Plenty of great music on offer at Music in the Hills

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MUSIC in the Hills will be hosting the talents of Larry Amos, Aymira and the band andtheRiddle at The Knoll Guesthouse and Backpackers, Knoll Drive, Hilton at 7 pm on July 20.

Entry is R20. Food and soft drinks available, BYOB. Visit http://www.mith.co.za for more details and directions.

Widely regarded by his peers as the ‘best blues guitarist in the country’, Larry Amos is held in highest regard by faithful fans and fellow musicians.

For those of us old enough to recollect, Larry was the driving force of Baxtop, an original blues-rock band from South Africa. He wrote and composed all of their songs, playing lead guitar and doing vocals.

 

The band, andtheRiddle, describes its genre as “acoustic cross-pollination” with Jacky van Staden on vocals, guitar, ukulele, harmonica and percussion Daniel Winterbach on guitar, percussion and vocals.

Influences include Fokofpolisiekar, aKING, Mumford & Sons, of Monsters and Men, andtheRiddle are free-spirited and fiercely independent multi-instrumentalists intent on creating something honest and sustainable in an inherently dishonest and unsustainable modern world.

Kyle Baker and Daniel (aka Niel) Rossouw form the acoustic guitar duo named Aymira. Playing music together for a couple of years, while also involved in other bands and projects, Aymira has always been popular in the Midlands.

Performing instrumental music that can be classed as Spanish/World Music, as well as “singing songs”, with more of an acoustic folk sound. Aymira has performed instrumentally at MITH in the past but this time they’ll be singing.

Musicians who wish to play at Music in the Hills please contact Kirsten Rae Hughes on 072 220 9757 or e-mail: kirstyh03@gmail.com. Performers plus one partner get in free.

MiTH is a semi-open mic music club, which provides 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 head down to MiTH.

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