Event Category: MiTH
21:00-22:00 Electric Arc
Lead by Antonio Ravell, Electric Arc have got together again to play their mix of rock and blues covers and original music, original members Antonio Ravell (guitar and vox) and Ron Howse (drums) have been joined by Joanne Ravell on vocals and Adrian Haycock on bass, the ARC will be playing live at Mith Hilton on Wed 3 July 2019.
20:00-20:50 Roly Struckmeyer
Having been a fixture on the music scene in KwaZulu-Natal since the late 80’s, Pietermaritzburg-born acoustic guitarist & vocalist Roly Struckmeyer started playing the guitar at age seven. His music career began when he returned from England in 1989 to form a band known as “House On The Hill.” During his career as a performer, Roly has toured & performed with names such as Wonderboom and Landscape Prayers. He has also played with a number of amazing bands such as Butternut, The Farryl Purkiss Band & Deluxe to name a few. In 1994, while in America, he played on the Free Stage at a festival in Boulder, Colorado, and was a member of Arapaho for the last year of their career. Roly worked with Syd Kitchen in the early 2000s, and with Perez from 2001. He’s now joined the latter as an official band member. He did a solo album in 2007, and has spent the last ten or twelve years in cover bands – No Fly Zone, A-frame and more recently Rustic Spring. Most recently he formed the original duo called Is it? with Michael Goddard from Perez and Steampunk Coffee South Africa. Roly performed his new material at Splashy Fen 2019 and is excited to be creating music and to be back at MiTH.
19:30-20:00 Alan Strang
Born in Scotland many years ago, Alan Strang has loved music throughout his life – particularly Scottish and Irish traditional music, as well as folk and acoustic. His involvement in live music started in his thirties, when he became active in Buskers, and later, TJs Acoustic Music clubs in Johannesburg.
Principally a singer, Alan also plays guitar and enjoys creating harmonies with other musicians. In various such collaborations, he performed at music festivals in the 90s, including Splashy Fen (several times), Four Winds in PE (twice) and Barleycorn in Cape Town. Since then, he has recorded and performed often with the Waldorf String Band, later becoming a regular member of the band.
Now happily retired in the KZN Midlands, this will be Alan’s debut appearance at MiTH (and 1st for some time as a solo performer!).
19:00-19:30 Chelsea-Belle Gevers
Chelsea-Belle is a folk singer/songwriter who performs contemporary music with her guitar. Country music is a major influence for her, as well as local artists such as Matthew Mole, Ruby Gill, Majozi and Jeremy Loops. Needtobreathe, Florida Georgia Line and Lady Antebellum are some of her favourite bands, as well as Dustin Lynch.
She got her first guitar when she was eight and has been known to avoid doing work by spending hours playing guitar in her room. She thought of the tune and first few lines of her first song on the back of a motorbike just outside Pretoria, had to keep humming the tune all the way back to Maritzburg to remember it, and was extremely surprised to find she did remember it when she arrived.
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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