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Thursday, August 4, 2022

MiTH AUGUST 10, 2022

(Above: MiTH youngsters)

Music in The Hills (MiTH) takes place every second Wednesday at The Knoll Historic Guest Farm, Knoll Drive, Hilton. Arguably the KZN Midlands’ best-loved music venue, MiTH is an opportunity for beginners, professionals, and passionate music fans to share the joy of music at The Knoll Historic Guest Farm. The line-up for August 10 is as follows:

19h00: Howick High School Band

Led by perennial joker and sometime teacher Mark Houston, the Howick High School band is excited to be back at MiTH after a couple of years of Covid-induced hiatus. The band plays a collection of pop and rock classics from Fleetwood Mac to the White Stripes and everything in between (okay, well, not literally everything, but you know what we mean), so there'll be plenty to sing along to.

20h00: Evo

Hailing from KZN, Evo is an energetic, vibrant duo, influenced by various genres from CCR, Mumford and Sons, and Depeche Mode to Jeremy Loops.

Evo plays original songs as well as covering a few well-known and not-so-well-known tunes. Band members are Evan Oosthuizen (guitar/vocals/drum) & Lynton Richards (bass).

Through the brand, EVOMUSIC, Evan runs events at various venues in and around Pietermaritzburg supporting local music, and collaborating with various artists on the stage. In addition to his solo career, he is also a member of two other bands.

The genre of music falls into the acoustic/indie/rock category. EVO currently gigs two to three times a weekend in and around KZN.


21h00: Undivided Roots

Undivided Roots ZA is a roots, rock, and reggae band for any occasion. Founded by the legendary Nstangu Cele, who is known as "Roots", an independent street musician from Edendale, Pietermaritzburg. The band consists of 7 members: Black Wadada on guitar, Revival Cele on bass, Heaven Cele on drums, Spear Cele on keyboards, Kingdom Cele on second keyboards, Rainbow Cele on percussion, and Judgement Cele on lead guitar.

The members are all brothers and sisters who make a living from music, by busking locally and outside of Pietermaritzburg. Undivided Roots has shared the stage with many gifted musicians, including Johnny Clegg, Gangs of Ballet, Prime Circle, Queen Ifrica, Watershed, Zahara, and Tony Rebel. Their repertoire includes old-school rock, blues, and jazz, with a heavy dose of roots reggae guaranteed to get your feet tapping.

Doors open at 18h00 and the music will kick off at 19h00. Entrance is R50 at the door, cash or Zapper. Bring your own booze. Food and soft drinks are available for purchase. For more information, call 082 331 7271

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


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.