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Saturday, August 15, 2015


Nibs van der Spuy (guitars) and Ant Cawthorne-Blazeby (violin) of Landscape Prayers fame will be returning to Pietermaritzburg to give two intimate concerts at the Hex Dive on August 21 and 22.

This will be the first time in 12 years since they last performed in Pietermaritzburg and represents an incredible reunion of these KZN musical icons who stole the hearts and imagination of South Africans with their incredible musical prowess and compositional synergy.

The band went separate ways 12 years ago and since then Ant & Nibs only met on one occasion. It took another five years before they decided it would be a good idea to play some old songs again. This resulted in some very successful North Coast shows in April of this year. The chemistry and the synergy were stronger than ever before that and so an August 2015 tour was planned as well the recording of their debut album.

Nibs emotionally said: "when a musical friendship runs deeper and bigger than the wood and steel, we believe we still have something to say which was unfinished twelve years ago." The recording to be titled Ant & Nibs will feature the more sensitive duo compositions from Landscape Prayers as well as Ant's virtuosic reels and Nibs' Afro/Classical/World music compositions.

Join Ant & Nibs on the UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus at the Hexagon DIVE on August 21 and 22 at 19h00 for 19h30. Bring picnic baskets and own food, but no drinks. Cash bar available. Tickets R100pp booked through