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Edwina’s beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison as well as her own gigs playing stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall. Edwina numbers Michael Parkinson and Mike Harding among her fans and the title track of her album Pour Me A Drink was covered by Nanci Griffith who calls her 'the sweetest voice in England'.
Her cover of the Randy Newman song Feels Like Home was featured in the Cameron Diaz film My Sister's Keeper and has since had over eight million plays on You Tube.
Edwina is often invited to guest on studio albums and support major artists on tour and as well as touring with Jools Holland, Van Morrison and Nanci Griffith, Edwina has also toured with artists ranging from Loudon Wainwright and Roger McGuinn to KT Tunstall and Gretchen Peters.
Edwina was born in Dublin and grew up in Preston, Lancashire before moving to the East coast of Yorkshire as a teenager, where she has been based ever since. Dividing her time between the UK and America, Edwina's second home is Nashville where she is much loved as a songwriter and artist.
Having signed with Warner Chappell Publishing and with an eclectic range of influences from Bob Dylan and Carole King to Van Morrison and Gillian Welch, Edwina released her debut album 'Out On My Own' on Warner Brothers to critical acclaim. Produced by Clive Gregson and Nick Drake producer John Wood, the record featured Dr Hook's Dennis Locorriere as a guest vocalist and became a favourite on Michael Parkinson's BBC Radio Show.
Edwina released her second album 'Pour Me A Drink' independently to great success. Much more stripped down and acoustic, Nanci Griffith covered the title track and Edwina's version of Feels Like Home was played in full in the major motion picture 'My Sister's Keeper' starring Cameron Diaz and Alec Baldwin. Edwina followed in the same style with her third release 'Good Things Happen Over Coffee' and touring constantly continues to attract wonderful reviews and fans worldwide.
In 2015 Edwina began songwriting and performing with Kate Bramley and Simon Haworth and together they formed the trio The Mile Roses. Their debut album was released in July 2017 and for tourdates and info please look in at www.themileroses.com
Edwina toured as support with Fairport Convention on their UK Wintour in 2014, toured China a few months later, toured Australia in Spring 2015 her next album released in 2017.
'Haunting honeyed solo songwriter.' The Guardian
'A very talented young lady.' Michael Parkinson
'The sweetest voice in England.' Nanci Griffith
Edwina Hayes is a singer/songwriter who has been a regular performer on London's acoustic scene. Originally from Lancashire, Edwina's beautifully crafted songs and mesmerising stage presence quickly led her to some of London's finest acoustic stages including The Borderline, The 12 Bar Club and Ronnie Scott's. Possessing unbelievably natural and soulful delivery, her extraordinarily beautiful voice accompanied by gentle finger picking on guitar leaves audiences mesmerised and wanting more. An unforgettable, original and worldwide talent not to missed. Nanci Griffith has described Edwina as 'the sweetest voice in England'. and her version of 'Feels Like Home' was featured in 'My Sister's Keeper' and has received over three million hits on youtube. Edwina has toured with Jools Holland, Van Morrison, Nancy Griffith, Louden Wainwright, Daniel Bedingfield and frequently performs in Nashville.
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