is a Jazzy-Nu-R&B type Neo Soul, supported by Future Bubblers, Help Musicians UK & Mobo!
After being featured as one of Clash Magazine’s Artists Set To Rise in 2018, Mali Hayes’ music is with perfumed with vibrant real life stories and is coloured with honesty and soul, also described as a Jazzy-Nu-R&B type Neo Soul.
After recording and releasing her Debut EP, Quiet Silence, in late 2016 with her producer and mother, Yvonne Ellis, Mali hit 2017 running as she joined Gilles Peterson’s Brownwood expansion and talent discover program (Arts Council England funded) - Future Bubblers, saw herself performing at The Jazz Cafe (London) and also sought a slot at Gilles’ Festival Embassy (House of St Barnabas, Soho). Mali also went on to receive the Future Bubblers x MOBO Awards Help Musicians fund in late 2018 to further her career and development."I was fortunate enough to play demo's on my shows here at the BBC by Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott. All premiers. And this is another one I think I'm gonna be proud of in a few years. Remember the name, Mali Hayes"
- Gilles Peterson - BBC 6 Music/Brownswood/Worldwide FM
After various radio airplay (BBC 6 Music - Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio 2 ~ Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 1xtra ~ Jamz Supernova and more) and numerous support slots (Bilal, Jamila Woods, Alfa Mist, Will Heard, Elli Ingram, Tokio Myers, Blue Lab Beats, Sons Of Kemet, Yasmin Lacey, Jarrod Lawson and more) Mali sets to continue the journey in the rest of 2019 and beyond."A really great new British female vocalist from Manchester. She's got a real un-flashy kind of approach which I really like. Kind of a milder Jill Scott / Erykah Badu, definitely one to watch. We'll be hearing a lot more from her I'm sure!”
- Jamie Cullum - BBC Radio 2
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