Hayley grew up listening to a mix of genres including: Gospel, Jazz, Funk, Lover’s Rock, R&B, Reggae, Rare Groove, Hip Hop & Rap. Jazmine Sullivan is Hayley’s vocal role model and would love to be compared to her vocally. Embracing these influences, Hayley embarked on a solo music career where Hayley Cassidy (formerly Hayley C) was born.
Hayley has written and/or co-written her music to date as she likes to create authentic music people can relate to. She draws inspiration from her own life or other’s personal experiences around her.
Hayley’s sound is best described as R&B with a twist which she has created with an array of UK producers including; P2J (Beyoncé, Mr Eazi, Pharrell Williams, Wizkid, Chris Brown, Burna Boy), Slic Vic, MyxQuest & Gkid who produced the timeless & infectious record ‘Stripped’ from Hayley’s first album released in 2013 as well Hayley’s first EP ‘Real Talk.’
Hayley’s accolades include 3 official music videos being playlisted on BET international, supporting Amerie on tour, supporting Miguel at his headline show, UK Entertainment Awards winner for ‘Best Singer’, DJ Ace’s ‘Everything R&B’ BBC Radio 1xtra record of the week with ‘Used to Be’, exclusively premiering her latest single ‘No Regrets’ on Nadia Jae’s R&B Residency BBC Radio 1xtra & more.