- Restaurant chain Nando’s has launched a high-tech recording studio in central London.
- The studio is available to use completely free to successful applicants.
- The chain has worked with the likes of Stormzy and Ella Eyre to mentor new artists.
Cult restaurant chain Nando’s may be known for its peri-peri chicken, but it could soon become a name in the music industry.
Nando’s has opened a recording studio inside its Soho, London restaurant, complete with an in-house sound engineer and industry-standard equipment – including a Neumann U87 microphone.
And the equipment is branded, of course.
The studio, which is visible to diners in the restaurant, is targeted at “budding producers, artists, and DJs” – and it’s available completely free to successful applicants.
Here’s what you can see as a diner:
The chain, which claims to have been “fuelling the music industry backstage” for years, just entered into the fourth year of its Nando’s Music Exchange, a programme which “inspires the exchange of global music influences through mentoring, workshops, and explosive events.”
The programme has seen the likes of Stormzy and Ella Eyre mentor young artists – and now they have a new place to do so, open five days a week.
The company said it hopes to grow its network of artists through the programme, adding: “Some of the best ideas have started over PERi-PERi (or so we’re told), so we’re looking forward to hearing what happens when we bring together chicken and tunes!”
Interested artists can apply here.
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