Hailing from Darlington Hayley McKay is an extraordinarily gifted singer/songwriter with an amazingly pure voice. From studying at BIMM to appearing at Glastonbury, Cornbury and Northumberland Live, performing in Nashville and supporting iconic artists such as Tom Jones, Martha Reeves and Scouting For Girls, Hayley McKay is attracting attention wherever she goes:
'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
Last year Hayley’s debut single - Unspoken - was followed by a second single - The Bottom Of My Heart - and there were headline gigs at The Cluny, Piano Works, The Witham and Durham Gala Theatre with festival appearances at SummerTyne, Hardwick Live, Devizes International Street Festival, Liverpool's Folk On The Dock and Twisterella.
An undoubted highlight was an invitation to record a live Under The Apple Tree session for the legendary Bob Harris. And there was also a tour to Ireland to round off the year which featured an appearance on RTE1’s Today Show - Ireland’s biggest daytime TV programme.
2018 saw Hayley release her third single, Chance To Change, in March followed, in April, by another single - Ghosted - and her self-titled, debut album. For up-to-date information on live dates, tours, festivals and merchandise, please follow Hayley on social media and at www.hayleymckay.co.uk