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When: 7.30pm on Saturday 10 November 2018
Where: St Michael’s, 36-38 George Leigh Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 5DG

We’re delighted to be hosting Haley – this time, at St Michael’s in Ancoats.

Having followed up her hugely acclaimed album Impossible Dream with an exclusive Record Store Day 7” release Bratt, HALEY (FKA Haley Bonar) returns to the UK for a series of intimate shows this November.

HALEY was first discovered by Low’s Alan Sparhawk who spotted her at a local open mic club in Duluth, Minnesota and was so impressed he immediately invited her to join them on tour. Which is how, a week later, 19-year-old Haley was transformed from college student to ambitious dropout, crammed into a Honda Civic with a guitar and a drummer for company, touring the US opening for Low. In the decade since Haley has released a succession of recordings, each of which have garnered more praise than the last, and has seen her collaborate with the likes of Andrew Bird (with whom Haley occasionally plays live) and Justin Vernon (who contributed guest vocals to the Last War album). Her most recent album, Impossible Dream, picked up wild acclaim from the UK music press, followed by two sold out UK tours, and her debut appearance on Later… with Jools Holland.

She chose International Women’s Day 2017 to announce that she would officially adopt her mother’s maiden name (McCallum, a Scottish name meaning ‘a person of peace’) and now performs and releases under the moniker HALEY, the first fruits of which were the single Bratt, released for Record Store Day 2018. She says of the single:

‘These two songs are kind of the last ones I wrote with lyrics in them, at least, for the time being. Bratt was intended to be sung from a teenage perspective, appropriating that unsentimental attitude while simultaneously looking back at yourself at that age, all of the insecurities that went along with it, letting go of your self-judgement on the past.’

Currently holed up in the studio, expect more music very soon.

‘Immerse yourself in this entirely wonderful record’ – The Sunday Times

Tour support comes from Kacey Johansing. Kacey Johansing was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan and raised in the mountain towns of Colorado. After leaving Berklee College of Music in Boston, Johansing relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she spent a decade creating a community of musicians, artists and filmmakers, co-founded the duo Yesway, and released two solo albums. She has toured internationally and shared the stage with such acts as Kings of Convenience, Angel Olsen, Chris Cohen and Little Wings, and has collaborated with members of My Morning Jacket, Real Estate, Fruit Bats and The Range of Light Wilderness. Johansing lives and works in Los Angeles. Her new album, The Hiding, was released this June on Night Bloom Records, a label Johansing founded with Real Estate’s Alex Bleeker and longtime-friend and songwriter Jeff Manson.

This will be one of the first public concerts in St Michael’s since its recent re-opening, having been closed since 2004. The Roman Catholic church was founded in 1859 and became the heart of the Little Italy Community in Ancoats.

This show is a co-promotion with Now Wave.

AGE RESTRICTION: This show is 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Vinyl Exchange,  WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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