Dive into musical diversity

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Guitarists Nibs van der Spuy and Guy Buttery… at The Dive at the Hexagon Theatre on February 1 and at the artSPACE gallery in Durban the following night.

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BY BILLY SUTER

GUITARISTS Nibs van der Spuy and Guy Buttery, both originally of Durban, are so successful travelling the globe as solo artists these days that they seldom get the chance to unite on stage.

So it is a very special event that the two will team up again on February 1 for a 7pm show at The Dive, at The Hexagon Theatre on the Pietermaritzburg campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Tickets cost R120 (seating is at tables of 10), a cash bar is available and booking is via  hexagon@ukzn.ac.za

Also note that the duo will perform at Durban’s  artSPACE, 3 Millar Road, off Umgeni Road, at 7.30pm on Thursday, February 2. Tickets cost R120 and booking is via hello@noblecoffee.co.za

With their demanding schedules as solo artists and with Nibs being based six months of the year in Portugal, the duo only manage a handful of shows together a year, if any at all.

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Cast members of One Hit WonderFul. From left are Ryan Calder, Daniel Rossouw, Tammy Calder Katherine McClelland and Sandra Styles.

These two internationally renowned musicians 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 Standard Bank Ovation Award at The National Arts Festival and the musicians were invited to perform with the 52-piece KZN Philharmonic Orchestra.

“Their upcoming live performances will showcase their numerous recordings as well as the collected live work which is unique to every concert. They capture the spirit of an exciting New South Africa, with its vast melting pot of influences and colour,” says a spokesman.

Listen to their debut new album here – www.nibsvanderspuyandguybuttery.bandcamp.com
Visit their official Facebook Page here – www.facebook.com/nibsandguy

One Hit WonderFul is headed for The Dive at 7pm for 7.30pm on February 3 and 4. Doors open at 6.45pm and visitors are encouraged to take along their own food, but no drinks as there is a cash bar at the theatre.

Tickets cost R100 and booking is at hexagon@ukzn.ac.za

The show, returning to the Hexagon Theatre after having played to full houses in December, celebrates artists who shot to No 1 on world charts and then more or less vanished without trace.

Expect to hear songs such as Lemon Tree, Lollipop, Mammy Blue, Venus, Don’t Worry, Be Happy, I Like the Way You Move, Everlasting Love and Eloise.

Sandra Styles, Daniel Rossouw, Ryan Calder and Tammy Calder are the team delivering the tunes, and are joined by guest artist Katherine McClelland. Direction is by Peter Mitchell.


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