Hi. We’ve just been giving my website a bit of a makeover – hope you like it 🙂 It’s been a busy & exciting year singing my way around the country and I’m so looking forward to sharing my new music with you.
I now have a band and we’ve been playing some great gigs and festivals this year. There have been so many highlights it’s hard to know where to start. Durham Gala Theatre, back in May, was a fantastic gig and I’d like to thank everyone who came along for making it such an amazing night – one of the best ever!
The SummerTyne Americana Festival at Sage, Gateshead, was another gig I really enjoyed and it was great to meet Beth Nielsen Chapman and Callaghan. Hardwick Live was good fun too – I love playing at festivals – and I also enjoyed performing at Folk On The Dock in Liverpool on Bank Holiday Monday and meeting Janice Long who introduced me to the stage.
Back in July I was invited to perform a live session, with the band, for the legendary Bob Harris and his Under The Apple Tree sessions. It was quite surreal to go to his house, ring the bell, and have Bob Harris himself open the door! We performed three tracks and the acoustic version of my current single – The Bottom Of My Heart – was the first track to be released. Do keep a look out for the next two – my website is the best place to find them so please do stay in touch.
Next year I have a new album coming out and there’ll be a UK tour too so you’ll have lots of chances to come along and see me performing with the band. There’ll also be some new videos and Hayley McKay merchandise too! And I hope you’ll sign up for my newsletter which will give you the opportunity to get all the latest news with some very special offers and exclusive downloads.
And look out Ireland! In October I’m coming over to Dublin to play some cool venues including Whelan’s and the Crow Club. Thank you to everyone for supporting me, I really appreciate it. And do stay tuned so that you can find out about my tour dates and venues – I can’t wait to share my new music with you all!