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After over a decade of writing, recording and touring together, Nibs van der Spuy and Guy Buttery have finally recorded their first ever collaborative album.

Following an extremely successful string of launches in South Africa, these internationally renowned guitarists will be touring their brand new show at prestigious festivals and venues throughout Europe and the UK accompanied by the release of their debut duo album “In the Shade of the Wild Fig”. The album has been picked up and is scheduled for an international release later in the year.

These two virtuosos collaborated on a series of shows in the early and mid-2000’s before their respective careers took off, both locally and internationally, with rigorous individual touring schedules. Their performing paths crossed at a major festival in Toulouse, France, and this inspired a new combination of performances and sowed the seed for doing a full length album together. “In The Shade of the Wild Fig” showcases their mutual interest and deep love for world music and different folk movements featuring numerous instruments such as the cuatro, mbira, tampura, sitar and various acoustic guitars.

Guy has recently been featured in the world’s biggest selling guitar magazine ‘Guitar Player’ which saw him performing at leading guitar festivals throughout Europe, Australia and the US. He has also just picked up 3 national awards including the esteemed SAMA Award for ‘Best Instrumental Album’. In the same vein, Nibs has become a highly acclaimed guitarist, singer and songwriter, being featured in leading publications from France’s ‘Liberation’ to the UK ‘Guardian’. He performs regularly abroad with his biggest support base being in France.

Join two of South African’s living legends - fresh off a 17 date European tour across four countries - as they launch tour “In the Shade of the Wild Fig” in Cape Town.

Performance Schedule  

Date: Sun 7 October
Venue: The Forge
Address: Windsor Road, Kalk Bay
Cover Charge: R80
Website: http://theforgekalkbay.withtank.com/

Date: Tue 9 October
Venue: The Waiting Room
Address: 273 Long Street, Cape Town CBD
Cover Charge: R80
Website: http://www.facebook.com/WaitingRoomCT

Date: Wed 10 October
Venue: Waxing Lyrical at Mercury Live
Address: 43 De Villiers Road, Zonneblom
Cover Charge: R30

Date: Thu 11 October
Venue: Die Boer
Address: 6 Chenoweth Street, Durbanville
Cover Charge: R80
Website: http://www.dieboer.com

Date: Fri 12 October
Venue: La Cabane
Address: #4, The Promenade, Hout Bay
Cover Charge: R50
Website: http://www.lacabane.co.za/

Date: Sat 13 October
Venue: Dorpstraat Theatre
Address: “The Shed” Summerhill Farm, R44 (Klapmuts), Stellenbosch
Cover Charge: R80
Website: http://website.dorpstraat.co.za/