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Acapela Studio
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The Gentle Good (Gareth Bonello)

Known for his intricate guitar playing, haunting vocals and captivating acoustic arrangements, Gareth Bonello (aka The Gentle Good) is one of the foremost songwriters working in Wales today.

Based in the city of Cardiff, Gareth writes in both English and Welsh and has released several critically acclaimed records. These include Ruins/Adfeilion, which won the Welsh Music prize in 2017 and Y Bardd Anfarwol (The Immortal Bard) which won the Welsh Language Album of the Year award in 2014 and inspired an award-winning play; Rhith Gân, by Wyn Mason in 2016.

A versatile songwriter, Gareth’s music explores themes of love, loneliness, social justice, cultural identity and metamorphosing into a moth. A dedicated multi-instrumentalist with a smattering of musical education, Gareth has often collaborated with composer Seb Goldfinch and the Mavron Quartet both in the studio and on stage to adorn his songs with luscious arrangements for strings and brass.

A captivating live performer, Gareth has enchanted audiences at major festivals both in the UK and further afield, most notably in China, India and the USA. International collaboration is a strong feature of Gareth’s work and he has written and performed with artists from all over the globe. Gareth is currently working on new material with artists from the Khasi Hills in North East India, an area with links to Wales due of missionary activity in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Thanks to a research scholarship from the University of South Wales, Gareth is exploring the musical connections between the two cultures and developing a collaborative music project with Khasi/Jaintia artists.

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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.


  • 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.
  • If you wish to book a table for 8 or more please email

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.

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