Laying down the tracks: Nando’s launches in-restaurant music studio
Building on years of fueling the music industry backstage, this January we helped Nando’s launch its first ever in-restaurant recording studio in Soho. Yes… a fully functional studio in a busy central London restaurant.
Aimed at aspiring musicians who are feeling peckish to get creative, and at no cost to them at all, Nando’s brand new studio is one of very few free-to-use studios in the country, a huge demonstration of Nando’s ongoing support for emerging artists.
Within two weeks of launch, the campaign has garnered over 40 pieces of coverage and counting. From informative music trade titles through to national media, news has rippled through the industry with coverage highlights including Record of the Day, Metro Online, NME, 1883, Crack Magazine, Clash and TMRW. It’s fair to say the studio has been a real hit!
Visible to diners within Nando’s, Soho, the studio offers professional equipment for budding producers, artists and DJs ready to turn the heat up on their career. Successful applicants will enjoy an in-house studio engineer and industry standard equipment, including a Neumann U87 microphone.
The opening comes as the flame-grilled chicken connoisseurs enter the fourth year of Nando’s Music Exchange a programme which inspires the exchange of global music influences through mentoring, workshops and explosive events – rooted in Nando’s Southern African heritage. As part of this, which has seen the likes of Stormzy and Ella Eyre mentor young artists, the new studio will stage music workshops throughout the year.
Nando’s studio is open five days a week. If you fancy getting cooped up in the studio, head here: www.nandos.co.uk/studio