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Monday, September 4, 2017


(Byron Love)

The next Maritzburg Musicians Club takes place tomorrow (September 5). Local hero Hex Houston is bringing superstar-to-be, Michaela to the La Casa stage.

Byron Love is no stranger to the Pietermaritzburg scene and performs bluesy/folk covers and originals. Additionally, be wowed by 16 year old Sivan Cruywagen's phenomenal vocal talents.

Michaela is becoming a Maritzburg sensation. She's gained a reputation from playing at St Ives, Legends Live Music Venue, Miths and soon to be at The Cavern. She has also been winning singing competitions at her school. She takes her music seriously and tests her abilities with songs from Adele, Nora Jones and Rihanna and is greatly influenced by these artists. Michaela holds a pop/bluesy set of vocals and has been stunning the crowds every time she steps on stage. She will be accompanied by her guitar teacher Hector Houston who will be providing those familiar colourful melodies.

Born and bred in Pietermaritzburg, KZN, Byron Love started out gigging on the local pub circuit. He has been seen performing at the Polo Tavern, Ansonia Hotel, Eldorado Ladies Bar, Capital Towers Hotel, Cliffy’s Rock Pub, Westmore Park Club, The Red Door, Old Main Brewery and other pubs in the Pietermaritzburg area, as well as restaurants such as Olive & Oil and Spur. He ventured down to the coast and started playing at The Cockney Rebel at the Beach Hotel, Rovers Old Boys Club and other clubs around Durban. In more recent years he has jammed a few sets at Zack’s Wilson’s Wharf in Durban with the legendary Steve Fataar.

Margate and the South Coast was next, as he played at The Yard O Ale, Margate Hotel, Faerie Glen Hotel, Wild Coast Sun and other venues on the South Coast. His stint in the North coast started at a gig at Hickory's, when Ballito was still a small village. He was invited to enter the Battle of the Pub Muso’s at Hops in Ballito, and since then has been pro on the North Coast Circuit, appearing at Karibu Pub, Cane Cutters Resort, The Grandstand Sports Pub, Mo-Zam-Bik Restaurant, King Shaka International Airport (News Café), Emperors Club and not to mention Mr Price Pro Beach Festival 2010 & 2011, and North Coast Festival 2012. His first album, The Byron Love Consortium – Free Rebel has been released (Sept 2013).

The doors open at 19h00 and entrance is R50. The home of the Maritzburg Musicians Club, La Casa (formerly The Red Door) is situated in Quarry Road, off Victoria Road, in Pietermaritzburg. Car guards on duty. More information from Roger O’Neill on 083 230 6562