Ellie Gowers is a UK-based songwriter and guitarist. Growing up in verdant Warwickshire, it’s easy to hear that her music is fed by an early love of literature and her pastoral surroundings. Ellie’s writing delves into ecological, sociological, and personal themes, all nestled in amongst storytelling. She brings these songs to life on stage with a strong and expressive voice ‘with echoes of Sandy Denny’. Described as sensitive and tender, but not without a fiery edge; Ellie has been labelled as dynamic, captivating, and one to watch.
Her 2019 single ‘Against the Tide’ (included on her EP release ‘Parting Breath’) garnered rave reviews and extensive airplay across BBC R2, Scotland, and Introducing. It even earned her a Tedx Talk. Between all of this, and with the time that lockdown allowed, Ellie poured all of her energy into her passion project: ‘Dwelling by the Weir’. A collection of songs that celebrates the stories and people of her home county. From ecological devastation to communities persevering together to husband-poisoning-wives; this album weaves the past, present and future together and was toured around the UK to audiences, picking up national airplay and reviews.
Off the stage, Ellie has worked with BBC R3, composing a commissioned piece for a retelling of George Eliot’s Middlemarch in 2022. Throughout 2023, she has been Warwick Arts Centre’s artist-in-residence; leading workshops and indulging in exciting collaborations.
She ties up the year with a new single release, The Stars Are Ours, a live session on BBC R2, and a UK tour in 2024.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.