A first for Plettenberg Bay on Valentine’s Day. Internationally acclaimed, multi-instrumentalist, Guy Buttery, will perform alongside local jazz legend, Martin Wolfaardt, on February 14 as part of his national tour, “The Gathering Fiction”. This will be the first time that Guy and Martin take to the stage together. Here lies a rare opportunity to witness their shared passion for music in the form of what promises to be a magical musical synergy.
This celebration of love and feast for the senses takes place in an idyllic setting at Bocca Dolce Coffee Shop, located on an organic farm in Wittedrift owned by passionate vegan farmer and restaurateur, Lello Incendiario.
Tickets are limited. Book now to avoid disappointment. R 350, 00 per person includes dinner and a show. Dinner will be served at 19h00 followed by the performance at 20h30. Contact Candice on 074 113 0692 or email email@example.com for bookings and further information. Tickets are also available directly from Bocca Dolce Coffee Shop, Quarry Lake Estate, Wittedrift and Peta Wells Goldsmith, Upper Deck Centre, Plettenberg Bay.
Guests will enjoy an Organic Vegan Buffet followed by a musical performance extraordinaire. Lello loves fresh cruelty-free food which feeds the soul; Martin and Guy are passionate performers who love their music. Discerning music lovers and food enthusiasts will not want to miss out on this unique opportunity to celebrate love for people and planet in grand old style.
Although no alcohol is served at Bocca Dolce Coffee Shop, a wine-tasting will be hosted and patrons are welcome to bring their favourite wine to pair with the vegan feast.
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Guy’s musical accolades include becoming the youngest nominee in the history of the South African Music Awards (SAMA’s) when he was nominated for ‘Best Instrumental’ and ‘Best Newcomer’ for his debut album, “When I Grow Up” in 2002. He 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 received the “The Standard Bank Ovation Award in 2010, 2012 and 2014 for his performances at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and was then invited to perform with the 52-piece KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, dubbed “Africa’s greatest ensemble”. He was also voted “Top Live Show” by The Cape Times.
Guy’s international exposure rose exponentially after the release of his award winning album “Fox Hill Lane”, his worldwide performances were well-received which led to the international recognition he enjoys today. He was also invited to perform at the South African Music Awards where he was broadcast to an audience of over 4 million people in one of the country’s most viewed television events. A series of concerts alongside world-renowned guitar legends Preston Reed and Jon Gomm, ‘International Guitar Night’ saw the media citing him “as one of South Africa’s finest exponents of the acoustic guitar.”
Martin began composing and playing in the jazz idiom some 15 years ago and founded the trio Offshore. Offshore released three albums, the third in collaboration with some of South Africa’s top musicians, including Buddy Wells and Marcus Wyatt, which led to invitations to play at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (Africa’s Grandest Gathering) as well as the Standard Bank Jazz Festival among others. He has also collaborated with a variety of top artists as a session musician – including award-winning Wendy Oldfield and the wildly popular pop band “The Kiffness” where he adds a sophisticated jazz flavour to David Scott’s radio-friendly hits.
In 2013 Martin was musical director for an interesting project arranging mantras, a recording on which he played piano, arranged the strings and also indulged his inner percussionist. A well-rounded musician, Martin has sustained an interest in African and Latin percussion since the 1990’s. He is particularly enthralled with the djembe, congas and djun-djun (bass drum) and spent 8 months in South America and several months in West Africa which included a tutelage under Mamedu Kante, a renowned Malian griot.
The audience can expect high dynamics, deep grooves, delicate African inflections and mind-bending guitar playing of an entirely new order from Guy Buttery. He and Martin Wolfaardt enjoy a musical synergy with their love and passion for music at the heart of their masterful collaboration. Play on.