James Grace Live at MiTH
9pm James Grace
Take a listen to this Youtube video! You’re in for an amazing treat, fellow MiTHites!
James Grace is one of one South Africa’s leading concert artists. In recent years he has appeared with the Cape Philharmonic, the Kwa-Zulu Natal Philharmonic, the Johannesburg Festival, the Johannesburg Philharmonic and the Free State Symphony in concerti by Rodrigo, Villa–Lobos, Giuliani and Vivaldi.
James studied at the Royal College of Music in London as a Foundation Scholar with Carlos Bonell. Upon graduating he became the first guitarist in the history of the College to receive the Tagore Gold Medal, an annual award presented to the most outstanding student. After spending two years in Doha, in the Arabian State of Qatar where he taught guitar at an International Music Centre, James returned to South Africa and was appointed Head of Classical Guitar Studies at the University of Cape Town. This year James has toured throughout South Africa, the U.A.E and Zimbabwe.
James has recently released his sixth solo album, Chilled, under his own record label, Stringwise Records. His previous two releases Sevilla – Music of Spain II and Café Latino both topped the Classic Fm Top 20 South African Charts and earned James SAMA nominations for Best Popular Classical Album and Best Instrumental Album respectively.
In January 2019 Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival KZN invites James Grace to perform for KZN audiences in a series of duo (piano and guitar) and solo performances including the launch of his new CD “Andaluza : Music of Spain III”. CDs will be on sale.
8pm Brian Bedingfield
Brian Bedingfield (of Hairy Legged Lentil Eaters infamy) showcases his new solo project, called Finger Trouble, with some help from friends old and new. Appropriating a cheeky subtitle from the past into the MiTH logo as a pretext, Brian will interlace his performance with stories about life, the universe and songwriting. Oh and by the way, MiTH is a great place to gather, and listen to live music, so if you haven’t yet been, make the trip to Hilton – you won’t be disappointed. This particular evening has a really interesting and varied line-up, so get there early to bag a good seat.
7:30pm Byron Love
Born and raised in Pietermaritzburg, Byron started out on the local Pietermaritzburg pub circuit just after completing his compulsory “national service.” He has been gigging ever since, with stints in Pietermaritzburg, Durban, Ballito, Margate, and the South Coast. Byron performs covers and also writes his own material. His first album, The Byron Love Consortium – Free Rebel, was released in Sept. 2013. We look forward to welcoming this all-round nice guy back to the MiTH stage.
7pm Sivan Cruywagen
Sivan is currently a grade 12 student at GHS in Pietermaritzburg, and has been singing since she was eight years old. Her genre is classic soul, with covers from London Grammar, Adele, James Arthur, Lana Del Ray and others. She is currently working on some original songs with Sharl – her guitarist. An aspiring musician with a warm, acoustic sound, Sivan is making her way in the midlands music scene, and has performed various venues on request.
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.
Visit www.mith.co.za for more details and directions.