The meteoric rise of Sam Kelly & the Lost Boys is quite astonishing. Playing their first ever show as a band in May 2016, in just two years they have risen from fringe stages and beer gardens to barnstorming headline sets at festivals all over the UK and Europe.
“Amazing, thrilling music.” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 & 4
Equally at home in front of any kind of audience, the Lost Boys seem to earn a multitude of die-hard new fans at every show. Sam Kelly has gained a reputation as one of the finest singers to come out of the UK folk scene in recent years – being described by legendary broadcaster Mike Harding as ‘one of my favourite singers ever’. Sam has pulled together some of the best, most innovative musicians the UK has to offer to form a genre-defying line-up that seamlessly pulls together traditional folk ballads and tunes, heavy rock-tinged Americana and blues, beautiful original music, and the occasional surprise pop cover.
It is no surprise that the band’s 2017 debut record, Pretty Peggy, landed them multiple plays on national radio, was sound-tracked on Sky Sports, Sky Arts and Channel 4, playlisted by Cafe Nero, British Airways, Spotify and Deezer, and earned them a nomination for Best Group at the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
“It’s as damn near perfect as you can get.” Mike Harding
“Folk hasn’t rocked this hard since Fairport’s heyday – this album thrilling captures their live verve, muscle and electricity.” Morning Star
“There are some records that just make me very happy and this is one of them. There are fresh delights at every turn. Sam and his band have made one of the albums of the year.” ***** RnR Magazine
There is a reason that Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys repeatedly have the longest CD queues, the wildest audience reactions, and one of the busiest festival calendars of any UK band, and their high-octane remodelling of how folk music can be played is leading the band from strength to strength, with the sky seemingly the limit. Expect to hear soaring harmonies and instrumental performances of the highest calibre, infused with an infectious exuberance that leaves crowds everywhere screaming for more.
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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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- 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.