MP3 Hayley - URBAN/R&B: R&B Pop Crossover
Pop Hybrid - Soulful, funky, melodic rocking grooves that reach into R&B and rock
5 MP3 Songs
URBAN/R&B: R&B Pop Crossover, EASY LISTENING: Soft Rock
Hayley is an Anglo-Indian pop diva from a family of ten with plenty to talk about. She is a native of Brixton, the tough, music loving London neighborhood that gave rise to the working class narratives of punk rock and the infectious grooves of Soul to Soul, and the spirit of each is in her work. Her band will be performing cuts from her upcoming LP, "Leaving London" a soulful musical memoir that tells the unique story of one funky, sexy immigrant. Her unique vocal style and pop sensibility reflect musical influences as diverse as her voice coach''s Ali Akba Khan, the famous Indian singer / sitar player, and Raz Kennedy of Bobby McPheron''s "Voicestra", to her tenure as one of the lead singers of the wildly popular 70''s cover band "Super Booty." This is Sade meets Prince by way of the streets of south London. This band is not to be missed.
Hayley''s dynamic presence, ethereal vocal style, and song writing have attracted a strong band and studio team. Ben Yonas, (Production/Keyboards) has worked with Smashmouth, Santana''s lead vocalist Tony Lindsay, members of UK''s Zero7 and NYC based, Her Favorite Things. Fellow Brit, Gawain Mathews, (guitar), is a member of the Tony Furtado band as well as the Matt Flinner Quartet. Featured artists on her EP include Smashmouth''s Michael Urbano (drums), Stokley Williams (drums) of Mint Condition, and Rob Mullarky (bass) also of Zero7.
"Hayley blends catchy hooks with superb cutting edge production that is both organic and electronic. "Love You Girl" is a track that would go as well with Sade as it would Soulstice. "I Can''t Do That" is a dance floor number showcasing Hayley''s ethereal vocals and producer Ben Yonas'' studio chops." Jeff Straw - Regional Buyer - S.F Virgin Megastore