Groundbreaking acoustic guitarist/ singer Gary Thomas returns to Durban this month for a show at The KZNSA gallery in Glenwood.

  • 28 May 2011
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Groundbreaking acoustic guitarist/ singer Gary Thomas returns to Durban this month for a show at The KZNSA gallery in Glenwood.


Gary Thomas live at The KZNSA Gallery
Sat 28th May 2011
R40 at the door
Bookings 031 277 1705 or
166 Bulwer Road - Glenwood
Cash Bar


What people are saying:

"Manipulating guitar strings so that they converse in a new language. a psychedelic one-man anti-folk jamming machine" - Cape Argus

"Technical Wizardry.the real definition of an artist" - Levi's Music Mag

"He possesses more than mere skill, he is armed with mastery... knocking the crowd down with the wall of sound that he somehow seems to create all on his own" - Mahala

"Rupturing the conventional One- Man Guitar/ Vocals Mould" - Mail & Guardian

"Thomas is spellbinding as he weaves his psychedelic tales. Just a man with a haunting voice, his guitar and a stomp box, the audience is left mesmerised" - Your LMG

"Beautiful, emotive. undeniably a name to watch" - SL Magazine

"...The brooding anti-folk protégée. Hard to decipher" - One Small Seed Magazine

"Roller-coaster of sound..Difficult to define, simple to appreciate... you have to remind yourself that it is all coming from just one person - Cue

¨...A superb guitarist¨- The Mercury


Gary Thomas was born in Durban, South Africa in 1983 and relocated to Cape Town in 2006. After studying Classical Guitar in school he completed a music degree at The University of Kwa- Zulu Natal in 2005, majoring in Jazz guitar. Upon moving to Cape Town in 2006, he recorded his first album ¨Wooden Boxes and Thought Hunting¨, which was officially released in 2009.

The National Arts Festival 2010 in Grahamstown saw the release of Gary's anticipated, critically acclaimed ¨Contraption Distoria¨.

The album is a collection of music written all over the country and captures elements of Gary´s live act as well as some experimental studio techniques. After one year of touring the album extensively it has received numerous rave reviews and interviews in print, radio and television nationwide.

Often dubbed the "hardest working solo artist in South Africa", Gary has played most major festivals in the country and regularly tours through almost every city/ town in South Africa.

He also supported UK Ninja Tunes artist Fink, on his South African tour in 2008, with his duo at the time, Cabins in the Forest.

In November 2010 he was selected to record an exclusive EP at the prestigious Red Bull Studios in Cape Town. The EP is expected for release in May 2011, with the single 'Precipice' to be on a worldwide circuit of compilations and online Red Bull Libraries.



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