INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT - WINTER SERIES 2013
Produced by Tony Cox
PRESTON REED USA and JON GOMM UK
supported by David Baudains - SA
Guy Buttery - SA and Tony Cox - SA
Fringe Theatre, Joburg Theatre Complex
Mon to Wed 1/2/3 July 2013 @ 20h00 - Jon Gomm, Tony Cox, Guy Buttery
Thurs to Sat 4/5/6 July 2013 @ 20h00 - Preston Reed, Tony Cox, Dave Baudains
Baxter Concert Hall, Cape Town
Mon to Wed 8/9/10 July 2013 @ 20h00 - Jon Gomm, Tony Cox, Dave Baudains
Thurs to Sat 11/12/13 July 2013 @ 20h00 - Preston Reed, Tony Cox, Guy Buttery
Outrageously talented UK guitarist and singer, Jon Gomm will appear in Tony Cox’s International Guitar Night winter series at the Fringe Theatre, Joburg Theatre Complex from 1-6 July and at the Baxter Concert Hall, Cape Town 8-13 July 2013.
Adding to the mind-blistering dimension of these shows is the incredible, funk, slapping, tapping, groove machine Preston Reed from the USA. Described as a ‘tour de force’ by Billboard magazine, Reed adds to an illustrious line-up for the 6th IGNSA. The shows guarantee to slake the thirst of any guitar loving fan, whatever the preferred genre, be they eight or eighty years old.
Circling the globe annually, performing in the finest venues and acoustic guitar-based events, Gomm and Reed are luminaries in the acoustic guitar world, each having garnered a massive following.
Jon Gomm, based in Leeds is an acoustic singer-songwriter with a revolutionary virtuoso guitar style. He uses the acoustic guitar to create drum sounds, basslines and twisting melodies all at the same time. His live shows combine deeply personal performances, has a natural wit and a once-seen-never-forgotten two-handed guitar style, that produces sounds people can barely believe are coming from a humble acoustic guitar.
Preston Reed is a one-man revolution. The 58 year-old New Yorker tweaks the nose of musical convention, pokes the eye of accepted wisdom, and burns the rulebook of the past. His unique style is impossible, unfathomable, unthinkable, as with blurred hands he taps, tickles, slaps and soothes his instrument, fusing polyrhythmic percussion with emotive melody to create a sonic landscape. It is said that ‘your brain fizzes as it computes the musical madness being relayed by your ears’.
IGN begins with a six day run in Johannesburg, and then moves to Cape Town for repeat performances. Jon Gomm will occupy the first three nights of each week. Preston Reed then takes over the latter part of the week. IGN always includes a strong South African support act and for this series acoustic aces Tony Cox, David Baudains and Guy Buttery feature.
Tickets cost R165 at both venues. There is a R30 discount if you book for both concerts at the same time. These tickets cost R300 per person. This discount does not apply to already discounted tickets of R120 for students, senior citizens and block bookings of 10 or more.
Johannesburg performances are Monday to Wednesday 1/2/3 July 2013. with Jon Gomm, Tony Cox and Guy Buttery and on Thursday to Saturday 4/5/6 July
Preston Reed, Tony Cox and Dave Baudains.
Performances are at 20h00.
Book through Joburg Theatre Ticketing Call Centre: 0861 670 670 or on line www.joburgtheatre.com - For corporate and block bookings call Happiness on 011 877 6853 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cape Town season at the Baxter Concert Hall is Monday to Wednesday 8/9/10 July 2013 with Jon Gomm, Tony Cox and Guy Buttery and 11/12/13 July, Preston Reed, Tony Cox, and Dave Baudains. Performances are at 20h00.
Book through Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers outlets. Call 0861 915 8000 or on line www.computicket.com or the Baxter 021 685 7880. For corporate bookings and charities at the Baxter contact Sharon Ward 021 680 3962 email@example.com or Carmen Kearns 021 680 3993 firstname.lastname@example.org
R5 will be donated from each ticket sold to the Kronendal Music Academy who provide music education to the Hout Bay's under-privileged and economically challenged communities.
IGN is grateful for the generous sponsorship received from their sponsors, Fine Music Radio, Paul Bothner, TOMS, Music Connection, BakGat Radio and Rondebosch Manor.