Event Category: MiTH
9pm Cheryl Joelson
Cheryl is a singer/songwriter. She started singing and performing from the age of nine and spent several years singing in studio as a session singer. Cheryl draws on her life experiences to craft poetry that forms the lyrical basis of her heartfelt and memorable songs, her style of music can be described as folk/rock with hints of country. Her style has been compared with that of Joni Mitchell, Brandi Carlile, Civil Wars, Cranberries and Taylor Swift.
The South African Duo Connecting Stars was officially launched by Cheryl in 2012, creating her own brand of Folk Rock. Since 2013, Connecting Stars have gained success locally as well as abroad, with their debut South African single “Pieces” receiving radio play across the country, and their song “Stuck” achieving the rare feat of charting on the US Billboard AC chart, peaking at #28. This was followed by two tours of the United States, and culminated in Cheryl winning the Songwriter of the Year Award at the Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards. Cheryl also collaborated with Headliner and Rasadon, the founding members of the multi-grammy award winning band “Arrested Development” and wrote a song together called “A Change is Coming”.
Cheryl recently performed with Nibs Van Der Spuy at his album launch, Natalia and has performed with Tresor, Riziky and John Ellis.
8pm The Name On The Drum
The Name On The Drum is an alternative rock, folk and indie band that focuses on playing original music, but also insert a variety of covers into their live shows. Playing as a two or a three piece band and varying their sound from full electric to simple acoustics, The Name On The Drum uses all the tools at their disposal to create a unique blend of honest, thought provoking song-writing with absorbing musical performances.
With influences that include, Rise Against, Bob Dylan, Frightened Rabbit and The National, their song writing also creates awareness of current world issues.
When the band was formed in 2011 the plan was to have a different ‘name on the drum’ at each performance, now they simply go by “The Name On The Drum” or “TNOTD”. Band members are Ben Bruzas (guitar, vocals), Liam Barnard (bass) and Nat Bruzas (drums, vocals).
Based in Hillcrest, TNOTD have played shows around KZN, including La Casa (PMB), The Winston Pub (DBN), The Rock Music Bistro (Umzumbe), Music in The Hills (MiTH, Hilton), Jack Rabbits (Morningside), Amsterdam Bar (DBN), The Bus Stop (DBN), as well as other venues. TNOTD has also performed at various Music Festivals – Splashy Fen (2017), Pecanwood Oktoberfest (2016), Ales For Tails, Roseway Waldorf’s Musical Moonlight Market and Organic Market, Monteseel Music Fest, Outland Festival open mic (2016).
7pm Hyde and the Resistance
Hyde and the Resistance is a three-piece rock band from Durban. We draw influence from The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, Switchfoot, Muse and many others. They emerged as a four piece band in 2013. Preston Ellapen does duty on guitar and Shannon Pillay on drums. Princeton Ellapen is on Bass but in 2015 Shannon injured his hand in an accident and was replaced by Joash Pillay. Hyde and Resistance played only two more gigs before calling it quits. In October 2018 Preston, Princeton and Joash played together for a church youth function. While practicing for this event Clarion (the guitarist from when Hyde and the Resistance was a 4 piece) requested that Hyde and the Resistance open for his album launch on 25 November. This prompted the band to regroup and begin practicing old material. They’ve had so much fun practicing these old songs and realized that wanted to record them. Their goal now is to play these songs in as many live shows as we can and to record so we can leave a legacy. Hyde and the Resistance have played alongside bands such as AKing, Dance You’re on Fire, Squeal and many others.
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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