Piet Botha & Jake Gunn at the Cottage Club.


Piet Botha began writing songs and forming bands while still at school and his first professional gig was as an acoustic duo in 1974 at a local drinking hole in Pretoria. From 1981 to 1983 Piet Botha was involved with Wildebeest which was one of the first bands to mix rock music with Afrikaans lyrics and recorded ‘Bossies’, a song about the South West African / Angolan Border War, which was very much a no-no during those Apartheid times. In 1984 he co-founded the Blues Rock group Jack Hammer which is more than just a band, it is a collective of musicians that has somehow survived the strange machinery that is the South African music industry and produced some sterling original albums over the years. Since their first performance the one constant factor in the band has been the man affectionately known as “Hammer”, Piet Botha. During 1997

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Sat 26 Aug: Miriam Erasmus at the Cottage Club

Miriam Erasmus, (known in the UK as Miriam Backhouse), has honed her talents to a fine art during a lifetime of entertaining everyone from toddlers to ‘tender-years’. Her beautifully trained bel canto singing, finely tuned guitar playing and easy going ‘banter’ make her performances a joy to listen to.

Miriam’s repertoire covers lullabies to light opera, but her forte is singing folk songs, when her ability to fit her voice, and guitar playing, to the mood of the song shines through.

She has put together a collection of some of her favorite live recordings over the years on “Best Loved Folk Songs”.

As a teenager in the ’60s she was influenced by the British Folk Tradition and the new songwriters emerging worldwide; Bob Dylan, Ralph McTell, John Martyn and Leonard Cohen to mention a few. These composers are reflected on her album “African Rose”.

The American folk singer Joan

More…Sat 26 Aug: Miriam Erasmus at the Cottage Club

Sun 20 Aug : Reg Meuross.

REG MEUROSS www.regmeuross.com “…sounds like a forgotten, American 60s classic with echoes of Dylan, Tom Paxton & Leonard Cohen” Robin Denselow, The Guardian

Reg is a true modern troubadour, representing contemporary folk writing at its best. “There’s something special about the way he writes and delivers a song” Townes Van Zandt. His appearances at folk clubs and festivals throughout the UK and abroad, and his highly acclaimed solo albums have now established his songs as ‘the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk’ (Folkwords).

In the mid-1980s Reg Meuross formed the Panic Brothers with Richard Morton, mixing Americana with humour and slick harmonies. Then came the Flamingos, Hank Wangford, and now 11 solo albums and performances at folk clubs and festivals throughout the UK and abroad have established his songs as ‘the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk’ (Folkwords). Geoff Lakeman has

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Sat 19 Aug: Jenny & the Jameses.

Jennifer Eaves is one of my favourite Singer-Songwriters, who is justifiably gaining recognition around the Country. Her Lyrics are Poetic, Insightful and deeply moving, which, coupled with her Mastery of Guitar and Piano, make her a Force to be reckoned with! A True Troubadour, indeed! James Hall and James Harvey, are the younger members of the Legendary Blacksmith, and Maestro instrumentalists and vocalists in their own right. (They seem somehow, to improve their remarkable skills every time I see them ! ) On-stage, these 3 Formidable Musicians are guaranteed to provide an evening of Spellbinding Performances and engaging banter. https://www.facebook.com/JandJJMusic

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We were blown away by the hospitality and quality of sound at cafe Roux Cape Town when we had the privilege of performing

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Fri 18 Aug: Amber Laidan & Phil Moffatt

Amber Liadan on stage is an intimate experience. Actively composing for the last 12 years she has over 100 original breathing taking songs. Her sound is authentic and rooted in her Rock and Folk heritage coming from both her musical parents. Her sound influences balance between Reggae, and rustic open pentatonic guitar tunings covering light and dark notes in congruent with her All – Powerful Voice. Amber Liadan is without a doubt an international musical enchantress with her first album coming soon.

Amber Liadan has been support act for Steven Newman, Bill Knight, Tim Parr, Heather Mac, Robin Auld, Kindred Spirit band, Time Flies and Native Young to name a few. https://www.facebook.com/AmberLiadanMusic

Phil Moffett is a Sonic Wizard and true innovator of the guitar as an instrument. He uses both hands simultaneously to create a bass line, melody, harmonics and rhythmic embellishments on the body of the guitar. His

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Sat 29 July. Faye & Wren.


Faye & Wren is a South African group fronted by singer-songwriter duo, Wren Hinds (SAMA nominated Hinds Brothers Band) & ambient songstress Faye Oakes. The outfit has crafted an honest and captivating sound performing on the South African music scene and with their unique performances they have harnessed a dedicated listenership

Sat 24 June 2017. the Fabulous Robin Auld.

Fantastic evening last night with Jenny & the Jameses.

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Posted by David Wolfaardt on Saturday, March 18, 2017

Cottage Club what's on.

June 24 Sat: Robin Auld

July 01 Sat: 3 Point Landing. July 08 Sat: Marcia Moon. July 15 Sat: Ann Jangle. July 22 Sat: Private Function

Aug 18 Fri: Amber Liaden & Philip Moffatt.




Dates to be confirmed:   Doc MacLean,



Bookings: cottageclub@mweb.co.za

021 782 -0931

Whats on at the Cottage Club

Sep 03 Sat: Jann Klose, Cameron Bruce Collective.

Sep 11 Sun: Blacksmith.

Sep 16 Fri: Digby & the Lullaby plus Special Guest, Beccy Cole.

Sep 24 Sat: Les Javan.


Oct 15 Sat: Caroline & Julie Blundell.

Oct 22 Sat: Hatchetman.


Nov 26 Sat: Dax Butler.


Dec  03 Sat: Doc McLean.

Dec 04 Sun: Guy Buttery

Dec 10 Sat: Tony Cox

Dec 17 Sat: Marcia Moon.

Bookings: cottageclub@mweb.co.za

021 782 -0931