The Intramural Encounters Tour includes stops in every major city in SA covering a distance of over 5000kmâ€™s with a run of 15 concerts lined up around the country. The tour kicks off in Guy's hometown of Durban at the KZNSA Gallery on the 5th April.
- 27 April 2019
- Live Music
Kicking off 2019 with concerts throughout the USA and Brazil, multi-award winning artist Guy Buttery returns home for his first nationwide solo tour of South Africa in over 4 years. The Intramural Encounters Tour includes stops in every major city in SA covering a distance of over 5000km’s with a run of 15 concerts lined up around the country. The tour kicks off in Guy's hometown of Durban at the KZNSA Gallery on the 5th April.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.
It’s no wonder he is so enthusiastic when asked about his upcoming tour of South Africa. After numerous recent collaborations with the The Odeion String Quartet, The Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, The Guy Buttery Trio and extensive touring of his World Music duo with Indian sitar player, Kanada Narahari, Guy returns with a string of shows for what he is known best for. The solo concert. “There is something so intimate and humanistic about a solo show”, says Buttery. “One singular exchange of energy between performer and audience always sheds a new light on the music. Each performance offers up an inward gaze of self, hopefully for both the listener as well as myself acting as some form of catalyst in this process. The Intramural Encounters Tour hopes to bring this kind of introspection to every single concert showcasing a bunch of newer and older compositions.”
Last year Guy received the highest accolade for a musician in South Africa and was awarded the Standard Bank Young Artist Award. In almost 4 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.
“…one of South Africa’s most influential artists over the past decade." – The Saturday Independent“A contrast of genres dance together in intricate and entirely unpredictable patterns of tempo and rhythm. An audible tapestry of a united South Africa” – The Sunday Times"Buttery is a god on the fretboard. A guitar master who proves once again that he doesn’t push boundaries; he simply vaults over them and goes for a stroll in the musical unknown." – Cue Magazine
FULL TOUR SCHEDULE:
Friday, 5 AprilKZNSA Gallery166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, DurbanCafé opens at 5pm / Concert to start at 7pmR120Contact: Angela Shaw - firstname.lastname@example.org / 083 384 3660
Saturday, 13 AprilArt on Target2 Target Kloof, Essexvale, Port Elizabeth7pm for 7:30pmR120Contact: BA – email@example.com / 083 728 5295 / 041 373 3334
Sunday, 14 AprilStudio 42Uil Street, Sedgefield5:30pmR120Contact: Melanie – firstname.lastname@example.org / 084 567 9809
Tuesday, 16 AprilHouse Concert4 Notsung Avenue, Heather Park, George7pm for 7:30pmR150Contact: Gillian – email@example.com / 076 855 5180 / 082 821 6674
Wednesday, 17 AprilAt the CourtyardShop C, 44 Voortrekker Street, McGregor6:30pm for 7pmR200 (includes dinner)Contact: Steve – firstname.lastname@example.org / 071 432 7778
Thursday, 18 AprilKerksaal @ Hoofstraat Conceptual52 Hoofstraat, Riebeek Kasteel8pmR150Contact: Rudolph – email@example.com / 083 252 6762
Friday, 19 AprilCamel Rock RestaurantMain Road, Scarborough6pm for dinner / Concert to start at 8pmR150Contact: Alison – firstname.lastname@example.org / 073 491 2776 / 021 780 1122
Saturday, 20 AprilOlympia BakeryCorner of Clairvaux & Main Rd, Kalk Bay8pmR150 for early bird tickets / R180 generalContact: Paul – 082 892 0350 / email@example.com
Sunday, 21 AprilLabia Theatre68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town8:30pmR180Contact: Paul – 082 892 0350 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, 23 AprilFountain Foyer at the Monument BuildingFort Selwyn Drive, Grahamstown6pm for 7pmR100 general / R70 concessionContact: Kate – email@example.com
Wednesday, 24 AprilJohn Rupert Theatre3 Parsonage Street, Graaff Reinet
6:30pm for 7pmR120Contact: Jack – 049 892 4248 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 25 MarchThe Studio - House Concert2b Tyson Rd, Westcliff, Johannesburg6.30pm for 7pmR200Contact: Duncan – Duncan.Shelwell@gmail.com
Friday, 26 AprilBlack Orchid Boutique93 Dr. James Moroka Avenue, Potchesfstroom7:30 for 8pmR100Contact: Tiaan – 060 749 8551 / email@example.com
Saturday, 27 AprilBantam Holistic Hub22 Bantam Drive, Blairgowrie, Johannesburg6:30pm for 7pmR150Contact: Dave – 082 905 6868 / firstname.lastname@example.orgSunday, 28 AprilZwartkop Country ClubCorner of Old Johannesburg & Ruimte Road, Clubview, Pretoria12:30pm for 1:30pmR150