“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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|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. ...
|Christian Castell @ Cottageclub 14 Feb |
The Jackanory Story. Christian Castell’s family is steeped in music. A pro Jazz singing Mamma, a Julliard trained Concert Pianist Uncle & a Brother who toured with Joan Baez. Christian picked up a guitar aged 44 and proceeded to document his life of addiction and love through music. A colourful past inspired Christian to write about ...
|Wendy Oldfield & Lionel Bastos @ Cottageclub17 Jan |
Wendy Oldfield & Lionel Bastos One with Lionel Bastos Lionel Bastos will be showcasing the last 30 years of her illustrious career. Wendy’s use of melody and rhyme woven into the meaningful songs she sings really exposes her as a modern day troubadour and together with Lionel’s amazing guitaring and beautiful voice, produce some exceptional music (Lionel ...
|Ella Mental reunion 12 Dec @ Cottage Club |
ELLAMENTAL REUNION at the Cottage Club 12 Dec (Friday) - THE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS 22 YEARS LATER SEE YOURSELF… THE ELLA MENTAL STORY. There was Rockey 24, The Oxford Hotel and the Chelsea. It was a time when Yeoville, Rosebank and Hillbrow were different places than what they are today. It was a time when jolling was dangerous ...
|Koos Kombuis @ Cottage club Sat 06 Dec |
Koos Kombuis. This Musical Legend, Pioneer, Novelist, Poet and Musical Activist, graces our Stage on his annual Pilgrimage to the Cottage Club. He will deliver witty Social Comment, and heartbreaking and inspirational Ballads delivered with his engaging and inimitable Storytelling. R150. 7PM. Booking essential 0217855052 or firstname.lastname@example.org