Red Sky July are husband and wife duo Ally Mcerlaine (Texas) and Shelly Poole (Alisha’s Attic) along with esteemed vocalist Haley Glennie-Smith. The band’s sound is a blend of Alt-Folk, Country and Americana which has seen them gain considerable airplay, including being playlisted on BBC Radio 2.
Red Sky July have toured extensively and have appeared as special guests of the likes of Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle, 10CC, Tom Jones, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Jools Holland and more. They have performed at some of the UK’s most renowned festivals including Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, T in the Park and C2C: Country To Country.
Their self-titled debut album received extremely high praise from the critics including excellent reviews from Q Magazine, the Evening Standard and The Daily Telegraph, with Q describing the album as “a timeless blend of vocals & intricate twang…. As atmospheric as it is emotional”.
The follow up album ‘Shadowbirds’ debuted at No. 3 in the official UK Country Charts, with Maverick describing it as “a beautiful slice of alt-country showcasing sunny songs and gorgeous harmonies. 5/5”.
In 2016 Red Sky July were joined in the studio by Grammy nominated Nashville based singer songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman (Elton John, Neil Diamond, Willie Nelson) and the their third album ‘The Truth and The Lie’ also made top 3 in the Official UK Country Charts on release. The Guardian described ‘The Truth and The Lie’ it as “a modern country masterpiece” and the band went on to see their achievements recognised at the Scottish Music Awards where they were presented with a prestigious Tartan Clef award.
Red Sky July have recently finished recording their brand new album ‘Misty Morning’ which is due for release in early summer 2020.
“A timeless blend of vocals & intricate twang” – Q
“A seductive, exuberant mix of voices” – Evening Standard
“Touching lyrics and beautiful melodies” – BBC Radio 2
“Could grace any multi-selling Nashville release” – Daily Express
“Pleasantly slick musicianship, fine female harmonies” – The Guardian “A joyous blend of indie and country” – Daily Record
Book a table for pre-concert dining
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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- All seating at tables must purchase a pizza - so please do not book a table if not eating.
- Please ensure that you arrive 10 minutes before the time slot allocated to order your pizzas prior to your booking time.
- Tables not seated within 15 minutes of the allocated time may be lost and allocated to other audience members wishing to order pizzas.
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Please note that all of our pizzas are made fresh to order and cooked in an authentic wood-fired oven. It may take up to 45 minutes to be served during busy periods.