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Thursday, September 28, 2017


(Seb Goldswain. Photo by Kavo R Photography)

The effervescent guitar maestro, Seb Goldswain is currently on tour around KZN until October 1. His jazzy rock sound blended in with a bit of acoustic finger-picking ensures that his original solo acoustic performances are always highly energetic and a gig to remember. Having had a relatively quiet year as far as performing and artistic output goes, and after walking down the aisle; the guitar virtuoso has jumped into the spring and heritage season working on material for his next solo-acoustic album as well as working on loads of new and exciting material for his live shows that he is eager to introduce to the world.

“I had the immense God-given honour of marrying my best friend Brittany back in May, and since everyone in my life at the time was frantically consumed with the selection of bunting, matching navy-blue fabric, flower arrangements and macaroons, I figured it was probably wise not to book shows for a while. But now, I am excited to be announcing my tour, not only around select spots in KZN, but also to Cape Town and Johannesburg in the latter part of year.”

On the back of his debut album Pictures of a Thousand Words, the rising star has taken a bold step towards establishing himself as a new breed of original voices in South Africa. Encompassing influences from across a wide range of genres and cultures, his first album is stylistically diverse, while carrying a sound throughout that is both unique to him and a distinct sound of his home province.

The Durban-based talent is also proficient in bluegrass, blues, funk, heavy rock, country and Jazz styles, and encompasses these styles, as well as a wide range of artistic influences, into his original electric material.

His tour, sponsored by Marshall Music Hillcrest, kicks off on September 27 with a guitar clinic at COPA in Durban, entry is free and all are welcome. He moves on to the Alliance Fran├žaise in Morningside the next day. On September 29, he heads up to Pietermaritzburg where he takes to the stage at The Dive situated at the Hexagon Theatre on campus. He returns back to Durban, this time entertaining the crowds at the Westville Theatre Club on September 30. His final gig takes him to Rocky Ridge in Ramsgate for an afternoon show on October 1.
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