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Thursday, August 7, 2014


(Gareth Gale & Guy Buttery)

Multiple award-winning guitar virtuoso, Guy Buttery returns to his hometown of Durban for a unique one-off performance at The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway on August 11. At the age of 30, he has achieved what most musicians accomplish in a lifetime. For his upcoming national tour, Guy Buttery arrives with a brand new show featuring drummer/percussionists extraordinaire, Gareth Gale.

With sell-out performances in the US, UK, Australia, Brazil, France, Italy and all over Southern Africa, Guy Buttery is Africa’s biggest acoustic music export. With two South African Music Awards under his belt (in 2010 for his album Fox Hill Lane and again in 2014 for Live in KwaZulu) and five Standard Bank Ovation Awards, Guy is no stranger to the South African music industry. He has performed his works with KZN Philharmonic Orchestra and an endless list of several of South Africa’s greats. His recent tour of SA was voted Top Live Show of the Year by The Cape Times.

Gareth Gale’s extraordinary work as one of South Africa’s leading percussionists has taken him to premier arts destinations around the world. From the House of Blues in Los Angeles and the Living Room in New York, to the famed Troubadour in London and Le Zebra in Paris, to name a few. He has supported artists such as Snoop Dogg, Pharrell, Donovan Frankenreiter and Seether. In 2010, Gareth played at the Rio Loco Festival in France alongside many South African legends such as Hugh Masekela, Johnny Clegg and Freshlyground. He draws inspiration from the African and Indian rhythms that radiate out of his home city of Durban and is conscious of reflecting these whenever he plays.

This exciting duo is fresh from their run at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown where they received a Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award for Best Music Production. Expect high dynamics, deep grooves, delicate African inflections and mind-bending guitar/drum chemistry of a new order.

Tickets R120 pp and seating will be as for normal shows, with no standing room. For bookings and enquiries, phone The Barnyard Theatre on 031 566 3045 or visit

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