Guy Buttery to play at Monument

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Kicking off 2019 with concerts throughout the US and Brazil, multi-award winning artist Guy Buttery returns home for his first nationwide solo tour of South Africa in over four years. The Intramural Encounters Tour includes stops in every major city in SA, including Makhanda (Grahamstown), covering a distance of over 5000km with a run of 15 concerts lined up around the country.

Following last year’s successful performance in Makhanda, Guy will play in the Fountain Foyer at the Monument on the evening of Tuesday 23 April. Tickets are R100 for adults with concession tickets for student, pensioners and children at R70. Bookings can be made online at www.tickethut.co.za or by calling 046 603 1163.

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.

Last year Guy received the highest accolade for a musician in South Africa and was awarded the Standard Bank Young Artist Award. In almost four decades of honouring artists throughout the country, this was the first time since its inception that the award was presented to a musician outside of the classical music realm. 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 Ovation Award in 2010, 2012 and again 2014 for his performances at the National Arts Festival. Guy has then invited to perform his works with the 52-piece KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as with the Eastern Cape Philharmonic and had his solo performances voted the “Top Live Show” by The Cape Times. The media cited him “as one of South Africa’s finest exponents of the acoustic guitar”.

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

info@guybuttery.co.za  /  www.guybuttery.co.za  /  www.facebook.com/guybutterymusic

More information: Kate – kate@nationalartsfestival.co.za / 046 603 1103

Photo: Jacki Bruniquel

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