Jonathan Butler Tickets
Born in poverty in a politically turbulent South Africa, one man exceeded all expectations to become one of the best singers and songwriters in history. Jonathan Butler is a legend who has defied all odds to make it to the position he is at today. A child prodigy, Butler released his first album at a very young age and became an instant success in his country. He was the first person from the black community to have his song played over the national radio. He then moved to the U.K during the eighties. Since that time, Butler has released over twenty albums and toured all across the world for his millions of fans. You too can now watch him live. Get your Jonathan Butler tickets and enjoy a night of beautiful music.
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- Dave Koz, Jonathan Butler, Kenny Lattimore & Valerie Simpson, Sunrise Theatre FL tickets for 11/30 07:00 PM Sunrise Theatre FL
- Wed Nov 30 2016
- Dave Koz, Jonathan Butler, Kenny Lattimore & Valerie Simpson, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre tickets for 12/02 08:00 PM Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
- Fri Dec 02 2016
- Dave Koz, Jonathan Butler, Kenny Lattimore & Valerie Simpson, Town Hall tickets for 12/06 07:30 PM Town Hall
- Tue Dec 06 2016
South Africa during the apartheid was a hard place to live in especially if you were a member of the black community. However there was one young boy who managed to rise above the obstacles to unite the country in its love for him. His talents were celebrated by everyone and he stamped his signature on the music community. That boy went on to become a global star, he is none other than the legendary Jonathan Butler.
Jonathan Butler is one of the best and most famous singers and songwriters in history to come out of South Africa. Due to his immense talent, Butler garnered a worldwide wide audience that enjoyed his music and to this day he sells countless albums to his devoted fans all across the globe. He also tours extensively across Europe, Africa and the U.S giving fans an opportunity to see him in his element. You now have the chance to see him live too. Just get your Jonathan Butler tickets and enjoy a night full of haunting lyrics and beautiful compositions.
Butler was born in a poor family in Cape Town and was the youngest of the thirteen children. His life growing up was very tough as he had to deal with many different problems all at once. He had to work hard to get ahead in life and that’s what he did but still found it extremely daunting due to the political situation in South Africa. He did however possess a special talent for singing and songwriting which he embraced at a very early age. So much so that he performed his first live song at the age of six and left the audience amazed with his rendition of Tom Jones classic hit ‘Delilah.’
He received an exciting offer to tour around the country and even got the chance to record his first song. A fan of legends like Stevie Wonder, Butler knew this was his opportunity to announce himself to the country. The road trips were a success and he followed that up with the release of his first album. It was an instant hit garnering gold level sales in South Africa.
His cover of the Drifter’s song "Please Stay" managed to reach the number two spot in the South African song charts. Two more tracks from the album, "I Love How You Love Me” a cover of the Paris Sisters song and “I'll be Home" got to the number fourth and sixteenth spot respectively. As a testament to his fame, Butler’s first song also became the first track made by a member of the black community to be played on national radio.
In 1977 Butler joined Jive Records and released his first album ‘Introducing Jonathan Butler’ to critical and popular acclaim. He had perfected his guitar playing by this time and much focus was put on instrumental music than his vocals in the album. Butler managed to win the Sarie Award, an equivalent of the Grammy Awards in South Africa, for Introducing Jonathan Butler.
During the eighties Butler left the apartheid behind him and moved to the U.K where Jive records had their head office. He released his self titled first international album and it went gold in the U.K and the U.S. It also garnered multiple Grammy nominations. The album was the beginning of Butler’s long and illustrious career in the music industry.
Jonathan Butler has since that time released over twenty more albums worldwide to international acclaim from fans and critics everywhere. He started off by making rock and jazz fusion music but moved in to gospel later. He has sold millions of albums all over the world and toured regularly to take his music and Gods message to his multitude of fans everywhere. The legend is now on tour yet again. So get your Jonathan Butler tickets and watch what makes him such a stellar talent, live.