Seasoned guitarist Mathole at the Rainbow

2015-12-02 06:00
PHOTO:supplied  Seasoned guitarist Menyatso Mathole will be peforming at the Rainbow in Pinetown on Sunday.

PHOTO:supplied Seasoned guitarist Menyatso Mathole will be peforming at the Rainbow in Pinetown on Sunday.

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SEASONED guitarist Menyatso Mathole will this Sunday grace the Rainbow Restaurant stage in a concert presented by the venue and Concerts SA.

The Menyatso Mathole Quartet comprises Prince Bulo on bass, Bernice Boikanyo on drums and Leon Scharnick on sax.

Mathole was born in Bloemfontein and was brought up by a grandparent in Thaba ‘Nchu in the Free State. He learnt to play from older guitarists, old hands, role models. He lists the who’s who of South African guitar legends as being Enoch Mtalane, Baba Mokoena and Allen Kwela.

His biggest influence he says, is Marks Mankhwane, who was the first guitarist Mathole heard as a young man growing up in Thaba ‘Nchu.

“I’ve always wanted to be like Marks and to play like Marks because his music is so real to me, so honest.

“You can take a simple Marks Mankhwane song and take it further, breaking it down, all this without losing Marks’ identity in the song, without losing any of the melodies.”

Tickets cost R60 and doors open at 1pm. For more information go to

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