Guitarist Extraordinaire Gary Thomas is set to perform at the Alma Cafe in Rosebank
From 8pm until 10pm
At The Alma Cafe
20 Alma Rd. Rosebank. Cape Town. 7700
R100Critically acclaimed guitarist/singer Gary Thomas is set to perform his first solo show in a year in Cape Town, as well as his first time ever at The Alma Cafe in Rosebank. Last year Thomas began the ongoing process of recording his new musical outfit ‘Moodship’ and churned out a huge amount of solo material in the process. Come witness some of the new music in one of the most musical minded venues in Cape Town. Gary Thomas recently won an Ovation Award at this year’s National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. Press: "A virtuoso display of left- field indie- folk mastery" - Rolling Stone “Incredible...Remarkable” - Muzikalia (Spain) “Manipulating guitar strings so that they converse in a new language…a psychedelic one-man anti-folk jamming machine” - Cape Argus “An uberdextrous wunderkind... a rare breed of genius” - 24.com "One of the most original and followed indie-folk, acoustic musicians in the country" - Whatson.co.za “Spellbinding, epic soundscapes of surrealistic intensity. The Durban-born Capetonian is as renowned for his relentless touring schedule as he is for rupturing the mould of the conventional singer-songwriter” - Mail & Guardian "The man is a genius. He takes sound and bends it in ways that I would never have thought possible" - City Press "Phenomenal... Bafflingly brilliant...So incredible you have to remind yourself that it is all coming from just one person. Masterful – Cue Biography: Originating from Cape Town, South Africa, Gary Thomas was Classically trained in school and later studied Jazz at University. His unique style blends rich, moody song writing with a vast array of alternative guitar techniques and precision multi- tasking. His diverse musical background shows in his combination of fingerstyle picking, rapid virtuoso strumming and percussive playing. Singing with 2 microphones with varying reverb effects, he uses his voice in the orthodox manner as well as textually layering extra tones over the music. Add all of this to his wooden stomp box and violin bow playing and you have something that sounds alot like Gary Thomas. In conjunction with the countless South African shows and festivals, the last couple of years have included sell out runs at The National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, touring with Ninja Tunes artist Fink in SA, full endorsements from Ernie Ball and Proel and a European Tour in 2012. Thomas completed second 30- show European tour through The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Denmark and England between May and July 2016. Most recently Thomas won an Ovation Award at the 2018 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. Currently he is recording his new album for his trio based project, Moodship.