Sound Advice (Oct 23-29)

Zeeroover headlines at the Music in the Hills (MiTH) event in Hilton tonight (October 23).


IF YOU’RE seeking a good variety of live music tonight (Wednesday, October 23), consider visiting MiTH (Music in the Hills), at the event at The Knoll Historic Guest Farm in Knoll Drive, Hilton.

Held fortnightly on Wednesdays in a barn, the event sees doors open at 6pm and the music flow from 7pm. Admission is R40 at the door.

Headlining the event at 9.10pm will be Zeeroover, using percussive guitar and combining a blues electric sound. The duo, also known as The Bone Collector (Eugene Viljoen) and the Carguard (Corrie Pretorius), takes a journey back to the roots of the fathers of the blues.

The “Doc” and his trusty sidekick, whilst in the throes of launching their new “Humonculus” project with a full band, continue to play the circuit as a duo.

Their history of the blues performance is a fascinating story of hardship and triumph, and the documentation of these musical legends through song makes for an entertaining journey of the blues with a ZeeRoover twist.

From 8.20pm, the MiTH spotlight will be on Ryno Theron, an innovative and unique solo, experimental finger-style guitarist from Durban. His sound is mostly instrumental, and layered with ambient textures, and accompanied by groovy percussion and bass lines through his fingerstyle technique.

From 7.30pm, MiTH will showcase Pretty Olifant, who is described as a witty, mischievous, unwavering, linguistic and free-spirited soul.

Starting the evening’s fun will be Dylan Burczak, who grew up in Hilton and, having been schooled locally at Laddsworrh and Grace College, moved down the hill to Durban straight after matric.

Dylan has played music in various church circles for six years, touring with the Arise Band locally and abroad. At the beginning of the year a new calling came knocking to move home and start up business venture. Joined by the multi-talented Andy Turrell, Dylan will be playing some familiar covers with one or two originals.

For more details call Charles Webster at 082 331 7271.


IN DURBAN, fans of The Reals cover band can catch their Rock Guitar Legends show at the Umbilo branch of the Rhumbelow Theatre in Cunningham Road – at 8pm this Friday and Saturday (October 25 and 26) and also 2pm on Sunday (October 27). The show will also be staged there at the same times next weekend, November 1 to 3.

Rock Guitar Legends pays tribute to some of the greatest guitar players of all time with the focus mainly on the classic rock guitarists of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.

Barry Thomson of The Reals.

show features a variety of guitar styles ranging from Hank Marvin to Jimi Hendrix. Also highlighted are the distinctive playing styles and sounds of Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) and Slash (Guns ‘N Roses).

The Reals also salute David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Santana, Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple) and the soulful Gary Moore.

Leading the team of top Durban musicians is maestro Barry Thomson on guitar and vocals, musical director Dawn Selby on keyboards and vocals, Mali Sewell on drums and Jason Andrew on bass and vocals.

Tickets cost R150. Book at Computicket or by calling Roland at 082 499 8636.


LOOKING ahead… note that the fourth and final concert of the 2019 Old Mutual Music at the Lake series is scheduled for Durban’s Botanic Gardens on Sunday, November 3.

Co-presented by East Coast Radio. the event will feature Afro-pop, hip hop and house as it showcases Lady Zamar, Black Motion and Durban-based Colours of Sound.

Dubbed the New Queen of House music, Lady Zamar won Song of the Year at the 2017 DStv Mzansi Viewer’s Choice Awards, for her song Charlotte; and at the 2018 South African Music Awards she took the award for Best Dance Album.

Black Motion is among South Africa’s favourite ‘house’ acts, and a duo combining cosmopolitan ‘house’ beats with tribal notes and deep-groove sounds. Colours of Sound is a Durban duo that includes guitar, piano, sax and percussion.

Tickets are available via Early bird tickets cost R140 for adults, R80 for children aged six to 12, and R20 for children under the age of six. For more information call (031) 322 4021.

Dubbed the New Queen of ‘house’ music, Lady Zamar performs at Durban’s Botanic Gardens on November 3.

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