Behind the Beans

Freshly brewed music

By Danielle Hoe

Getting lost in the music whilst enjoying time with friends, laughing, talking and of course enjoying the warmth of a coffee. If this sounds like your cup of tea then let us tell you more about Coffee House Sessions.

It was born in 2013 and was created to bring back to life live music across universities in the UK. Due to its success, the sessions have now gone on to launch a London circuit.
Since 2013 over 60 artists have toured around the country and performed more than 2,500 live acoustic performances to music-loving university students.

Coffee House Sessions have helped the careers of many now successful artists including Brit nominee Izzy Bizu (Who appeared on the Graham Norton show earlier this year), The Carnabys, Ady Suleiman and The Shires to name but a few.
Its main aim is to re-kindle people’s love of music and take the music to where people are, coffee shops.

Tom Prior visiting Lincoln university on March 7th. Picture credit: Coffee House Sessions.

Performances are usually half an hour with artists singing their own music in an acoustic setting in relaxing venues around the country.

CHS also curates a number of music festival stages, including Taste London and Jimmy’s Harvest Festival adding another dimension to what they offer upcoming artists.

They are taking advantage of  a huge lifestyle shift, moving people away from alcohol led venues and into more relaxed and informal venues such as coffee houses. This provides the perfect venue for upcoming artists and CHS has even been praised by the likes of BBC Introducing for helping to discover fresh talent.

The sessions travel nationwide visiting Universities such as Keele, Liverpool, Loughborough, Nottingham, Lincoln and Bradford so there’s bound to be a performance near you.

This week they have Tom Prior who has been touring from February 27th.


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