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Review – Robinson Stone sing the songs of Clifford T. Ward

A great night of wonderful songs from the pen of Clifford T Ward performed by Robinson Stone.

The show consisted of about 30 songs from all areas of Clifford’s career.
The sound was crystal clear and the band treated the songs with the respect they deserved. Concentrating on the quieter, more reflective songs by which Clifford is more well known.
In a wise move, they kept the chat to a minimum and that allowed them to give maximum time to the songs.

Check out Nick Baker’s (AKA Meetwood Flac) full review on his latest blog. Click here

REVIEW – The Yourythmics – The Annie Lennox & Eurythmics Tribute Experience live at Acapela Friday 14th July 2023

Nick Baker AKA Macwood Fleet reviews the Yourthymics.

I love ALL types of Music. My 63 years has opened me up to decades of fabulous music as it happened. From The Beatles & Beach Boys through to The Carpenters, John Denver, Glam Rock, The Philly Sound, Disco, Punk, Ska, The New Romantics, Electronic Music, The West Coast Sound, ECM Jazz etc etc etc.

As time marches forward, our heroes start to fall away and leave us, either to go to The Great Gig In The Sky or just retirement or perceived lack of an audience. I was never affluent enough to go to gigs until the late 80s. But by God I’ve made up for it now, although for domestic circumstances I’m now limited to Wales. Which is why I’m so grateful to have a venue like Acapela within travelling distance.

I see a lot of artists at what is my favourite venue. It works out over the year that I’m there every week.

And I go to ALL types of gigs. Solo Artists, Groups, Singer Songwriters and various Tribute acts too. Indeed, it is left to the tribute acts to play the songs of our ‘lost heroes’, otherwise we would never hear these songs played live again. Tonight, I witnessed a Tribute ‘Experience’ which is probably THE Best tribute act I’ve ever seen. And I’ve seen quite a few I can tell you.

For the full review – CLICK HERE 

Review – Nick Heyward in concert at Acapela in July 2023

Nick Baker AKA Macwood Fleet reviews Nick Heyward in concert July 2023.

In what gig would you find Bunty Gunn, Barry Manilow, Flowers, Rock Bastards and Mudlarking all getting an honourable mention. Only one place I can think of, and that’s in a Nick Heyward gig.
Now, if you’re a Nick fan, or have seen him live before, you’ll know which way Nick’s mind works. He’s like a mental sponge. You can almost see the synapses firing in his eyes as his mind flits from one thing to the next like a butterfly on speed. He really is a unique individual. When you see him live or even speak to him you can see where the imagery, often very English, in his songs comes from.
After an excellent reception to his acoustic tour at the Acapela last year Nick has decided to play 2 nights in the venue this year. As I was there for both, I shall treat both nights as one review for the Blog.
This time Nick has gone electric and brought his Gibson and his Gretsch along with an acoustic for what will be a mainly electric performance. This time he is accompanied by Samer Sharawi on Bass/Backing Vocals and Sian Monaghan on Drums & Percussion who were excellent throughout and showed what energy and dynamism can be achieved with just three instruments in the time honoured tradition of trios such as The Police, The Jam, Cream etc.

Over the 2 nights, Nick only had a couple of changes so basically we had a full 2 hours plus per night of his greatest hits. A wise decision which paid dividends in crowd participation.I’ll nail my colours to the mast right now and say that Nick is my favourite singer/songwriter and has been since I first heard him strike a chord on the debut Haircut100 release.

So he kicks off with his second solo single from his debut album, 1993’s North Of A Miracle but with a twist. Shorn of it’s horns it turns into a bluesy almost Bossa Nova version.

To read the full review – click here 

Karine Polwart 17th June 2023 – POSTPONED

We have been informed this afternoon that the above concert has been cancelled by Karine due to illness. She has sent the following message.

‘I’m absolutely gutted to say that I lost my voice last night and today my throat is inflamed & sore. So I’m sad and disappointed to announce that I won’t be able to continue with the last three dates of my tour – Worcester, Bristol & Cardiff. I was particularly looking forward to these shows but we are trying to reschedule the dates as soon as possible.
I’m so sorry to let every down but huge thanks for your support and understanding.
We are looking to rearrange the concert as soon as possible and will confirm this to you once confirmed. We will transfer existing tickets and tables to the new date automatically when agreed. If you are unable to make the new date when announced you will be able to request a refund of the ticket monies at that time.
We apologise for any disappointment caused which obviously is out of ours and Karine’s control.


Unfortunately as Catfish fans may be aware, lead singer and guitarist Matt Long is currently being treated for cancer. I am sure you join us in wishing him all the best with his treatment over the next few months.To help with his recovery, Catfish have drastically cut their bookings for the next few months and will only be doing a few of the festivals during his chemo this summer.  The band and Acapela have mutually agreed that Catfish’s performance there will move into Catfish’s spring tour when hopefully Matt will be through his treatment.

The new date will be Wednesday 21 February 2024. All tickets will be valid for this new date, and we very much hope you will join us then to welcome Matt back.

All tickets and tables have been automatically transferred to the new date. If you are unable to make the new date you can request a refund by emailing by the 31st June 2023. After this date our standard no refund policy will apply.

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