Having shared the stage together for more than 2 decades now, Nibs van der Spuy and Guy Buttery capture the spirit of South Africa, with its vast melting pot of influences and musical landscapes. At the end of last year, Nibs and Guy released their follow up SAMA Nominated record “Live in Lisbon” captured on their most recent tour of Europe. Due to COVID-19, the duo have not yet had the opportunity to tour the album. That all changes this month with 9 concerts schedule between the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

These two virtuosos collaborated on a series of shows in the early and mid-2000’s before their respective solo careers took off with whirlwind individual touring schedules across the globe. Their performing paths crossed at a festival in Toulouse, France, and this inspired a new combination of performances and sowed the seeds for recording their début album together. “In The Shade of the Wild Fig” showcases their mutual interest and deep love for World Music and different folk styles featuring numerous instruments such as the cuatro, mbira, tanpura, sitar and various acoustic guitars.

Nibs and Guy have toured many major festivals and venues throughout Europe and the UK in promotion of their SAMA nominated album, “In the Shade of the Wild Fig”. The duo has also won the very prestigious “Standard Bank Ovation Award” at The National Arts Festival. These accolades led to further sold out performances at numerous festivals and concert halls in both South Africa and in Europe receiving rave reviews for both their live show and their recorded work. Van der Spuy and Buttery were then invited to perform with the 52 piece KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, dubbed “Africa’s greatest orchestra” and were later voted “Top Live Show of the Year” by The Cape Times.

Guy has been featured in the world’s biggest selling guitar magazine ‘Guitar Player’ which saw him performing at leading guitar festivals throughout Europe, India, Brazil, Australia and the USA. He has also received numerous major national awards including the esteemed SAMA (South African Music Award) for ‘Best Instrumental Album of the Year’ and was awarded the Standard Bank Young Artist of the year. In the same vein, Nibs is a highly acclaimed guitarist, singer and songwriter, being featured in leading publications from France’s ‘Liberation’ to the UK ‘Guardian’. He is constantly touring with his biggest support base being in France.

Their follow up album “Live in Lisbon” was recorded next to the Tagus river in Belém on the outskirts of Lisbon. It was their first performance as a duo in Portugal. Speaking about the evening, Nibs commented: “It had been a good while since we had played live together, but all the essential ingredients were still very much present. Neither of us were aware that everything was perfectly in place and that we were being recorded. From this intimate setting in Portugal, with a bunch of beautiful people who came from all corners to be a part of this wonderful evening, we are incredibly happy to share this recorded moment with the rest of the world.”

The upcoming tour of KZN and Western Cape will see the official launch of their 2021 SAMA Nominated album “Live in Lisbon” in South Africa.

TOUR SCHEDULE:
• Date – Thursday, 14th October
• Venue – The Olympia
• Address – 134 Main Road, Kalk Bay
• Time – 8PM
• Price – R200
• Contact – 082 892 0350 / info@slowlife.co.za
• Tickets – https://qkt.io/guyandnibslive

• Date – Friday, 15th October
• Venue – The Slave Church
• Address – 40 Long Street, City Centre, Cape Town
• Time – 8PM
• Price – R200
• Contact – 072 436 9403
• Tickets – https://qkt.io/guynibscpt

• Date – Saturday, 16th October
• Venue – Royal Arts Town Amphitheatre
• Address – Royal Hotel, Riebeek Kasteel
• Time – 8PM
• Price – R150
• Contact – 082 851 1262 / royalartstownamphitheatre@gmail.com
• Tickets – https://artstown.co.za/events/nibs-and-guy/

• Date – Sunday, 17th October
• Venue – at the courtyard
• Address – 44 Voortrekker Street, McGregor
• Time – 5:30PM
• Price – R190
• Contact – 076 038 5659
• Tickets – https://www.qkt.io/nibsguy

• Date – Friday, 22nd October
• Venue – Caversham Mill Restaurant
• Address – C6 Caversham Road, Lidgetton, KZN Midlands
• Time – 5PM (dinner) 7:30PM (show)
• Price – R200
• Contact – 082 389 1395 / cavershammillrestaurant@bundunet.com

• Date – Thursday, 28th October
• Venue – KZNSA Gallery
• Address – 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, Durban
• Time – 6PM
• Price – R150
• Contact – 031 277 1700 / cafe@kznsagallery.co.za
• Tickets – https://qkt.io/nibsguyNSA

• Date – Friday, 29th October
• Venue – Zululand Yacht Club
• Address – 1 Commodores Close, Meerensee, Richards Bay
• Time – 6:30PM
• Price – R150
• Contact – 076 366 3991

• Date – Saturday, 30th October
• Venue – Monzi Golf Club
• Address – Monzi SH, Zululand
• Time – 6PM
• Price – R180
• Contact – 076 155 3999 / papa.despi@gmail.com

• Date – Sunday, 31st October
• Venue – In Conjunction with Ezemvelo
• Address – Eshowe, Zululand
• Time – 1PM (doors open) 2PM (show)
• Price – R150
• Contact – 071 765 9658