Amazing new singer songwriter – Hayley McKay
Written by Philo694 on 01/07/2018
At The Forum Darlington
Friday 27th April
The Forum has become the go to venue for many contemporary Artists and last Friday night was a great example of that with Hayley McKay taking to the stage performing her new album ‘Hayley McKay’
On first was the support artist David Neil Crabtree. With his solo acoustic set he set about a very accomplished performance of his music. Songs included his recent EP release ‘Girl Named Whiskey’ whose contagious melodic sound had fans singing along with the chorus. An artist to watch and a new album called ‘Stepping Stone’ due for release very soon.
Hayley McKay and her Band
With the standard set, Hayley McKay with her band took to the stage and did not disappoint. Dressed in a spectacular gold shimmering dress she was a star shining brightly not only physically on stage but in the musical sense as well. What happened next was a professionally executed performance from an artist whose star is definitely rising. The night was centered around her new self titled album release and she sold every song like a true professional, her presence, singing and engagement with the audience holding everyone spellbound.
The first set had an acoustic flavour to it. Some of the highlights included ‘Ghosted’ and ‘The Sun’. An acoustic version of the Lindisfarne hit ‘Run For Home’ really got the crowd into a sing-a-long mood. Finishing off the first set, Hayley treated the crowd to her version of Songbird which showed the wonderful intensity and range of her amazing voice.
The second set took on a more rocking feel, showing the versatility of this artist as the great songs just kept coming. Hayley’s well known hit ‘The Bottom Of My Heart’ proving a favourite with everyone and ‘Catching Fire’ also went down well with the audience.
What did we think?
A great gig with The Forum providing excellent sound and wonderful intimate venue for the release of Hayley’s new album.
In short the show was fabulous with a Star in Hayley McKay. The new self titled album is great and I would recommend a listen. Click To Tweet With several YouTube videos available check out the hauntingly brilliant ‘Ghosted’ Ghosted Video and the equally great ‘The Bottom Of My Heart’ Bottom Of My Heart Video and ‘Chance To Change’.Chance To Change Video
Darlo Rocks definitely recommends Hayley McKay as one not to miss and with a UK tour in the offering, she should be performing near you very soon.
What do you think of this new talent? Having seen the videos, what do you enjoy about Hayley’s music most?
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