Derek Gripper
3 cities in a day

Three concerts. Three time zones. Three cities. One day. Six hours of live playing.

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Tickets only $12USD !

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April 4th, 7pm Melbourne AEDT
April 4th, 7pm Cape Town SAST
April 4th, 7pm New York EDT

The result is astounding, not just for its technical brilliance, but its musicality.”
Ian Kearey, fRoots

Derek Gripper
3 cities in a day

Three concerts. Three time zones. Three cities. One day. Six hours of live playing.

Join the experience and register below

Tickets only $12USD !

REGISTER FOR ANY TIMEZONE!

April 4th, 7pm Melbourne AEDT
April 4th, 7pm Cape Town SAST
April 4th, 7pm New York EDT

The result is astounding, not just for its technical brilliance, but its musicality.”
Ian Kearey, fRoots

About this concert:

South African guitarist Derek Gripper will take his cancelled April US tour online with three streamed concerts in one day, starting with Melbourne, moving to Cape Town and ending in New York City.

The three concerts will be live streamed from Milestone Studios, an orchestral room in Cape Town.

CD signing and artist meet and greet will happen (online) afterwards.

Derek will play all three concerts to the live stream in a seventeen hour period, a marathon of three two hour concerts, all of which will be unique.

Music will be based on Derek’s latest release “A Year of Swimming” available now on all major streaming platforms.

Quotations of Bach, Malian songs, virtuosic kora compositions, Southern African bow music, and avant-garde Brazilian guitar music combine to create a new solo guitar which is at once intimate and explosive, improvised and composed, traditional and new.  

Each concert is 120mins without intermission  

How did this project form?

Unfortunately, due to the covid-19 outbreak, concerts around the world have been cancelled, including Derek's upcoming USA tour.

We have decided to use this as an opportunity to remind ourselves that music and inspiration and community gathering remains important and possible, just in new ways.

We had the thought that it would be wonderful to make an incredible concert in the best studio in Cape Town with some of the best audio visual people on hand.

Then we thought it would be even nicer if people could watch this as it happened, to increase the spontaneity of Derek’s improvised concerts but creating an audio visual record in real time.

Then we thought wouldn’t it be nice if people in different time zones could all have this real time experience.

So we came up with the ideas of six hours of live playing in one day, three concerts in three time zones for three cities (and of course every other city close to the main three).

We chose Cape Town because that is where Derek is, Melbourne because that is where the Melbourne Guitar Festival is, and New York because that is where Derek should have been on April the 4th if it weren’t for the travel ban and self isolation procedures in place.

These concerts will be performed live without any replay available, using high quality audio and visual streaming equipment and software from Milestone Studios, an orchestral room in Cape Town


Derek Gripper
3 cities in a day

Three concerts. Three time zones. Three cities. One day. Six hours of live playing.

Join the experience and register below

Tickets only $12USD !

April 4th, 7pm Melbourne AEDT
April 4th, 7pm Cape Town SAST
April 4th, 7pm New York EDT

The result is astounding, not just for its technical brilliance, but its musicality.”
Ian Kearey, fRoots

Derek Gripper
3 cities in a day

Three concerts. Three time zones. Three cities. One day. Six hours of live playing.

Join the experience and register below

Tickets only $12USD !

April 4th, 7pm Melbourne AEDT
April 4th, 7pm Cape Town SAST
April 4th, 7pm New York EDT

The result is astounding, not just for its technical brilliance, but its musicality.”
Ian Kearey, fRoots