Zeerover is an unlikely, Richards Bay-based duo with over seventy years in the music industry, combined. “The Bone Collector,” aka Dr Eugene Viljoen, (Orthopaedic Surgeon) and “The Car Guard,” aka Corrie Pretorius (businessman), came together to form Zeeroover in 2012. Both, composers, vocalists and instrumentalists, they have honed not only their skills, but a sound that is remarkably unique and appealing to a broad spectrum of audiences.
The Bone Collector masterfully combines the styles of Jon Gomm, Tommy Emanuel and a genuinely unique percussive guitar technique, produces a full bass, percussion and jazz/blues guitar sound - effectively a three-piece band on his own. Also known as Zwarte Piet, he hails from the alternative Afrikaans rock “Zwarte Piet Band,” which wowed audiences at “InniBos,” “Splashy Fen,” “Poets Porch,” “Dollos Fees” and many other stages around SA. Eugene is a most remarkable and very skilled guitarist and composer with a passion for his art and a unique commitment to guitaring.
The Car Guard is a multi-instrumentalist, adding touches of acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano accordion, keyboard and lead vocals to create a full, rich and warm sound. Son of the legendary “Spies & Plessis” funny man, Danny Pretorius, and having toured SA in bands like “Insane Obsession,” “Slightly Touched,” “Vagabond” and also having had a solo career, Corrie joined Eugene in 2012 to form Zeeroover.
Unlike anything you’ve heard before, thee chaps cover most of the iconic greats with their very distinctive style and sound. Musical purists, they’re admirably zealous about their “no back tracks” policy. Zeeroover have taken time and (more time) to produce a sound and a show that is professional, classy and entertaining. Don’t miss out - check them out:
8pm – Ryno Theronmusic
Ryno Theron is a multi-instrumentalist, who focuses mainly on experimental guitar. Hailing from Durban, his first year as a solo artist was very successful, having played 40 shows, which included headlining spots and sharing the bill with some South African music legends. He also had released his debut electric album, and follow up acoustic fingerstyle EP. Ryno's strong influences include post-rock, blues and different forms of ambient music.
7pm - Scrapyard Junkies (feat Summer du Preez)
Scrapyard Junkies consists of a bunch of unmentionables who started jamming together at the notorious Thistle Hotel (aka Boshoff St Country Club). Junkies live sets usually include original indy tunes, covers from mid 20th-century jazz standards through post-punk and grunge to contemporary indie-rock, and improvised jams to keep everyone on edge. The Junkies also, and uniquely, have a specialist tambourine player formerly known as 'the swish'.
MiTH is located at The Knoll Historic Guest Farm, Knoll Drive, Hilton. Doors open at 6 pm and the music will kick off at 7 pm. Entrance is R40 at the door.
MiTH is a semi-open mic music club. An opportunity for musicians to share the joy of their music with a friendly audience which includes fellow musicians – who have all “been there” too. (Non-musicians welcome too!) Whether you’re a newbie looking for your first opportunity to perform publicly, or a more experienced/mature musician simply looking for people who are as passionate about music as you are – come along and join us!
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.