Shomon Daniel and Lotshiwe Tshabalala will be performing at the Maritzburg Musicians’ Club

TWO empowering female artists — Shomon Daniel and Lotshiwe Tshabalala — will be performing at the Maritzburg Musicians’ Club (MMC) at La Casa in Quarry Road, Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday, August 8.

Both women use their voices in music to make a stand for independence, love, peace and power. Continue reading

Enjoy some fun, alternative rock with Durban band, Autopilot

Durban band Autopilot will be performing at the Live Fridays event on Friday, March 3 at La Casa in Quarry Road, Pietermaritzburg.

Formed in early 2015, all three members of this fun, alternative rock band have been part of the Durban music scene for a long time. The band is made up of Shane Strachan on vocals and guitar, Steven Murray on guitars and vocals, Raul Diaz on drums and percussion and Jon-Claude Stirling on bass guitar.

Entry is R30 before 9pm,  and R40 thereafter.

Fabulous folk music at the MMC

On Tuesday, September 20, the Maritzburg Musician’s Club returns to its roots as one of the few South African folk clubs in the 80s that changed the course of music in South Africa today.

Appearing at the MMC at La Casa in Quarry Road, Pietermaritzburg, will be Fiona Tozer, who originated the Durban Folk Club, who will be performing with Dan Wilson in their intergalactic duo – Quark.

These two musicians from diverse musical backgrounds have been fusing the different elements of their musical experience and composing music for a theme album about space-time and the universe.

Always aiming for the unexpected, the eclectic mix focuses on poly-rhythms, unusual time signatures and chord progressions, and features bass, guitar, voice and loops.

The club will also be showcasing the talent of the young musicians:

  • Nish Pillay, who has been making a name for himself as a percussionist and dexterous Tabla performer;
  • Jessica Martins, a vocalist and guitarist from Ballito; and
  • Inner Truth, a hard-working Afro-soul band from Scottsville.

Tickets R40. Doors open at 7pm.

Enjoy the varied sounds of Africa at the Maritzburg Musicians Club



HEAD down to La Casa in Quarry Road, Pietermaritzburg, at 7 pm on Tuesday, July 26 to experience the awesome musical art of Africa! The Maritzburg Musicians Club is hosting an evening with artists from Cape Town, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Durban and Pietermaritzburg.

Local favourites Dan and Jacky, of andtheRiddle, will be gracing the stage as part of their national tour. There will also be a first time performance from ZISAMO – a beautiful collaboration of passionate musos from around Africa. Continue reading

Marvellous music at the Maritzburg Musicians Club


It shouldn’t be startling to know that the Maritzburg Musicians Club (MMC) is bringing strikingly good talent to the La Casa stage in Quarry Road, Pietermaritzburg.

Hard-working musician, David Starke, who loves to play old-time music, is on tour from Eshowe with Norwegian musical fiend and friend Jaran. And to keep you focused, local band Stark will also be playing on the night. There will also be having a sneak preview of the sounds of Nicky Grieshaber of Keys Alive at the beginning of the evening.

Tickets for the gig on Tuesday, July 12 are R40. Doors open at 7 pm. Continue reading