Nando's launches recording studio in London

The new facility boasts a Neumann U87 mic and has been built for emerging artists to record their music for free.
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Nando's has opened a recording studio in London's Soho at it's renovated Frith Street restaurant.

The new facility boasts professional equipment for budding producers, artists and DJs such as a Neumann U87 mic.

The studio will also host workshops throughout the year and will be visible to diners through glass doors.

The opening comes as the chicken connoisseurs enter 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 – rooted in Nando’s Southern African heritage.

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Nando’s Music Exchange has seen the likes of Stormzy and Ella Eyre mentor young artists.

Artists can apply for free sessions (including help from an in-house engineer) at the studio here.

"We’re really excited to open our first music space, both for our growing network of artists but also for our fans looking for a unique experience in restaurant. 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," said a Nando’s spokesperson.

The following statement was issued on the restaurant chain's website: "All the best ideas start over PERi-PERi (or so we heard). That’s why we’ve brought together two of our favourite things - chicken and tunes - for our first ever restaurant recording studio. Nestled downstairs in our recently renovated Soho restaurant, the space has been designed for emerging talent to fuel their creativity and collaborate in familiar, relaxing surroundings."

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