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Sunday, January 8, 2012


The Theatre – St Anne’s College will present Guy Buttery and Nibs van der Spuy in a performance on January 20.

These internationally renowned legends of guitar will showcase their new duo show accompanied by the release of their first ever collaboration album in February 2012. Anyone who has ever witnessed a Guy and Nibs performance will remember a tight synergy of fluid and interwoven musical tapestry. The virtuosos collaborated on a series of shows in the early and mid-2000’s before their respective careers took off both locally and internationally with rigorous individual touring schedules.

Guy has recently been featured in the world’s biggest selling guitar magazine Guitar Player which saw him performing at leading guitar festivals throughout Europe, Australia and the US. He has also just picked up three national awards including the esteemed SAMA Award for Best Instrumental Album for 2010.

In the same vein, Nibs has become a highly acclaimed guitarist, singer and songwriter, being featured in leading publications from France’s Liberation to the UK Guardian. He performs regularly abroad with his biggest support base being in France.

In June 2010, both Guy and Nibs were invited to play at the Rio Loco Festival in Toulouse, France. It was the first time in years that their performing paths crossed for more than a moment, and this inspired the new re-emerged combined act and album. The album was recorded at the Peace of Eden studios outside Knysna over three days in November and has exceeded both Nibs and Guy’s expectations. The audience can expect some new compositions with old favourites and a few surprises.

The Guy Buttery and Nibs van der Spuy concert takes place on January 20 at 19h00 at The Theatre – St Anne’s College. Tickets R80 (R60 concessions) booked on 033 343 6100.