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GUY BUTTERY REVEALS NEW CASIMI GUITAR

"A good few years ago I bumped into a guy quite randomly on the streets of Kalk Bay who was carrying a rather strange looking guitar case. For some totally unknown reason, I asked if I could look what was inside the case. He kindly obliged, opened the case and pulled out one of the strangest looking things I’d ever seen. I clearly remember hearing this beast of a guitar ringing through the alley and that he told me he had built himself. I’d never seen anything like it. With some disbelief, we shook hands and said our goodbyes. I never forgot that guitar.

Guy Buttery Launches New Album Across South Africa & Beyond

South African fingerstyle guitar giant Guy Buttery announces the details for an extensive National and International tour in support of the release of his first live album. For over a decade, the South African Music Award winning musician has sealed the deal with fans around the globe with his idiosyncratic and powerful live shows. This year the artist described as a “one man guitar orchestra” presents a live performance on CD and begins to promote the album.

Guy Buttery Launches Long Awaited Live Recording

Fingerstyle guitar giant Guy Buttery, proudly announces the launch of his first live album. For over a decade, the SAMA award winning musician has sealed the deal with fans around the globe with his idiosyncratic and powerful live shows. This July, the artist described as a “one man guitar orchestra” presents a live performance on CD and begins to promote the album. ‘Live in KwaZulu’ is a gathering of masterworks set before a live audience and strongly reaffirms Guy Buttery’s unique place in the world of guitar heroes today.

Guy Buttery to Tour Southern Africa with Alhousseini Anivolla (Niger)

Alhousseini Mohamed Anivolla met Guy Buttery in 2009 for the first time at “Guitafrika”, which featured African´s best guitarists. Linked with a very strong musical connection, they recorded a demo CD soon after and performed together at the Samesma festival in Mauritius in December 2009. Alhousseni and Guy will be touring Southern Africa in May/June this year.

GUY BUTTERY NOMINATED FOR TWO SOUTH AFRICAN MUSIC AWARDS

Guy Buttery has just found at that he has been nominated for two South African Music Awards for both of his recordings released in 2012. His solo LP "To Disappear in Place" as well as his duo recording with Nibs van der Spuy "In the Shade of the Wild Fig" have each been nominated in the "Best Instrumental" category. At this year's SAMA's Guy is in some way up against himself. These two nominations will be his 6th at the South African Music Awards in 10 years with one win in 2010 for his solo album "Fox Hill Lane". 

Guy Buttery to Perform with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra

In a brand new and most exciting venture, internationally renowned guitarists Guy Buttery and long time collaborater, Nibs van der Spuy are taking their music to a new level. Several of their best known and most loved pieces have been especially arranged for Orchestra, and this synthesis of hauntingly beautiful guitar music with full orchestral parts will be heard for the first time at Crawford College La Lucia’s annual Musical Soirée, where Nibs and Guy will make a guest appearance.

Guy Buttery Receives Two More Major National Awards

Guy Buttery has recently returned from the 2nd biggest Arts Festival in the world (The National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa) and received not one, but two major national awards. Guy returned to the National Arts Festival with long-time collaborator and legendary singer-songwriter/instrumentalist Nibs van der Spuy after a well overdue 9 year hiatus. Out of 480 productions at the festival, they’re brand new show won the very prestigious “Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award”  for “Best Music Production”.

GUY BUTTERY VOTED ONE OF THE TOP YOUNG SOUTH AFRICAN'S

With categories as diverse as "Business & Law", "Politics", Science & Technology" and "Arts & Culture", Guy Buttery has been voted as one South Africa's Top Young personalitites. 

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GUY BUTTERY - Live Gauteng - June 2012

Guy Buttery is something of a National treasure” says a leading Cape Town publication. With sell-out performances in the US, Australia, France, Italy and all over Southern Africa, Guy is Africa’s biggest acoustic music export and will be bringing his show to Gauteng this month. His debut album, "When I Grow Up..." was nominated for 'Best Instrumental Album of the Year' and 'Best Newcomer'. This also made him the youngest nominee in the history of the event.

GUY BUTTERY & NIBS VAN DER SPUY LAUNCH DEBUT ALBUM

After over a decade of writing, recording and touring together, Nibs van der Spuy and Guy Buttery finally found time to record their first ever collaborative album. These internationally renowned guitarists will be touring their brand new show across KZN this month accompanied by the release of their debut duo album “In The Shade of the Wild Fig” (http://nibsvanderspuyandguybuttery.bandcamp.com/).