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KNYSNA INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT

Thursday, 02 March 2017 08:09 Written by  Martin Hatchuel
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The first ever Knysna International Guitar Night takes place at the Montessori School in Knysna on
the 31st March featuring the extraordinary percussive guitarist Thomas Leeb who is Austrian but
now hails from California USA. Doubling up the acoustic guitar-power quotient on the night is
South Africa's own, Tony Cox, making this an absolutely not to be missed, humdinger of a guitarslinging
show, the likes of which have probably not been seen in this region before.

Thomas Leeb played his first solo concert at the age of fifteen and released his first acoustic guitar
album at seventeen. Leeb is a frequent performer at concerts and festivals in Asia, the Americas
and Europe and has been featured in numerous guitar magazines all over the world. Every year,
he teaches workshops and master classes in universities and colleges and his album “Desert
Pirate” was voted one of the essential albums of the last twenty years by Acoustic Guitar
Magazine.

Thomas's peculiar guitar style owes as much to percussive techniques as traditional
fingerstyle guitar. What sets Thomas Leeb apart from some of his contemporaries is his
ability to make pyrotechnics serve the music. Three years studying West African traditional
music give him a sense of timing and groove that is unusual in a guitarist. All this has
earned him a loyal world-wide following.

Tony Cox should not need much introduction to South African audiences. This multiple awardwinning
guitar player is about to release a critically acclaimed vocal album titled Enormous Flowers
that has seen the home-grown acoustic guitar legend reach a whole other audience. He will be
mixing it up on the night with songs from the new album and his trade-mark, jaw-dropping guitar
playing.

Tickets are strictly by pre-booking only and can be bought online at www.quicket.co.za or
be bought directly from the music shop: Symphony of Sounds, Woodmill Lane, Knysna,
phn: 044 382 4492 - Discounted tickets cannot be bought online but are available directly
from Symphony of Sounds

 

WHEN: Fri 31 March
TIME: 20h15
WHERE: Montessori School Amphitheatre
TICKETS: www.quicket.co.za or direct to the page use: http://qkt.io/dj7X5S
Tickets also available from: Symphony of Sounds, Woodmill Lane, Knysna, phn: 044 382 4492
COST: R120 full price online
Block bookings of 10 or more R100.
Students, pensioners and children under 12 pay R90
PLEASE NOTE: Discounted tickets cannot be bought online but are directly available from
Symphony of Sounds, Woodmill Lane, Knysna, phn: 044 382 4492
RAFFLE: Your ticket gives you a fantastic chance to WIN a brand new Fender Malibu CSE
Acoustic Guitar kindly donated by Symphony of Sounds.
**Catering on the night by: Peace of Foods**

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