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Fairhazel is the moniker of 21 year old British/South African singer songwriter Hugh Macdonald. Born in Brighton but raised in London, Cape Town and Paris, Hugh left Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2018 returning to London to work with Communion Music under the name Fairhazel, releasing his first single 7x7 in February to great critical acclaim.
Roisin O’Connor of The Independent described it as having "tender, whispering vocals that recall the likes of Villagers, Ben Howard and Sufjan Stevens”.
Inspired by artists Father John Misty, Harry Nilsson and Andy Shauf among others, Fairhazel has established himself as a musical storyteller blurring the lines between fiction and true stories.
At his London studio, he works on creating all aspects of his music himself from songwriting, arrangement and playing the instruments often in collaboration with producer and mix engineer Alex Noorani.
Although Fairhazel is a solo venture, a band often accompanies him at shows and he has opened for Agnes Obel, Banfi and Juanita Stein.
Robbin Murray of Clash Music describes STEADY MAN, his most recent release as “a heavenly concoction, the sighing vocal is set against an organic, acoustic arrangement.”
Catch Fairhazel at Underwater Sunshine in New York on April 5th, and keep your ears peeled for a new album coming soon.


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