Mel Botes

Mel Botes’ received formal training in classical guitar (from Charl Lamprecht and others) and in jazz and the blues. His music exhibits his passion and exuberant creativity, and abounds with contrasting qualities – from the bittersweet to the painfully beautiful: sad, dramatic, inspiring, compelling; disturbing, and tempestuous, with explosions of sound that surprise, but never bore.

His influences include Pink Floyd, Sting, Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler, as well as Vivaldi and Beethoven.