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Thursday, June 23, 2022


(Left: Tim Parr)

Arguably the KZN Midlands’ best-loved music venue, Music in The Hills (MiTH) is an opportunity for beginners, professionals, and passionate music fans to share the joy of music at The Knoll Historic Guest Farm.

MiTH takes place every second Wednesday at The Knoll Historic Guest Farm, Knoll Drive, Hilton.

19h00: Kristen and Matt Duo

Kristen Wepener is no stranger to the MiTH stage. She has performed at MiTH since 2017, both as a solo act and as part of Cactus Club. Kristen started teaching at St Charles College in 2020, and in 2021 took Duo on as a singing student. Duo is now in grade 11 and is currently working on his grade 6 voice exam content. A talented musician and performer, he wants to broaden his horizons beyond school performances. They will take the stage together for the first time at MiTH on June 29, 2022.

20h00: Roly Struckmeyer

A fixture on the KZN music scene since the late 80’s, Pietermaritzburg-born acoustic guitarist and vocalist, Roly Struckmeyer, started playing the guitar at age seven. He has toured and performed with names such as Wonderboom and Landscape Prayers. He worked with Syd Kitchen in the early 2000s, and with Perez from 2001.

Struckmeyer’s first solo album came out in 2007, and he has spent the last decade in cover bands, like No Fly Zone, A-frame, and more recently, Rustic Spring. A few years back, he formed an original duo with Michael Goddard from Perez (also of Steampunk Coffee fame). He is excited to be creating music and to be back at MiTH!


21h00: Tim Parr

One of the most accomplished singer/songwriters in the history of South African music, Tim Parr is a fantastic live performer and storyteller.

He first came to national prominence in the southern-rock blues band Baxtop, where he shared guitar duties with Larry Amos in the Jo’burg club scene of 1976. Rising quickly to the top of the national circuit and winning the SABC battle of the bands, they recorded Work it Out for Warner Brothers in 1979, which remains an enduring SA classic. Parr then formed Ella Mental with Heather Mac, which played many of the country’s top festivals, and was one of the iconic 80's bands to have a string of radio hits in South Africa. Ella Mental then relocated to Ireland in 1986.

Parr returned to South Africa to form the Zap Dragons who gigged hard throughout that emotional period in SA's history. His solo album Still Standing is a brilliant mix of country, pop, blues, soul, and rock, with the title track a firm favourite among SA audiences.

In 2021, he released his new album Revolution which made a real impact on music lovers in SA. He successfully toured the Eastern Cape, Western Cape, selected venues in Gauteng, and performed live on an international live stream event hosted at The Daisy Jones Bar OMG music venue in Stellenbosch.

The common thread throughout all these projects has been Parr’s expressive vocals and soulful guitar playing, and unlike many guitarists, his rhythm and textural playing is as distinctive as his lead work.


The MiTH programme takes place on June 29, 2022, at The Knoll Historic Guest Farm.

Entrance: R50 - Cash or Zapper at the Door. Doors open at 18h00 and the music will kick off at 19h00. Bring your own booze. Food and soft drinks are available for sale.

Visit for more details and directions. Musicians can contact for slots.

For more information contact 082 331 7271


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.