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Gordon Giltrap wows Acapela audience

Gordon Giltrap live music CardiffLegendary acoustic guitarist Gordon Giltrap wowed Acapela last night with an amazing set of guitar pieces old and new.

He did not disappoint the audience with some amazing renditions of his classic tracks combined with a dry sense of humour that ensured that it felt like a very personal performance for all in attendance. Closing the first set with his biggest hit “Heartsong” it was a very special moment to be there to hear him play everyones favourite Holiday programme theme tune! It sounded superb , full of energy and was yet another Acapela special moment!

Tales of his career and the musicians he had played with – Rick Wakeman, Eric Clapton etc – made for a very interesting evening.

The following quote taken from Facebook from Gareth Spencer says it all – “Great night tonight watching Gordon Giltrap at the Acapela Studio, to quote a friend at the gig “It is amazing to be in the presence of brilliance and to be sat so close watching him play”. . . The guy is a legend.”

And another Facebook quote from Jonathan Winter T’was indeed a crackin’ night and that guy sure can play the guitar!!!!! lovely support act too…….and to top it off the pizza was tops!”

Thanks to all who attended and the excellent feedback.



End of year shows start to SELL OUT!

Just a word of warning many events have now either sold out or are about to…so please do book very soon to avoid disappointment.

Both Steeleye Span and Abba Arrival are now SOLD OUT.

The following Christmas concerts will soon also be gone:

And it’s never to soon to look ahead as many concerts in 2018 are already well subscribed including:


THE STICKMEN confirm March 2018 date – with Peter Gabriel and King Crimson legend TONY LEVIN


We are delighted to announce that Stickmen fronted by Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto, the powerhouse bass and drums over many decades behind the group King Crimson appear at Acapela in March 2018 with Markus Reuter. Tony Levin is of course a long time member of Peter Gabriel’s band so his appearance at Acapela will be one to remember.

This is a major coup for the venue as they are only playing 4 intimate gigs in the UK following a long USA tour. WOW! Come and hear the Stickmen play music from a variety of their solo and band projects that have been a major part of their careers.

Tony Levin plays the Chapman Stick, from which the band takes it’s name. Having bass and guitar strings, the Chapman Stick functions at times like two instruments. Markus Reuter plays his self designed touch style guitar – again covering much more ground than a guitar or a bass. And Mastelotto’s drumming encompasses not just the acoustic kit, but a unique electronic setup too, allowing him to add loops, samples, percussion and more.

This is going to be a very special gig, so book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Tickets available NOW – CLICK HERE

Roachford – A stunning evening as he “smashes the very beautiful roof off Acapela”!

The amazing Roachford visited Acapela on Sunday evening and played an absolutely awesome set to another full house.

As Sharon x@PoshTurtle on twitter commented

“A stunning eve watching @andrewroachford @StephenRhythm @kwaitoe & @LukeNaimi smash the very beautiful roof off the @acapelastudio Cardiff x”

Great to have such a great performer at Acapela. By the time the encore arrived with the amazing “Cuddly Toy” everyone was on their feet. Some amazing pictures online again from Sharon x@PoshTurtle (so thanks to her for catching the occasion).

Also great support slot from John Adams – superb – for more information see

Thanks to all for your support and the very many emails and messages on social media of thanks to all the staff at the venue.

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The 12 Nights of Christmas

December concerts at Acapela, Cardiff – The 12 Nights of Christmas.

This December we have arranged a very ambitious schedule of events on 12 nights to ensure that there is something for everyone.

Whether your a party animal or like your music more refined then Acapela Studio has it covered. It all kicks off on the 1st December with the UK’s leading Abba tribute – Arrival (less than 20 tickets left!) and sees other great musical party nights that are sure to sell out very soon. This includes:

  • The Acapela Christmas Party with Mike Sanchez
  • Calan
  • The return of Made in Liverpool with their special Christmas concert (if you saw them in the Summer you know what to expect)….they were amazing!
  • CK Gospel Choir for a very special Christmas celebration.

Other great Christmas nights includes our traditional Christmas By Candlelight concert and new this year our THURSDAY NIGHT IS PIZZA NIGHT -CHRISTMAS SPECIAL.

Not forgeting  Christmas concerts by

  • Y Parry Isaacs
  • Ross Leadbeater (TICKETS ARE FREE!)
  • Keith James – The Songs of Nick Drake

Tickets available now – check out the What’s On page



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