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Friday 3rd November 2017

Glenn Buys will be back at Stanford RePublic. The music starts around 19:30 and ends whenever. Acoustic easy listening music early on then more lively tunes as the evening winds down.

Friday 13th October 2017

Glenn Buys will be back at Stanford RePublic. The music starts around 19:30 and ends when most patrons have left the building. The usual line up of acoustic easy on the ears music early on then later the vibe starts when the venue gets festive.

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Saturday 7th October 2017

Glenn Buys will perform solo at The Birkenhead Brewery as part of the festivities of the Beerfest. The Beerfest starts at 11:00 in the morning. Glenn will be providing live entertainment from 12:00 to 15:00. The Beerfest continues into the afternoon.

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Saturday 30th September 2017

Glenn Buys will perform solo at The Tasting Room as part of the Stanford Hills Farmers Market. The market starts at 10:00 in the morning with GB providing the live entertainment until 13:00. The market will continue into the afternoon.

Friday 22nd September 2017

Glenn Buys will be back at Stanford RePublic, Morton Street Stanford to perform more acoustic sets. Relax and listen while you enjoy your meal then lively up yourself as the evening marches on.....

Friday 15th September 2017

Glenn Buys will be back at Stanford RePublic, Morton Street Stanford to perform more acoustic sets. Easy listening then a more vibey offering as the evening progresses.

Friday 8th September 2017

Glenn Buys will be performing solo at Stanford RePublic, Morton Street Stanford. Acoustic sets only will be the order of things. Easy listening then a more vibey offering.

Saturday 2nd September 2017

Glenn Buys performed solo at Die Plaaskombuis, Hemel en Aarde Valley. An acoustic session only was provided for the lunch time crowd. Mostly happy, appreciative faces amongst the patrons.

Sunday 16th April 2017

Glenn Buys performed solo at Lemm's Corner Market. An acoustic set was performed to ensure a relaxed Sunday Market.

  

Friday17th March 2017

Glenn Buys performed at Hermanus Golf Club with guest bass guitarist Phil Colyn. A mix of easy listening acoustic then full blown rockers ensured a lively evening on St PAtricks Day.

  

Sunday 5th March

Critical Mass as a duo (Glenn Buys & Keith Warnett) appearing at Tapas Restaurant, Fisherman's Village, Hermanus. A vocal crowd made the evening a great success. Sustained applause after the last song and shouts for more are what we do this for.

 11 th December 2016

Glenn Buys performed solo at the Stanford Street Festival. The 12:30 to 13:30 turned into an hour and a half due to repeated requests additional tunes from this singer\guitarist. A very appreciative audience was in the grounds.

    28th October 2016

Glenn Buys appearied solo at the Stanford Sunset Market on the village green playing music to chill by and a few vibey foot tapping numbers. From 18:00 to 20:00.

Hermanus Whale Festival 2016

Glenn Buys appeared solo, Coke Music Stage  September-

Friday 30th at 2:00 pm

October-

Saturday 1st at 2:00 pm        Sunday 2nd at 4:00 pm

  

27th May 2016

Glenn Buys appeared at Stanford Sunset Market on Friday evening from 18:00 to 20:30. Glenn performed a mix of acoustic and electric easy listening music. Once again a responsive audience ensured the gig continued past the alloted time.

7th May 2016

Glenn Buys appeared solo at Tapas Food & wine Bar on Saturday evening from 20:00. This was a vibey evening with mostly up tempo Folk-Rock Music. A very responsive crowd made the eveining.

  

27th March 2016

Glenn Buys appeared solo at lunch time at 1:00 pm at the Birkenhead Galley Restaurant in Stanford on Sunday. An excellent venue with the best view in Stanford, great food, local wine and craft beer, with live music.

 

25th March 2016

Glenn Buys appeared solo at 1:00 pm at the Birkenhead Galley Restaurant in Stanford on Friday lunch time. An excellent venue with the best view in Stanford, great food with live music.

 

18th March 2016

Glenn Buys appeared solo at 1:00 pm at the Dvine Estate near Paarl, A line-up of various performers provided live music throughout the day as the cyclists of the Cape Epic reached the finish line

 

14th February 2016

Critical Mass performed at The Galley Restaurant at the Birkenhead in Stanford. A lunchtime performance of  (mostly) 'Songs of the Heart' for the Valentines Day patrons

  

27th December 2015

Glenn Buys performed solo at the Fisherman's Cottage in Hermanus. This was a lunchtime performance to enhance the Xmas and Festive Season spirit at the Fisherman's Village. Keith Warnett arrived from France in time to add the bass lines to the mostly up tempo sounds.

 

19th December 2015

Glenn Buys performed solo at the "Birkenhead's Alive" Xmas Festival on Saturday afternoon at the Galley Restaurant at Birkenhead in Stanford. An all afternoon and evening event featuring a number of other music performers and a dance troupe.

27th November 2015

Critical Mass will perform live at the Stanford Sunset Market on Friday evening on the Village Green in  Stanford. This is an early evening market of food and drink and crafts. Local foods, local craft beers and wines and the mellow tones of CM to while away the balmy summer eve

5th September 2015

Glenn Buys performed live at the 60 hours for 60 Children at the DVine Estate near Paarl. This was a fund raiser for disadvantaged children, all in aid of raising funds for music tuition and performances for children, hosted by Fame.co.za & Plebs.co.za ... bringing music to those who need it most

9th August 2015

Glenn Buys performed solo at Gloria Farm near Villiersdorp. This was a closed function. Quiet conversation with listening music was followed by a good few hours of the loudest rockers that Glenn or CM have ever played. Many thanks to Maarten of Plebs for organization.

27th March 2015

Critical Mass performed live at the Stanford Sunset Market on Friday evening. The line-up was slightly different but the sounds were the same soothing and rocking offering from the band. A challenging set of CSN&Y was attempted for the first time mixed success. The lively set of the evening had the crowd rocking as always.

 

27th February 2015

Critical Mass performed live at the Stanford Sunset Market. A monthly market of food, local beer & wines and crafts the Folk-Rock (and some hard rock) sounds of CM.

 15th November 2014

Glenn Buys performed a solo set and with friends at Concert in the Park on Saturday. This was an open air day of food and fun with a large line-up of other artists.

 


 

 

30th August 2014

Critical Mass performed at Die Malle Mark on Saturday the 30th. A food and crafts (and beverage) market near Paarl in the Western Cape. A good spring crowd the music of CM plus other bands on the day.

 18th July 2014
Critical Mass performed at Stonehurst Mountain Estate near Westlake on Friday evening from 06:00 pm. This is a private estate therefore guests were by invite only. CM performed as a four piece band for the second time in a long while. The usual mix of original and cover music (some lively offerings) was delivered with high intensity. Shouts of "more, more" were the order of the day!
 6th July 2014
Critical Mass performed at Pastis Restaurant in Constantia on Sunday evening. This is a cosy pub\restaurant with live music performed by CM and others. The usual mix of original and cover music was delivered with varying intensity while the patrons enjoyed their drink and a meal.

The response to the four piece CM was very enthusiastic. The set was extended well past the normal quiet time.

1st June 2014
Critical Mass will be performing at the Terrace Restaurant, Kelvin Grove on Sunday evening. This is a dinner and music evening with 2 other bands in attendance. The usual mix of original and cover music will be delivered with low intensity for listening pleasure while the patrons enjoy the cuisine on offer.
 
18th April 2014
Critical Mass performed at the Stanford Sunset Market on Friday evening at the Easter Weekend. As always a mix of original and cover music was delivered with varying intensity to the bumper Easter crowds. The usual mix of crafts, local food and wine and brews were on sale
 16th February 2014

 Critical Mass performed a set at Pastis in Constantia on Sunday evening. Folk-Rock at the setting sun. There were some new songs introduced on the evening added to the usual mix of originals and cover songs. The more up tempo songs were most appreciated by the very full restaurant summer crowd.

 31st January 2014

Critical Mass performed music at the Stanford Farmers Market on Friday evening. Folk-Rock at the market place which offers a range of interesting food and drink (craft beer and local wine) and crafts on sale. The band always play a mix of original music and cover songs.

A huge the summer crowd enjoyed the musical offering and made their appreciation known!

 

 

15th December 2013

                               Critical Mass performed a set at Pastis Restaurant in Constantia on  Sunday evening. Folk-Rock around the fire side with an interesting mix of original music and cover songs.

A small venue with plenty of panache!

  20th October 2013
Critical Mass performed a set at Pastis Restaurant in Constantia on Sunday evening. Folk-Rock around the fire side. A good crowd heard a varied mix of original music and cover songs.
    6th October 2013 

Glenn Buys performed solo at the Stanford Flocktober Festival on Sunday morning at Stanford Village Square, entertaining the vast crowds that will "flocked" to 'bikers' breakfast at the end of this years Bird Festival.       

    24th September 2013 

Glenn Buys performed in the Finals of the Forever Young Music Competition at Ferrymans Tavern in the V&A Waterfront on Tuesday 24th September.

Glenn was the recipient of the best songwriter prize (original music) of the competition but did not place in the top 3 overall winners.

 24th September 2013

Glenn Buys appeared as a finalist in the Forever Young Music Competition at Ferrymans in the V&A Waterfront.

 17th September 2013

Glenn Buys progressed into the Finals of the Forever Young Music Competition at Ferrymans in the V&A Waterfront.

6 performers left standing!

 10th September 2013 

Glenn Buys progressed into the Semi-Finals of the Forever Young Music Competition. Appearing at Ferrymans Tavern in the V&A Waterfront on Tuesday 17th September.

12 peformers left standing!

 

3rd September 2013 

Glenn Buys progressed into the quarter finals of the Forever Young Music Competition at Ferrymans Tavern in the V&A Waterfront on the 10th September.

 

August 2013

Glenn Buys, playing solo,  progressed through the Audition Stage and stage 1 and 2 of the elimination stages of the Forever Young Music Competition into the quarter finals.     

 

April 2012

Glenn Buys appeared in the supporting band for Preeoudly Seeouth Efrikan Musical Revue at the Milnerton Auditorium. South African hit parade songs from the last 40 years interpreted by a full cast of actors and singers.

 

Thursday 19th April 2012

Opening night of Preeoudly Seeouth Efrikan Musical Revue. A good time was had by all. The show was vibey with a few good old mistakes to keep it real but a loud appreciative audience was in attendance. Glenn Buys is part of backing band of this show performed at Milnerton High School. Two nights remaining; Friday 20th and Saturday 21st April. South African hit parade songs from the last 40 years interpreted by a full cast of actors and singers.

 4th February 2012

Keith's final gig called off due to an empty Stanford. Where did all the holiday makers go? Definitely not the last time we will appear at KC's.

 January 2012

Till the morning in all it's glory. Collected the finished article from Dylan Keyser (Flipside Music). Everyone is bomb happy with the final result. A professional sounding product at the end of the day. Could be the start of more good recordings.  

 2nd December 2011

Critical Mass completed the final takes of Till the Morning at Flipside Music Studios. One or two fixes and additional guitars added. Listening and re-listening to assist the mixing and mastering process. Entire song recorded in 6 hours.

 December- Summer Holidays

Critical Mass appeared at KC's in Stanford repeatedly during December and into January. Many new friends made and more smiling faces than unhappy ones made a successful jol in the country. All good fun, all good music. The duo\trio will be back here soon.

 17th December 2011

Critical Mass appear at KC's in Stanford on Saturday afternoon. Excellent indoor\outdoor venue, good food, lots to drink and rollicking dollops of good music.

 November 2011

Drummer Gerard Scholz has taken an extended break from the band to pursue other interests. The band wish him well in his new endeavours.

17h November 2011

Critical Mass completed the first takes of Till the Morning at Flipside Music Studios.

There are one or fixes required and perhaps the addition of an instrument or two but the recording progressed well under serious time constraints. So one can record an entire song in 4 hours (plus tweeks).

 29th October

Critical Mass Lite (Glenn Buys and Keith Warnett) appeared at KC's in Stanford with support from Horst Breuninger on a few of the songs.

The band played an array of music styles, from the preferred folk rock and rock music to foot tapping pop songs. All in the name of fun! 

 30th September to 1st October 2011

Glenn Buys appeared solo at KC's in Stanford on the Friday night and with Keith Warnett and Horst Breuninger on the Saturday afternoon. This was was a gig planned to add to the vibe of the Stanford Bird Festival. A sedate Friday evening was followed by an enthusiastic Saturday afternoon crowd who were keen for the music to continue long after the last song was announced.

Eben of KC's was all smiles and is planning to repeat the exercise of and on into the summer.

 5th September 2011

Critical Mass made a first appearance as a 4 piece band at Barleycorn Music Club. The band performed only original music that has been included our live sets for the last few months, including the Flipside Music Competition. The song lineup starts on a more melodic note but ends with a rollicking rocker. Fortunately the Barleycorn Club has changed over the years and rock music is an accepted format.

Load and Proud!

 

 31st August 2011

Critical Mass appeared at the Obz Cafe' Theatre in a fun "playoff" against two other bands. Lively rock music was the order of the day from each of the bands. CM played a first live performance of Cream's Sunshine of your Love. Some work to be done here!

Strong performances on Comfortably Numb, Till the Morning, Telephone and White Room.

 

10th Augustust 2011

Critical Mass in full, 4-piece, living colour performed a double set at Obz Cafe' Theatre on Wednesday night. The playlist, dominated by original music, was enthusiastically received by the full house. CM's own "Till the morning" and the final song "Telephone" were stand out numbers and as always "Comfortably Numb" made a noisy impression.

THANKS IF YOU WERE THERE?

 

27th July 2011

Glenn Buys performed a solo set at Obz Cafe' Theatre on Wednesday. Acoustic versions of a few popular tunes including Neil Young's After the Goldrush sung in the original key no less!

 

July 2011

This week Critical Mass is pleased to welcome back Bassist\Flautist Keith Warnett from foreign shores. A heartfelt thanks to Ted Faulkner for filling in so capably during Keith's absence.

 

Wed 29th June 2011

Critical Mass, appeared at the Obz Cafe', The Theatre in Observatory on Wednesday. The Alive Music Club is now at a new permanent venue. CM were on hand to open proceedings. Without bassist Keith away and drummer Gerard, this was another acoustic set from CM. Bassist Ted Faulkner provided the low notes.

Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, 4 & Twenty (CSN) and CM's own Tell Me and Illusion were the highliughts of the set.  

June 2011

Bassist/Flautist Keith Warnett went walkabout for 6 weeks. The 3/4 mass band continued to appear from time to time. Ted Faulkner (bassist) was sitting in while Keith was away.

 

23rd June 2011

Critical Mass, sans Keith Warnett, appeared at the Alive Music Club at Rondebosch Sports Club on Thursday. In the absence of bassist Keith, Ted Faulkner sat in for the low notes.

CM played a set of piano (Gerard) and acoustic guitar songs, including the many times delayed Nobody Home (Pink Floyd) which had a warm response for first time out. CM's Illusion as always, was well received.            

Friday May 27th 2011     

 Critical Mass Runners Up in the Final

of the Flipside Music Competition winning the recording of a one song demo. In the next few months CM will record at Flipside Studios.

                       
19th May 2011    

Critical Mass performed a set at the Rondebosch Sports Club on Thursday. Howlin.F.Mad's blues night- not for the faint hearted. Not for the hard hearted. Some seeeerius blues on the night. 

Critical Mass said Oh Darling in raucous tones that would have made John proud.

13th May 2011      

Critical Mass appeared at the R.O.A.R in Observatory as part of the Flipside Music Competition. This competition is for bands performing ONLY original music and the judging considered songwriting, interpretation and SUPPORT!

CM performed regular originals Words (so hard to say), Tell Me, Goodbye, Illusion and two new songs Till the Morning and She Told Me!

April 7th 2011      

Critical Mass have worked on a couple of new songs after a brief break. David Bowie's Soul Love is in the mix for this Thursday. Come and give a listen to the new improved cover of Stairway to Heaven. And the band will play a really interesting version of Pink Floyd's Noboby Home featuring Gerard Scholz on piano.  

24 February 2011     

Thursday at the AMC, Critical Mass performed a longer set of acoustic and electric songs. David Bowie's Lady Stardust was well received, creating an interesting spin with instrument rotations with Gerard on keyboard, Keith on drums and Glenn on bass (keep it real, keep it interesting). A seriously improved performance from the last time out with solid performances on Sandman and Comfortably Numb in particular.

Power to the music!

Thursday at the AMC, Critical Mass perform an hours live set of acoustic then electric songs, including a first performance of David Bowie's Lady Stardust featuring Gerard Scholz on piano and Keith Warnett on drums. The Critical Mass original Tell Me also makes a comeback.             

10 February 2011     

Last Thursday at the AMC, in the words of Jackson Browne "you forget about the LOSSES, you exaggerate the wins!"

Nuff' said!

 
10 February 2011      

Critical Mass perform a set at the Rondebosch Sports Club, the new venue for the Thursday night Alive Music Club.

CM WILL be performing Bouree (the Jethro Tull version) for the first time. Seeing is believing- you gotta hear this! 

January 2011

Gerard Scholz takes a sabatical for pain management; so no drummer backing for a short time

27th January 2011   

Critical 3/4 Mass will be performing a set at the Birkenhead in Pumstead.

Low flying without the aid of drummer Gerard Scholz, have no fear Glenn Buys, Keith Warnett and Bob Hughes will re-mold the sound barrier (in a melodic and tuneful way)

13th January 2011 

Thursday night @ Alive Music Club.

Critical Mass (Glenn, Keith and Bob) will perform a set at the Birkenhead Plumstead. 

 17th Dec 2010   

Friday night rooooockeddddd!.

Critical Mass were loud and proud on Friday night. So many people jumping, whooping, applauding, dancing (and that was before the band even started playing). 
Led Zeppelin 'Stairway to heaven'- what can we say- we were glad the roof stayed on.

And for real- 'Castles on the Clouds' IS a Critical Mass original song; it only sounds a bit like a Jethro Tull number. Mainly due to Keith Warnett's monster flute break.

 

Friday 17th Dec 2010

This Friday night at the Birkenhead in Plumstead- Critical Mass in living colour.

Come and rock with the band. Hear the 
Moody Blues 'Question', the Eagles 'Hotel California' and Led Zeppelin 'Stairway to heaven' for the first time by the full band.

Don't miss this one- last gig for 2010.

Thursday 2nd Dec 2010 

WOW! That was an amazing experience. Glenn & Keith duo became a 3 then 4 then 5 piece band- you haven't lived till you've heard 'Hotel California' with violin, saxophone and bongo drums :-) Alive Music Club will never be the same again.

 

 

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