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Thursday, February 9, 2023



(Right: Priya Boshoff – photo supplied)

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.

19h00: Tim Maddock

Tim Maddock is a young muso from the Midlands who will be gracing the stage for the opening set at MiTH on February 15. Rooted in the blues, he strives to bring back the guitar-centric virtuosity seen in the revolutionary classic rock era. Armed with an electric guitar, loop station, and soothing vocals, come join Tim for some timeless classics with a hint of the blues in every song.

20h00: Rhiannon Reid

Well known to MiTH from performing with the Reid Family Band, Rhiannon Reid is a local musician, and now a published author. Previously a student of Kech Sanchez, and a singer in the Howick High School band, she has honed her skills on guitar and vocals over the years. For this event she will be accompanied by her dad, Vince, who has had an interest in music from a young age and is mainly self-taught. He plays keyboard, guitar, and recently, harmonica.

21h00: Priya Boshoff

Priya is a natural stage performer, who has enjoyed the privilege of performing in a variety of artistic fields, from singing to classical dance from the age of 6. Equally at ease in front of a large and intimate audiences, she has entertained audiences across KwaZulu Natal. She has earned favourable attention from her fellow musicians, and music-lovers alike, for her soothing vocal tone, sense of timing, natural stage presence, and phrasing of songs whilst maintaining respect to the meaning and story of the lyrics.

After eight years in a corporate setting, and starting a family, Boshoff became aware of how limited time is, and left the corporate world to dive into her passion for singing and performing. Her classical vocal training under UKZN lecturer Lionel Mkwanazi has helped her to understand and fine-tune her vocal instrument, allowing her to bring her poetic stories to life. Boshoff’s vocal talents will be elevated with the accompaniment of piano, bass, and drums. Shemual “Shem” Mahabeer, with his wealth of experience in the music industry, will put his qualification in jazz piano performance, composition, and arranging to use on the MiTH stage.

Talent “Mzukulu” Mbatha, a versatile bassist hailing from Nongoma in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, will add his unique bass style influenced by genres such as maskandi, mbhaqanga, jazz, pop, contemporary rock, soul, and fusion. Rounding out the sound will be Donovan Jacob, a Durban-based drummer/percussionist with impressive versatility gained over more than 30 years of experience.


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 purchase.

For more information contact 082 331 7271. Visit for more details and directions. Musicians can contact for slots.

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


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.