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"Beautiful voice & moving lyrics, infectious pop melodies/country influences"(The Telegraph)

'The up and coming apple of the British music industry’s eye hails from a town in the UK called Darlington' - Elmore Magazine, USA"

Hailing from Darlington Hayley McKay is an extraordinarily gifted singer/songwriter with an amazingly pure voice. From studying at BIMM, after winning a National competition, to appearing at Glastonbury, Cornbury, Latitude and Northumberland Live, Summertyne Festival, and performing in Nashville and supporting iconic artists such as Tom Jones, Martha Reeves, Albert Lee and Scouting For Girls, Hayley McKay is attracting attention wherever she goes.

In the past few years, Hayley has performed her original songs on RTE, Irelands biggest daytime TV, and STV Scottish TV. She was also invited to perform and record a video at Bob Harris house, whispering Bob session Under the Apple tree. As well as singing, Hayley plays acoustic guitar, piano and songwrites. Many of her songs have been recorded, and she has worked with top producers and Geoff Pesche at Abby Rd Studios. 

Hayley has been likened to Eva Cassidy, Colbie Caillat, and LeAnn Rimes thanks to her hauntingly beautiful voice and moving lyrics. 

Hayley has a distinctive style that shows her to be an all-round soulful country artist with flair that is very much her own. 

This has led to the singer-songwriter heading to Nashville to co-write with twice Grammy-nominated songwriter Jan Buckingham (Whitney Houston), performing in Whispering Bob Harris's home studio, as well as sharing the bill with, among others, Tom Jones, Albert Lee, Scouting for Girls, Jamie Cullum and Seal.

Original songs are played worldwide in Café Nero stores, and she has sang on the soundtrack for Harrigan starring Steven Tomkinson, Sunday For Sammy at Newcastle City Hall, and has acted and sang on various educational films for schools nationwide.

Hayley particularly likes to perform with her 4 piece band, but can also perform solo acoustic or as a duo/acoustic piece. Hayley puts on a fantastic memorable show, which has variety, energy and emotion.

 

 

 

 

Testimonials

'Hayley McKay - another fantastic musician to grace our pages' - Holly Payne, Editor, Maverick Magazine

'Hauntingly beautiful vocals and moving lyrics are a testament to Hayley's immense talent as a musician and performer' - BIMM Institute Brighton News

'Beautiful voice & moving lyrics, infectious pop melodies/country influences’ - The Telegraph

'It’s undoubtedly Hayley’s vocal, delivered with depth and an amazing maturity, that sells the song' - Vents Magazine

'The up and coming apple of the British music industry’s eye hails from a town in the UK called Darlington' - Elmore Magazine

'Hayley delivered in spades. I had never seen her before or hardly heard of her, but I've now become a fan' - Time Out Magazine

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