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NIBS & GUY AT SNAP (article first published : 2005-07-13)

With the release of their brand new albums behind them and many successful shows in Cape Town recently, Nibs van der Spuy and Guy Buttery have yet to perform in Durban promoting their latest offerings.

Through the services of the Snap Wine Bar on this Thursday and Friday (July 14 and 15), Durbanites will be able to experience one of South Africa's top acoustic duos performing material from their highly anticipated new releases in a relaxed setting. Albums will be on sale

Nibs van der Spuy’s new album Beautiful Feet is a musical journey of the soul and spirit, where the spiritual journey is synonymous with a physical one. The music is of an organic nature, gracefully drifting across borders of diversity and colour, in which it speaks in a universal language, only on musical roads travelled in the physical. ”It is about sharing, knowing and understanding of a cultural tapestry with one goal in common, God's gracious presence,” he says. “Through these borders, rivers and ancient roads, the common goal and purpose, is the merciful Creator who knows all. It also speaks in the prophetic, of blessings and change to come, the strongest attribute being Gods hope and ultimate destiny. “

Guy Buttery is SAMA awards youngest nominee (2003; Best Instrumental, Best Newcomer for his debut; When I Grow Up...). He returns this month with this follow-up album titled Song from the Cane Fields. He has recorded an ambitious collection of 12 newly recorded songs all by the still tender age of 21. A guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, he has embraced his homely surroundings of the lush KwaZulu-Natal rolling cane fields to springboard a diary of instrumental gems.

The music speaks of an unbounded freedom, where the landscape meets the Indian Ocean. The inspiration clearly speaks of anguish, from days gone by, the unleashed joy of new beginnings and spirit of travel along ancient African footpaths. The diversity of song is considerable, from the Indian styled Nectarina Amethystina played by Buttery on sitar, to the poignant self-portrait, guitar virtuosity of I Feel Like I'm Standing in the Rain.

Snap Wine Bar is in Marriott Road.




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