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

Dave Hanson

Our Artist of the Month in June is an old friend, Dave Hanson. We first met Dave when he was with the Dunwells and touring Caffe Nero. After touring with Mumford and Sons and Sheryl Crow as well as performing on the Tonight Show, Dave Hanson decided to leave The Dunwells to pursue his dream of making his own music. Spending the last 5 years touring across America provided Dave with inspiration to write and create his new album which has a laid back, rootsy vibe inspired by his love of JJ Cale, Dire Straits and The Black Keys.
Working with producer Tim Palmer (U2, Pearl Jam, David Bowie), Hanson has succeeded in making an album of material that sounds warm and familiar but with a modern production value. Hanson’s easy going persona translates into his music which has a sophisticated and effortless feel.

After completing a successful Pledgemusic campaign, the album will be released on June 3rd 2016 via INgrooves / Six String Social Records.

Dave will be touring extensively in June to promote the album, including an “Artist of the month” promotion and tour with Caffe Nero, plus festival dates including the Cornbury Festival.

His Caffe Nero dates are as follows:
06.06.16 - Edinburgh Lothian Rd, 6pm
07.06.16 - Newcastle Clayton St, 5.30pm
08.06.16 - Manchester Portland St, 5.30pm
09.06.16 - Leeds Merrion Centre, 5pm
10.06.16 - Sheffield Division St, 5.30pm
11.06.16 - Birmingham Lower Temple St, 5.30pm
13.06.16 - Cardiff Capitol, 6.30pm
14.06.16 - Bristol The Galleries, 6pm
15.06.16 - Brighton Nile St, 5.30am
16.06.16 - London BBC World Café, 4pm

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