Accomplished guitar maestro, Seb Goldswain, will embark on his Not Quite Spring provincial tour this August with six acoustic performances scheduled for around KwaZulu-Natal.
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 the University of KZN. 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.
“With this tour I am hoping to further establish myself as a performing artist and concert guitarist in my home province of KZN,” he says. “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.”
Goldswain said fans can expect to see a world-class acoustic guitar show, adding: “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.
“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!”
His role model is Australian guitarist, Tommy Emmanuel, who exudes sheer passion and dedication to putting on a monstrously good show. “I love his guitar-playing and think that he is a musical phenomenon,” Goldswain said.
- Tuesday, August 16 at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music on the Howard College campus of UKZN in Durban. Doors open at 5.30pm and the show starts at 6pm. Tickets R60 (R40 pensioners, R20 students). Cash bar available.
- Guitar clinic, presented by Marshall Music, on Wednesday, July 17 at Tina’s Hotel, 14 Beryldene Road, Kloof. Clinic starts at 6pm. Entry is free.
- Thursday, August 18 at The House In Zululand, 10 Kangela Street, Eshowe. Doors open at 6.30pm and the show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets R100. Bookings: email firstname.lastname@example.org BYOB and snacks.
- Friday, August 19 at Music in the Shed, 200 Inanda Road, Hillcrest. Gates open at 6.30pm and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets R100. Bookings: Cheryl at 083 381 9080. Seating provided but camping chairs welcome, BYOB and own food. Food available if booked ahead, beer and wine available for those who forget.
- Sunday, August 21 at The Rock, 56 Station Road, Umzumbe. Venue opens at 11am and the show starts at 1pm. Entry is free. Bar and restaurant facilities available.
- Friday, August 26 at Cafe 66, 66 Old Main Road, Bothas Hill. Doors open at 6 pm and the show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets R80.
- Saturday, August 27 at Festival in the Hills, Curro, 2 Blessing Ninela Road, Hillcrest. Gates open at 9 am and the show starts at 10.45am. Entry is free. Craft market and food available for those interested.