Wonderful videos, and wonderful singing!! I was especially impressed with Summerfly. That's because the first (and maybe the only) live recording I heard was not very good. The arrangement was way too fast, and I was disappointed with it. Here, the tempo was just right, and Hayley was on top form with this song this time! I loved it!
My sister would love to hear her sing this live, so I hope she sings it if she ever comes here, or anywhere near!
Hi Dave I wasn't there but the support band contained Tim Evans on piano who Hayley has been using as her musical director for some time now at concerts (and more recently on Wogan), together with Kerenza Peacock on violin who Hayley used in the past when either Fiona Pears or Raven were not available. The remaining members I am not familiar with but may well have been with her at the Barbican Christmas concert last year.
Daniel Boys is not linked to this make-up band and I would think his appearance was purely a one-off. Martin
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Oh dear! That sounds as if i am complaining over choice--like I do in the supermarket! Decisions, decisions, decisions!
The location of Ebbw Vale does not appeal but I'm trying to make a decision about Llandudno and possibly Ebbw as well, regardless, because hearing about King's Lynn, I don't think i can cope with waiting until March 2012, especially if there is not going to be a Barbican Christmas Concert.
Her eyes were the blue of cornflowers that dance amongst ripening wheat, Her hair the colour of golden sands bleached by summer's heat.
I don't generally take much notice of band members - it's just that this time they were mentioned in the programme. Other than those Martin has mentioned, Bryony James is also part of the Pavao Quartet with Kerenaz.
Daniel Boys was Hayley's guest singer and is actually quite well known. He appeared in BBC TV's "Any Dream Will Do" in 2007 and I think he's currently in the West End appearing in Phantom .
His two sets went down very well with the audience.
The day of the show, AJ Moore said something on Twitter about his band playing with Hayley and somebody else at the festival, too. So I said something about "oh, so you still play for Hayley?" He said no, and then told me "I am not the guitarist with Hayley she has a new band ironically with my musicians. I am not playing kings Lin as I am working in Austria".
Not sure exactly what he means... musicians that he works with, or ones he taught, since he teaches guitar?
I was never that excited by her version of this song. Very pretty, but I thought it was a slow, boring song. But now, I like it very, very much!
That's understandable Libby. Years ago, when she was younger, I doubt she would have really understood what that song is about, and would not have been able to express and interpret it the way she does now.
But now, - well see for yourself - I think her performance is stunning. One of the best performances (if not THE best) in a show full of stunning performances.
And next, we have tonight's installment. I think you'll enjoy that one too!
I know you guys keep hoping it is the last one, but I still have one left that I will upload this evening. The standand of photography, I have to say is even poorer than the others, but despite that it is a beautiful arrangement that I hadn't heard before, and a beautiful performance by Hayley of a very beautiful song. I'm sure it was Tim Evans who was responsible for the arrangement. I think we don't often give Tim and the other musicians around hayley sufficient credit, but as she herself said, she surrounds herself with good musicians. I'd go even further to say she surrounds herself with good people full stop, we should include her management and recording company, as well as her fellow musicians and support staff.
This video also reveals the reason for the camera shake when you see how much zoom I had to use.
Thank you Drew, MartinD, Grant and last but not least Karsten for your great present to us. They are all wonderful.
Especially, I was moved by the first song A thousand winds. The reason is very simple. Some of my friends had affected by the earthquake and the Tsunami and some lost their lives. I thought Hayley was selecting and singing A Thousand Winds thinking the devastation in CHCH and Japan and the song was a message to us from Hayley.
Thank you Hayley for selecting and singing it as the first song. You could not come to Japan in June this year but I am hoping you would come in the early part of 2012. I also hope that we could meet again and talk as we did last time.