects a very intimate portrayal of Guy’s personal and musical journey since his previous album Songs from the Cane Fields.

Media hype aside, the proof here is in the pudding. One seldom finds Guy playing to anything but a full house and album sales are flying faster than his record label can keep up with. Since the release of Fox Hill Lane, Guy has been invited to collaborate on a world music project in Mauritius with acclaimed artists Eric Triton and Alhousseini (from Niger’s Etran Finatawa) and will be representing South Africa at Toulouse’s Rio Loco festival in France in a few months time.

However, loyal fans fear not for, despite the buzz of global adventures, the allure of KwaZulu-Natal still resonates strongly for Guy as he plans his year and schedules his tours. “The landscape of KwaZulu-Natal has consistently played a big role in inspiring many of my compositions and will always be considered home to me” says Guy. Upon his return from performing at yet another private party for the Prince of Bahrain in the Seychelles, he will spend 10 days playing a number of shows right across the province. CD’s Fox Hill Lane and Guy’s sophomore release Songs from the Cane Fields will be on sale at all the shows.

Guy Butter will perform at the Alliance Française, 22 Sutton Crescent (corner Windermere Road) in Morningside on February 19 at 19h30. Tickets R50 at the door.

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