The Lion & The Bear Live at MiTH
21:00 The Lion & The Bear
Formed by AVADE members Ross Meintjes (vocals/guitar) and Ruben Thomas (bass/percussion/backing vocals) at the tail end of 2017, The Lion & The Bear is an acoustic duo whose sole purpose is to get the party going. The guys have maintained the energy of AVADE, but with the benefit of the more accessible acoustic format. The Lion & The Bear perform a variety of covers in their own unique style, as well as doses of original material. Blues/pop/funk/rock are the genres in which this duo thrives. Keep up to date with their busy performance schedule by following them on the following social media platforms:
20:00 Matt Gardiner
Matt is a young musician born and bred in Pietermaritzburg – but already deeply embedded in local music. It has always been a dream of his to turn his passion for music into his career. He began playing guitar towards the end of his junior school years when he watched his father playing, and was eager to learn. He began his music career by partaking in musical productions at his school, Maritzburg College. He moved on to opening for the likes of Matthew Mole, Prime Circle, Desmond and the Tutus, Just Jinjer, Majozi and Plush. He describes his music as Indie Folk with a slight Rock undertone, with a few of his influences being Mumford and Sons, Matthew Mole and John Mayer.
19h00 The Reid Family
The Reid Family Band has been years in the making, jamming together since the kids started arriving. Vincent Reid had an interest in music from young age and is mainly self-taught. He plays keyboards, guitar and recently, tin whistle. Rhiannon who comes from the school of Kéch Sánchez, has honed her skills on guitar and sings lead vocals. Younger brother Aidan showed musical abilities from a very young age, also sings amazing lead vocals and harmonies. Tess (Teresa Klusik Reid) organises the bookings and joins in on vocals and percussion, when possible. The Reid Family Band enjoys many different genres of music but are particularly influenced by Irish, Folk and Pop music.
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.