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EDWINA HAYES is a now well established name on both the British and Nashville acoustic music scene. Born in Dublin, and now based in Yorkshire, Edwina's beautifully crafted songs and natural stage presence are leading her to some of the UK's finest stages.
Edwina’s debut Warner Bros album OUT ON MY OWN included Clive Gregson, Dr Hook’s Dennis Locorriere and Christine Collister among its guesting musicians, with one of its tracks chosen to go on the No.1 bestselling CD ‘Acoustic Love’.
With fans including Michael Parkinson and Bob Harris she has received much radio airplay which has led to her touring the UK three times with Nanci Griffith, opening twenty six shows for Jools Holland and two for Van Morrison. The long queues for CD signings at such performances are testimony to her popularity and increasingly her own name is seen headlining at venues across the UK.
Her solo shows are a pleasing blend of well crafted songs - beautifully sung and played – coupled with a natural charm that audiences everywhere find appealing.
Her album POUR ME A DRINK built on the success of her debut – with its title track being covered by Nanci Griffith, and another used on the soundtrack of ‘My Sister’s Keeper’ – a major film starring Cameron Diaz which was released in 2009. The latest ‘stripped back sound’ Hayes album ‘GOOD THINGS HAPPEN OVER COFFEE’ has now been released with outstanding feedback.
“There are many un-mined treasures studding the UK’s live circuit and surely Yorkshire- based vocalist Edwina Hayes shines brightly among them. Possessed of a softly crystalline voice and a gentle country-folk sensibility she’s built up an enviable reputation as a solo artist”. Rock & Reel
"We have not heard a singer, singing live, with such natural talent in many years.Radio Caroline
“A very talented young lady” Michael Parkinson
“A wonderful young woman, so gifted and full of song, with a voice that is as sweet as the angels” Nanci Griffith
“Haunting vocals” Time Out
FACTS* Edwina has co-written with friends including Boo Hewerdine, Ricky Ross and Don Rollins. *When Perez Hilton featured her MySpace page on his USA website blog, her site received 20,000 hits (including 100 album sales) – in just two hours! Another 17,000 hits and more sales followed a day later