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Monday, August 15, 2016


(Seb Goldswain is pictured at Jude’s Antiques ahead of his tour around KZN. Pic by Dane Stops)

Accomplished guitar maestro, Seb Goldswain has embarked on a Not Quite Spring provincial tour with six acoustic performances scheduled around KZN.

Spending the last ten years perfecting his skills, Goldswain is a highly versatile musician, having studied Jazz Guitar and Composition up to Honours level at UKZN. Armed with an acoustic guitar, an electric guitar and a Marshall stack, he has a rare ability to dazzle crowds with his energetic original solo sets.

Not only will he be sharing his guitar virtuosity on stage, but he has organised two free guitar workshops where he invites anyone with an affinity to guitars to join him.

“With this tour I am hoping to further establish myself as a performing artist and concert guitarist in my home province of KZN. I spent over a decade honing my ability for hours every day while studying music at high school and tertiary level. I released my debut album last year, and now I want to raise my hand to the media and the public and invite them in to see what I'm all about as an artist and what I've been working on for all this time,” he said.

“My aim is to put on an experience for the audience. Songs and music in general are very powerful tools, and that combined with an excited interactive crowd and the right mix of songs can make for some amazing memories. I try to aim for that,” he adds.

With a role model of Australian guitarist, Tommy Emmanuel who exudes sheer passion and dedication to putting on a monstrously good show is something Goldswain finds very inspiring. “I love his guitar-playing and think that he is a musical phenomenon Each of the venues has loads of character. I definitely did aim to book places which are interesting in their own right and help add to the overall atmosphere of the performances. As an honest aside, some of the venues also have the most amazing food, which makes choosing venues a lot easier!”

Dates and venues for the six performances are:

August 16: Live at Howard College Centre for Jazz and Popular Music. Show at 18h00 (doors open at 17h30). Entrance R60 (R40 pensioners, R20 students). Cash bar available

August 18: The House In Zululand, 10 Kangela Street, Eshowe. Show at 19h30 (doors open at 18h30) Entrance R100 pp. Bookings: BYOB and snacks

August 19: Music in the Shed, 200 Inanda Road, Hillcrest. Show at 20h00 (doors open at 18h30) Entrance R100. Bookings through Cheryl on 083 381 9080. Seating provided but camping chairs welcome, BYOB and own food. Food, wine and beer available if booked ahead.

August 21: The Rock, 56 Station Road, KZN South Coast Umzumbe. Show starts at 13h00 (venue opens at 11h00). Free entrance. Bar and restaurant facilities available

August 26: Cafe 66, 66 Old Main Road, Botha’s Hill. Show starts at 19h30 (doors open at 18h00). Entrance R80

August 27: Live at Festival in the Hills, Curro, 2 Blessing Ninela Road, Hillcrest. Show starts at 10h45 (gates open 09h00). Entrance free entrance. Craft Market and food available for those interested.

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