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Jamie Oliver meets the “King” of Pizzas – Hywel Wigley!

Jamie Oliver Acapela CardiffWhere do you go if you want advice on how to make the very best pizzas in Cardiff?

Well Jamie Oliver obviously knew the best person to speak to was Acapela “Pizzeria King” – Hywel Wigley!

The pair shared tips on what makes the very best pizza and I think it’s fair to say that Jamie had to agree that a wood fired pizza oven is undoubtedly the best and that the new Gypsy Jazz pizza launched at Acapela this week is going to take some beating!

The NEW Gypsy Rock pizza from Acapela  – Proscuitto ham, caramelised red onions, fresh spinach, muslirooms, bechamel sauce, mozzarella Mmmmmmmmmm

Try out the new pizza at any concert or on our Thursday Night is Pizza Night evenings…see events pages for more information.

The new pizza menu can be viewed at our DINING website page.

(Oh and I suppose we should come clean that Hywel was invited to an event organised by Jamie….and possibly he has never heard of Hywel’s legendary status as the King of Cardiff Pizzas – but makes a great story anyway!)

 

Christmas concerts – the best in Cardiff?

Christmas concerts in CardiffChristmas concerts in CardiffWe are delighted to announce that we have a superb line up of Christmas concerts throughout the month of December.

Our “12 Nights of Christmas PLUS 1” kicks off on December 1st with a mix of party music nights and Christmas themed events.

Check out all the events below and book early, as many of these are now almost sold out!

So whether your coming alone, with a partner, friends or the whole office party…you can be sure of a great night out, this Christmas at Acapela.

Happy Christmas !

Studio news – Beatrix Players record video at Acapela Studios

The Beatrix Players supported Steve Harley for 3 nights back in June and will soon be performing their own headline concert at Acapela on 16th September.

However the amazing acoustics at Acapela brought them back last week to record a video for a new song which will appear on their upcoming album.

The studio provided a very moody backdrop for a wonderful delicate track written by the trio and you can watch it for the first time here.

Tickets for their concert on the 16th September are available now – CLICK HERE

We’re Putting on our Sunday Best!

Sunday music in CardiffSPECIAL OFFER – ANY PIZZA ONLY £5.00 – If ordered and served before 7.00pm
Buy your ticket and book a table NOW BEFORE 7.00PM

This autumn we are bringing you the very best in music, with very special performances that will leave you amazed!

At Acapela we love the big names and tributes, but most of the best concerts are from musicians you will have never heard! There really is nothing like discovering a new music star! All of these acts are established performers many traveling the globe to critical acclaim!

CHECK OUT THE ACTS BELOW IN OUR
SUNDAY BEST PROMOTION

The Gentle Good – 9th September
Beatrix Players – 16th September
Bella Collins – 23rd September
John Hackett Band – 30th September
Blair Dunlop – 7th October
Maggie Bell and Dave Kelly – 14th October
The Luck – 21st October
Luna Rossa – 28th October
Elinor Bennett – 11th November
Sound of the Sirens – 18th November

 

 

Emily Maguire – concert review

The venue has had many wonderful nights over the past couple of months with many big names gracing the Acapela stage. However Emily Maguire may not be well known to the majority of the  Acapela audience but after last Friday’s performance she certainly should be! If you missed Friday’s performance catch her next time – you won’t regret it!

Not knowing Emily’s back catalogue of work and not sure what to expect from her performance (as were many in attendance), we  were all swept off our feet as Emily proceeded to perform a wonderful collection of songs from her 5 albums. Partnered by Christian Dunham on bass, the pair produced a sound that was so clear and beautiful it held the whole audience in rapt attention across two sets.

Emily is possessed with such a wonderful voice – up there with the very best – and you have to question why is she not heard on the radio / tv more often?  So powerful and expressive, each song crafted a story of their own, many influenced by Emily’s long stuggle with mental health issues.

Highlights for me included songs “Beautiful” , “A bit of Blue” “For Free” and “Bicycle made for 2” but to be honest I could have listened to her all night long. Only one word really sums up the concert – “Captivating”.

Oh and I forgot to mention – the prize goes to Christian for being the “coolest” bass player Acapela has ever seen…..loving the “Moves” Christian!

If you missed Emily’s performance – you can catch one of her songs on Youtube (see below) which was recorded by an audience member. It doesn’t quite catch the wonderful vocals on the night but you can imagine what it sounded like – it was musical perfection!

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