The Torrs New Mills The Torrs New Mills
The Torrs New Mills
“Spine-tingling performance, thank you so much for coming to New Mills, you helped us round off the festival with a truly memorable night!” Deborah Pittman ...
The Torrs New Mills
Maartin Allcock – Fairport Convention, Jethro Tull Maartin Allcock – Fairport Convention, Jethro Tull
Maartin Allcock - Fairport Convention, Jethro Tull
"The Hayes Sisters gel vocally as only sisters can. Very tasteful arrangements beautifully performed. I look forward to hearing a lot more of what they have to offer" ...
Maartin Allcock – Fairport Convention, Jethro Tull
Clive Gregson, Houston, TX Clive Gregson, Houston, TX
Clive Gregson, Houston, TX
"The first time I heard the sisters, I knew they were special. They squeezed onto a tiny stage in a tiny folk club and within minutes had completely captured the room. Great characters, great songs, great voices... plus that extra something that only sibling harmony can provide... how could they fail? I can't recommend The [...] ...
Clive Gregson, Houston, TX
Stuart Cooke – The Midway Folk Club Stuart Cooke – The Midway Folk Club
Stuart Cooke - The Midway Folk Club
“The Fabulous Hayes Sisters were well just...... fabulous. Three shades of the same voice that can only come from sisters. ” ...
Stuart Cooke – The Midway Folk Club
Richard Ridings ( actor /producer) Richard Ridings ( actor /producer)
Richard Ridings ( actor /producer)
"Another Man's Shoes" is a seriously impressive debut album from "The Hayes Sisters." .... It's the fact that all three write great songs which gives such breadth and variety; one moment you're in the Appalachians with exquisite 3-part harmonies, the next moment you're in occupied France during the war - and then there's that terrifyingly [...] ...
Richard Ridings ( actor /producer)
Sylvain Wharton, Barcelona Sylvain Wharton, Barcelona
Sylvain Wharton, Barcelona
"I've really enjoyed the album!! …At times it reminded me of the Southern American folk music I heard when I travelled there, and the atmosphere I got from the CD was similar to the one I have experienced when I listened to some deep South country/blue grass music live concerts in some bars in Tennessee. [...] ...
Sylvain Wharton, Barcelona

The Hayes Sisters. The story so far. . .

Take three girls. Name them Cathryn, Angela and Jennifer. Bring them up in a home where someone is always singing. Listen to them start to sing in harmony from a very young age. Realise that nature has blessed them with rather beautiful voices. Give them a guitar. Discover that they have a natural musical ability. Mix together; and you have a promising musical trio – “The Hayes Sisters”.

Three young teenagers start to make a name for themselves in local pubs and clubs; reality intervenes… They go off to Uni; start families – do the serious grown up stuff! They pursue careers in different cities, in different fields; in teaching, nursing, and acting (you may have seen Jen (Stage name – Jennifer Hennessy) in The Office, Coronation Street, Doctor Who, and lots more; in fact, she appears soon as Mrs Cratchit in the BBC’s new epic serial, “Dickensian”)

They decide to “have another go” at the music…And then they’re back together on stage; appearing at festivals and gigs across the North West.

They are spotted by Nashville–based, Clive Gregson; one of the most-respected names in the music industry. And things go from there…The Hayes Sisters soon have a producer; and an album in the making.

“Another Man’s Shoes” is produced by Clive Gregson and John Wood, and features the awesome musical talents of Andy Dinan, Andy Seward, Fiona Lander, Simon Whitbread, and Clive Gregson himself.

What are the influences and inspirations behind The Hayes Sisters’ music?

Well, ask any of the three sisters and you will get pretty much the same answer: “Another Man’s Shoes” is a collection of songs borne from personal experiences and emotions; by history, politics, art, literature. It is influenced by the music we grew up listening to: the traditional music of England and Ireland; and always by groups or songs where vocals and harmonies dominate because when we were kids, singing in harmony was just what you did! It was natural.”

Each tends to write individually, and they arrange collaboratively; and, as they are musically untrained; intuitively. Naturally, The Hayes Sisters seem to be in harmony about most things in life…

Jen
Ange Vocals & guitar
Angela
Jen Vocals, guitar & banjo
Cath
Cath Vocals & guitar