DURBAN singer-songwriter-guitarist Rowan Stuart will perform in Pietermaritzburg this November at the end of his national Solitary Tour 2018. Having recently released his fifth studio album, and with radio success on major stations countrywide with his single Survivors, Stuart continues to bring his own signature of Alternative Pop and Folk music to a wider audience. The performance will take place at the Hexagon Dive on Saturday, November 3.Stuart’s sound was motivated by a search for something deeper and more soulful within the landscape of modern pop music. He possesses a pure and effortless voice that recalls Thom York and Paul Simon, and a tastefully virtuosic command of the electric and acoustic guitar, reminiscent of John Mayer and Eric Johnson. Stuart believes his greatest strength is his imagination, and has found that music is his favourite medium by which to share the inner worlds of his mind with others. His songs are filled with stories of people and places just beyond the edge of reality, his lyrical themes often speaking of a deep need to escape from the complex and harsh modern world, to somewhere more primal and simple. It is this sense of escape and sanctuary that Stuart hopes to create for his listeners through his music. His single Silver Balloon, which played across South African radio in 2016 and 2017, hit the sweet spot with its modern production, yet lyrically, spoke of a fable involving the Earth and the Moon in an eternal dance. His latest single Survivors depicts a post-apocalyptic landscape where just one true ally can be a rare and priceless treasure. Survivors has been play listed on over 25 radio stations across Southern Africa, and has achieved chart success on major stations including Algoa FM and OFM (#2 on the OFM Top 10@10, July 2018).The Durbanite has multiple South African tours under his belt, and has previously collaborated with artists such as Tresor, Just Jinjer and Gangs Of Ballet, and opened for many of South Africa’s top pop music acts.This performance will include material from Stuart’s latest album, Faraway (Deluxe), and his previous albums, as well as re-interpreted cover versions of classic songs. The Hexagon Dive is located on Golf Road, UKZN Campus, Pietermaritzburg. The performance will kick off at 7.30 pm. Doors open at 6.45 pm. Entrance is R100 – email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat. There will be a cash bar, but guests are encouraged to bring their own picnic supper.Stuart’s new album will be on sale at the venue.Visit www.rowanstuart.com for more information. — Supplied.