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  • Guy Buttery — The Upper Reaches

    4:40

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    South African guitar player Guy Buttery performs a live solo version of The Upper Reaches from his self-titled 2016 album recorded on the 23rd April 2016 at The Gin Bar, Cape Town, South Africa. The reverb effect heard in the video is entirely acoustic and is basically the natural guitar sound bouncing around the wooden floors and ceiling of the room itself.

    Filmed & edited by Alexis Dominguez
    Audio mixed & mastered by Mark Hako

  • Kaki King & Guy Buttery live in South Africa | Kya Baat

    4:18

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    A snapshot of what Kaki King and I got up to on our recent tour of South Africa. Prior to our penultimate show in Cape Town, the good folk at Vagabond Sessions came along and filmed us playing a new tune of mine amidst the church pews, reverberating these here sonic fruits all about that cathedral. If you're not familiar with the guruness that is Kaki, dive right in. She is full Jedi and it was a proper honour to share the stage/bench with her.

    If the rhythms contained within have any tendency to rebound in an outwardly fashion, do NOT be shy. In English speak, I'm politely requesting you to share this on if you're feeling the vibes. It's always appreciated.

    Ginormous thanks to the goods peeps at Vagabond for capturing this here moment in time:

    Alexis Dominguez - camera operator & post production
    Stefan Hurter - camera operator
    Mark Hako - audio mix

    Recorded live at The Slave Church in Cape Town, South Africa on the 16th April 2017.

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  • Guy Buttery - 7 Postcard

    5:38

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    Official music video for 7 Postcard [33 ⅓ RPM] by Guy Buttery, featuring Chris Letcher.

    A Greg Lomas Production. Directed and edited by Greg Lomas. Filmed by Greg Lomas and Bruce Buttery.

    7 Postcard [33 ⅓ RPM] appears on the Erased Records release 'To Disappear in Place', a collection of outtakes, remakes, live recordings and demo's from the 'South African Music Award' winning release, Fox Hill Lane.

  • Kanada Narahari & Guy Buttery | In Studio

    3:09

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    Kanada Narahari - sitar & voice
    Guy Buttery - acoustic guitar

    Filmed and edited by Like Giants TV (
    Audio mix by Mark Hako

    I am super pleased to release this snippet of my recent session with the incredible Indian Classical singer/sitar player, Kanada Narahari. Kanada and I have been slowly getting some tunes together the last few months with plans for a full length album ahead. The cross-cultural nature of this project reveals more of its true purpose and its own stylistic evolution each day and always reminds me how music often dictates its own path, well outside of our control. What began as a teacher/student arrangement has now grown into a very meaningful and rich friendship. Kanada and I have been meeting almost every week to further understand and excavate each others musical worlds which has been simultaneously challenging and super rewarding. Literally a world of music has been shared. I had yet to experience the creations of Bhimsem Joshi or Kaushiki Chakrabarty and he hadn't heard Busi Mhlongo or The Doors.

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  • Guy Buttery - Standing in the Rain

    6:25

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    Guy Buttery - Standing in the Rain - 10th Jan '08

  • GUY BUTTERY - Live

    30:40

    Guy Buttery came by to perform four tracks off his new album.

    1. A Piece for Rudolf Fritsch - 0:00
    2. Verbosity - 5:22
    3. Werner Meets Egberto in Manaus - 9:37
    4. Sleep Deprivation - 15:42
    5. Interview - 20:53

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  • Guy Buttery - Verbosity

    3:53

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    Captured live on the 20th October 2013 at the Play Station Theatre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Filmed & edited by Julian Redpath.
    Audio mixed & mastered by Mark Hako.

  • Guy Buttery — Werner Meets Egberto in Manaus

    4:46

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    South African guitar player Guy Buttery performs a live solo version of Werner Meets Egberto in Manaus from his self-titled 2016 album recorded on the 23rd April 2016 at The Gin Bar, Cape Town, South Africa. The reverb effect heard in the video is entirely acoustic and is basically the natural guitar sound bouncing around the wooden floors and ceiling of the room itself.

    Filmed & edited by Alexis Dominguez
    Audio mixed & mastered by Mark Hako

  • Guy Buttery | Bakithi | JD Kustom JamJar

    3:08

    Homegrown goodness laced with some Afrikan Flava.
    #guybuttery #passiondoneprofessionally #jamjarsessions

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  • Guy Buttery from new album using ToneWoodAmp

    2:28

    Guy Buttery plays new track Bakithi in a treehouse tucked away in a secret location somewhere in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, performing this solo with a #ToneWoodAmp from his upcoming album!

    ToneWoodAmp set up: I used the Plate effect (which is my favourite) and I set the decay to around 8 or 9. The sound came in with a lapel mic through the TWA. What is so cool about the setup is that we used a simple portable recorder and we had a completely recorded tune with FX setup out in the bush miles from any power outlet. It was super cool to do.

    Guy's new album is a collab with sitar player and singer Kanada Narahari and it's called Nāḍī (which is Sanskrit for The Channel) available on vinyl, CD and download on Bandcamp.

    Can you spot the classic South African Red Chested Cuckoo featured in the soundscape?

  • Guy Buttery | JD Kustom ChitChat

    14:54

    Guy Buttery joins us for a ChitChat.
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  • Two Chords and the Truth

    3:41

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  • Guy Buttery - Demo Video from 2001

    4:43

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    I've always felt a lot of my musical creations have dealt with nostalgia in some capacity or other so I'm taking it right back here for you and present my debut video as a professional musician (whatever that means). I would have just turned 18. I was officially growing my hair. I was one month out of school. The world was but a fertile soya burger.

    I've always been a bit late when it comes to current trends and this video, perhaps more than anything else, reveals exactly that. Everything about this audio-visual fiesta screams the early 90's even though it was filmed in 2001. The shoulder length hair, the unavoidable Nepalese pant action, the tape hiss, the sepia tones, the Peruvian guitar strap, the over-exaggerated reverb sound (with just a smidge of the ubiquitous 90's chorus effect thrown in for good measure), the slightly out of tune guitar and the fact it comes off a VHS tape (with visible head-switching noise at the bottom of the image) not to forget the old school numerical count down at the beginning. A friend of mine whose sense of humour I respected at the time, suggested that if I made a video demo for a record company I'd have a better chance of landing a deal. They (the record company) eventually succumbed to my constant pestering and finally signed me up but later commented that I had a better face for radio. I still don't get it.

    This track (ingeniously entitled EBDF#AD - after the guitar tuning) is one of 5 tunes which my brother Bruce filmed against the garage door at my parents place for this demo video. We didn't have a tripod for his camcorder so we used my guitar case which stood upright (somewhat precariously) and then propped the camera up further with some guitar magazines. It's probably the only thing I ever seriously committed to tape. Sepia was the new black so I insisted my brother (who edited back this in 2001) get with the times. Thank God I don't do that weird side to side mouth thing anymore. What was that about? Or maybe that's because I didn't have a beard back then. Mmmmm... I should look into this.

    Anyhoo, the inspiration for this piece should be directly credited to the first two Michael Hedges albums both of which were recorded before I was even born (in fact his 2nd album Aerial Boundaries was recorded sometime during the month of my birth -- I secretly like to think the whole record was recorded on the exact day I was born). Even the recording notes at the end of the video were similar to those found on an old Windham Hill album (except they had actually reasonable recording gear). I have absolutely no idea how to play this tune today but clearly remember going for a 3D audio vibe in guitar playing. Whoa! According to the old studio notes jotted down in my recording note book (which has been present at every single studio recording I've ever made) this tune was already 18 months old at the time it was filmed so I would have been 16 when this was written. Nearly half my life ago. Talk about getting old. And fat.

    The guitar used in this video, commonly referred to as Mr Moo due to the sticker which you can see that points to the soundhole, has long since retired. I ended up recording my entire first record with this good, old piece of plywood which was a hand-me-down from my older brother (who filmed this here video). If you look closely between all the high def square like pixelated joy of this video, you can see on the underside of my guitar what may just resemble a plaster. I was running with my guitar (or should I say was being chased by an unnamed sibling -- as you do) and planted the poor thing firmly into a rather sharp table corner. After many a tear, I doctored him up my very self with a bit of Elastoplast. I've never taken the plaster off but understand Mr Moo is still slowly on the mend.

    I have uploaded the video to watch in HD but I believe even attempting viewage in 144p would be pushing it. It's probably best viewed on a Nokia 3210. Or better yet downloaded onto stiffy disc and ripped to Betamax. Good talk.

    Thanks to my long-standing bratjie Nibs van der Spuy for transferring this from my threadbare, mouldy VHS and giving it a good solid rinse in his homemade video cassette cleaner thingy. Oh, and for getting me that record deal. I owe you one.

    Merry viewing guys!

  • The Mending Guy Buttery

    6:25

    Mendocino House Concert
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  • Dan Patlansky & Guy Buttery — December Poems Live

    5:32

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    Filmed by Colwyn Thomas & Greg Lomas
    Edited by Bruce Buttery
    Audio recorded and mixed by Mark Hako
    Live at The Catalina Theatre, Durban, SA - 11th June 2011

  • Kaki King & Guy Buttery test drive the Tonewood Amp

    6:16





    When I was on tour in the US earlier this year, I spent some time with guitar jedi Kaki King at her home in New York. It was real. For those of you not familiar with Kaki’s ludicrous fretboard action, she’s very, very, very, very good at guitar. Having worked with everyone from Dave Grohl to Eddie Vedder, Kaki’s toured the globe backwards a good few times now, and is also a super cool human who welcomed my wife and I into her place (and her guitar collection) like an old maatie.

    We'd both been playing around with this futuristic device called the Tonewood-Amp which essentially clips on your guitar and magically turns the instrument into a speaker cone with a myriad of classic effects. It doesn’t require an amp or a speaker of any kind so you can bathe yourself in reverb, delay, tremolo, etc. etc. kilometres away from a power supply or wall socket. It’s pretty frikken cool so we decided to shoot a video together using our ToneWood-Amp’s in a completely spontaneous jam. What followed was actually the very first time we ever played together so it’s all totally improvised (with each of us in different tunings too if I remember correctly). I definitely see my TWA venturing with me on many a camping trip and a bedroom jam ahead.

    As always, don’t be shy to share this vid around to other innocent interweb dwellers. Warm love good people.

  • Seven Inch Postcard Guy Buttery

    4:32

    Mendocino House Concert
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  • Guy Buttery with The Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra

    5:10

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    Guy Buttery performs Kya Baat with the Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa on the 1st July 2018.

    Arrangements - Chris Letcher
    Conductor - Richard Cock

  • Guy Buttery | December Poems | JD Kustom JamJar

    4:53

    The amazing Guy Buttery.
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  • Guy Buttery - Half a Decade

    7:13

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    elizabeth sneddon theatre
    31 august 2009
    fox hill lane album launch

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  • Guy Buttery - Werner Meets Egberto in Manaus feat. Vusi Mahlasela

    4:03

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    World-celebrated South African musical virtuoso Guy Buttery returns with a brand new approach to South African musical landscapes in his latest self-titled musical offering - seamlessly merging traditional musical genres with ambient and groove driven psychedelia.

    Almost two years in the making , this highly anticipated release see’s Guy collaborating with some of South Africa's finest musicians, including Vusi Mahlasela, Dan Patlansky, Nibs van der Spuy, Shane Cooper, Derek Gripper, and Chris Letcher – as well as French based singer Piers Faccini, and multi-Grammy Award winner and founder of Windham Hill Records, Will Ackerman.


    Personnel -

    Vusi Mahlasela – vocals
    Gareth Gale – drums
    Qadasi – umhupe mouth bow & concertina
    Guy Buttery – acoustic guitar

  • Guy Buttery & The Odeion String Quartet — Floop

    4:54

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    Post Production by Like Giants TV
    Filmed by Blue & Dex Goodman
    Audio repair work by Mark Hako

    The Odeion String Quartet are:

    Samson Diamond — 1st violin
    Sharon de Kock — 2nd violin
    Jeanne-Louise Moolman — viola
    Anmari van der Westhuizen — cello

    Chris Letcher — string arrangements
    Guy Buttery — acoustic guitar & mbira

    Recorded live at The National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa at The Thomas Pringle Hall on the 5th July 2016.

    It really was oodles of fun working with these guys even if I realized real quick that I was definitely the kakkest musician on stage. The piece Floop is essentially a live looping tune in the key of F hence the ingenious and highly imaginative title. I don't exactly know how the thing goes so I just improvised around the string arrangements and smiled a lot. It was of a pleasant feeling. I hope it is of the same for you. A huge tip of the hat to the National Arts Festival Grahamstown​ for making this all happen! As always, please do share this about if you think it may be of interest to others on the interwebs. — GB

  • Guy Buttery - December Poems

    5:05

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  • Miyan

    4:45

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    Miyan · Guy Buttery & Kanada Narahari

    Nāḍī

    ℗ Self Released

    Released on: 2019-11-08

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  • Guy Buttery - Improvisation - Tanzania, July 2012

    2:42

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    Filmed on location in Tanzania on 12th July 2012. Yes those are real elephants. Rather close really.

  • Sonokota

    8:38

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    Sonokota (feat. Thandi Ntuli) · Guy Buttery & Kanada Narahari

    Nāḍī

    ℗ Self Released

    Released on: 2019-11-08

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  • Vusi Mahlasela & Guy Buttery in Studio

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    It was a huge honour for me to have Vusi Mahlasela appear on my upcoming record. Having worked with Paul Simon, Derek Trucks and Dave Matthews, Vusi is one of our continents musical greats and his contributions to the album are invaluable. It was pretty damn intense having to direct such a legend. I remember arriving with some melodic and harmonic suggestions as a rough start for the session (which Vusi nailed in no time) but when I suggested he freestyle some vocal lines, things went to level 12. I almost pushed a tear actually. Having grown up with that beautiful voice on many timeless albums as a teenager and then hearing him improvising over my tunes was a very historic moment in my life.

    The track you hear here features the Vusi on vocals, Gareth Gale on drums, Piers Faccini on backing vocals and myself on the kitaar.

    Huge thanks to Julian Redpath for arranging the studio in Joburg and for multi-tasking as camera man, sound engineer, video editor and tea-maker. Julian also doubles up as an incredible singer/songwriter so check him out here -

    Apart from Vusi Mahlasela, the album also features Dan Patlansky, Will Ackerman (founder of Windham Hill Records and multiple Grammy award winner), Gareth Gale, Derek Gripper, Piers Faccini, Shane Cooper, Qadasi and Nibs van der Spuy.

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  • I Know This Place

    3:17

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    In the Shade of the Wild Fig

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    Released on: 2012-06-18

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  • 19 Pounds of Love Alex de Grassi and Guy Buttery

    5:50

    Mendocino House Concert
    written by Alison and Alex de Grassi

  • Guy Buttery talks about listening to Alex.

    1:22

    If you told my teenage self I’d play with the great Alex de Grassi one day I would have pointed and laughed and then maybe called you out for blasphemy. Tomorrow, this dream will occur right into my actual living life. Madness. Sheer madness. I’ve spent many an hour swimming inside his beautiful music and am frikken excited to hear his sounds coming out next to mine. A collab or three is on the cards too 🚀 The show is officially sold out too along with the rest of the tour. Much excite. Guy the day before the house concert

  • Guy Buttery performs Sleep Deprivation at the Guitar Player Studio

    3:53

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  • Guy Buttery - Half a Decade Earth Touch Video - slap harmonics / fingerstyle

    6:19

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  • Bakithi Guy Buttery

    4:49

    Mendocino house concert

  • Sonokota

    3:56

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    Sonokota (feat. Thandi Ntuli & Shane Cooper) (AD Version) · Guy Buttery & Kanada Narahari

    Sonokota (feat. Thandi Ntuli & Shane Cooper)

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    Released on: 2019-10-01

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  • Guy Buttery Live in Durban

    9:33

    Guy Buttery . Presented by Luna Lounge . Live at the Alliance Francaise . Durban . South Africa . 19 April 2009

  • GodFather Didge with Guy Buttery

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    A short jam with Guy after a full set by Guy at Klitsgras Drumming.

  • Guy Buttery - 13th March, Sodwana Bay

    1:54

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    Track taken from the limited edition vinyl LP To Disappear in Place.

  • December poems - Guy Buttery

    4:42

  • Guy Buttery playing at Green Note August 2010

    4:49

    South African guitar player, Guy Buttery, doing a gig at Green Note in Camden in August 2010

  • Werner Meets Egberto in Manaus

    6:39

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  • Guy Buttery - Live at Die Ou Pastorie - June 2012

    8:48

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    Filmed and edited by Chris Acheson
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    Guy Buttery performing a selection of songs live at Die Ou Pastorie, Skeerpoort, Magaliesberg, South Africa in June 2012

  • Guy Buttery Trio

    1:10

    Guy Buttery - Guitar
    Shane Cooper - Bass
    Ronan Skillen - Tabla, Udu, Percussion

  • Guy Buttery performs The Upper Reaches at the Guitar Player Studio

    5:02

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  • Guy Buttery & The Odeion String Quartet — I Know This Place

    4:05

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    Post Production by Like Giants TV
    Filmed by Blue & Dex Goodman
    Audio repair work by Mark Hako

    The Odeion String Quartet are:

    Samson Diamond — 1st violin
    Sharon de Kock — 2nd violin
    Jeanne-Louise Moolman — viola
    Anmari van der Westhuizen — cello

    Chris Letcher — string arrangements
    Guy Buttery — customized mbira

    Recorded live at The National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa at The Thomas Pringle Hall on the 5th July 2016.

  • Jon Gomm & Guy Buttery - High & Dry

    5:38

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    Just before show time on the last night of their run together at the Joburg Theatre, Jon Gomm invited Guy Buttery up for a completely unplugged (literally) and totally unrehearsed jam on Radiohead's High & Dry. Here is what happened.

    Filmed on the 3rd July 2013, at the Joburg Theatre, South Africa as part of the International Guitar Night 2013.

  • Guy Buttery & Nibs van der Spuy - Walking in both directions

    3:24

    In The Shade of the Wild Fig available now on CD and digital download from

    Live at The Schlesinger Theater, Michaelhouse College, Midlands, KZN, South Africa, February 2012

    ... a demonstration of how their individual and quite distinct finger-style techniques fit each other like the proverbial glove. -- Rolling Stone Magazine (4 stars)


    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 In the Shade of the Wild Fig.

    Shot by Colwyn Thomas, Greg Lomas and Jacobus van Heerden. Edited by Jacobus van Heerden

  • Werner Meets Egberto In Manaus Guy Buttery

    9:02

    Mendocino House Concert
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  • SA working class hero, live, Nate Maingard and Guy Buttery

    4:54

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  • Preston Reed, Guy Buttery & Tony Cox perform Valhalla

    6:22

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    At the end of 12 consecutive nights of International Guitar Night in South Africa, the legendary Preston Reed invited Tony Cox and Guy Buttery to improvise on his tune Valhalla. Here's what happened.

    Filmed on the 13th July 2013, at the Baxter Concert Hall, Cape Town, South Africa.

  • Guy Buttery live at Splashy Fen 2009

    5:25

    Guy Buttery live at Splashy Fen 2009

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