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Monday, April 22, 2024



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: Michaela-Skye

Michaela-Skye is a passionate vocalist whose soulful sound captivates audiences with its blend of jazz and blues. Reminiscent of Norah Jones, her voice exudes warmth and depth.

Michaela discovered her love for singing at the age of 12 and has been immersed in music ever since. Accompanying her is the talented pianist St. John Haw, whose skills add a rich layer to their performances. Together, they create a mesmerizing musical experience that leaves listeners wanting more.


19h50: andtheRiddle

andtheRiddle are free-spirited and fiercely independent multi-instrumentalists with Jacky van Staden on vocals, guitar, ukulele, harmonica and percussion, and Daniel Winterbach on guitar, percussion and vocals. Influences include Fokofpolisiekar, aKING, Mumford & Sons, and of Monsters and Men. Intent on creating something honest and sustainable in an inherently dishonest and unsustainable modern world, they describe their genre as “acoustic cross-pollination”.

andtheRiddle live, write, rehearse, record, mix, design, edit and produce everything in-house. Devoting their energy to the pursuit of reason, happiness and harmony, they embody this philosophy in the powerful, percussive acoustic melodies they create, and look forward to once again treating MiTH patrons to a feast of eclectic and captivating sound.


20h50: Lotshiwe Tshabalala

Lotshiwe Tshabalala is an independent soul and reggae artist based in Pietermaritzburg. Her love for music is indescribable; music is everything.

Her musical journey started at a very young age. She sang in church and school choirs, and decided to learn the guitar at the age of 19. She has since had the opportunity to perform at many venues across KZN, including markets, festivals, and even the Conversing Kingdoms One Woman Poetry Show by Luleka Mhlanzi. She also curates and organises festivals with Undivided Roots, and plays with an all-female band that promotes the magic of women. She has also worked on an award-winning tuberculosis-awareness film with Oros Mampofu.

Lotshiwe is currently working on an EP covering all the experiences she has endured in life through melody. She will be accompanied by Heaven Khwezi Cele on drums, Nompumelelo Zikode on bass, and Rainbow Cele on keys serving up beautiful melodies and grooves to keep you on your feet.


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 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.