Cape Smoke Band at Alma Cafe

Capesmoke band are at Alma Cafe on Sunday 15 Sept. 18:30.

Bookings Essential: 021 689 7377

Richard Tait. Jeremy Stephenson. Bill Knight. Jono Tait.

“Cape Smoke Band”

In the early 1980s, Bill Knight and Lifelong Buddy, Richard Tait, sharing a passion for the Music of Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits, formed the duo; “Cape Smoke”, performing at numerous Venues and Festivals. They have collaborated over the years in many Projects, as well as pursuing numerous separate interests. 

Bill Knight is a Singer, Song-Poet and Musical Activist, who strongly endorses the Tradition of the Troubadour and Musical Journeyman, as Social Commentator and the Ethical Conscience of Society. He Writes in English and the Afrikaans Vernacular of the Western Cape, and is Dedicated to the Nurturing of an Authentic South African Sound.  

Richard Tait is equally well-known for his involvement in numerous Musical

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Deep South Sessions at Glencairn Hotel.

Saturday 14 Sept. 18.30

Bill Knight, Stone & Moss, Ben& Bro.

R70. Bookings essential hotel@hotelglencairn.co.za or 021 782 0314

COTTAGE CLUB, SWEET 16

The Cottage Club has turned 16! On 23 Aug 2003, Richard Tait and I opened the first Performance at the Cottage Club. 16 years later, it is still going strong, and still totally dedicated to celebrating Local Music. Along with Derek Craig, Seymour Howe and Chris Davidson I’ll be presenting an evening of my own Songs, old and new, join in the Celebration!

R120 in cash. Bookings Essential: 021 7820931 or cottageclub45@gmail.com Doors open 7pm. Show 8pm Bring own drinks, snacks.

Robin Auld.

The Fabulous Robin Auld is back at the Cottage Club. Sat 17 August.

R120 in cash. Bookings essential: 021 7820931 or cottageclub45@gmail.com Doors open 7pm. Show 8pm. Bring own drinks & Snacks.

Robin Auld at Cottage Club

Roots/blues music from Southern African singer, guitarist and writer. Slide guitar, harmonica, African blues guitar stylings and soul vocals all feature in the fresh sound of Robin Auld. He has released over twenty albums, with several top 20 hits in South Africa. Starting out with stints as sideman guitarist in the Steve Walsh Buddies Band and Lancaster Band, he had several hits with the band Z-Astaire throughout the 80’s. His sound has evolved from the poprock of his earlier recordings into a contemporary roots mix. Born in Lusaka, Zambia to Scots parents, Robin’s childhood was spent alternating between Southern Africa and Scotland; a journey reflected in the African and Celtic influences in his music. He learned to play the guitar by listening to Hendrix, Ry Cooder and Neil Young, also absorbing influences from the various guitarists of Southern Africa such as Steve Newman, Madala Kunene, Tony Cox, Philip Tabane

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Cami Scoundrel at Cottage Club

Sat 27 July. R100 in cash. Doors open 7pm, Show 8pm. Bring own Drinks, Snacks. Booking Essential: 021 782 0931 or cottageclub45@gmail.com

Cami Scoundrel is back after a two year sabbatical with a fresh sound that exudes raw feeling and nostalgia. Johannesburg born, Cape Town based, Cami Scoundrel fearlessly takes her ideas where others are scared to tread. One part punk, another part hopeless romantic, Cami weaves her words around simple guitar chord structures, nostalgic for the time before computers took over modern music. A troubadour by nature Cami has traveled the USA, Europe, South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia and Lesotho telling her unique story on stages and street corners of all shapes and sizes. From her days as a young punk and Anthropology student in Johannesburg, to her life in the circus, her political journeys into townships and gang lands, the relevance, raw emotion and magic of her stories

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Upcoming Gigs

Lekker couple of weeks coming up for me: Barleycorn Music Club tonight. With Hatchetman Jono Tait Jennifer Eaves Cape Smoke Band

The Gecko, Hermanus, Thursday Evening.

Berrisford Rose @ the Cottage Club on Friday.

The Buckfever Underground at Cottage Club- Original Folk Music Venue. On Sat 22 June.

CD launch at Fish Hoek Bowling Club on Sat 29 June. “In the blink of an Eye” by Bill Knight. Re-mastered by Robin Auld, released by Shoreline Songs.

Bill Knight CD Launch: Bill Knight & Friends, with Special Guests, Rocking Horse

Launch of Bill Knight’s Compilation CD: “In the Blink of an Eye”, and Auction of “Through my Window”.

Sat 29 June. 7Pm SharpAt: Fish Hoek Bowling Club. (See link Below)

Featuring: Bill Knight, Derek Craig, Seymour Howe, Chris Davidson.with Special Guests:Rocking Horse.

R150 pp.Email bookings : apshowe@iafrica.com

Due to the amazing response we’ve had, we’ve decided to move this CD Launch to a bigger venue – the Fish Hoek Bowling Club.

The event will have 3 parts:

The Launch of “IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE” – a collection of Bill Knight’s favourite songs over the last 30-odd years. Bill will be joined on stage by a few Friends who will add their Special touches to the songs.AN AUCTION – Over many years, Bill has hand written many of his songs into a beautiful, hand-made Album. This will be Auctioned to the highest bidder. Please note that if you

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Bill Knight - Album Celebration.

On Saturday 29 June, I’ll be celebrating my new compilation CD ( “in the Blink of an Eye“), recently released by Shoreline Songs. lovingly and meticulously Re-Mastered by Brah Robin Auld, it spans 20 years of Songwriting.

Aided and abetted by a Host of Friends and Compadres: Caroline Blundell, Daniel Darlow, Seymour Howe, Hilton Vermaas, James van Minnen, Kyle Howe, Lani “my Bru” Pieters, Lize Wiid, Rayelle Goodman, Richard Tait, Roger Lucey, Terrence Scarr, Terxia Chegwidden.

Copies of the Album will be on sale.

In addition, we will be Auctioning a Beautiful Hand-crafted book of handmade paper with handwritten Lyrics to a selection of my Songs- a valuable Collector’s item!

Joining me onstage in this celebration, are Seymour Howe, Derek Craig, and Chris “Scarecrow” Davidson.

Further details of the Evening to be released shortly.

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Buckfever Underground

Toast Coetzer (vocals, words), Stephen Timm (percussion) & Michael Currin (guitar).

We head south! Well, further south on the Cape peninsula, at least… We are looking forward to grace the stage at legendary folk musician Bill Knight’s home venue in Fish Hoek. R120 per person. Doors open 7 pm, show starts 8 pm. We’ll play 2 x 45 minute sets. All the stories, all the places. Bookings with Bill at 021 782 0931 or cottageclub45@gmail.com Address: 33, 2nd Crescent, Fish Hoek. Bring own snacks and drinks.

“This is a new Waste Land, a place where Busi Mhlongo sings lullabies to the ghost of Thurston Moore’s bloodied guitar and Jim Jarmusch’s Ghost Dog battles Johnny Mad Dog’s adolescent hounds of hell … It’s a place where heroes – from Sam Nujoma, Chris Hani, Fidel Castro and the Dalai Lama to Leonard Cohen and Breyten Breytenbach – come unhinged, their

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