Gloucester Blues Project Live at MiTH
8:30pm The Gloucester Blues Project
Formed in 2005, the Gloucester Blues Project is a four-piece blues-rock band from KwaZulu-Natal known for a solid repertoire that ranges from background blues, to upbeat classics. Appearing on stages from KZN to the Okavango Delta (and even in the occasional cowshed ask them about it), the band is known for their energetic, lengthy sets. They draw influences from early blues pioneers like Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson, electric guitar gods Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix, and more rock-based outfits like Led Zeppelin and AC/DC.
The Gloucester Blues Project plays regularly in KwaZulu-Natal and has enjoyed performing with the likes of Dan Patlansky, Southern Gypsey Queen and Josie Field. The band has represented the blues at major South African festivals including Splashy Fen, the Durban International Blues Festival, and the Royal Show in Pietermaritzburg. They have occupied stages at a host of smaller music venues across South Africa, as well as three tours to Botswana.
The band has also performed in tribute shows dedicated to popular musical icons Credence Clearwater Revival and the Rolling Stones. These shows were very well received, with audiences demanding repeat performances.
The Gloucester Blues Project is Mark McTaggart (bass + vocals), John Goodall (rhythm guitar and vocals), Andrew Dickinson (lead guitar), and Ian Dickinson (drums).
7:45pm Dave Starke
Dave Starke is singer/songwriter based in Eshowe, Zululand. Born and bred in Cape Town, Dave began performing in the folk scene in the late 90s before pursuing studies in Classics and Drama at UCT. Having moved to KZN in 2007, Dave now works as a full-time musician performing at venues and festivals across the province. In 2017 he composed a blues soundtrack for South African film “The Killing Floor” and in 2018 released his first solo original album entitled “Duende” which he toured down the garden route to Cape Town with fellow musicians Nish Pillay and Lizzie Gaisford. Dave is firmly rooted in the folk idiom with personal storytelling and emotive performances being at the very heart of what he does. In addition to original music, Dave has, for the last two years, toured extensively with his critically acclaimed “Tribute to Leonard Cohen”. This will be his first performance at MiTH – something he has been looking forward to for years. Albums will be on sale!
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Bowstring is a Daughter-Dad combo with Rebecca Webster on vocals, percussion, ukulele, guitar and keys and Charles Webster on vocals, guitar, percussion and ukulele. The duo has been going for several years now and features a combination of original materials and covers. Sweet harmonies and a variety of instruments lend charm to strains of rock, folk, pop and indy sounds. Always a bit special when dads and daughters play!
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.