Those looking for a unique and life-affirming musical experience should look no further than Gasper Nali’s upcoming UK tour dates this autumn. The renowned Malawian performer has achieved global fame for his captivating one-man band setup, in which he plays his custom-made Babatoni, a unique one-string guitar, alongside a large bass drum and kick pedal.
His music, which is rooted in traditional Malawian sounds, as well as drawing from world music influences, has received widespread acclaim from media sources such as Songlines and RootsWorld. Gasper’s story is as captivating as his sound. Faced with tragedy and loss, when his two brothers tragically passed away, Gasper decided to keep their legacy alive himself by busking with his homemade Babatoni in nearby villages. His success has almost snowballed from there; a video of him posted to social media gained over 18 million views, and his music has garnered over 1 million streams on Spotify.
His skill and canny technical ability has brought Gasper Nali to the attention of music project manager Mattias Stålnacke, who has worked closely with the artist to bring his music to the world professionally. Having been championed from grass-roots to the highest levels of the music industry, Gasper Nali’s stunning tour dates around the UK, accompanied by celebrated Reggae Poet Michael Mountain, are set to be a spectacular showcase of technical skill and joyous energy. His heart-warming story, brought to life through his unique homemade instrument the Babatoni, serves as a masterclass in the power of music and will leave all audiences inspired and uplifted. Anyone looking for an enriching and thrilling musical experience should not miss out on Gasper Nali’s UK tour this autumn.
Chidham – The Old Malthouse – 30 th Sep
Bournemouth – Arts by the Sea – 01 st Oct
Portsmouth – The Lens – 01 st Oct
Cambourne – Cambourne Library – 04 th Oct
London – Green Note – 06 th Oct
Suffolk – John Peel Centre – 07 th Oct
Colchester – Colchester Arts – 08 th Oct
Settle – Victoria Hall – 10 th Oct
Bury – Bury Met – 11 th Oct
Hebden Bridge – Trades Club – 12 th Oct
Newcastle Upon Tyne – Star & Shadow Cinema – 13 th Oct
Glasgow – Hug & Pint – 14 th Oct
Brighton – The Rose Hilll – 18 th Oct
Manchester – The Vale – 19 th Oct
Isle of Man – Centenary Arts – 20 th Oct
Whitby – Musicport Festival – 21 st Oct
Northampton – Gabribadi Hotel – 22 nd Oct
Liverpool – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall – 25 th Oct
Weston-super-Mare – Loves Café – 26 th Oct
Bristol – Lost Horizon – 27 th Oct
Aberystwyth – Art Centre – 28 th Oct