Although they have shared the stage for more than 15 years now, the opportunity of catching Nibs van der Spuy and Guy Buttery performing as a duo in South Africa has become increasingly rare.
With their demanding schedules as solo artists and with Nibs being based six months of the year in Portugal, the duo only manages a handful of shows together a year -if any at all. So, make sure you book for their concerts in KwaZulu-Natal in February.
Nibs and Guy are both internationally renowned musicians and have toured many major festivals and venues throughout Europe and the United Kingdom to promote their South African Music Award-nominated album, In the Shade of the Wild Fig.
The duo has also won the prestigious Standard Bank Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.
These accolades led to further sold out performances at numerous festivals and concert halls in both South Africa and in Europe and an invitation to perform with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra.
In The Shade of the Wild Fig showcases their mutual interest and deep love for World Music and different folk movements featuring numerous instruments such as the cuatro, mbira, tampura, sitar and various acoustic guitars.
Their upcoming live performances will showcase their numerous recordings as well as the collected live work which is unique to every concert.
- Wednesday, 1 February at The Dive, The Hexagon Theatre, University of KZN, Pietermaritzburg. Time – 7pm. Tickets R120. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 033 260 5537 to book.
- Thursday, 2 February at the artSPACE durban gallery, 3 Millar Road, Durban. Time – 7:30pm. Tickets R120. To book email email@example.com
- Saturday, 4 February at Zuvuya Farm, Dargle Valley, KZN Midlands. Gates open at 12pm. Tickets R100. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 082 354 1472 to book.
- Sunday, 5 February at Mtunzini Country Club, 49 Hely Hutchinson, Mtunzini. Time – 12:30. Tickets R100. Email email@example.com or phone 035 340 1779 to book.
Listen to their debut album here – www.nibsvanderspuyandguybuttery.bandcamp.com
Visit their official Facebook Page here – www.facebook.com/nibsandguy