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The Hayley Griffiths Band + IO Earth
The Hayley Griffiths Band + IO Earth

Tue, 08 Oct

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Southampton

The Hayley Griffiths Band + IO Earth

Time & Location

08 Oct 2024, 19:00

Southampton, Brunswick Square, Southampton SO14 3AR, UK

About The Event

The Hayley Griffiths Band

Hayley Griffiths is a classically trained vocalist who spent nearly a decade as the Lead Singer in the international phenomenon Riverdance and Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance. Hayley’s crystalline voice enchanted audiences

across the globe; from Japan to Chile to Russia to Paris, performing in over 400 Cities across 35 Countries and 6 Continents! With this wealth of touring experience under her belt and an award winning debut album to boot (Silver Screen won Classical Crossover Album of The Year 2010) Hayley was headhunted to join Progressive Rock Band Karnataka in 2011 and her

journey into the World of Rock began!

After leaving Karnataka in 2017 with another Album of The Year Award in her pocket (for Secrets of Angels at The Classic Rock Society Awards) Hayley started her own solo project, The Hayley Griffiths Band with whom she has now headlined Progressive Rock festivals from France to South America and released a live Double DVD and CD. The band’s latest offering, two contrasting albums MELANIE and Far From Here were uniquely released on the same day in January 2023. MELANIE is the bands first official studio album and Far from Here; a follow up to her 2011 album Celtic Rose was produced by Mike Stobbie (ex-PALLAS.) The title track of the album is an original song by Mike and the remaining 10 tracks are stunning new

arrangements of much loved Celtic classics. The album is a celebration of Hayley’s Celtic roots and touring career to date.

Both albums showcase Hayley’s extraordinary diversity as a Vocalist as she crosses musical genres with ease and passion for both styles. Hayley will be further sharing this diversity with her eclectic touring show in 2024. A musical treat for the open minded that quite literally will have something for everyone; from heavy rock anthems to beautiful Celtic ballads combined

with virtuoso musicianship and the promise of a lot of sparkle and glamour!

Hayley can also be seen on tour this Summer as Lead vocalist in ZIO and is the featured Vocalist on Oliver Wakeman’s stunning new ANAM CARA release.

IO EARTH

IO Earth is a groundbreaking British Symphonic Progressive band created by Dave Cureton and Adam Gough, who pride themselves in their ability to seamlessly blend genres, creating their own signature sound. Whether the song you're listening to is Hard Rock with Symphonic Strings, Ambient Trace with Horn solos or an emotive power ballad with Quartet breaks, you

always know when you're listening to IO Earth.

Often compared to movie scores in its ability to evoke emotion, the IO Earth sound holds something for everyone. It seems impossible to list all of the genres on which they have touched in their ten year history, over 7 studio albums ... but they include Rock, Jazz, Opera, Electronic, Symphonic, Trance, Dance, Metal, Nu-Metal, Folk ... the list goes on.

IO Earth's albums produce dense, layered soundscapes, and you'd be forgiven to think that they cannot be reproduced live. But you'd be wrong!

IO Earth's live shows are breathtaking. The music is effortlessly reproduced by a five piece band of multi-instrumentalists.

IO Earth are becoming veterans of the Progressive Music industry, having racked up nominations and awards in a variety of categories over their 10 year career. These have included "Best Debut", "Best Production", "People's Choice", "Best Guitarist" and "Best Vocalist" from a number of publications, including Prog Magazine and Classic Rock Society.

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