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Thursday, February 23, 2023

MITH MARCH 1, 2023


(Above: What We Are: Jono Maitre & Jahworx)

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 in Hilton.

The next MiTH takes place on March 1, 2023, with the following programme:


21h00: What We Are

Midlands-based band, What We Are (Jono Maitre and Jahworx), brings you a brilliant blend of sassy soul, roots rhythm, and acoustic melodies with a bright streak of lyrical activism. Their first appearance on stage together was in northern Botswana in mid-2013, and they have since performed extensively in Southern Africa, and a handful of venues in Northern Europe. Creating songs that reflect the current times, What We Are believe in the potency of musical medicine, allowing their audience to revisit what makes music so powerful: emotion, passion and its ability to unite the people.

For this performance, they will be joined by Quinton Song on bass.


20h00: Jono Maitre

Having started singing in choirs when he was eight years old, it was only later, in 2014, that he started playing guitar at Michaelhouse. This inspired him to explore a whole new side of music and today, Jono Maitre is a singer-songwriter who has been performing regularly ever since. He has a passion for performing, and plays a mix of folk, pop, and alternative styles which you can hear resonating through his song writing.

Maitre has graced stages from Durban to the Midlands, Pretoria to Cape Town, and most recently, in the UK. He is set to play at Splashy Fen later this year and is aiming to have a song released by then. He is a must-see performer that will leave you wanting more!


19h00: Jahworx

From the misty mountains of Magoebaskloof in Limpopo, Jahworx is returning to MiTH with a fresh sound of acoustic and percussion-based reggae fused with world genres. They will be taking well-known covers to next-level creativity, and playing originals that will blow your socks off. On guitar and vocals, is Juanne Steenkamp with his carpenter fingers, and voice more dynamic than your average Danville Datsun. On bass is Derius Erasmus with an ear just as good as his photographer’s eye, and on percussion is Alicia Boshoff with her rhythmic, leather-working hands.


MiTH takes place at The Knoll Historic Guest Farm, Knoll Drive, Hilton. Doors open at 18h00 and the music will kick off at 19h00. Entrance is R50 Cash or Zapper at the door. Bring your own booze. Food and soft drinks are available for sale.

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.