‘One of Wales most exciting up-and-comers’ Gigwise
“Beautiful” Huw Stephens, BBC Radio Wales
“She sells her songs with her heartfelt lyrics coupled with a strong intense tone of voice that surely comes with someone twice her age” Entertainment Now SXSW Review
Cara Hammond is an indie singer-songwriter from Wrexham, North Wales. Influenced by female artists such as Lianne La Havas and Lana Del Rey, Cara’s music can be described as an eclectic mix of alt pop, indie folk and neo soul, which blend together through Cara’s honest lyrics and warm vocal tones.
Cara began writing songs when she was 11, going on to self-release 3 EP’s independently and a series of singles through the indie label, Oswaldo. Cara’s music has been featured on 7 Spotify New Music Friday’s across Asia, been A listed on national BBC Radio and featured in the BBC Introducing’s hotlist. During the pandemic Cara learnt how to produce, leading to her first self-produced EP ‘twenty four hours’. The leading track ‘Losing Balance’ has since surpassed 1 million streams on Spotify, and has been performed live on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Scotland.
Cara’s most recent EP release, Borderlines (released 3rd Nov 23), has gained amazing support from BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Scotland and Radio X, including an ‘Artist of the Week’ feature and adds to Spotify playlists Fresh Finds and Fresh Finds Folk. Following this release, Cara completed her debut UK tour in November 23, selling out shows at Trouabdour, London and Tŷ Pawb, in her hometown of Wrexham. This whole project was done independently, without management, label or live agent.
Since supporting Charlotte Church at 15, Cara has performed at iconic venues The Roundhouse and Ronnie Scotts in London, as well as festivals SXSW, Boomtown, Love Supreme, Green Man, Rock Oyster, The Great Escape and Focus Wales. She is looking forward to performing at Focus Wales and In It together festival next Spring.