On stage: My Way, musical extravaganza, hosted by Stellenbosch singer and songwriter, Hilton Mandela Andries- this weekend – Saturday October 2, 2021

What: My Way –featuring Hilton Mandela Andries- South African singer and songwriter-and guests
When: Saturday October 2, 2021
Where: The Upstage Lounge at the Drostdy Theatre (corner Bird and Alexander Streets), Stellenbosch Tickets: R100 Time: 5pm. Doors open at 4.30pm
Dress code: Smart casual/cocktail wear
Direct booking link. Quicket – click here https://www.quicket.co.za/events/152489-my-way-hilton-mandela-andries/?ref=events-list#/    

It is exciting to see live music concerts back in theatres. This weekend and South African singer and songwriter Hilton Mandela Andries, is headlining My Way, a concert extravaganza. The show is on Saturday October 2, 2021, at The Upstage Lounge at the Drostdy Theatre in Stellenbosch. He will be joined on stage by Melissa van der Spuy, Whaden John, Robin Fourie and the Crescendo Orchestra. A fabulous line-up and yes, this is on stage. The playlist includes songs by Marthie Hauptfleisch, Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra and original songs by Hilton.

This big production and it has been made possible by ATKV-Crescendo. The 37-year-old artist from Cloetesville, Stellenbosch is thrilled to be back on stage, with an audience in attendance. He started singing when he was three and growing up in an artistic family, his talents were nurtured. He has been singing professionally for the 15 years. In March [2021], he released his new music single, Móre Sal Die Son Weer Skyn– a stirring tribute to his late mom, who passed away in March 2018. My Way, on Sunday, is a wonderful opportunity for people to see Andries in concert, joined on stage by a group of talented guest artists and an orchestra. He reflects: “When it comes to music, my way may not necessarily be how you do things on a stage – that automatically makes us both unique as artists and how we express ourselves. The show is about celebrating memories; celebrating life and authentic self… The concept for this performance is also to accept all the stones that come your way with open arms and not throw them back, but to take those stones and build a bridge”.


Hilton Mandela Andries attended Cloetesville Primary and Cloetesville High Schools and harnessed his musical talents, singing at Sunday school performances in school choirs. When he was 16, he began to emcee events. His love for theatre and music, led him to pursue a career in the arts and entertainment industry. After matriculating in 2002, Hilton studied Environmental Health at CPUT (then known as Pentech). After an audition, during his second year of studies, he made the decision to pursue a full-time career in the entertainment industry. As an actor, he initially focused on drama and his singing was not central to his work. That shifted, when in 2016, he saw an advert in a newspaper with news about the AKTV music auditions. He returned to audition for ATKV in 2017 and it was at that point, that he conceptualized his song Hier Is Ek– a tribute to his mother. At that point, she had been living with Parkinson’s disease for 25 years and Andries was her caregiver for 17 of those 25 years.  His mom passed away in March 2018. As a way of deal with the grief, “heaviness of all the anxiety, depression and loss”, he reworked his song Hier Is Ek and the result was, Móre Sal Die Son Weer Skynwhich was produced by Melvin Williams. Hilton describes Móre Sal Die Son Weer Skyn as “one of those songs that can carry you through any challenge and bring comfort especially with loss… I pray that the song brings hope to every listener whose cross sometimes becomes too heavy.”  


Móre Sal Die Son Weer Skyn audio videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-JXk9mjooQ&feature=youtu.be

Apple Music link: https://music.apple.com/za/album/m%C3%B4re-sal-die-son-weer-skyn-single/1575852443

Performance videos:


Social Media Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hiltonmandela.andries
In his show, My Way, Hilton Mandela Andries is “celebrating memories; celebrating life and authentic self…” The show is on Saturday October 2, 2021 at The Upstage Lounge at the Drostdy Theatre, Stellenbosch.

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