“… a demonstration of how their individual and quite distinct finger-style techniques fit each other like the proverbial glove.” – Rolling Stone Magazine (4 stars)

…one of the most anticipated world/folk albums to hit 2012.” – The Star (CD of the Month)

…the finest collaboration between two South African musicians available.” – Fanbible

Performance Details:
Sunday 7th October 2012
19:00
THE FORGE
12 Windsor Road, Kalk Bay
For bookings please contact - theforge.kalkbay@gmail.com
Tickets: R80. Also available at the door.

After over a decade of writing, recording and touring together, Nibs van der Spuy and Guy Buttery have finally recorded their first ever collaborative album. Following an extremely successful string of launches in South Africa, these internationally renowned guitarists will be touring their brand new show at prestigious festivals and venues throughout Europe and the UK accompanied by the release of their debut duo album “In the Shade of the Wild Fig”. The album has been picked up and is scheduled for an international release later in the year. The duo also won the very prestigious “Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award” out of 480 productions for “Best Music” at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa.

These two virtuosos collaborated on a series of shows in the early and mid-2000’s before their respective careers took off, both locally and internationally, with rigorous individual touring schedules. Their performing paths crossed at a major festival in Toulouse, France, and this inspired a new combination of performances and sowed the seed for doing a full length album together. “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.

Guy has recently been featured in the world’s biggest selling guitar magazine ‘Guitar Player’ which saw him performing at leading guitar festivals throughout Europe, Australia and the US. He has also just picked up 3 national awards including the esteemed SAMA Award for ‘Best Instrumental Album’. In the same vein, Nibs has become a highly acclaimed guitarist, singer and songwriter, being featured in leading publications from France’s ‘Liberation’ to the UK ‘Guardian’. He performs regularly abroad with his biggest support base being in France.

Listen to their brand new album here
Visit their official Facebook Page here

Music videos:
Live in the Midlands
Beautiful Feet

Soundcloud Sampler link for “In the Shade of the Wild Fig”

Label Contact: Damon Forbes - Sheer Sound - damon@sheer.co.za / +27 11 438 7000

Please note seating is limited.

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