Edwina Hayes numbers Michael Parkinson, Perez Hilton and of course us among her fans. Her 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 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 five million plays on You Tube.
As well as her own gigs, Edwina is often invited to support major artists on tour and over the last few years has also opened shows for Nanci Griffith, Roger McGuinn, Martin Simpson, Eric Bogle, Ricky Ross, Loudon Wainwright III, Barbara Dickson, Phil Beer, Roy Harper, Tommy Emmanuel, Squeeze, Cara Dillon, Sam Baker, Julie Fowlis, Sandi Thom, John Tams & Barry Coupe, Daniel Beddingfield, Chris While and Julie Matthews, Tom Baxter, Boo Hewerdine, KT Tunstall, Clive Gregson, Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Justin Townes Earle, Isla St Clair, Ruby Turner, Gretchen Peters, and Lulu.
Edwina appears as a guest vocalist on recent albums by Alastair Artingstall, Christopher Holland, Kate Bramley, Jimi Alexander, Shane Lynch, Joan Coffey, David Ward Maclean and Dan Webster.
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.