Karrie Hayward


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When you blend the rich, soulful vocal tones with the vibrant, percussive timbre of a guitar, you get Karrie Hayward – practically music when it meets the ocean. This folk pop singer-songwriter is making waves on the surface with a new single, ‘Gypsies’ freshly released, following her debut

single ‘Elijah’ which reached Top 10 on the ITunes Singer-Songwriter chart.

Since spending most of her life basking in the tropical environment of the Whitsunday’s this songstress spontaneously decided to find the ultimate ratio of adventure and music by moving further down the coast.

Buying a rough van and turning it into a home on wheels, Karrie travelled solo, playing shows all the way from Mackay to Byron Bay collecting inspiration all around.

“One of the best things I ever did was getting a van and being able to travel any where my music takes me. Opening up so many exciting opportunities and being able to collaborate with musicians while camping in their backyard is definitely a life I enjoy living.”

Since performing at local music festivals at the age of nine, Hayward’s love of music, in all genres, grew. Drawing inspiration from blues music and guitar heroes such as John Mayer, Buddy Guy, BB King; to the more ‘chilled’ sounds of Jack Johnson and Tash Sultana, Karrie’s own style is a blend of the best parts of folk, pop, alt and blues. Her unique music combines soul with the ocean, musically, seeking sounds similar to John Butler, Jack Johnson and Cody Simpson.

After the success of reaching the TOP 10 in the ITunes singer-songwriter chart last year with her first single “Elijah” and the brand new release “Gypsies” Karrie endeavours to constantly work on evolving her sound and sharing new music to the world.

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