Caffè Nero’s live music weekends continue at Heathrow in June with performances by Lauren Ray, Hannah Scott and Andy Ruddy. Take a seat at the branch in Terminal 2 Arrivals and enjoy some original sounds with a cup of your favourite roast.
Saturday 3rd June, 12:00
With a Polish-South African dad and English-Irish mother, Lauren Ray and her three siblings grew up in South Africa, Austria, Poland and the UK.
Lauren now lives in London and spends her time writing, recording and gigging in and around London, Los Angeles and Nashville, co-writing with Ian Dench (Beyoncé, Jordin Sparks) and Martin Sutton (Leann Rimes, Lulu) as well as up-and-coming artists.
Whoever you choose to compare her to – Carole King, Norah Jones or even “a female John Mayer with a piano” – Lauren’s debut single, Come To Me, and the Paying for Love EP showcase her ability to write honest, emotionally raw songs, and make a perfect introduction to her storytelling writing style and seemingly effortless vocals.
Sunday 4th June, 11:00
Much of Hannah Scott’s inspiration comes from Italy. The singer-songwriter spent a year living and working in Tuscany in her late teens, and subsequently travelled among the hilltop villages of Liguria while recording her Still Static EP.
Hannah’s distinctive voice, strong melodies and thought-provoking lyrics have drawn praise from MOJO magazine, The Guardian and BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson. Her live performances have earned her invitations to open for Norah Jones, Ed Sheeran and 10CC.
Hannah says that music and Italy are two constants for her. According to her artist biography: “If ever you are looking for her, you will probably find her doing what she loves best, in the place that will always feel a bit like home.”
Saturday 24th June, 11:00
Andy Ruddy’s music has its roots in his home town of Bradford. His debut album, Everything Is In Order, reached Number 6 in the iTunes singer-songwriter charts in 2015. Andy describes it as an “ambitious coming-of-age indie folk album”.
Five of the album’s tracks were playlisted in Caffè Nero branches around the UK, and in November 2016 Andy was runner-up ‘Best Male’ in the Best of British Unsigned Music Awards. This year sees him recording his follow-up album.