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Monday, October 7, 2019


(Guy Buttery)

Kicking off 2019 with concerts throughout the USA, Brazil, Europe and an extensive tour of South Africa, multi-award winning artist Guy Buttery returns home for a one off solo concert on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal in Pennington on October 11, 2019.

After numerous recent collaborations with The Odeion String Quartet, The Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, The Guy Buttery Trio and extensive touring of his World Music duo with Indian sitar player, Kanada Narahari, Buttery returns with for what he is known best for - the solo concert. This will be his first concert on the South Coast of KZN in many years.

Last year Buttery received the highest accolade for a musician in South Africa and was awarded the Standard Bank Young Artist Award. In almost four decades of honouring artists throughout the country, this was the first time since its inception that the award was presented to a musician outside of the classical music realm.

His debut album in 2002, When I Grow Up... was nominated for Best Instrumental and Best Newcomer at the South African Music Awards (SAMA’s) making him the youngest nominee in the history of the event. He then went on to win a SAMA in 2010, for his album Fox Hill Lane and again in 2014, for his first live concert recording, Live in KwaZulu. He has also received other major National accolades including The Ovation Award in 2010, 2012 and again 2014 for his performances at the National Arts Festival.

Buttery was then invited to perform his works with the 52-piece KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as with the Eastern Cape Philharmonic and had his solo performances voted the “Top Live Show” by The Cape Times. The media cited him “as one of South Africa’s finest exponents of the acoustic guitar.”

Expect high dynamics, ethereal fingerpicking, delicate African inflections and mind-bending guitar playing of an entirely new order.

The concert takes place on October 11, 2019, at Botha House, 1 Don Knight Avenue in Pennington. Dining from 18h00, music from 19h00. Entrance R175 – booked through 081 363 3593.

Patrons should take along their own food. Tables, chairs, crockery and cutlery will be provided.

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