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Wednesday, April 13, 2016


(Guy Buttery. Pic by Damien Davis)

World-celebrated guitar virtuoso Guy Buttery will appear in Durban and Kloof in support of his much-anticipated 2016 album launch tour which also see him performing across South Africa collaborating with various guest artists at each concert. Guy will be joined by the legendary South African stalwart, Nibs van der Spuy and drummer extraordinaire Gareth Gale. 

In support of his 6th studio album, simply entitled Guy Buttery, he returns with a brand new approach to South African musical landscapes - seamlessly merging traditional musical genres with ambient and groove driven psychedelia. 

Buttery has long been revered as one of the countries greatest performers and fans will be delighted by the wide range of venues across Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape, with several more to be confirmed. He will be inviting numerous featured guests from the album to join him in concert, and for the very first time, with a full band.  

The album Guy Buttery is almost two years in the making and sees him collaborating with some of the country’s finest musicians, including Vusi Mahlasela, Dan Patlansky, Nibs Van Der Spuy, Shane Cooper, Derek Gripper and Chris Letcher – as well as singer Piers Faccini, who is based in France, and one of Buttery’s lifelong musical heroes, multi-Grammy Award winner and founder of Windham Hill Records, Will Ackerman.

A multi-award winning musician and one of the finest acoustic guitarists in the world today, Buttery continues to bring his deep sense of musical understanding into his compositions – his songs are delicate, yet fierce, profoundly deliberate, yet still spontaneous and playful. He is truly one of the country’s finest fingerstyle guitarists and one of South Africa’s most talented musical exports.

Guy Buttery is available on iTunes, Amazon, Deezer and numerous other outlets. To stream, or buy the album on download, CD or vinyl, visit - CD's, LP's and t-shirts will be on sale on at all of the concerts.

Performance dates are as follows:

April 21 at 19h30: The Plant, 5 Station Drive, Durban. Tickets R120 available at the door
April 22 at 19h30: Open Strings, 16 Jameson Terrace, Kloof. Tickets R120. Contact Rod on 082 653 3948 or email: