Internationally renowned, guitarist, singer, songwriter Nibs van der Spuy will be performing 3 dates in Gauteng, kicking the dates of on Wednesday the 2nd of March. He has been touring the world with his brand of insightful acoustic guitar mastery and poignant lyrics over the last 4 years. Journalists from all over the globe and predominantly Europe have cited Nibs as a fresh voice in the Nu folk movement. With his virtuosic acoustic guitar style and mesmeric voice he has enchanted listeners from small intimate theatres to large festival stages. With the release of his latest offering, ‘A House across the River’, France’s leading newspaper ‘Liberation’, wrote a full page article on Nibs and back on the home front, Keith Tamkei from the Sunday Times, praised it with a rare 5 stars.
He is currently promoting the release of his first live DVD, ‘Live at the Vagabond Café’.
Released at the end of November last year, “Live at the Vagabond Café” was recorded over two magical nights in December 2009 and this almost 2 hour concert features Nibs in a beautiful intimate setting, tucked away in the luscious Kwa-Zulu North Coast.
The first part of the DVD features Nibs playing solo with material off all his 6 highly acclaimed albums, as well good friend Farryl Purkiss who guests on a heart rendering version of Hank William’s ‘Tramp on the Street’. In the second hour, longtime drummer/percussionist Gareth Gale joins Nibs for some riveting duo interaction. Filmed up close with three cameras and the audio sound digitally captured, this is the closest you get to experience an organic Nibs van der Spuy Concert first hand.
There is also a wonderful ‘Bonus’ section with an in depth interview with Nibs and two rare archival clips featuring Guy Buttery and Piers Faccini.
Here are the dates for NIBS VAN DER SPUY’s Gauteng tour:
Wednesday 2 March
STEAK & ALE, Pretoria
66 Botha Avenue, Lyttelton, Pretoria
Entrance Fee: R80
For Bookings: (012) 664-5155 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 3 March (with Albert Frost)
SAARTJIE SE GARAGE, Melville
78 Second Ave, Melville, Johannesburg
Entrance Fee: R130 including snacks
For Bookings: 0729976903 / email@example.com
Saturday 5 March
PANDORA ART HOUSE, Pretoria
621 Berea Street, Muckleneuk, Pretoria
Entrance Fee: R100
For Bookings: 0849973903 / Pandora.firstname.lastname@example.org