ACM is incredibly proud to work with Jamie’s Italian, Guildford, to put on the first ever live music event at the restaurant. Headed up by ACM student Jake Melles, every week will see Jake host an evening of acoustic music with two new guest artists featured each Thursday from 7pm.

With a mix of original and acoustic music, Jake hopes to put on a unique evening of music which will be complemented by the fantastic food and drink available at Jamie’s Italian.

Jake said: “I’m so pleased to be working with Jamie’s Italian on this project. It’s exciting to be working in such a unique venue and to bring new music to Guildford through their platform is a very exciting prospect. I can’t wait until the launch event on 7th February – it’s going to be a fantastic show and it will be great to see the local community enjoying brilliant music and top food.”

Jamie’s Italian, Guildford, are proud to be supporting the local music scene and are thrilled to be working with ACM who house the next generation of the music industry, many of them based in its Guildford campus.

General Manager, Dino Manganaro said “We cannot wait to showcase some of the amazing local talent in our restaurant and we look forward to welcoming new and old guests in to enjoy the atmosphere and try our special £13 set menu offer on the night too!”

ACM operate a ‘learning by doing’ ethos which means that students don’t wait until graduation to get real-world experience, they get it whilst they are still in education ensuring that they hit the ground running when they have completed their course. Opportunities like this are an important part of the student experience at ACM, and the Academy are incredibly proud of Jake for the hard work he has put into making it a success.

With many ACM acts set to be showcased by this fantastic new event, ACM and Jamie’s Italian are excited to welcome the Guildford community to see some of the amazing talent coming out of ACM.

If music is your passion, find out more about ACM at an Open Day: https://www.acm.ac.uk/open-days/

Find out more about Jamie’s Italian here: https://www.jamieoliver.com/italian/restaurants/guildford/