Top musos to perform
There is a f east of music awaiting visitors to The Witness Hilton Arts Festival, which runs at Hilton College this weekend, writes ESTELLE SINKINS
EVER noticed how often a gr eat song gets dr owned out b y the noise that comes fr om overproduction in a s tudio? If you answered “yes” to that question, then you’re going to love Behind the N oise.
In this sho w, Dur banites B arry Thomson, J ason Andr ew and M arion Loudon get b ack t o the r oot of w hat makes a great song and give the melody and l yrics sp ace t o shine.
Hits from Simon and Garfunkel, the Erhythmics, Alison M oyet, Mumf ord and Sons, Avicii, Pharell Williams and Avril Lavigne, all get a new look in this show, w hich is in the Art Block at 8.15 pm t oday. Tick ets ar e R100.
Singersongwriter Guy B uttery and drummer Gareth Gale, will be showcasing the music which won them a coveted Silver Ovation Award at this y ear’s National Arts Festival in Grahamstown when the y perf orm in the Chapel at 2 pm tomorrow. Expect high dynamics, deep gr ooves, delicat e African inflections and mindbending guit ar and drum chemistry of a new order. Tickets are R100.
At 4 pm tomorrow is Memphis 55, a tribute show inspired by the 1955 collaboration between rock ’n roll icons Elvis Presley, J ohnny Cash, J erry Lee Le wis and Carl Perkins.
The quart et w ent on t o t our the world and changed the course of music history, inspiring a ne w generation of musicians including T he B eatles, The Who, T he R olling St ones and man y more.
The show, which is in the Art Block, includes hits such as Blue Suede Shoes, Great Balls of Fir e, Walk the Line , Folsom Prison Blues and more. Tickets are R100.
The music of E dith Piaf and other French music stars is celebrated in Piaf, THE GROL SCH LINE-UP INCLUDES: Today 9.30 am: Smith & S mithers. noon: The Geor ge Mari Band. 2.30 pm: the Hil ton Coll ege Jazz Band. 4 pm: the DHS Jazz Band 6 pm: The Hairy L egged L entil Eaters. Marion L oudon is perf orming in Behind The Nois e. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Other F rench Le gends and a T ouch of Me in the Art Block at 6 pm today. T he sho w s tars a wardwinning cabaret artist Helena Hettema and includes song s b y Piaf , M arcel C erdan, Charles Aznavour, Gilbert Becaud, Mireille Matthieu and Jacques Brel. Tickets are R110.
Durban sing ers T ake F ive head Tomorrow 10.30 am: Sophisticated Lady , f eaturing T racy S tark. 1 pm: Platform Jazz. THE CHEMSPEC LINE-UP: Today 1 pm: Singer and s ongwriter R owan Stuart. 3 pm: Supermoon, a dynamic acoustic and v ocal duo . to Hilton with their show Hot for Harmony, in the chapel at 8 pm t oday.
This ensemble features the talents of Shelley McLean, T ory du Ple ssis, S amantha Lander s, H aylea H ounsome and Chloe Clark, singing tight harmony arrangements of hits by Adele and Avril Lavigne, as well as a few timeless classics. Tick ets ar e R100.
The Witne ss Take Fiv e ar e he aded t o PHOTO: SUPPLIED
The Witne ss 5 pm: Quattro F emmes, a dynamic electric s tring quart et. Tomorrow 10 am: Orfeo Duo , f eaturing Sabine Bair d and Linor S teinhausen from the KZN Philharmonic Or chestra. noon: Singer Erin F ourie. 2 pm: Guitarist Jame s Gr ace and pianist Chris topher Duig an.
Festival favourite Anthony Stonier is back in Hilt on t o perf orm The Sound of their Music in the Art Block at 4 pm today and 2 pm t omorrow.
Enjoy song s fr om musicals such as Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The King and I, Carousel, The Sound of Music, as well as some lessheard numbers which are no le ss lo vely. Tick ets ar e R100. THE LINE-UP A T THE T OPS BISTRO: Today 11.15 am: Crawford North Co ast A frican Dr umming and D ance. 1.15 pm: the Hil ton Coll ege Marimb a Band. Tomorrow 11.15 pm: the Co wan Hous e Marimba Band. • Booking f or all the se sho ws can be made at www .hiltonfestival.co.za
Inbetween sho ws and w andering around the craft market and visual art exhibitions, f estival g oers can enjo y plenty of music at the Grolsch Festival Marquee, the Chemspec P erspective Music Stage, the T ops Bis tro and the Bell Tower. 1.15 pm: the S t S tithian’s P reparatory School Marimb a Band. THE LINE-UP A T THE BELL T OWER: Today 9.30 am: Band
Go t o www .hiltonfestival.co.za f or more de tails on the f estival. • email@example.com
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