ABOUT

Cara Hammond is a singer-songwriter from North Wales, currently based in London. Influenced by female artists such as Amy Winehouse, Lianne La Havas and Lana Del Rey, Cara’s music is an eclectic mix of indie pop, neo soul and folk. Cara began writing songs when she was 11, and has since continued to write honest lyrics inspired by her real life experiences.

 

Cara has self released 3 EP’s and in 2019 Cara signed to the independent label Oswaldo, where she released a succession of successful singles. These singles received incredible support from Spotify, including 7 New Music Friday’s across South East Asia, as well as support from BBC Radio, leading to a feature in the national BBC Introducing Hotlist. During the pandemic, Cara learnt how to produce, leading to the release of her first self produced EP ‘twenty four hours’. The EP was written using song ideas sent in by fans on social media, which Cara would then premiere in her weekly livestreams. The leading track ‘Losing Balance’ has nearly 1 million streams on Spotify, and has lead to live ‘at home’ sessions on BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Scotland and performances for Gwyl 2021. Cara has just finished her new EP ‘Nice Girl’, which was co-produced with Sebastien Sternberg and Pedro Vito (Jack Savoretti’s number 1 album's 'Europiana' and 'Singing To Strangers’). The EP also features a song co-written with Blair MacKichan (Sia's ‘The Greatest’).

 

Cara’s first performance was at 15 supporting Charlotte Church, and since then she has performed sets at UK festivals Focus Wales, Boomtown Fair, Love Supreme, and Pennfest, supported R&B artist Mahalia, performed for BBC Radio London, Wales and Leeds, including a BBC Introducing Showcase, and since moving to London she has performed at several iconic venues such as The Troubadour, The Water Rats and The Notting Hill Arts Club. Cara completed her debut Welsh tour in October 2021, finishing with 2 highly anticipated performances at Focus Wales festival. She is so excited for her upcoming showcase at SXSW 2022 in March and releasing her new music.