"Birthday girl's bash a touch of pure class 06 April 2005
Christchurch singer Hayley Westenra will be celebrating her 18th birthday with a star-studded bash in London.
Westenra will turn 18 on Monday and will mark the occasion with a party at the Soho Lounge in London's West End.
The bar – formerly a music venue, Gossips Nightclub – holds 200 people and boasts "cool, sleek, and stylish decor, and gives off a bohemian vibe".
Westenra's record company said the "glitterati of the arts world" would attend the party, which would double as a celebration of the success of Westenra's first international album, Pure. The record has just topped two million sales. "
I'd love to be a fly on the wall (better still, a guest, lol) at that party! Full details here at Stuff.nz.
I would also love to be a fly on the wall, but I'm going to respect Hayley's privacy, so I won't be lurking around outside. I expect the press will be there, so we'll probably read all about it in due course.
I've just realised, if Hayley's big bash is on Monday it's the day after her birthday, so she's probably going to spend a quiet day with her family and close friends on Sunday. I hope Hayley likes her present from HWI!
My sentiments exactly! Especially the "Maybe Decca want to get as much publicity as possible." Oh, and the birthday present bit, too!
I'm sure Hayley won't do a "[insert almost any famous teen's name here]" so any publicity should be good. Hayley's been so far below the radar in the UK for the last year, that Decca need to start gearing up the PR machine for her new album NOW. An 18th birthday party and simultaneous DVD release should make the perfect start...
if anyone sees any Decca adverts for Hayley over the next week in the UK, please post about it!
I noticed a small item in this week's "Hello" magazine that said Joss Stone will be 18 on 11th April, the day after Hayley.
Personally I find Joss's voice and music far too aggressive for my taste, but she seems to have a higher profile than Hayley in the media here at the moment, possibly because she comes from Devon. Perhaps by holding Hayley's big do on Monday, Decca are trying to swing the balance in Hayley's favour, and it could also be a launch party for the DVD.
I hope Hayley has a good time on both Sunday and Monday, and I bet she won't be suffering from a hangover on Tuesday. Some of us will, because we'll be drowning our sorrows as we didn't get an invite!
That bracelet that was given to Hayley at Classicalive is really stunning!!! Let's hope that her party in the West End will be very exciting for her and that Decca will have many influential people attend the party.