“One of the greatest live acts around right now so if you get a chance to see them in any of their many guises do yourself a favour and go.” Americana UK
Ross Wilson aka Blue Rose Code writes songs straight from – and to – the heart. They address universal themes of love, loss, home and faith in a deeply personal way and seamlessly blend folk, Americana, jazz, soul and pop influences into something truly unique.
2022 was spent touring the UK and Ireland with The Proclaimers and playing major festival stages including Black Deer, HebCelt, Wickham, Beautiful Days, Belladrum, Making Waves and Wood Festival as well as Tonder in Denmark. 2023 has seen the band play a storming set at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for Celtic Connections before embarking on a sell-out Scottish tour in major venues across the Spring.
Ross was asked to co-write for Steve Knightley’s forthcoming new record and their song was premiered at the Royal Albert Hall in April which was followed up by Steve joining Ross and band onstage in Portsmouth.
A magnetic performer who loves to connect with his audience, Ross and the brilliant musicians he works with are now firmly established as one of the UK’s most uplifting and powerful live bands.
“An set of almost religious intensity and sincerity. Wilson makes widescreen soul in the spirit of Van Morrison, and was full of the holy fire of live performance.” The Times, Jan 2023
“Having had Blue Rose Code recommended to me for years but never managed to see them live, I can now more than see what the fuss is about.” Portsmouth News, Apr 2023”
Book a table for pre-concert dining
Acapela Studio provides pre-concert dining between 6.00pm and 7.30pm from our wood burning pizza oven. To view the current menu visit here.
Please purchase your concert tickets first before booking a table. We will not accept any table bookings that do not have a corresponding ticket purchase.
Then return to the event page to book your table, by selecting 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.
If on the date you have chosen no tables are available - no times will be shown and the booking system will revert you back to todays date - PLEASE ENSURE YOU BOOK THE CORRECT DATE!
PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE RELIES ON THE INCOME FROM DINING TO ENSURE WE CAN BOOK ALL THE GREAT ACTS PERFORMING.
Income from the provision of pizzas is very important to the venue and if you have booked a table it is a requirement that all people sat at tables order food - a salad alternative is available to pizzas. Please do ensure that all individuals will be ordering on your table - if this is not the case please cancel your table so others who are looking to dine can do so. Our apologies to raise this but recently we have had many tables (some very large) where less than 50% of those sat at tables have ordered food. Financially this is a real problem to the sustainability of the venue.
- All seating at tables must purchase a pizza - so please do not book a table if everyone is 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 6 or more please email email@example.com
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.
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO BOOK A TABLE YOU CAN STILL ORDER PIZZAS ON THE NIGHT (USUALLY ON BUSY NIGHTS NO LATER THAN 7.15PM) AND WE WILL SERVE THEM TO YOU WHEREVER YOU ARE SAT IN THE VENUE - IN A PIZZA BOX.