The Cottage Club in Fish Hoek

The Cottage Club was created by Bill Knight, a renowned local Folk musician-singer-songwriter. The venue is situated on the slopes of the mountain in Capri Village. Bill built this homely, intimate venue as part of his home in 2003, with a recording studio attached . “We embrace everything from Folk (in the widest possible sense), Blues and Classical – anything with Passion.”

In many ways, this is ‘Voorkamer Music’.  Performers love the warmth of the room, and the attentive and respectful audience. We have found the Club to be an important forum for musicians to perform, meet, collaborate, and network, and a place for patrons to celebrate a common passion and to make lasting friendships.

Our Stage has been blessed with veteran local legends, troubadours, instrumental virtuosos and upcoming performers who subscribe to the same principles. We  pride ourselves with having our regular musicians and we balance this with showcasing new musicians. Some of our regulars are: Valliant Swart, Koos Kombuis,Tony Cox, Steve Newman, Roger Lucey and of course, Bill Knight.

We generally meet twice a month and can seat around 30 patrons. Guests can purchase Soup of the Day and/or bring their own picnic and drinks. We usually have a roaring fire in winter and  guests picnic on the lawn in summer.

Since the Cottage Club is in a residential area and we respect our Neighbours, we don’t do kit drums or electric bass. We take pre-bookings only and don’t encourage walk-ins. The Club is a NGO dedicated to the celebration, nurturing and development of local music, especially original music and even more so, Kaapse Music. The Cottage Club is not a business enterprise, but a cultural club. An admission fee covers the performer and the sound engineer.

To book for an event, or to play at the Cottage Club, please contact Bill Knight at

To play or book for an event, please contact Bill Knight at
The New Cottage Club: The Original Folk Venue
location 33 2nd Crescent, Fish Hoek
tel 021 782 0931
email cottageclub@mweb.co.za
web billknight.co.za
Facebook Cottage Club
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How to get to the Cottage Club.

  1. Go down the Blue Route (M7 South): go over the Ou Kaapse Weg. Pass the Longbeach Mall on your right. At the 4-way stop, turn left towards Fish Hoek.
  2. At the sign that says “Fireplaces” in Red against a blue wall, Turn Left into 9th Avenue, Pass over Grysbok Road, cross Recreation road diagonally into 2nd Crescent. Number 33 is on your right, towards the end of the block.
  3. Coastal Route, Main Road-via Lakeside, Muizenberg, St James, Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek.
  4. Go into Fish Hoek Main Road, at the BP Petrol Station, turn Right into De Waal Road then take the Second Left into 2nd Crescent. Number 33 is on your left of the second block.

 

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Christine Weir & the Kilts at The Cottage Club, Fish Hoek. Sat 25th Feb 2017, 7pm
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The original folk venue, The Cottage Club at 33, 2nd Crescent, Fish Hoek, presents Christine Weir & the Kilts on Saturday 18th February 2017 at 7pm. Limited Seating! Our Shows have been filling Rapidly, so book Now on 021 782 0931 to avoid disappointment! Comprising of Christine Weir on vocals and penny whistle, Jono Tait on acoustic guitar, Matthew Weir on bass, double bass, and vocals and Ingrid Salzmann on the accordion and keyboard, the Kilts are back! With a slightly different sound and some … Read more

Ebeneze & ZWARU at The Cottage Club, Fish Hoek. Sat 18th Feb 2017, 7pm
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The original folk venue, The Cottage Club at 33, 2nd Crescent, Fish Hoek, presents Ebeneze & ZWARU on Saturday 18th February 2017 at 7pm. Limited Seating! Our Shows have been filling Rapidly, so book Now on 021 782 0931 to avoid disappointment! South African singer-songwriter Ebeneze’s music tells stories about a fairy tale called life. Stories of love, of loss, of friends and of foes. Writing music is her rhythmic and melodic way to process and make sense of the crazy and wonderful world … Read more

Tim Parr at The Cottage Club, Fish Hoek. Sat 11th Feb 2017, 7pm
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The original folk venue, The Cottage Club at 33, 2nd Crescent, Fish Hoek, presents Hezron Chetty on Saturday 11th February 2017 at 7pm. Limited Seating! Our Shows have been filling Rapidly, so book Now on 021 782 0931 to avoid disappointment! “I dreamt as I crossed the bridge of belief to get to the top of the hill – to my surprise looking me in the eyes was the queen of the impossible. She said “Hey Broer” she said “Broer” three times, it’s true. … Read more

Hezron Chetty at The Cottage Club, Fish Hoek. Sat 4th Feb 2017, 7pm
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The original folk venue, The Cottage Club at 33, 2nd Crescent, Fish Hoek, presents Hezron Chetty on Saturday 4th February 2017 at 7pm. Limited Seating! Our Shows have been filling Rapidly, so book Now on 021 782 0931 to avoid disappointment! Hezron Chetty is a violinist and songwriter from Cape Town, South Africa. After spending many years travelling around the world Hezron crafted a groundbreaking way of performing the violin. His mesh of styles include genres not usually associated with the violin such as … Read more

Dax Butler at The Cottage Club, Fish Hoek. Sat 21st Jan 2017, 7pm
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The original folk venue, The Cottage Club at 33, 2nd Crescent, Fish Hoek, presents Dax Butler on Saturday 21st January 2017 at 7pm. Limited Seating! Our Shows have been filling Rapidly, so book Now on 021 782 0931 to avoid disappointment! “I’m gonna get me a ticket- to the Fireman’s Ball – watch it all go up in flames….looks like we messed it up again”. This Johannesburg-based multi-instrumentalist has been making music since the ’70s. He has performed in numerous Bands, including: the Other Band, … Read more

Gert Vlok Nel at The Cottage Club, Fish Hoek. Sat 14th Jan 2017, 7pm
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The original folk venue, The Cottage Club at 33, 2nd Crescent, Fish Hoek, presents Gert Vlok Nel on Saturday 14th January 2017 at 7pm. Limited Seating! Our Shows have been filling Rapidly, so book Now on 021 782 0931 to avoid disappointment! Gert Vlok Nel (Beaufort West, 1963) is a South African poet, and Singer-Songwriter. He studied English, Afrikaans and history at Stellenbosch University and worked as a guide, a bartender and a watchman. He has published one collection of poems, Om te lewe is onnatuurlik (To live is unnatural), for which … Read more

Steve Newman & Angel Rose at The Cottage Club, Fish Hoek. Friday 13th Jan 2017, 7pm
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The original folk venue, The Cottage Club at 33, 2nd Crescent, Fish Hoek, presents Steve Newman & Angel Rose on Friday 13th January 2017 at 7pm. Limited Seating! Our Shows have been filling Rapidly, so book Now on 021 782 0931 to avoid disappointment! Steve Newman is one of our most acclaimed and respected Acoustic Guitarists, covering many Genres, including Classical, Folk, Latin and Indigenous. He has Preformed Solo and in collaboration with other International Stars, including Tony Cox, Steve Fataar, Chris Tokkalon, and … Read more

Emma-Jean and Bill Knight at The Cottage Club, Fish Hoek. Friday 29th Dec 2016, 7pm
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The original folk venue, The Cottage Club at 33, 2nd Crescent, Fish Hoek, presents Emma-Jean and Bill Knight on Friday 29th December 2016 at 7pm. Limited Seating! Our Shows have been filling Rapidly, so book Now on 021 782 0931 to avoid disappointment! “My name is Emma-Jean and I’m an Indie-folk singer-songwriter who struggles to put down her guitar and pen. I believe that every song tells a story, but that story is only heard when an emotion is evoked. You can’t create music … Read more

Koos Kombuis at The Cottage Club, Fish Hoek. Friday 9th Dec 2016, 7pm
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The original folk venue, The Cottage Club at 33, 2nd Crescent, Fish Hoek, presents Koos Kombuis, and introducing Ebeneze Ginsberg on Friday 9th December 2016 at 7pm. We are once again delighted to feature the Legendary Koos Kombuis, one of the finest Local Singer-Songwriters and Storytellers, a veteran of the Game-Changing “Voelvry Tour”, which changed the face of Afrikkaans, and South African Music forever. A true master of witty Topical Songs, heartbreaking Love Songs and downright Amusing and quirky observations of our Society. Facebook … Read more

Tony Cox at The Cottage Club, Fish Hoek. Saturday 10th Dec 2016, 7pm
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The original folk venue, The Cottage Club at 33, 2nd Crescent, Fish Hoek, presents Tony Cox, and introducing MaryAnne Constable on Saturday 10th December 2016 at 7pm. I’ve been so quiet on the performing front that I wonder if I have any fans left out there at all. Being so deeply involved in creating my latest album #EnormousFlowers, live performance has gone on the back burner for most of this year so far. My apologies … I can though re-assure you all … Read more

 

 

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