A pairing of two generations of captivating singer songwriters, Amy Wadge and Luke Jackson, play a rare show together in Cardiff.
Grammy winner Amy Wadge is widely regarded as one of the country’s most successful female singer/songwriters. Over the course of five solo albums, two collaborations, numerous compositions for other artists and hundreds of live performances all over the globe, she has established an outstanding body of work. Her voice is simply amazing with a breathtaking range and emotional impact while her songwriting continues to surpass most of her contemporaries.
She has recently written songs with numerous upcoming songwriters, including Ed Sheeran, who released an EP, “Songs I Wrote With Amy”. Ed’s globally best-selling single, “Thinking Out Loud” was co-written with Amy and has brought her songwriting even greater critical acclaim from a wider audience, along with winning Amy a Grammy and receiving a BRIT nominations.
In the Spring of 2018 Amy wrote and performed the music to the BBC Wales’ hit drama “Finding Faith” which broke all iPlayer records, and has recently released a new EP “Walking Disaster”, recorded in Nashville…along with co-writing tracks for the new Kylie Minogue album.
“An irresistible, riveting performer” – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
“The new Joni Mitchell, with her distinctive voice and well-crafted songs” – London Evening Standard
Luke Jackson is a rising young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent , and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and in 2014 he was named Fatea’s “Male Artist of the Year”
With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making waves on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Karine Polwart, Oysterband and Martyn Joseph and he has delivered startling performances on the UK festival scene, from Cambridge to Sidmouth and The Great British Folk Festival. In the last year Luke as been playing Festivals across Europe, along with playing solo show in The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany.
Luke released his most recent studio album, “Tall Tales and Rumours” in Autumn 2016 to widespread critical acclaim and according to Acoustic Magazine, he is “an outstanding heir to the likes of Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson”.With a wealth of finely-observed narrative songs, the album emphasises the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live.
“A great singer, a great songwriter and a really commanding presence…..I watch everything this young chap does with a considerable amount of interest and an equal measure of amazement.“ – Mike Harding
“Luke has already acquired both an unmistakable voice and a strikingly individual vision, so has a tremendous head start on the competition” – fRoots
“Two words, bloody brilliant” – Maverick 5 star review
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Acapela Studio provides pre-concert dining between 6.00pm and 7.45pm from our wood burning pizza oven. To view the current menu visit here. To book a table online, select the date of your event, number of diners and time you require table. The times shown are the only vacancies left. Please complete your email and phone number as this is required to ensure your table is allocated. You will receive confirmation of your booking by email and text.
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