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

Steve Young

When we first heard Steve’s debut CD ‘Troubadour’ it seemed impossible that this was a first album. Well-crafted songs, brilliant lyrics and infectious melodies belonged to someone who had spent years honing their skills. Steve Young is a globe-trotting session guitarist, teacher & entertainer turned Singer/Songwriter, who has produced a brilliant first album which is playing every afternoon at 15.30 for 15 minutes in every Caffè Nero.

His early career included TV appearances with Lionel Richie & Peter Andre which soon led to full time touring duties with world famous artists, most notably ex Savage Garden front man Darren Hayes. This collaboration took Steve on trips around the world performing at the Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena, Brisbane QPAC, LA Roxy and many more and ending as co-writer on his last album in 2012.

Since writing and releasing an EP in 2014 and a crowd funded Album in 2016, Steve has performed at multiple high profile events, with the Country 2 Country Festival at the O2 and as part of Time Out London's 'Rising Stars of UK Country' shows at the Edinburgh Free Fringe to name a few. He has also recorded live for Bob Harris' - Under The Apple Tree Sessions, opened for Carlene Carter (daughter of Johnny Cash's wife June Carter) as well as opening sets for Broadway Star - Ramin Karimloo, UK Blues Artist - Jo Harman, Brit Award winner Tom O'Dell (Help Refugees) alongside his ongoing solo gigs around the UK.

This month he will be releasing his 3rd single from the 'Troubadour' album - a remixed & remastered version of 'In My Dreams' which has enjoyed radio play around the world including BBC Radio 2, Radio Caroline, Chris Country Radio and many more.

Catch Steve live during January and February as he plays in over 30 Caffè Nero stores around the UK as our Artist Of The Month.

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