#MusicMonday: Auriol Hays

Auriol Hays

Check out South African jazz/pop singer Auriol Hays music video ” A better man” from her soon to be released album “Call it Love- Anima Sola”.
Auriol Hays was born and raised all over the Western Cape everywhere from Mitchell’s Plain to Eerste River. She grew up listening to classical music and whatever her parents liked, be it Jim Reeves or Roger Whitaker.
Despite coming from a musical family Auriol kept her vocal talent and song writing hidden. A chance meeting with songwriter / producer Andre Scheepers, brought her debut album, Behind Closed Doors into fruition and lead to her first SAMA nomination and SAMA performance with Tumi and The Volume and Marcus Wyatt. Her album was also chosen as one of the Top 20 albums of 2009 by the South African Sunday Times.
Auriol has performed at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, opened with the Gauteng Big Band for the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, sang at the Zoo Lake music festival, wowed crowds at the 94.7 Christmas Wish Concert, perform to a sold out crowd at the Grahamstown Festival and staged another sold out Nina Simone Introspective show in Cape Town. Her music has also been used on various movie and television soundtracks. Her bands, all accomplished jazz musicians in their own right, are all based in Cape Town.

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