From: The Halo Bar [thehalobar_at_yahoo_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 09 May 2008 18:56
Subject: PRESS RELEASE - Rebecca Hollweg & Edwina Hayes live _at_ THE HALO

Attachments: 150508PRHollwegHayes.doc
15th May 2008
The Halo presents two of the UK’s finest female singer songwriters, side by side.  A unique experience, with both artists performing on stage together, USA style… ‘in the round’.
EDWINA HAYES is a singer/songwriter who has been a regular performer on the UK acoustic scene since 1999.
In March 2003 Edwina signed as a writer with Warner Chappell. As well as writing on her own, Edwina has co-written with writers from both the UK and the USA, where she is a well respected performer in her own right.  Since 2005 Edwina has opened shows for Van Morrison, Jools Holland, Nanci Griffith, Gretchen Peters, Ricky Ross, Loudon Wainwright III, Roy Harper, Tommy Emmanuel, and Lulu, and supported Julie Fowlis, Sandi Thom, John Tams, Daniel Bedingfield, Chris While, Julie Matthews and Ruby Turner. Edwina also appears as a guest vocalist on recent albums by Alastair Artingstall, Christopher Holland, Kate Bramley, Jimi Alexander, Shane Lynch and Joan Coffey.
Edwina kicked off 2008 with her first solo UK headline tour and released her second record 'Pour Me A Drink' on February 22nd. Edwina continues to write songs and play gigs all over the country and in America, with a Winter UK Tour planned for October/November.

Nanci Griffith - 'A wonderful young woman, so gifted and full of song, with a voice as sweet as the angels'
The Guardian - 'Haunting honeyed solo songwriter'
Time Out - 'Haunting vocals'


In October 2001 she released her first album 'June Babies' on Emu Records - 12 tracks of melodic pop songs, featuring string arrangements by Chris Bowden and a guest appearance by singer songwriter Jeb Loy Nichols. Produced by bass player Andy Hamill, it received critical acclaim in the national and music press and went on to get played on Jeremy Vine's BBC Radio 2 show.
In 2002 Rebecca featured on Andy Hamill's own album 'Bee for Bass' (also on Emu Records) in a duet with Jeb Loy Nichols. In the same year she did her own headline tour of the UK, appearing on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour with Jenni Murray and doing sessions for Janice Long on BBC Radio 2 and Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6Music. Later in the year she supported Roger McGuinn of The Byrds on his UK tour, playing major theatres and concert halls.
In November of 2003 she supported Paul Carrack (formerly of Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics) on his UK tour.  The title track of 'June Babies' got used by the BBC in a programme about women runners!
All this time Rebecca continued to play London venues including The South Bank Centre, Ronnie Scott's, The Borderline and the 606 Club, as well as arts centres and venues round the UK.
January 2008 sees the completion of that album, 'Orange Roses' - 9 tracks of mellow, melodic songs with a country tinge.
‘Carole King couldn’t have come up with a better song’
‘A new generation of young women is bringing fresh life to folk music….Rebecca Hollweg laces her low-key arrangements with exquisite vocals...’

For further information contact:
Derron Hart or Melanie O’Connell
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317 Battersea Park Road
London SW11 4LT
020 7801 8683
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