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…