“Take his Welsh/Afrikaner roots, add a bit of Dylan, Cohen and Waites, soak in Miriam Makeba, Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens, Amaswazi Emvelo , add some Tony Bird, David Kramer, the Other Band, Bright Blue and Juluka, shake well, and you come up with a “Kaapse Mengsel”. Skollie a bit of this and a bit of that, and you have “Skollie Rock” – an African Melting Pot.
This best describes Bill Knight, a Singer-Songwriter, Recording Engineer, and Music Activist, and one of South Africa’s, and specifically Cape Town’s; National treasures.
Bill’s music incorporates the sound and rhythms of Cape Town, coupled with insightful and thought-provoking lyrics. Be sure to check out his Mp3 Song Samples.
See Details on Bill Knight’s exclusive Folk music venue and recording studio -The Cottage Club.
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|Scarecrows in a Field – 11 July the Cottage Club |
July 11 Sat: Bill Knight & Chris Davidson: “Scarecrows in a Field”.Chris Davidson, “the Baard of the Bay”, is a seasoned Songwriter well known for his memorable work with “the Lentil Collective”. Chris can’t read music, finds math is a problem and has unwrapped the gift of that we all have unique mythologies. Bill Knight: Troubadour, ...
|Keith Cattell and friends 27 June |
June 27 Sat: Keith Cattell and Friends: Pete Van Heerden, Jennifer Eaves and James Hall play Blues, Folk and moving Original Ballads. R130 Pre-bookings only: 021 785 5052
|Local young talent -May 31st (sun) |
Young Talent Evening:31 May (5pm) An evening celebrating the wealth of young and up-coming talent in the Capri Area, featuring Emma-Jean Beattie, Huw Charles, Kathryn Swain & Daniel Gadd. R50.
|Pete van Heerden and friends – 30 May |
May 30 Sat: Pete van Heerden is a Master of Finger-style guitar and a noted Musicologist. His music includes Instrumental Acoustic Guitar, Folk, Blues, Country and Ragtime. He is a stalwart of the SA Folk Scene, long associated with the Four Winds Folk Club and the Barleycorn Music Club. He will be joined by celebrated balladeers Keith Cattell and Jennifer Eaves. Bill Knight will ...
|Gavin Minter and Mark Fransman -April 25 Sat |
April 25 Sat: Gavin Minter and Mark Fransman. “Stories from the South”. Gavin’s music is broad and eclectic, mastering all styles: Folk, Latin, Blues, with a good helping of Jazz.. Gavin is joined by Accordionist, Mark Fransman, a Legend in his own right. They will feature music from Mark’s latest album “Sonik Citizen” and ...