Nell Bryden returns to Cardiff.
A welcome return to Acapela for Nell Bryden. Her concert at Acapela in 2016 was one of the highlights of the year with her beautiful voice perfect for the venue. If you missed her concert last time around, we would recommend that you take the opportunity of catching Nell this time round..and if you were at the last concert, we know you will be back for more!
A darling of BBC Radio 2, Nell Bryden has become a listeners’ favourite in recent years for her powerful, soaring vocals and accomplished songwriting. After a career that has seen many ups and downs, she is to many the true definition of musical independence, dedicating her life to touring and producing material full of integrity and truth. Her most recent album Wayfarer is brimming with uplifting tracks, celebrating life, love and finding happiness.
Born in Brooklyn, Bryden was surrounded by music from a young age. Her mother was a dedicated classical soprano and her father an artist, which would help her understand the commitment needed to succeed in the industry. Inspired by the likes of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, the singer’s career beginnings saw her dabble in various genres, from jazz, to classical and opera, always seeing music as a passport to take her where she needed to be. Her self-funded album What Does it Take found the support of Bob Harris and Janice Long on BBC Radio 2, which would mark the start of fruitful relationship. Follow-up record Shake the Tree consequently saw its lead single ‘Buildings and Treetops’ go straight onto the station’s A-list, and earned praise for its lyrical depth, setting Bryden aside from her peers.
After bravely overcoming health issues, she released emotive single ‘Sirens’ in 2012, a song based on her experiences living in New York during the tragic aftermath of 9/11. Take That star Gary Barlow was such a big fan of the work that he asked her to open for him on tour, and after previous concerts supporting Jools Holland and Chris Rea, Bryden was once again able to showcase her talent to a whole new set of fans. Such was the popularity of ‘Sirens’, superstar Cher covered it for inclusion on her 2013 album Closer to the Truth.
Don’t miss Nell as her concert is sure to be one of the best again in 2018.