Fans of local tunes can look forward to a once off performance by guitar maestro Guy Buttery at Noordhoek hotspot Café Roux on Saturday, March 11, at 8.30pm.
“Guy Buttery is something of a National treasure,” South African newspaper The Mercury has written. 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 simply label Buttery as one of South Africa’s musical phenoms would be an injustice. His international role has surpassed merely performing concerts to foreign audiences.
It has evolved into one as an ambassador of South African music, “inspiring people across the world with his homegrown style at the very heart of his talent and tenacity.” Buttery’s distinct unification of South African guitar music is “the musical advocate for everything positive and beautiful about the place he calls home.”
At the age of 18, Buttery’s debut album was nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Best Instrumental’ at the South African Music Awards (SAMA’s), making him the youngest nominee in the history of the event. Guy then went on to collect two SAMA’s in 2010 and again in 2014. He has also received numerous other major national accolades, including The Standard Bank Ovation Award for a live performances at the National Arts Festival.
Guy was then invited to perform his works with the 52-piece KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, dubbed “Africa’s greatest ensemble” with his solo performance voted “Top Live Show” by The Cape Times and was selected by the public as one of South Africa’s Top Young Personalities by The Mail & Guardian.
Buttery has worked with a myriad of acclaimed artists including Dave Matthews, Jethro Tull, Vusi Mahlasela, multiple Grammy Award winner Will Ackerman, Salif Keita, Preston Reed, The Violent Femmes, Jon Gomm and many others. He has been cited as “one of the finest exponents of the acoustic guitar in the world” by local media.
Audience members at Buttery’s Café Roux show can expect “high dynamics, deep grooves, delicate African inflections and mind-bending guitar playing of an entirely new order.”
* Tickets are R120 and can be booked at www.webtickets.co.za.
For those interested, dinner will be served from 6.30pm.
Café Roux can be found at Noordhoek Farm Village, Village Village Road, Noordhoek.
For more information, call 021 789 2538; send an email to email@example.com