Gary Thomas is one of the most cel­ebrated and crit­i­cally acclaimed guitarist/ singers in South Africa. Hav­ing just released a new album of B– sides and pre­vi­ously unre­leased mate­r­ial, he is touring the whole of South Africa to promote the new record.
If you haven’t seen this man per­form, pre­pare to be amazed at the progressive, multi– task­ing phe­nom­e­non that is Gary Thomas.


“Midnight Atlas is a virtuoso display of Thomas’ left- field indie- folk mastery” – Rolling Stone

“If music was creationism, Thomas might just be in contention for the “higher being” status… For a while, no other music could even come close to this mastery. He is spellbinding as he weaves his psychedelic tales. Just a man with a haunting voice, his guitar and a stomp box, the audience is left mesmerised, with calls for an encore… – Your LMG

“An uberdextrous wunderkind… a rare breed of genius” – 24.com

“Innovative… Rich… Lustrous… Thomas’ intricate, crystalline guitar work is balanced with his rough vocals to create and album that billows with every listen” – Obrigado

“He has taken the various elements of contrasting musical genres and combined them into something bafflingly brilliant…you have to remind yourself that it is all coming from just one person – Cue

“Manipulating guitar strings so that they converse in a new language…a psychedelic one-man anti-folk jamming machine” – Cape Argus

“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

“Technical Wizardry…the real definition of an artist” – Levi’s Music Mag

“One of the most original and followed indie-folk, acoustic musicians in the country” – Whatson.co.za

“He possesses more than mere skill… knocking the crowd down with the wall of sound that he somehow seems to create all on his own” – Mahala

“A true musical craftsman” – RedBull.co.za

“One of the most followed –around, talked-about musos at the moment and he’s only going to get bigger and better” – The Sunday Tribune


Written by Nic Berti
Founder at El Beardo. Music addict. Festival junkie. Gamer.

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