Guy Buttery Announces Biggest South African Tour to Date

​GUY BUTTERY - The Gathering Fiction Tour - Feb 2015

Four different continents, performances in more than twelve countries, and a second South African Music Award – that’s how one of South Africa’s hardest working musicians spent his 2014.

Guy Buttery has propelled his career far beyond the borders of his beloved South Africa. As an internationally recognized musician, this multi-instrumentalist enjoys invitations to play sell-out performances all over the globe. The USA, UK, Australia, France, Brazil, and Italy have all welcomed him back year after year. However, to brand Guy Buttery as one of South Africa’s musical phenoms would be an injustice. He has grown into so much more. His international role has surpassed merely playing shows to foreign audiences. It has evolved into one as an ambassador of South African music, inspiring people across the world with our homegrown style at the very heart of his talent and tenacity. Guy Buttery is our musical advocate for everything positive and beautiful about the place we call home.

It’s no wonder he becomes so excited when asked about his tours throughout South Africa. He loves the unique experiences on his musical journey through our land. And this year is no different. 2015 has begun with the announcement of the ‘Gathering Fiction Tour’, which includes stops in every major city in SA with almost 20 concerts.

When asked about the title Gathering Fiction, Guy explains, "Every tour over the last 14 years is fondly remembered, and quite often defined, by the stories from the road. The people, the accents, the calamities, the laughter, the technical melt-downs and the potholes." Guy continues to say, "The name identifies exactly what happens whilst travelling as a musician. These pieces of ‘raw material’ are spontaneously collected and somehow find their way into songs, on-stage anecdotes and most importantly into my everyday thought patterns. You always carry them with you. Considering the scale of this tour, I know it'll be one to remember with memories to share for years to come".

Guy Buttery’s 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 “The Standard Bank Ovation Award‟ in 2010, 2012 and 2014 for his performances at the National Arts Festival. Guy was then invited to perform with the 52-piece KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, dubbed “Africa’s greatest ensemble” and was also voted “Top Live Show” by The Cape Times.

The virtuoso's worldwide scope and recognition rose exponentially with a full international calendar after the release of his award winning album “Fox Hill Lane”. Guy was also invited to perform at the South African Music Awards where he was broadcast to an audience of over 4 million people in one of the country's most viewed television events. Guy then joined world-renowned guitar legends Preston Reed and Jon Gomm for a series of concerts with the touring event, ‘International Guitar Night’. The media cited him “as one of South Africa’s finest exponents of the acoustic guitar.”

Expect high dynamics, deep grooves, delicate African inflections and mind-bending guitar playing of an entirely new order from Guy Buttery.


“...one of South Africa’s most influential artists over the past decade." – The Sunday Independent


FULL TOUR SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, 4th February
Andy’s Acoustic Forum - Marks Park Main Hall
cnr Beyers Naude and Judith Rd, Emmerentia, JHB
19:30 for 20:00
R100
Contact: 082 651 1094 / [email protected]

Thursday, 5th February
moyo Zoo Lake
Zoo Lake Park, 1 Prince of Wales Drive, Parkview, JHB
18:30 doors open for dining / 20:00 concert starts
R120
Contact: 083 607 7771 / [email protected]

Friday, 6th February
Hot Spot Concerts
191 Frances Street, Observatory, JHB
19:30
R300
Contact: [email protected] / www.hotspotconcerts.co.za

Saturday, 7th February
Seven Sounds Festival
2 Beacon Road, Common Ground park, Maboneng Precinct, JHB
14:00
R250 online (www.sevensounds.co.za) or R320 at the gate
Contact: 082 875 2865 / [email protected]

Sunday, 8th February
Klitsgras Drumming
Plot 62 Garsfontein Rd., Tierpoort, Pretoria
13:00
R70
Contact: 083 311 0025 / [email protected]

Tuesday, 10th February
The Burlesque Café
Marine Drive, Ramsgate
18:30
R150
Contact: 082 812 7944 / [email protected]

Thursday, 12th February
The Lowlander
10 Worcester Street, Grahamstown
19:30
R70 / R50 (students)
Contact: 046 622 3564 / 083 463 7345

Friday, 13th February
Athenaeum Little Theatre
7 Belmont Terrace, cnr Bird Street and Belmont Terrace, Port Elizabeth
19:00
R75 and R60 Students
Contact: 041 585 1041 / [email protected]

Saturday, 14th February
Bocca Dolce Coffee Shop (at Quarry Lake Estate)
Stofpad, Wittedrift (outside Plettenberg Bay)
18:30 for 19:00 for dinner / 20:30 for concert
R350
Contact: 074 113 0692 / 044 533 1579 / [email protected]
With special guest Martin Wolfaardt

Sunday, 15th February
George Garden Route Botanical Garden
Caledon Street, George
16:00
R70 (R60 for members)
Contact: [email protected] / 044 874 1558
With special guest Martin Wolfaardt

Wednesday, 18th February
Greyton EcoLodge
2 Park Street, Greyton
19:00
R100
Contact: 072 626 7052 / [email protected]

Thursday, 19th February
café Roux
Noordhoek Farm Village, 270 Chapman's Peak Drive, Noordhoek
Dinner from 19:00 / Show from 20:30
R110
Contact: [email protected] / www.caferouxsessions.co.za

Friday, 20th February
The Alma Café
20 Alma Rd, Rosebank
19:00 for 19.30
R110
Contact: 021 685 7377 / 072 530 9651 / [email protected]

Saturday, 21st February
Auslese
115 Hope Street, Gardens
19:00
R295
Contact: [email protected]

Sunday, 22nd February
Cape Town Folk 'n Acoustic Music Festival
Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands
16:00
R90 - R105
Contact: 021 799 8775

Monday, 23rd February
House Concert
5 Leeuwen Place, 73 Upper Leeuwen Street, Bokaap
20:00
R150 at the door / R120 pre booked
Contact: 078 7555 402 / [email protected]

Tuesday, 24th February
The Forge
12 Windsor Road Kalk Bay
19:30
R155
Contact: 083 666 96 99 / [email protected]
With special guest Derek Gripper

Friday, 27th February
Karoo Lamb Restaurant
New St, Nieu-Bethesda
18:30
R100 / R20 donated to Union Prep Library Fund
Contact: 049 841 1642 / [email protected]

Saturday 28th February
East London Arts Theatre
51 Paterson Street, Arcadia, East London
19:00
R100 / Tickets also available at Lee Gold Music - 043 735 1586
Contact: 082 552 4449


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