I am a primarily a singer and guitarist, although I also play piano, mandolin, bouzouki and Irish low whistles.I currently play with two bands, The Clare Hayes Trio, with Johnny Wright (guitar, vocals) and Lucinda Fudge (viola/ violin, vocals) producing a rich acoustic sound that sits somewhere between folk, acoustic and Americana.
 A relatively new collaboration with George Breakfast (vocals/ mandolin/ guitar/ harmonica) and Fabian Bonner (double bass, vocals) resulted in The Wassanames – a joyous acoustic mix of blues, folk, gospel and kayajingo!

I recorded a Live solo EP in 2011 (Clare Hayes, Live EP) and have just finished recording with The Wassanames, (When We Get to Where We’re Going, available early August).

I am an experienced singer, live performer and recording artist.  I am available as a session vocalist, specialising in harmonies (Down in the River to Pray).  I have also arranged and produced for several artists and am always on the lookout for new exciting musical collaborations!

Both the Clare Hayes Trio and The Wassanames are available for bookings ranging from house parties and corporate functions to festivals.

Please get in touch!