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Will McNicol

Having picked up his first guitar at the age of six, Will has gone on to become Guitarist Magazine’s UK Acoustic Guitarist of the Year (2011) and one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s 30 Great Guitarists Under 30 from around the world (2014).

He holds Associate, Licentiate and Fellowship diplomas with Trinity College London in Classical Guitar Recital and has released four critically acclaimed albums of original material. His most recent solo album, “Dragonflies, Frogs and Bumblebees” was awarded five-star reviews and described as “technical mastery” and “simply beautiful” by magazines including Guitarist and Guitar Techniques. Will has performed relentlessly throughout his career and has given concerts up and down the UK and abroad.

Whether it be headlining his own solo shows, performing at festivals, or supporting world-renowned artists such as Pierre Bensusan, Clive Carroll, Jon Gomm, Martin Simpson and Mumford and Sons amongst others, his performances have been described as “beautifully flawless” and “magical” by the music press. Having toured, performed, workshopped and given masterclasses in the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Zimbabwe and China, Will has also made appearances including multiple concerts and workshops at one of Africa’s biggest music festivals – The Harare International Festival of Arts. As a composer, Will’s music is influenced by styles from all over the world, and has extended beyond just solo guitar composition.

His orchestral works have been debuted by the UK’s Ten Tors Orchestra and his guitar pieces have been used for various media projects including BBC Radio 4 documentaries. Will has been commissioned to write everything from incidental music for film and dance through to tuition pieces for beginners and has published three notation books to accompany his most recent albums. Also an in-demand tutor, Will has given workshops and masterclasses at festivals including The Ullapool Guitar Festival and has led the International Guitar Festival’s esteemed Advanced Fingerstyle Course. He has worked alongside some of the finest guitar educators in workshop environments and ran the London Guitar Summit’s Contemporary Acoustic Course twice alongside the world-renowned acoustic guitarist Antonio Forcione.

Will has produced educational videos for MusicRadar’s Acoustic Expo along with material for Imagine Publishing’s Guitar for Beginner’s series.

“At once soothing and uplifting…exceptional” – Acoustic Guitar Magazine

“flawless” – Guitarist Magazine

“acoustic genius…a true guitar ninja” – Guitar Techniques Magazine

“one of the finest guitarists and composers on the scene today” – Gordon Giltrap

Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s Worldwide “30 Great Guitarists Under 30” (2014)

Guitarist Magazine’s UK Acoustic Guitarist of the Year (2011)

Fellow of Trinity College London in Guitar Recital (2011)

Licentiate of Trinity College London in Guitar Recital (2009)

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.

PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE RELIES ON THE INCOME FROM DINING TO ENSURE WE CAN BOOK ALL THE GREAT ACTS PERFORMING.

  • 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 info@acapela.co.uk

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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