Because Haley’s father Richard operated Glass Wing Recording Studios from the basement of their Washington D.C. home, she has been immersed in melodies and rhythms since infancy. The family relocated to Portland, Oregon when she was three, and a few years later she began playing piano and composing her own tunes, eventually picking up the guitar. While attending Northwest Academy, a performing arts school, she interviewed the Dalai Lama, toured the UK with Hindu saint Shree Maa, performed for the WWII Ace Pilots Convention, and acted in more than 80 plays. Despite her active life, she managed to finish school two years early.
Following graduation, the family moved again, this time to an organic blueberry farm located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. There, Hayley continued to hone her songwriting skills and familiarized herself with the workings of the recording studio. A move to Los Angeles to pursue acting ended abruptly when a nasty bout of acid reflux made her lose her voice. When it returned almost a half a year later, she recorded the song “Drifter,” which led to a deal with Universal Music. Her debut album, Sunseed, which she wrote, produced, recorded and co-mixed, was released on June 19, 2007. Hayley’s mesmerizing voice and her music’s infectious grooves have started to catch on with an ever-growing audience. She earned a standing ovation at Seattle’s Northwest Folk Life festival as well as the Vancouver Island Music Awards’ Female Vocalist of the Year title.