“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 the field ( Bill Knight & Chris Davidson) 21 March |
Songwriters Chris Davidson, the “Baard of the Bay” and Bill Knight team up for a collaboration entitled “Scarecrows in a Field. Bookings essential: 021 785 5052 or email@example.com R 120.
|Blacksmith @ Cottage club 15 March (sunday) |
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 & Nielen Prinsloo are joined by James Harvey, James Hall and Carlo Bodeli. R140. Booking essential 0217855052 or firstname.lastname@example.org NOTE :5 PM ( SHOW ...
|Wren Hinds @ Cottage club 14 March |
Singer songwriter guitarist Wren Hinds (of Durban folk rock group Hinds Brothers Band) is set to perform at the Cottage club for the first time… With an honest approach to crafting songs, Hinds continues touring, artist collaborations and a highly anticipated follow-up release with Hinds Brothers Band in store for 2015. Wren Hinds has performed extensively throughout ...
|Piet Botha & Jake Gunn 28 Feb |
Piet Botha is the Granddaddy of South African Blues. His early bands “Wilderbeest” and “Jackhammer” are the stuff of legend. He has been a Mentor to many of our now famous bands, like “Akkedis”, (Arthur and Rudi Dennis) working together with Piet as “the Lyzyrd Kyngs”; and more recently, Jake Gunn. Piet’s remarkable Folk-Rock album, ...
|Reine Adelbert @ Cottageclub 31 Jan |
Corporate veteran, lawyer and songwriter sharing insights from a rich diversity of experiences. Finger-style guitarist, Reini has been performing since the 70’s and is a regular at local and upcountry music venues. Dabbling in Jazz, Rock and Boma styles with various line-ups over the years, his enduring love is for acoustic Afro-blues with provocative lyrics. ...