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In memory of my Dad, Topper, who was a fighter pilot in WW2 and Korea. He came from the rural town of Zeerust in the North West Province of South Africa. He was shot down over Prato in Italy in 1944 and flew a record number of 233 sorties in both wars. It is true that he threw his washing down from his plane on his mother’s front lawn, a signal of his return home.


from A Circle of Swallows, released February 29, 2020

Nibs van der Spuy – Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica

Gareth Gale – Drums

Kieran Smith – Bass

From 2010 album, ‘A House Across the River’


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Nibs van der Spuy Durban, South Africa

South Africa guitarist, singer-songwriter Nibs has been touring the world for well over a decade. Journalists from all over the globe and predominantly Europe have cited Nibs as a fresh voice in the ‘Nu folk’ movement. With his virtuosic acoustic guitar style and mesmeric voice he has enchanted listeners from small intimate theatres to large festival stages. ... more

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