the story so far......
Hayley Grace is a multi-talented, Australian Singer Songwriter with that something special. Her soulful unmistakable sound and her energetic live shows looping guitar, vocals, beat boxing and percussion are an explosion of Funk, Reggae, Soul, RnB and Trip Hop.
Hayley had a very colourful & musical childhood growing up on the East Coast of Australia , and performing live by age 15. She refined her musical skills as the lead singer of Sydney’s premiere corporate entertainment band, Everyday People, before breaking out as a solo artist and spending the last 8 years touring around Australia and Internationally. In 2012 she was part of the launch campaign for the new Sony Xperia mobile phone, where she toured with 4 extreme athletes up and down the east coast playing shows and hosting the online content of the campaign. Later, touring extensively though India and Sri Lanka, she played every beach resort and bar up and down the west coast and playing shows as far north as the Indian Himalayas. This led to a 2-month contract at The Hilton Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka where she was headlining 6 nights a week until May 2013. Most recently her music has taken her overseas to countries such as Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Bali and Vanuatu, where she has done everything from is singing on cruise ships to playing in remote villages to high end corporate events, huge festivals and everything in between.
Now living in beautiful Byron Bay, she tours regularly solo and with her live funk band, THE BAY COLLECTIVE up and down the East Coast of Australia and overseas. In 2016 Hayley supported DARREN MIDDLETOWN (Powderfinger) in Brisbane and also played at SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS festival in Byron Bay.
2017 was an incredible year for Hayley, starting with the release of her debut EP GHOST OF A GIRL. She supported Australian guitar superstar PHIL EMMANUEL in Byron Bay and was the support act for UK reggae legends UB40 on the Brisbane leg of their Australian tour in January 2017. She also started her 8 piece funk project HAYLEY GRACE & THE BAY COLLECTIVE, a group of next level musicians, all from Byron Bay.
2018 just keeps getting better and better.....the band made their festival debut at Byron Bay's BLUESFEST, playing on the Crossroads stage before legends like The Wailers and Michael Franti. Hayley and The Band also have a residency at Brisbane Eat Street Northshore, Where you can find them every weekend playing as a full band or the all girl Looping Show. The Girl Gang from the Collective has also played at this years O'HEART FESTIVAL in Tylgum. Recording for their first album has begun in Byron so stay tuned for more awesomeness to come from this incredible group of musicians.
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