Through our music choice we hope to encourage a tranquil, mellow morning atmosphere, typically playing light classical or opera before 11am and then pick up tempo with Latin music or jazz which moves to acoustic and other cool genres in the afternoon.         If you want to listen to some of the new music we have recently selected just click on the radio at the top right of the page. 

We’ve supported talented grass root musicians (many of whom haven’t even been signed yet) for many years now and we allow them to reach and develop an audience through Caffè Nero.

Our Artist of the Month holds intimate free of charge gigs in our cafes across the UK, has exposure in our cafes via leaflets and posters and of course we play their music every afternoon during their month!

There is always something interesting and exciting happening with our music programme so check out what’s going on at the moment below. 

Artist of the Month

Chrissi Poland

Chrissi Poland is our Artist of the Month in May and you will hear her singing every afternoon in Caffe Nero from 15.30 for 15 minutes. Come and see her live at a special performance on the 16th May at The Bedford in Balham, SW London. Doors open at 19.30 and it is free!

Enchanting vocalist and songwriter Chrissi Poland weaves together the sounds of soul, jazz and pop, creating her unique and captivating tone, compelling people to wonder how "that voice comes from that little body. "Her song writing embodies a lyrical depth and melodic richness that draws audiences of all kinds in with ease.

Born and raised in southern Massachusetts, Chrissi started out playing bars and clubs in and around Boston before moving to New York City. She
quickly made a name for herself playing shows in the West Village underground scene, and within a few years began touring the world with
her own work as well as with other artists.

As a multi-instrumentalist and in-demand vocalist, Chrissi has worked and performed with an array of artists, jazz greats, and icons including Bette
Midler, Nile Rodgers, Sting, Moby, Scissor Sisters, The Edge, Will Lee, Dave Weckl, Kylie Minogue, Elvis Costello, Pat Benatar, Tower of Power, Blood, Sweat, & Tears, Clint Black and legendary Stax "Soul Man" Sam Moore (formerly of Sam & Dave). Her most recent EP, Reckless Ones,
received acclaim for its versatility and performances.

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