Event Category: MiTH
21:10-22:00 and the Riddle
andtheRiddle are two modern, free spirited multi-instrumental musicians who live, write, rehearse, record, mix, design, edit and produce everything in-house. Devoting their energy to the pursuit of reason, happiness and harmony, they embody this philosophy in the powerful, percussive acoustic melodies they create. andtheRiddle will be debuting their new album this MiTH.
Ian Fisher is a prolific modern songwriter raised in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, and living in Vienna, Austria. His music is best described by Rolling Stone as “Half Americana & Half Abbey Road-Worthy Pop” and “A World Traveler’s Perspective on American Folk-Rock”. He has paid his dues, writing over one and a half thousand songs, releasing over a dozen records, and touring internationally for over a decade. Always flying just below the radar, Fisher’s music has found a home around the world with independent music lovers who just appreciate a good song.
Having gigged extensively locally and internationally as part of various bands, Jon Shaban has decided to try something slightly scarier – a solo career. Armed with just his voice and his guitar, he takes to the stage to deliver songs which have been described as honest and easy to relate to. The performance is raw and there’s no holding back on the sharing of extremely personal experiences. The kind we’ve all been through but haven’t necessarily processed in the way Jon does.
19:20-20:10 Themba Mokoena
Themba Mokoena is one of the country’s finest guitarists. Taught to play by an elder brother, he started performing professionally in the sixties with marabi and jazz bands, later joining the Durban Expressions, a jazz combo that toured extensively and relocated to Johannesburg in 1972. On his arrival in the city of gold, Mokoena’s guitar playing skills caught the attention of the father of township theatre, Gibson Kente, performing in most of his plays and at Soweto’s famous cabaret club. With the demise of township soul and jazz in the late seventies, Mokoena performed mainly as a session artist. In recent times he has toured and performed with Sibongile Khumalo in overseas gigs in countries such as Israel and Switzerland. He is revered by young musicians as a great guitarist and has mentored a younger generation of jazz artists such as Jimmy Dludlu and Selaelo Selota.
Hereditary is cover band made up of family members Rachael and Michael Webster (children) and Charles Webster (father). While Charles is well known around the midlands for his musical talents, with Hereditary the focus is on the familial experience. They play acoustic versions of well-known songs and aim to have fun as a family.
ABOUT MiTH: MiTH is located at The Knoll Historic Guest Farm, Knoll Drive, Hilton. Doors open at 6 pm and the music will kick off at 7 pm. Entrance is R40 at the door.
MiTH is a semi-open mic music club. An opportunity for musicians to share the joy of their music with a friendly audience which includes fellow musicians – who have all “been there” too. (Non-musicians welcome too!) Whether you’re a newbie looking for your first opportunity to perform publicly, or a more experienced / mature musician simply looking for people who are as passionate about music as you are – come along and join us!
Bring your own booze. Food and soft drinks are available for sale. Musicians who want to play at MiTH, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIRECTIONS TO MiTH: Take the N3 to Hilton, take the Hilton turnoff and go South into the Village (away from Hilton College). Travel 5,2km along Hilton Avenue (past two sets of traffic lights and Crossways Pub) and keep going straight as Hilton Avenue turns into Dennis Shepstone Drive. At the 5,2km mark, Knoll Drive will be on your right – the entrance to MiTH is the *second* entrance on your left into The Knoll Historic Guest Farm.
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