Cara – German based Celtic band played Chapel Sessions on the hottest day for 40 years! Midsummers day 21st June. 

The cool of St Edward’s Church Netley was the perfect escape from the searing heat outside. Cara on the first date of their England tour played self penned tunes and songs taking us on a journey from Germany Scotland Ireland Sweden and more. Audience reception and a standing encore was unanimous in inviting them back which we most certainly will.

Chapel Sessions presents Emma Stevens Wednesday 7th June

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Chapel Sessions present Emma Stevens with special guests The Blackheart Orchestra

Wednesday 7th June 2017, doors open 7.00pm show starts 7.30pm
(Bar open in Church Hall for beer, wine, real coffee etc. 6.30pm) 
Ticket prices include a 50p online booking fee

Singer/Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Emma, who was one of the early Chapel Sessions Artists makes a long awaited return. She first supported, then shared the bill – now, in the true spirit of the Sessions, she returns with her band to headline in her own right. Come along and be blown away by her unique style of playing and singing her own uniquely crafted compositions.
Emma Stevens first picked up a guitar at the age of two and has since learnt cello, piano, banjo, ukulele and mandolin. Playing the majority of instruments on her albums herself, Emma has achieved four consecutive play-listed singles on BBC Radio 2. Emma also currently has two studio albums and, following a writing trip to Nashville, is currently working on completing a third (see her website http://www.emmastevensmusic.com to find out about this and exciting ways to get involved).
Tickets: £12.50 when booked in advance online.

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The acoustically acclaimed Chapel at Royal Victoria Country Park, is currently closed whilst undergoing major refurbishment works so join us at one of our new venues St. Edwards Church, Grange Rd, Netley, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 5FF.

Ray Cooper with support from Steve Skaith 

An appreciative audience at Chapel Sessions on 6th May were treated to a fine set of songs and music from both artists. Steve Skaith opened with some well received thought provoking songs. 

Next up we were treated to singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist Ray Cooper with self penned songs and tunes from the north plus a few songs accompanied by the magnificent St Edward’s Church organ. 


Our thanks go to both of these superb artists for appearing at Chapel Sessions. 

Nell Bryden returns to Chapel Sessions 

Chapel Sessions welcomes back Nell Bryden, Brooklyn born singer songwriter and Radio 2 presenter
Friday 28th April 2017, doors open 7.00pm show starts 7.30pm

(Bar open in Church Hall for beer, wine, and real coffee.
Nell was Chapel Sessions first Artist back in May 2013 and she sure set the bar high for all that followed. She has since toured extensively, written and recorded prolifically and somehow found the time to become a mother and BBC Radio 2 presenter!
If you saw Nell at Chapel Sessions the first time round you will know what a great live performer she is. If you didn’t you don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to see and hear a truly talented writer, singer and performer. She is going to showcase her new album, Bloom, in a stripped back Session with just Nell and her keyboard player – singing, playing and chatting about her songs and her songwriting.
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. 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. In 2012 she released her emotive single ‘Sirens’, 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.
Tickets: £14.50 when booked in advance online.

Keep in touch via Twitter @chapel_sessions and Facebook http://on.fb.me/1QPcDc4

The acoustically acclaimed Chapel at Royal Victoria Country Park, is currently closed whilst undergoing major refurbishment works so join us at one of our new venues St. Edwards Church, Grange Rd, Netley, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 5FF.

Andrea Valeri returns to Chapel Sessions 

It is with great pleasure that we can announce the return of world renowned fingerstyle guitarist Andrea  Valerio from Tuscany on Friday 8th September St Edwards Church, Grange Road, Netley Abbey SO31 5FF. Tickets will be available on Hantsweb online shop. He played to a full house last September. Follow Chapel Sessions Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chapel-Sessions/666935356676398 & Twitter @chapel_sessions