THIS week’s Music in the Hills features Kim Swartz, Nosihe Zulu, Jon Shaban and The Alley Cats. The gig takes place at 7 pm on Wednesday, August 17 at The Knoll Guesthouse and Backpackers, Knoll Drive, Hilton. Tickets R20. Food and soft drinks available, BYOB. Visit http://www.mith.co.za for more details and directions.
Kim Swartz, who hails from Cape Town, is an experienced performer here on business – and heard about the legendary MiTH. Can’t wait to hear what he’s got!
Nosihe Zulu, our newlywed superstar, is one of two recipients of MiTH sponsorship this year. Nosi is a music student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal with an incredible voice and buckets and buckets of talent on the keys as well.
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. In addition to solo work, Jon is also part of The Shabeen, a band he put together to back the songs he has written.
Last, but nott least, The Alley Cats – an all star cast of Rockabilly die-hards – will perform an electric set of rock and roll standards with a special emphasis on Stray Cats covers and Rockabilly tunes with some originals thrown in.
The trio formed out of a shared love for swing, bop and blues music and keep the vibe strong with some surf rock classics. Crowd responses have been overwhelming, and it is advised that patrons consume enough fluids to overcome dance fatigue.
Musicians who wish to play please contact Kirsten Rae Hughes on 072 220 9757 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Performers plus one partner get in free.
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!