There was no stopping her now. She had the confidence to try anything. The local street fair called Village Fest was auditioning for regular weekly street performers. Hayley auditioned at 5-years-old and became a regular performer. Her memory of 25 songs to perform each Thursday evening would amaze the audience and cause such large crowds around her that the vendors would complain about no movement at the fair. Hayley started singing in concerts, talent competitions, theater productions, at retirement homes, and became a staple at charity functions.
She garnered a public image at 6 years old. She also became the featured performer at a local ice cream shop, which featured children performers. Over the next several years Hayley became a favorite at the retirement homes and convalescent hospitals as she performed many songs of the 20's, 30's, 40's for the residents. This led to many appearances for local charities such as The Variety Club International, United Way, Santa Claus, Inc. and yearly television appearances for the Arthritis Telethon with Jane Wyman.
Barbara Sinatra invited her to sing the National Anthem for yearly fundraiser for the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center. She sang to Howard Keel as "Annie Oakley" in a Tribute to Howard Keel commemorating 50-year anniversary of "Annie Get Your Gun". Along with her public performances Hayley began performing in theatrical shows and was the youngest, at 6 years old, to receive a Desert Theatre League nomination. Hayley's first lead in a theatrical role was as Alice in Alice in Wonderland at age 7. She continued to perform in the theater over the next five years in many lead roles with her favorites to include Cosette in Les Miserables in Concert, Marta in The Sound of Music, Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Baby Rose in Babes in Arms, and Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun. Throughout her many performances over the years, Hayley remained an honor roll student.
She knows what it's like to balance school and performing as she has had both in her life since she was 5-years-old. She developed a very confident sense of self and has very strong opinions. She always tries to do the best she can and when asked by The Desert Sun Newspaper she said, "I think you should do your best and be the best you can be. It's important to do the right thing and to say what you mean.
I try to do that". Hayley was a member of the local singing groups, The Desert Darlings and Showbiz Kids. She sang with the worship team at church. She was raised surrounded by music. Her mother, a piano teacher, taught her at a very young age to play the piano.
She had a dream to play many instruments so she also started the flute and percussion in school. She picked up the guitar at 11-years-old and found "her instrument". When Hayley picked up the guitar, the songs began to pour out of her. She began to turn out songs, one after the other, that are creative, gripping, well-structured and mature beyond her years both lyrically and musically. Hayley now spends her time writing songs and is forming a new band to hit the road. She is also performing acoustic sets in L.A.
coffee houses. With Hayley's beautiful look and creative musical talent, she captured a management deal. Her future looks bright and will surely be filled with success. Read more on Last.fm.
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