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22nd January 2020

Cape Town Tour – February 2020

I'm getting super excited for my next Cape Town Tour in February! Check out the upcoming dates below and click on the flyer to access ticket links through Songkick. Looking…

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Biography

At the age of twenty eight, Seb Goldswain is already being considered by many of South Africa’s elite professional musicians as one of the top performing guitar players in the country. Seb is a highly versatile musician,  having studied Jazz guitar and Composition up to Honours level at UKZN, and apart from performing with his own original electric band, as well as regularly working with some of SA’s top established artists, also performs his own highly energetic original solo acoustic set to wild reception. Armed with either an acoustic guitar or with an electric guitar and a Marshall stack, Sebastian has the rare ability to wow and draw crowds into a frenzy with nothing but his original music, electric stage energy and outstanding guitar playing.

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Testimony

Telling people I play the guitar for a living never gets old. Every single day is unique in some crazy way, with some ludicrous challenge I could never have anticipated. And I absolutely love it—all the highs and lows thrown in—and wouldn’t change it for the world. Whether I’m performing with a major artist while backed by a 50 piece orchestra, in studio for a highly demanding session, rehearsing with my awesome band, or even simply being in the audience to imbibe the experience of live music, I revel in every aspect of my lifestyle. My hope is to share even a fraction of the excitement and joy it brings me with as wide an audience as I can.

A career in music is a tour-bus from which to view the panorama of life. It’s also a microscope through which to examine the mysterious and complex entity that is the human soul. Through music I have seen many experience wild euphoria and dark soul-wrenching depression. I have witnessed the miraculous effect music has in shaping and influencing our internal well-being…

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Learn with Seb

Are you interested in learning with Seb?

Seb has been teaching music and guitar professionally since 2012, and is a graduate of the UKZN school of Jazz and Popular Music (BpracMus 2016) with majors in performance, composition & arranging and electro-acoustics.

Seb specializes in all styles of acoustic and electric guitar (including finger-style, jazz, rock, blues, fusion, worship, country, afro and pop) as well as contemporary music theory, advanced jazz harmony, improvisation, composition, arranging, and recording.

Seb teaches online via Skype for anyone who would like to take their playing and performance to the next level.

Seb also gives masterclasses and group classes up to tertiary level on various topics including Travis picking, jazzing up your blues, and his popular “Professionalism and Finance for music students” class.

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Lowden F23C

My main performing guitar is a Lowden F23C. Lowdens are among the best acoustic guitars in the world, and the F23c is one of their most popular models. This guitar is balanced, warm, clear, unbelievably responsive and has loads of headroom!

Top: Red Cedar
Back and sides: Claro Walnut
Neck: 5 Piece Mahogany/Rosewood
Pickup system: LR Baggs Stage Pro Anthem.

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O’Neill OM

Custom

An OM shape acoustic made for me by Durban luthier Shawn O’Neill

Top: Torrefied spruce
Back and sides: Black Chicote
Neck: Mahogany
Pickup system: LR Baggs Stage Pro Anthem.

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Santa Cruz Parabolic Tension

Low tension strings

AER Alpha-Plus

AER make some of the best acoustic amplifiers in the world, and I love my Alpha-plus. I basically use it as an over-the-top DI box. It is an absolute must-have piece of gear and I cannot imagine playing a show without it.

Single-channel, two inputs
50W, dynamic control
Extended dynamic range
8 twin cone speaker
Digital reverb