(born 6 June 1973, in Dublin
) is an English singer-songwriter. She grew up in Preston, Lancashire
before moving to the East Riding of Yorkshire
where she gained her first musical experience playing cover versions.
Since 1999 she has played regularly in London
establishing herself as an accomplished songwriter in the process.
She released her debut album Out On My Own
in 2005. The album was co-produced by singer-songwriter Clive Gregson
and featured Dr. Hook
singer Dennis Locorriere
on two tracks. Her single Eyes Of A Stranger
received regular plays on BBC Radio 2
courtesy of broadcaster Michael Parkinson
In 2005 she toured extensively as support act to such notable performers as Jools Holland
, Nanci Griffith
, Ricky Ross
and Loudon Wainwright III
. In 2006 and 2007 she again supported Nanci Griffith
Hayes released her second solo album, Pour Me a Drink
in February 2008. Released on a small independent label it was a much simpler recording than her debut, most tracks just featuring her voice and guitar. The title track was later recorded by Nanci Griffith.
In 2009 her version of Randy Newman
's 'Feels Like Home' was featured in the movie My Sister's Keeper
. During June 2009 Hayes supported ex-Byrd Roger McGuinn
on his British tour.
Her third solo album Good Things Happen Over Coffee
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