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Tuesday, April 25, 2023



(Above: The Name On The Drum)

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. 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. Doors open at 18h00 and the music will kick off at 19h00. Entrance is R50 at the door. Food and soft drinks are available for sale. A cash bar is available and BYOB will not be permitted from the end of April.


19h00: Kevin Gurney

Kevin Gurney is a guitarist and singer from Eston who has been playing for several years. He plays a range of acoustic folk, and blues songs, including some originals. His influences include legends such as Eric Clapton, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Marley, and Bob Dylan, as well as current artists like Benjamin Tod, Tyler Childers, The Hill Country Devil, and Mumford and Sons.


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. Roly worked with Syd Kitchen in the early 2000s, and with Perez from 2001. Roly'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). Roly is excited to be creating music and to be back at MiTH! 


21h00: The Name On The Drum

“The Name On The Drum” is an alternative rock, folk, and indie band that focuses on playing original music, but they also insert a variety of covers into their live shows. Ranging their sound from full electric to simple acoustics, “The Name On The Drum” uses all the tools at their disposal to create a unique blend of honest, thought-provoking song-writing with absorbing musical performances.

With influences that include Rise Against, Bob Dylan, Frightened Rabbit, The National, Angus & Julia Stone, and Gregory Alan Isakov, their song-writing also aims to create awareness of current world issues.


Entrance: R50.00 - Cash or Zapper at the Door

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.