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What better way to kick off a new ACM term than with a visit from one of our most celebrated Performance School Alumni – Newton Faulkner.

Following two successful albums, sell-out UK and international tours, Newton returned to his ACM roots to give a very special performance masterclass at Guildford’s Electric Theatre that even a torrential April shower couldn’t dampen.

“It was incredible to have an artist of Newton Faulkner’s calibre come and spend time with the students in such an intimate setting. His performance was inspiring and his personable and down to earth manner made for an enjoyable and highly informative afternoon.”
Pete Friesen Fellow of ACM

From the off Newton was only too happy to engage with the students, taking questions ranging from tuning techniques, discussing self promotion and the use of social media & explaining his songwriting and composition methods.

In between the extended question and answer session, Newton dazzled the ACM audience with a series of signature solo performances which included ‘Dream Catch Me’, ‘I Need Something’ plus snippets from ‘Teardrop’ and ‘UFO’ and material from his third studio album due for release later this year.

ACM would just like to say a huge thank you to Newton Faulkner for dropping by ACM and bringing a smile to so many students and tutors alike – we wish him well with the remainder of his tour and the forthcoming release of his new album.

Newton is currently touring the UK and appeared at Guildford’s GLive to a packed out audience.

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Photography: Sam Anderson