Nell Bryden returns to Cardiff.
A welcome return to Acapela for Nell Bryden. Her concert at Acapela in 2016 was one of the highlights of the year with her beautiful voice perfect for the venue. If you missed her concert last time around, we would recommend that you take the opportunity of catching Nell this time round..and if you were at the last concert, we know you will be back for more!
A darling of BBC Radio 2, Nell Bryden has become a listeners’ favourite in recent years for her powerful, soaring vocals and accomplished songwriting. After a career that has seen many ups and downs, she is to many the true definition of musical independence, dedicating her life to touring and producing material full of integrity and truth. Her most recent album Wayfarer is brimming with uplifting tracks, celebrating life, love and finding happiness.
Born in Brooklyn, Bryden was surrounded by music from a young age. Her mother was a dedicated classical soprano and her father an artist, which would help her understand the commitment needed to succeed in the industry. Inspired by the likes of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, the singer’s career beginnings saw her dabble in various genres, from jazz, to classical and opera, always seeing music as a passport to take her where she needed to be. Her self-funded album What Does it Take found the support of Bob Harris and Janice Long on BBC Radio 2, which would mark the start of fruitful relationship. Follow-up record Shake the Tree consequently saw its lead single ‘Buildings and Treetops’ go straight onto the station’s A-list, and earned praise for its lyrical depth, setting Bryden aside from her peers.
After bravely overcoming health issues, she released emotive single ‘Sirens’ in 2012, a song based on her experiences living in New York during the tragic aftermath of 9/11. Take That star Gary Barlow was such a big fan of the work that he asked her to open for him on tour, and after previous concerts supporting Jools Holland and Chris Rea, Bryden was once again able to showcase her talent to a whole new set of fans. Such was the popularity of ‘Sirens’, superstar Cher covered it for inclusion on her 2013 album Closer to the Truth.
Don’t miss Nell as her concert is sure to be one of the best again in 2018.
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.