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 Botha was asked to write and record an Afrikaans album. The result was the all-Afrikaans ‘Suitcase Vol Winter’ album, which is considered a classic by many and a superb example of the groundbreaking Alternative Afrikaans genre.
In 2012 Piet cemented his over two decades of friendship and brotherhood with the Akkedis band, by releasing a collaborative album under the name “The Lyzyrd Kyngs”.
Having recently recovered from a near-fatal fall off-stage, we are delighted to have Piet back at the Cottage Club in Full Force!


Jake Gunn has already established himself as a formidable exponent of the Blues, working in Solo, Duo and Full Band Formats.
The launch of Gunn’s first album Triple Jack, recorded in the winter of 2012, was met with great praise and a favourable review in Rolling Stone magazine. Containing a wide range of original songs, as well as one cover, the album showcases Gunn’s skill and multiple influences. It also contains the song “Radio Mojo” which was featured in the Rolling Stone Rock Chart of 19 January 2013.

Audiences can expect to hear material off the album as well as Gunn’s adaptations of songs from the likes of Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen; with his soulful brand of blues rock, infused with reggae, Gunn’s music is bound to entertain and impress .

To have Jake joining Piet on our stage is something NOT to be missed, for all Lovers of South African Music, and the Blues!


Entrance for the evening: R 150. (Cash at the Door).
Arrive at 7.00ish -show starts 8.00ish.

Pre-Bookings only! Phone Bill on (021) 782 0931 or mail us at cottageclub45@gmail.com to book or for more info.

Bring your own drinks, hard and soft, (not licensed) and bring your own snacks, (or order Soup of the day for R30.)

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