Two Minute Puzzle + Dave Knowles

July 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

2 minute puzzle

Two Minute Puzzle is Pat McCay or, is Pat McCay Two Minute Puzzle? He charmingly experiments with country, folk and blues and is always producing authenticity in his sound. Even prior to his single “Water” reaching #1 on 5fm, TMP has been causing a stir in South Africa and he has no intention of stopping now. Being no stranger to the national festival circuit with performances at Flamjangled Tea Party, White Mountain Folk Festival, Park Acoustics, Synergy Live and Rocking the Daisies (for four consecutive years), Pat has also collaborated with the likes of Jeremy Loops (“Turning Away” & “Hope Is”) as well as Gazelle and Inge Beckman. He even performed with The Parlotones in Arizona.

Pat is an excellent guitarist has a strong melodic voice and powerful lyrics that his audiences always seem to know the words to. The combination of these attributes makes for an acoustic project with a punch and a beautifully potent singer songwriter performer. He is sometimes joined by Damian Staz (the wizard) on drums and Amy May on back up vocals.

Have a listen…..

dave knowles

Dave Knowles is an unfailingly powerful and intimate performer with an innovative style and eloquence of substance. With a prolific appetite for creation, Knowles’ music blurs elements of Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, Radiohead and PJ Harvey in an expression truly his own.

Over the decade since departing from his Manchester band, Shinobi, Knowles’ style has been catalyzed by his exposure to percussive guitar and beatboxing, experiments in looping and sharing stages with the breadth of South Africa’s top guitarists. Upon completing his studies in Grahamstown, Knowles began establishing himself as a full-time artist in Cape Town, performing the range of the city’s venues and booking regular tours up the coast.

After years of organic growth and exploration, 2016 is proving to be a watershed for Knowles’ career and with new productions, collaborations, videos and recordings on the way, there is much to watch from this emerging artist.

Have a listen….


***Please note that dinner is available from 7pm & show starts at 8:30pm