Guy Buttery - The Gathering Fiction Tour

Date: 12th February 2015 to 12th February 2015

"​I am very happy to announce the Gathering Fiction tour which appears to be the biggest South African tour I have done to date." 

 In nearly 20 concerts, The Gathering Fiction Tour finds Guy on a 5000km journey across the country including stops in Joburg, Pretoria, Ramsgate, Grahamstown, PE, Plettenberg Bay, George, Greyton, Cape Town, Nieu-Bethesda, East London and in between.

This promises to be a historical tour to remember. Be sure to book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Full details below - 

And here's the full schedule for my upcoming SA tour good people!

4th Feb - Marks Park Sports Club, Emmerentia
5th Feb - Moyo's Zoo Lake, Parkview
6th Feb - Hotspot Concerts, Observatory

7th Feb - Seven Sounds Festival, Maboneng Precinct

  • Saturday, 7th February
  • Seven Sounds Festival
  • 2 Beacon Road, Common Ground park, Maboneng Precinct, JHB
  • 14:00
  • R250 online ( or R320 at the gate
  • Contact: 082 875 2865 /

8th Feb - Morning Live, SABC 2 (live TV performance/interview)

8th Feb - Klitsgras Drumming, Tierpoort

  • Sunday, 8th February
  • Klitsgras Drumming
  • Plot 62 Garsfontein Rd., Tierpoort, Pretoria
  • 13:00
  • R70
  • Contact: 083 311 0025 /

10th Feb - The Burlesque Cafe, Ramsgate

  • Tuesday, 10th February
  • The Burlesque Café
  • Marine Drive, Ramsgate
  • 18:30
  • R150
  • Contact: 082 812 7944 /

12th Feb -The Saints' Bistro, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape

  • Thursday, 12th February ***CHANGE OF VENUE ***
  • The Saints' Bistro
  • 131 High Street, Grahamstown
  • 19:30
  • R70 / R50 (students)
  • Contact:

13th Feb - Little Theatre - Athenaeum, Port Elizabeth 

  • Friday, 13th February
  • Athenaeum Little Theatre
  • 7 Belmont Terrace, cnr Bird Street and Belmont Terrace, Port Elizabeth
  • 19:00
  • R75 and R60 Students
  • Contact: 041 585 1041 /

14th Feb - Bocca Dolce Coffee Shop, Plettenberg Bay

  • Saturday, 14th February
  • Bocca Dolce Coffee Shop (at Quarry Lake Estate)
  • Stofpad, Wittedrift (outside Plettenberg Bay)
  • 18:30 for 19:00 for dinner / 20:30 for concert
  • R350
  • Contact: 074 113 0692 / 044 533 1579 /
  • With special guest Martin Wolfaardt

15th Feb - Garden Route Botanical Gardens, George 

  • Sunday, 15th February
  • George Garden Route Botanical Garden
  • Caledon Street, George
  • 16:00
  • R70 (R60 for members)
  • Contact: / 044 874 1558 
  • With special guest Martin Wolfaardt

18th Feb - Greyton EcoLodge, Greyton 

  • Wednesday, 18th February
  • Greyton EcoLodge
  • 2 Park Street, Greyton
  • 19:00
  • R100
  • Contact: 072 626 7052 /

19th Feb - Cafe Roux, Noordhoek 

  • Thursday, 19th February
  • café Roux
  • Noordhoek Farm Village, 270 Chapman's Peak Drive, Noordhoek
  • Dinner from 19:00 / Show from 20:30
  • R110
  • Contact: /

20th Feb - The Alma Cafe, Rosebank

  • Friday, 20th February 
  • The Alma Café
  • 20 Alma Rd, Rosebank 
  • 19:00 for 19.30
  • R110
  • Contact: 021 685 7377 / 072 530 9651 /

21st Feb - Auslese, Gardens

  • Saturday, 21st February 
  • Auslese
  • 115 Hope Street, Gardens 
  • 19:00
  • R295
  • Contact:

22nd Feb - Cape Town Folk 'n Acoustic Music Festival, Kirstenbosch

  • Sunday, 22nd February
  • Cape Town Folk 'n Acoustic Music Festival 
  • Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands
  • 16:00
  • R90 - R105
  • Contact: 021 799 8775

23rd Feb - House Concert, Bo-Kaap

  • Monday, 23rd February
  • House Concert
  • 5 Leeuwen Place, 73 Upper Leeuwen Street, Bokaap
  • 20:00
  • R150 at the door / R120 pre booked
  • Contact: 078 7555 402 /

24th Feb - The Forge, Kalk Bay (feat. Derek Gripper), City Soirée

  • Tuesday, 24th February
  • The Forge
  • 12 Windsor Road Kalk Bay
  • 19:30
  • R155
  • Contact: 083 666 96 99 /
  • With special guest Derek Gripper

27th Feb - The Karoo Lamb, Nieu-Bethesda

  • Friday, 27th February
  • Karoo Lamb Restaurant
  • New St, Nieu-Bethesda
  • 18:30
  • R100 / R20 donated to Union Prep Library Fund
  • Contact: 049 841 1642 /

28th Feb - Arts Theatre of East London, East London

  • Saturday 28th February
  • East London Arts Theatre
  • 51 Paterson Street, Arcadia, East London
  • 19:00
  • R100 / Tickets also available at Lee Gold Music - 043 735 1586
  • Contact: 082 552 4449

Four different continents, performances in more than twelve countries, and a second South African Music Award – that’s how one of South Africa’s hardest working musicians spent his 2014.

Guy Buttery has propelled his career far beyond the borders of his beloved South Africa. As an internationally recognized musician, this multi-instrumentalist enjoys invitations to play sell-out performances all over the globe. The USA, UK, Australia, France, Brazil, and Italy have all welcomed him back year after year. However, to brand Guy Buttery as one of South Africa’s musical phenoms would be an injustice. He has grown into so much more. His international role has surpassed merely playing shows to foreign audiences. It has evolved into one as an ambassador of South African music, inspiring people across the world with our homegrown style at the very heart of his talent and tenacity. Guy Buttery is our musical advocate for everything positive and beautiful about the place we call home.

It’s no wonder he becomes so excited when asked about his tours throughout South Africa. He loves the unique experiences on his musical journey through our land. And this year is no different. 2015 has begun with the announcement of the ‘Gathering Fiction Tour’, which includes stops in every major city in SA with almost 20 concerts. 

When asked about the title Gathering Fiction, Guy explains, "Every tour over the last 14 years is fondly remembered, and quite often defined, by the stories from the road. The people, the accents, the calamities, the laughter, the technical melt-downs and the potholes." Guy continues to say, "The name identifies exactly what happens whilst travelling as a musician. These pieces of ‘raw material’ are spontaneously collected and somehow find their way into songs, on-stage anecdotes and most importantly into my everyday thought patterns. You always carry them with you. Considering the scale of this tour, I know it'll be one to remember with memories to share for years to come".

Guy Buttery’s debut album in 2002, "When I Grow Up..." was nominated for ‘Best Instrumental’ and ‘Best Newcomer’ at the South African Music Awards (SAMA’s) making him the youngest nominee in the history of the event. He then 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 has also received other major National accolades including the “The Standard Bank Ovation Award‟ in 2010, 2012 and 2014 for his performances at the National Arts Festival. Guy was then invited to perform with the 52-piece KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, dubbed “Africa’s greatest ensemble” and was also voted “Top Live Show” by The Cape Times.

The virtuoso's worldwide scope and recognition rose exponentially with a full international calendar after the release of his award winning album “Fox Hill Lane”. Guy 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. Guy then joined world-renowned guitar legends Preston Reed and Jon Gomm for a series of concerts with the touring event, ‘International Guitar Night’. The media cited him “as one of South Africa’s finest exponents of the acoustic guitar.”

Expect high dynamics, deep grooves, delicate African inflections and mind-bending guitar playing of an entirely new order from Guy Buttery.


guy buttery - the gathering fiction tour

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