Cara Hammond is an indie singer-songwriter from Wrexham, North Wales. 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 released a succession of successful singles through the indie label Oswaldo. 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, prompting the release of her first self produced EP ‘twenty four hours’. The leading track ‘Losing Balance’ has recently surpassed 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 collaborated with many writers and producers including Sebastien Sternberg and Pedro Vito (Jack Savoretti’s number 1 album's 'Europiana' and 'Singing To Strangers’), Blair Mackichan (Sia's ‘The Greatest’), Andy Burrows (Razorlight, We Are Scientists) to name a few. Cara has written internationally with BMG and Sony ATV in the Netherlands, as well as Universal in Sweden.
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, supported R&B artist Mahalia and performed live for a BBC Introducing Showcase. Cara has performed at several iconic venues in London such as The Roundhouse, 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. Cara has just returned from showcasing at SXSW 2022, her first international appearance in the US and is excited for her upcoming performances at Focus Wales, The Great Escape and Ronnie Scotts.