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Tuesday, June 14, 2011


After a six-month absence, internationally renowned, guitarist, singer, songwriter Nibs van der Spuy returns to KwaZulu-Natal for a series of shows. He will be performing songs from his recently released DVD, the SAMA nominated, Live at the Vagabond CafĂ© as well as some newly written songs from an all acoustic album, Morning Star. This will be released in September accompanied by a European tour including, Italy, UK, France and Spain. Nibs will be performing solo on some shows, three with drummer/percussionist Gareth Gale and a big concert to celebrate ‘Le Fete de la Musique’ on June 24 with long time friend, Guy Buttery.

Nibs van der Spuy has been touring the world with his brand of insightful acoustic guitar mastery and poignant lyrics over the last four years. Journalists from all over the globe and predominantly Europe have cited Nibs as a fresh voice in the ‘Nu folk’ movement. With his virtuosic acoustic guitar style and mesmeric voice he has enchanted listeners from small intimate theatres to large festival stages. With the release of his latest offering, A House across the River, France’s leading newspaper Liberation, wrote a full page article on Nibs and back on the home front, Keith Tamkei from the Sunday Times, praised it with a rare five stars. The programme is as follows:

June 15 at 19h00: Live @ St. Clements (with Gareth Gale) at 191 Musgrave Road. Tickets R50. Contact 031 202 2511.

June 17 and 18 at 19h00: Live @ Collisheen Estate (with Gareth Gale). Tickets R60. Contact 032 947 0198 or 071 670 8930 or email or Amanda on 082 686 8004. For directions visit

June 19 at 12h00: Live @ Hydrangea House (Nibs solo), 38 Sutton Road, Hilton. Tickets R75 (R35 children under 12, children under 3 free) Delicious food and drinks will be available. Percentage of entry fee will be going to a branch of the Midlands Wildcare Rehabilitation Centre. Contact: 033 3431455 or 082 464 8412.

June 24 at 19h30. Live @ Alliance Française (with Guy Buttery) at 22 Sutton Crescent, Morningside, Durban. Tickets R100 booked on 031 312 9582 or fax 031 312 2864.

June 26 at 12h00. Live @ Eshowe. Tickets R50. Percentage to go to Contact Loreen on 082 821 8113.