“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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|Blacksmith @ Cottageclub 27 July |
July 27 – Blacksmith Band- The ever-green Blacksmith return to our Stage with their inimitable mix of Celtic, Bluegrass, Country and Folk delivered in their characteristic expertise and good humour. Original Band members Neil Harvey & Nielan Prinsloo are joined by James Harvey, James Hall and Carlo Bodeli. (R120) Sunday 5pm
|Keith Cattell and friends @ Cottageclub July 26 |
July 26- Keith Cattell and friends – original ballads performed by Keith, Friends and Family, with inspired acoustic guitar-work and harmonies. Keith Cattell : Guitar and vocals Pete van Heerden: Acoustic guitar Caity Cattell: Harmony vocals Kieran Cattell: Bass guitar James Harvey: Accordian and whistles This talented line-up will be playing a set of Keith’s songs (plus some covers). The songs ...
|Shawn Phillips @ the Cottage Club 05 July |
Legend, American singer songwriter Shawn Phillips has worked with industry greats like The Beatles, Donovan, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood and Michael Kamen over the past 40 years. With over 20 albums and several DVDs, he remains an artist who has stayed true to himself regarding style and composition of his work. His albums, Contribution, Second ...
|Pete Van Heerden and friends @ Cottage Club 24 May |
May 24 – Pete Van Heerden – Pete Van Heerden is one of South Africa’s foremost Finger-style guitarists, a celebrated authority on Folk, Blues, Ragtime and Country, a Songwriter and a veteran of the Four Winds and Barleycorn Music Clubs and has featured at numerous Music Festivals. He will be sharing his prodigious Talent with: Keith ...
|Lionel Bastos and Auriol Hays @ Cottage Club 12 July |
July 12 – LIONEL BASTOS and AURIOL HAYS – For their first time on our Stage, Lionel and Auriol will engage us with melodic memorable Ballads with a Jazzy edge .LIONEL BASTOS and AURIOL HAYS have performed together a number of times Their totally different styles and genre’s complement each other perfectly. He is one of the most ...