Upcoming Gigs


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Bill Knight at Cafe Roux, Noordhoek.



Bill Knight, Poet, Singer-Songwriter, Storyteller, Weaver of Tall Tales and Short Truths layers his authentic contemporary Cape-Folk music with poetic lyrics of depth and intensity. His “Kaapse Mengsel”, written in a characteristic Bredie of English and Kombuistaal (the dialect of the Western Cape) provides a personal but universal insight into the not so ordinary lives of everyday people, drawing strongly on Myth, Mystery, Legend and Folk- Lore.
Bill freely admits to being a “KhakieBoer”- half Brit, half Boer- with all the tensions that such a blend suggests, but his Fireside Ballads and Torch-songs are more universal than any divisions that might be expected.

Bill will be Presenting Some of his new Songs, along with some much-loved chestnuts.

Bookings, Cafe Roux: www.caferouxsessions.co.za
Call 021 789 2538


“Cape Smoke” at the Alma Cafe.

“Cape Smoke”, is a Legendary Cape Town duo, from the late 1970s, comprising Seasoned Performers, Bill Knight and Richard Tait. Although they have both been involved in separate Projects over the intervening years, they have nevertheless remained in constant contact and collaborated on various projects of common interest; most recently at a Feature Show with a Star-Studded cast at the Barleycorn Music Club earlier this year. They will be appearing at the Alma Café as a duo at this time, but fully intend to branch out in the very near future into a Full Band format., the Word is out for a Drummer and Bass-player!

“Cape Smoke- Bill Knight & Richard Tait . Bill Knight is a Cape Town legend. He is one of those songwriters for whom the tap never seems to dry up and he continues to produce material of the highest quality regardless of what is going on around him.
He and Alma owner, Richard, have been bosom buddies since university days, bonding over a shared passion for the music of Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. They have been regular collaborators through the years and now, having both turned a venerable 60, have decided to reignite their first serious collaboration from the 80’s, known as Cape Smoke.
This show is the start of the rebirth and will take in a retrospective look at Bill’s entire back catalogue and reinvent it for the present. I, for one, am super excited to see my godfather and daddy gooi on stage together!!”
Jono Tait.

Enquiries and Bookings: 021 685 7377. Alma Cafe, 20 Alma Road, Rosebank, Cape Town.



Bill Knight & Friends at the Barleycorn Music Club.

Bill Knight, Poet, Singer-Songwriter, Storyteller, Weaver of Tall tales and Short Truths, invites you to an evening of engaging Entertainment at the Barleycorn Music Club on Monday 27th March, starting at 8PM.

at: Barleycorn Music Club, Brookside, Villager Rugby Club, 11 Imam Harun (formerly lansdowne) Road.

Bill is a Cape Town based Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist who is an Honorary Member of the Barley Corm Music Club and currently running the Cottage Club in Fish Hoek. He has performed at many Festivals and venues country-wide over the years and plays an eclectic mix of Acoustic Kaapse Klopse. His song-writing and imagery is reminiscent of one of his heroes, the Malawian, Tony Bird.

Opening Acts:
Nicky Schrire & Friends
and then joining him onstage;
Rayelle Goodman
Chris Davidson
Richard Tait
Robin Auld
Tim Parr
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