Zarek Silberschmidt and his one man band of strings will be joined by Rhode Workz for one night of all things acoustic. Hosted in one of Rotorua’s most intimate venues, the Monarch Room at Prince’s Gate Hotel and run by Rotorua’s very own Rogue Stage. This is will be an evening of laughter, diversity and most importantly music!
Zarek Silberschmidt –
Characterised by audiences and colleagues alike as a chameleon within his articulation of acoustic guitar performance.
Stylistically defined as remarkably versatile, some would go as far to state, a natural born performer. Zarek’s unique dexterity in the art of shape shifting sounds has been described as simply outstanding by listeners. A spectrum of techniques mastered through a vast comprehension of genre specific qualities, grants his ability to seamlessly accommodate to each
individual performance. With cultural ties from one end of the world to the other, Zarek remains connected to his humble beginnings in Aotearoa (New Zealand). The cultural mix of his antipodean upbringing continues to fuel his passion for exploring musical styles from around the globe.
Leaving New Zealand in 2015 after graduating a Bachelor of Musical Arts, Zarek moved to Switzerland and began to build his career in Europe. He has played several international festivals with some of the highlights being the ‘Swing In The Wind Jazz Festival’ (Estavayer-le-Lac 2016 & 2017) ‘Basel Plucks’ (Basel 2017) and the ‘Contemporary Architecture and Music Festival’ (Basel 2017). These festivals have hosted greats from various disciplines such as Biréli Lagrène, Fred Frith and Sylvain Luc.
Zarek has continued to build his international network, with two tours through Spain (2017), a ‘European Tour’ consisting of 14 concerts throughout Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg and the U.K (2017), collaborated with industry based organisations such as INDHE (U.K), The Swiss Music Foundation For Young Musicians (Switzerland), as well as becoming an endorsee for RightOn! Straps (Spain).
Zarek is now releasing his first E.P titled ‘Home’ with a tour of Aotearoa. Starting off in New Plymouth with the ‘TSB Bank Festival Of Lights’, there will be shows from Auckland to Oamaru. During this tour he will collaborate with other NZ artists such as Albi and The Wolves, Cricket Farm and Rhode Workz.
Rhode Workz –
Don’t be fooled by their youthful appearance…
Rhode Workz have played at many festivals and shows around New Zealand, including guest spots at Auckland and Wellington Folk Festivals, and Mountaingrass in Australia. You can often see them busking at local farmers markets to raise funds for other festivals further afield. They arrange a majority of their music themselves and love nothing more than to sit down and jam with others. Laurence is 16, Plays Guitar & Banjo, Sam is 14, plays Mandolin, Fiddle, Guitar and Bass.. (not all at once!) Nate is 11, who provides rhythm and harmonies. Together with Mum (AKA Tracy) on double bass, and on the occasion Dad (AKA Bruceeee) on guitar you have Rhode Workz.
Zarek Silberschmidt – Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nZKrFCxMR8
Rhode Workz – Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rM3_AsZRPI
Hope to see you there!
In the meantime, have a beautiful festive season!
Karin & Barry
DEBUT NZ TOUR FOR SOUTH AFRICAN GUITAR LEGEND
“Guy Buttery is something of a National treasure”, says South Africa’s leading newspaper The Mercury.
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. For the very first time, this multi-award winning luminary will be visiting New Zealand with numerous concerts on both North and South Island.
To simply label Guy Buttery as one of South Africa’s musical phenoms would be an injustice. His international role has surpassed merely performing concerts to foreign audiences. It has evolved into one as an ambassador of South African music, inspiring people across the world with his home-grown style at the very heart of his talent and tenacity.
Guy’s distinct unification of South African guitar music is the musical advocate for everything positive and beautiful about the place he calls home. At the age of 18, Guy Buttery’s debut album was nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Best Instrumental’ at the South African Music Awards (SAMA’s) making him the youngest nominee in the history of the event. Guy then went on to collect two SAMA’s in 2010 and again in 2014. He has also received numerous other major National accolades including The Standard Bank Ovation Award for his live performances at the National Arts Festival, and has been honoured with more of these prestigious awards than any other artist. Guy was then invited to perform his works with the 52-piece KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, dubbed “Africa’s greatest ensemble” with his solo performance voted “Top Live Show” by The Cape Times and was selected by the public as one of South Africa’s Top Young Personalities by The Mail & Guardian.
Buttery has also worked and toured with an incredible myriad of artists including Dave Matthews, Jethro Tull, Missy Higgins, Salif Keita, The Violent Femmes, Kaki King, Kelly Joe Phelps and countless others. The media has cited him “as one of the finest exponents of the acoustic guitar in the World.”
Expect high dynamics, deep grooves, delicate African inflections and mind-bending guitar playing of an entirely new order. “Guy Buttery’s goal is to stretch the boundaries of fingerstyle guitar to their outermost limits. THE most diverse and intriguing fingerstyle artist.” – Guitar Player Magazine FULL TOUR DETAILS BELOW:
12th October | Auckland Jazz Festival | Backbeat Bar, 100 Karangahape Rd, Auckland
13th October | Kumeu Arts Centre Incorporated | 300 Main Rd, Huapai, Kumeu
14th October | The Rogue Stage | Princes Gate, 1057 Arawa St, Rotorua
15th October | Common Room | 227 Heretaunga St East, Hastings
17th October | Shed 23 | 23 Princess St, Palmerston North
18th October | The Third Eye – Tuatara’s Temple of Taste | 30 Arthur St, Te Aro, Wellington
19th October | Le Cafe Picton | 12-14 London Quay, Picton
20th October | Nelson Arts Festival | The Boathouse, Nelson, 326 Wakefield Quay, Stepneyville, Nelson
25th October | Orange Studio | 1063 Ferry Rd, Woolston, Christchurch
28th October | The Mussel Inn | Onekaka, Golden Bay
All online tickets at http://www.undertheradar.co.nz except for
Auckland Jazz Festival http://www.aucklandjazzfestival.co.nz/events/2017/guy-buttery-south-africa
Nelson Arts Festival
ticket & info link https://www.cosmicticketing.co.nz/
“… his music has a subtle grace and power all of its own. Though his technical prowess is bewildering, Buttery immerses himself entirely into the soul of his guitar, coaxing sonic shapes and forms of such startling originality from it that his instrument acts as a kind of lightning conductor for the sound of another realm.” – The Mail & Guardian
Guy Buttery on YouTube: