“British Country Americana in it’s purest form” – Matt Spracklen – Absolute Radio Country
THE GOUDIES (GOW-dees) are husband and wife folk-country duo — Sam & Beth Goudie. Their close harmonies and honest sound have drawn comparison with Americana artists such as The Civil Wars and Gillian Welch & David Rawlings. As singers and songwriters they explore the relationship of love, faith, and the spaces in between — always ending in hope.
Their debut EP, When This is Over, was released in July 2021. Recorded with just a single microphone in a room, the songs are an honest reflection on a time when everything was stripped away and we found out the things that matter.
The Goudies have been featured on BBC Introducing and Absolute Music Country as well as winning the Amazing Radio weekly audition and being selected as Richer Unsigned Artist of the Week.
At the start of 2021, whilst the UK was locked down, they started a weekly live stream (Tiny Show Tuesday) for their friends from their home, playing new songs and country covers — and finally decided to bring their solo projects together to form The Goudies.
After seven years away, 2022 will see The Goudies making home and reconnecting with their roots in the South Wales music scene – starting with the February release of their version of It’s Not Unusual (recorded as part of the When This Is Over sessions).
“What an absolute gem of a tune! Solid songwriting about what really matters. Their harmonies are some of the tightest and best suited voices we’ve heard in a long time. The fact that they can keep you engaged and captivated through the whole song with only two acoustic guitars and their voices, is a true testament to a well written song by talented musicians. We can’t wait to hear more from this duo, and will be following their journey, for sure.” – Richer Unsigned – Artist of the Week
“If you love folk duo style music (like I do), then you won’t be able to click away when you try this song. The phrasing is incredibly patient. The word that comes to mind for me when I listen to this track is “endearing.” It reminds me in no small part of the way I felt when I first heard The Civil Wars. There’s an organic chemistry between the two voices and the melody is breathtaking. Having these vocals enter into harmony with such heartfelt lyrics… it just works as a balm after the past year and a half. This one will calm you for sure.” – Greg Jones – Ear To The Ground Music
We are delighted to announce that supporting The Goudies will be Hazel and Grey…….. Welsh duo comprising of Climbing Trees frontman Matthew Frederick and his better half, Caysha Leigh.
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.