I am sure you all had a favourite concert but here are my TOP 5 events of 2019 (excluding tributes) and those I am especially looking forward to in 2020!
1. Beth Rowley – amazing singer a wonderful mix of soul, blues and gospel, sends shivers down your spine!
2. Toploader – What a surprise…this band really rocked Acapela more than anyone else in 2019!
3. Budapest Cafe Orchestra – Amazing musicians and so funny!
4. Tom Robinson – Excellent concert with so many hits!
5. Holy Moly and the Crackers – So much energy on stage – a mesmerising performance!
WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2020?
The return of Beth Rowley (28th February), Toploader (13th March), Budapest Cafe Orchestra (24th July) and Tom Robinson (9th May) are a must…if you missed them last time, get your tickets now as many of these events are almost sold out!
But also check out these concert top tips for first half of 2020 (there are so many great concerts it’s so difficult to choose!):
- Tim Baker – 29th January…brilliant singer/ songwriter – for you if you like Tom Baxter, Jason Lytle, Dean Friedman etc!
- Morganway – 20th February … classic rock, pop and Americana
- Alesund – 8th March …. haunting cinematics, total musical immersion and a beautifully Nordic twist;
- Never The Bride – 28th March …..with a MONEYBACK GUARANTEE!
- Kizzy Crawford – 15th April ….unique welsh talent making waves in the music scene.
- Nell Bryden – 24th May ….. 4th time at Acapela but just gets better everytime…amazing vocals!
- Lau 2nd June ….For the first time in over a decade, Scottish folk legends Lau present an entirely acoustic tour.
- Zervas and Pepper 5th June …. return to Acapela after their superb debut concert at the chapel. This time though they come with their full 6 piece band.
- Edwina Hayes 21st June …. Nanci Griffiths calls her “The Sweetest Voice in England!”
and finally just to prove I have a life outside of Acapela – Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (regretably not at Acapela) nor Cardiff but in COPENHAGEN!!!!!
LET US KNOW WHO YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE AT ACAPELA …AND WE WILL SEE WHAT WE CAN DO!!!
HAPPY DAYS…SEE YOU SOON.
PAUL JAMES – PROGRAMME DIRECTOR