New York based singer-songwriter Hayley Biegel wants to be real and honest. Whether she’s taking ugly feelings and making them beautifully palatable or mixing genres to get to the root of the song, Hayley creates music that holds up a mirror to her trauma and reflects vulnerability and strength.
Hayley started studying piano at 5 and voice at 12 and continued on to study vocal performance at NYU. She followed up her time in college by performing on New York City stages such as Knitting Factory, Rockwood Music Hall, and Bowery Electric. Her desire to perform pushed her right out of her comfort zone and in front of the mic as the front woman of country band Kickin’ Nash for three years. In 2019 she formed her own band to perform her original music.
Her sound is marked by lush harmonies, fierce belting and candid lyrics that express her experiences as a queer woman figuring out life and hoping to give joy to some people along the way. Her lyrics weave stories about failed love, queer love and navigating your twenties, all with sincere vulnerability at the heart of her piercing voice and powerful belt. With influences like The Chicks, Maggie Rogers, Sara Bareilles, Phoebe Bridgers, Bon Iver, Indigo Girls and Sufjan Stevens, Hayley makes multi instrumental and vocally powerful indie-folk pop music with songs that’ll make you want to dance, smile, and feel.