Events at Acapela Studios


Acapela is a recording studio and concert venue situated in the picturesque village of Pentyrch, just outside Cardiff. A converted chapel, Acapela offers a beautiful and peaceful environment for inspiring creative minds.

The main hall, with its traditional timber flooring and high ceiling, provides a fantastic natural reverberation.

The chapel hall boasts a seating capacity of up to 180 people, including a curved balcony area surrounding the entire space - perfect for concert audiences.

Address: Heol Y Pentre, Pentyrch, Cardiff. CF15 9QD * Click on the address to launch google maps.

NORTH SEA RADIO ORCHESTRA at Acapela Studios Sat 23 September 2017 from 6pm

Back in 2002 North Sea Radio Orchestra were born in the lanes and alleys of the City of London, playing, in dusty old churches, a kind of chamber/alternative classical/folk high-Victorian hybrid music.
Notes: Doors open at 6pm for pizza - concert 8.00pm

LEARN TO PLAY THE UKULELE at Acapela Studios Sat 23 September 2017 to Sun 24 September 2017

Have you always wanted to play the Ukulele or any musical instrument? Then this is the weekend workshop for you. Come and join other adults and learn to play the ukulele in two 3 hour sessions - and also have some great fun!
Notes: Two 3 hour session on saturday and sunday 23/24

A TOUCH OF MRS. ROBINSON at Acapela Studios Sat 30 September 2017 from 6pm

??A Touch of Mrs Robinson is a new musical cabaret inspired by the woman who seduced The Graduate and became a legend in her own leopard print. With a stylish selection of jazz numbers and Sixties pop songs from artists such as Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, Burt Bacharach and the Kinks.
Notes: Doors 6pm for pizzas - Concert 8.00PM

7PM FOR PIZZAS - QUIZ STARTS 8.00PM at Acapela Studios Sun 1 October 2017 from 7pm

Do you have what it takes to win the Acapela Quiz Night? Come and join us for our first amazing quiz night and pit your knowledge against some of the best "brains" in Wales!! Our quiz night will test your general knowledge not only on trivia about some great tunes but also on general knowledge with a musical connection!
Notes: Doors 7pm for pizzas - Quiz 8.00pm

HOLY MOLY AND THE CRACKERS at Acapela Studios Fri 6 October 2017 from 6pm

Holy Moly & The Crackers are a seven-piece ‘Gypsy Folk Rock’ band from the UK. Founders Conrad Bird, Ruth Patterson and ‘Squeezebox’ Rosie lead the band with compelling charismatic style. “They are a bunch of wild gypsy troubadours with more than a touch of magic about them” (Diva Publications)
Notes: Doors open at 6.00pm for pizzas - concert 8.00PM

TWO BLONDES AND A HARP at Acapela Studios Sat 7 October 2017 from 6pm

This unique, vibrant voice and harp cabaret features the vocal and comedic talents of Lowri-Ann Richards, ‘A siren of cabaret’- Broadway Baby, Edinburgh Fringe 2014, and Glenda Clwyd, a harpist whose recordings are highlighted in the BBC Radio 6 International’s top ten chart.
Notes: Doors 6pm for pizza - Concert 8.00pm

BIG MAC'S WHOLLY SOUL BAND at Acapela Studios Fri 13 October 2017 from 6PM

Big Mac’s have appeared on the bill with a vast number of top names, from Edwin Starr, Jimmy James and The Vagabonds, Van Morrison, The Pasadenas and Jools Holland to Go West, Dodgy and Shed7. I have to say if I was having a party I would be getting hold of Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band…makes you wanna dance, sing and ding a ling!’James Whale
Notes: Door 6pm for pizzas - Concert 8.00pm

MASK TO MASK - PETER KARRIE AND MIKE STERLING at Acapela Studios Sun 15 October 2017 from 6pm

Join West End Phantoms Mike Sterling and Peter Karrie for an intimate fun filled evening of anecdotes, stories and music.With a wealth of starring roles in the West End between them including Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar and Chess.
Notes: Doors 6pm for pizzas - Concert 8.00PM

MAD4BRIT - TRIBUTE TO THE STONE ROSES, THE HAPPY MONDAYS, OASIS, BLUR, THE VERVE, THE FARM, at Acapela Studios Sat 21 October 2017 from 6pm

Mad4brit recreate the iconic sounds of BRIT bands such as THE STONE ROSES, THE HAPPY MONDAYS, OASIS, BLUR, THE VERVE, THE FARM, EMF, THE CHARLATANS and many more... Taking their audiences on a trip back to the 90’s indie era with the attitude and baggy fashion to boot.
Notes: Door 6.00pm for pizzas - Concert 8.00PM

THE GHOST NOTES at Acapela Studios Sat 28 October 2017 from 6pm

The Ghost Notes were formed in Greece in late 2012. They play original compositions that present a modern approach to Gypsy Jazz, traditional Gypsy Jazz tunes, and Django Reinhardt pieces.
Notes: Doors 6pm for pizzas - Concert 8.00PM

ROACHFORD at Acapela Studios Sun 29 October 2017 from 6pm

Ever since bulldozing his way onto the scene with unforgettable tracks like ‘Cuddly Toy’ and ‘Family Man’ in the late 80s, Andrew Roachford’s maverick take on music has spread far and wide. As the first artist to sign a staggering seven-album deal with Columbia Records, it heralded the beginning of something big. “Getting signed and being a black British artist gave me a sense of pride” enthuses Andrew.
Notes: Doors 6pm for pizzas - concert 8.00PM

GARY STEWART'S GRACELAND - RECREATING PAUL SIMON'S LANDMARK "GRACELAND" ALBUM at Acapela Studios Fri 3 November 2017 from 6pm

Led by the legendary Leeds-based troubadour Gary Stewart (Gary Stewart Band / Hope and Social) and backed by his incredible 7-piece band, this spectacular group of musicians come together to recreate Paul Simon’s landmark Graceland album in all its glory.
Notes: Door 6pm for pizzas - Concert 8.00pm

THE POLICE ACADEMY - POLICE TRIBUTE at Acapela Studios Sat 4 November 2017 from 6PM

The Police Academy was formed in late 2010 by 3 hugely experienced musicians with a deep admiration and great appreciation for the music of The Police. One of the only tribute acts ever to successfully combine both studio recordings and live interpretations, the end result is a fully immersive experience worthy of both the casual listener and aficionados of the band alike.
Notes: Doors 6pm for pizza - Concert 8.00PM

RUSTY SHACKLE at Acapela Studios Fri 10 November 2017 from 6pm

Rusty Shackle are an indie folk band from Wales that have been captivating audiences with their incredible live performances since the early months of 2010. Their shows blend well crafted catchy tunes with stunning high-energy level performances which will make sure you’ll leave exhausted with their tunes swimming around your head for days afterwards.
Notes: Doors 6pm for pizzas - Concert 8.00pm

GORDON GILTRAP at Acapela Studios Sat 11 November 2017 from 6pm

This innovative guitarist is back out on the road performing many of his incredible songs with incredible arrangements in what promises to be an electrifying solo acoustic show. Expect to hear classics such as Heartsong and Lucifer’s Cage alongside new material from his latest album ‘The Last of England’.
Notes: Doors 6pm for pizzas - concert 8.00pm

DIRE STREETS - TRIBUTE TO DIRE STRAITS at Acapela Studios Fri 17 November 2017 from 6pm

Dire Streets perfectly capture the distinctive, authentic sound of one of the biggest guitar bands of all time. The six-piece band of accomplished musicians play with an attention to detail and musicianship that marks them as the stand-out Dire Straits tribute in the UK.
Notes: Doors 6PM for pizza - Concert 8.00PM

YOLANDA BROWN at Acapela Studios Sat 18 November 2017 from 6pm

Double MOBO award-winning YolanDa Brown is the premier female saxophonist in the UK, known for seamlessly blending jazz, soul and reggae. Her Debut Album, “April Showers May Flowers” was No1 on the iTunes and Amazon Jazz Charts.
Notes: Doors 6.00pm for pizzas - Concert 8.00pm

JACK LUKEMAN at Acapela Studios Sun 19 November 2017 from 6pm

ack Lukeman is one of Ireland's most respected and best loved performers described as “A mixture of all the great voices of the 20th Century ” The Guardian – at home Jack is a multi platinum selling award winning, singer songwriter. Internationally Jack has performed at the Lincoln Centre, Glastonbury and most recently at the Royal Albert Hall as the special guest of Jools Holland.
Notes: Doors 6pm for pizza - concert 8.00PM

MAGENTA at Acapela Studios Sat 25 November 2017 from 6PM

Award winning Welsh Progressive rock band Magenta are back! Best Live Gig – Classic Rock Society 2004, 2008 and 2012
Notes: Doors 6pm for pizza - Concert 8.00PM

STEELEYE SPAN at Acapela Studios Sun 26 November 2017 from 6PM

Folk rock pioneers Steeleye Span are touring with a new live show. Maddy Prior - the voice of the band - leads a line-up featuring faces old and new.
Notes: Doors 6pm for pizzas - Concert 8.00PM

CALAN at Acapela Studios Fri 8 December 2017 from 6pm

This international award winning band from Wales are back on the road with their infectious rhythms and high energy routines to celebrate the yuletide season. A fresh and vibrant sound with a pounding beat set against the backdrop of old traditions.
Notes: Doors 6.00pm for pizza - Concert 8.00pm

MIKE SANCHEZ at Acapela Studios Sat 9 December 2017 from 6pm

British singer and pianist Mike Sanchez is one of the most exciting and charismatic performers of Rhythm & Blues and Rock 'n' Roll in the world today. His indelible image as a frenetic front man, pumping powerful boogie-woogie from the piano, has won him fans from all over the world
Notes: Doors 6pm for pizzas - Concert 8.00PM

MADE IN LIVERPOOL - THE BEATLES TRIBUTE DIRECT FROM THE CAVERN CLUB at Acapela Studios Fri 15 December 2017 from 6pm

Made in Liverpool, Beatles tribute Band are resident at The world famous Cavern Club Liverpool from where The Beatles shot to fame, their show …“A Night at The Cavern” is a must see for any Beatles fan. Uniquely and unlike other Beatles tributes “Made in Liverpool” are resident in the very place where pop/rock history’s greatest band were discovered.
Notes: Doors 6pm for pizzas - concert 8.00PM

CLOUDBUSTING - KATE BUSH TRIBUTE at Acapela Studios Sat 16 December 2017 from 6pm

Following their hugely popular performance at Acapela in December 2016, Cloudbusting the superb Kate Bush tribute band are back at Acapela for their special Christmas concert. Experience all of Kate's wonderful hits and songs from her back catalogue of albums.
Notes: Doors 6pm for pizzas - concert 8.00pm

CK GOSPEL CHOIR - A CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS at Acapela Studios Fri 22 December 2017 from 6pm

The CK Gospel Choir are a full time professional and established force in the European gospel scene. As well as performing at venues such as the Jazz Cafe, the Pigalle Club and Handlebeurs, they have also provided backing for high profile and diverse artists such as Beverley Knight, Peter Andre, Mica Paris, Alfie Boe, Josh Groban and Marsha Ambrosius.
Notes: Door 6pm for pizzas - Concert 8.00pm

STEVE HARLEY ACOUSTIC TRIO at Acapela Studios Wed 14 February 2018 from 6PM

Steve Harley, the original Cockney Rebel, with his Acoustic Trio, playing an intimate, unique and atmospheric show. The performance promises subtle lyricism, mingled with great improvisation and rocky rhythms.
Notes: Doors open at 6pm for pizzas -Concert 8.00PM
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