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. 







UK Unsigned Songwriter of the Year Competition 2016

Calling all Songwriters

If you are a songwriter (or you know of a songwriter) this is the competition for you!

Caffè Nero is known for discovering new musical talent and we are now looking for the song writers of the future. You do not have to perform as the entries will be judged entirely on the quality of the song writing. The best songwriters will be invited to appear at regional heats and then there will be a big final held in London in October. Entries must be in by the 1st September and there are fabulous prizes to be won including Yamaha gear, a 7 day song writing retreat in Spain, play listing in Caffe Nero and much more.

All entries are done online, or through the link below.


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