NORTH East musician, Hayley McKay, is back to regular gigging and will be performing at The Globe in Newcastle on December 3 with her band.

She'll be playing a mixture of old and new material and is excited to perform in Newcastle.

Hayley said: “I’m aware I have some really loyal fans in the North East so I’m trying the Sam Fender approach of focusing on getting my roots down and then branching out."

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The North East's answer to Dolly Parton has been on the road this month with her band, playing at Gullivers in Manchester and 229 Club in London as part of a mini tour.

Hayley’s band includes; Darren Moore on drums, Jack Watson on keys, Johnny Bunce on fiddle, David Neil Crabtree on guitar and Richard Doney on bass.

Darlington's answer to Dolly Parton performed her single, Wild West, at the British Country Music Association awards showcase earlier this month at Under The Bridge in London.

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Hayley said: “During lockdown when I was doing a lot of live-streaming, it was great because you can reach a new audience around the world and it’s nice to know that you can be helping someone who’s maybe just sat at home alone but to actually get out there gigging again, it’s just a different buzz that you get, especially when playing with a band.

Locals may have seen Hayley play at Darlington Christmas Lights Switch On last Sunday where she performed to a huge and very welcoming crowd in her home town.

Tickets are available for the December 3 gig here.


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