The multi-platinum, Brit nominated, acoustic guitar virtuoso Newton Faulkner is about to make history, as the recording of his fourth album Studio Zoo is being streamed live online, 24/7 for five weeks from next week – like The Truman Show, but this time it’s for real!
His home studio in East London is set up with four cameras, to follow every detail of the ups, downs, dramas and laughs of recording an album – and as with his renowned live performances, this will truly be a one-man-band, with no producer or engineer, just Newton, a bunch of guitars, plus a few special surprise guests.
Newton said: ‘I am as excited as I am terrified by the prospect of having a house full of cameras film me while trying to record an album. The entire recording process will be streamed live and nothing has been recorded in advance – apart from some particularly good hand claps recorded in Paris. The album will be made before your very eyes, no tricks, no producer and no engineer, just me, a guitar and a few surprise guests.’
There’ll be regular updates on the social networks, so fans know exactly what’s coming next and when to be sure to get online and not miss a thing. They’ll also get the chance to interact and give their own views direct to Newton in the studio and maybe even influence decisions on the album. Studio Zoo will be released on August 26, 2013.
Newton’s last album Write It On Your Skin went straight to number one in the UK along with his platinum debut record. He has sold over 1.5million copies and has just finished a sold out world tour which took him to Australia and the Far East.
Newton Faulkner headlined the 2012 London Acoustic Guitar Show. 2013’s show will feature Matt Cardle (in association with Taylor Guitars), Jake Shimabukuro (in association with D’Addario UK), Martin Simpson, Tom Baxter, Clive Carroll, Ben Montague, Antonio Forcione (in association with Yamaha UK), Mike Dawes, Petteri Sariola, Michael Messer & Manish Pingle (in association with The North American Guitar) and many more to be announced on www.londonacousticguitarshow.co.uk