SONGLINK SUCCESS FOR HAYLEY McKAY & MIKE G
London, April 2017: Rising UK country star Hayley McKay's second single "The Bottom Of My Heart" was found via a SongLink lead in 2016 and penned by Nashville writers Bill Diluigi and Kimberly Paige. It's a classic country track with a driving rhythm to which producer Matthew Parisi has added an edgy rock vibe. Hayley is pictured with SongLink editor David Stark, plugger Ron McCreight and Pablo Ettinger of Caffé Nero by the BBC where she played an acoustic set ahead of her full band gig at The Piano Works on April 18th.
Hailing from Darlington UK, Hayley McKay is an extraordinarily gifted singer/songwriter with an amazing voice who has immersed herself in music and the performing arts throughout her young life. In 2011 Hayley won a national competition that funded a scholarship to study vocals at The British and Irish Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) in Brighton. From there she graduated to an artist development course in London with Access to Music - former alumni includes Rita Ora, Jesse Glynne and Ed Sheeran.
David Stark, Hayley McKay, Ron McCreight,
and Pablo Ettinger
Hayley's new single
Matteo Markus Bok
In summer 2015 Hayley performed in Nashville where she co-wrote with the legendary Jan Buckingham. On returning to the UK she performed at Glastonbury before supporting legendary guitarist Albert Lee on his UK tour. Hayley went on to support Visage, Go West and Hazel O'Connor and also sang on the soundtrack of the feature film 'Harrigan' starring Stephen Tompkinson. She has also supported Tom Jones on the Isle of Man, along with opening slots for Tony Christie & Scouting For Girls, and has achieved the accolade of having her songs played in Caffé Nero's coffee stores worldwide. She is also a Prince's Trust Ambassador.
2017 promises to be an even more exciting year for Hayley, who is managed by Ian St. James. Her debut single "Unspoken" was released last December and was Track of The Week on BBC Tees. In total 43 BBC local stations played it with live performances and interviews, while Hayley is currently recording her new album expected by the summer for Willow Records, distributed by Absolute.
SONGLINK "MIRACLE" FOR MIKE GUERRIERO
Other recent SongLink successes include a major cut in Germany for US subscriber Mike "G" Guerriero in New York who writes: "I wanted to share the news that my song "Miracle" will be released on May 12th in Germany by teen star Matteo Markus Bok of "The Voice Kids" fame, distributed by Sony Music. I responded to the original posting on SongLink earlier this year and my song was selected. Here's a clip of him singing it on Bubble TV in Berlin last weekend" - https://tinyurl.com/mtcqoak
Mike "G" Guerriero is one of those rare songwriter/producers who has reached #1 on the Billboard charts. Mike wrote the #1 Billboard Dance Hit "How Can I Be Falling," sung by Jennifer Green, and national dance radio hits "Kiss the Sky" and "You'll Always Have Me" sung by Danielle Bollinger. Mike has also had the opportunity in his career to work with such talents as Kevin Drew (Zedd/Matthew Koma), Rockwilder (Missy Elliott/Christina Aguilera), Kathy Sommer (Daughtry/Halestorm), Chris Rojas (Pink/Backstreet), Cutfather (Jordin Sparks/Kylie), Melanie Fontana (Justin Bieber/The Band Perry), Junior Vasquez (Madonna), DJ Mike Rizzo, Jason Nevins, Phill Kross (Z100), Dr. A Hawk (Wyclef), Brian Chirlo (Tony Bennett), U God of Wutang, Kim Sozzi, Lucas Prata, Tiffany Giardinia, and more.
Mike has worked for major labels Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Nashville, and in A&R for Columbia Records imprint "Music with a Twist," where he found artist Kirsten Price who was signed. As an entrepreneur, Mike created the company "GEMMusic" with industry veteran Michael Ellis (Mariah Carey) that specializes in making cutting-edge music demos for unsigned artists.
Hayley McKay - website
Hayley McKay - Facebook
Mike "G" Guerriero - SoundCloud
Mike "G" Guerriero - Facebook
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