well as busking, she also earned money performing
singing telegrams. "That is true. We had a family
friend who puts on birthday parties" she says. "When
I was 12 or 13 he got me singing the odd telegram.
It was cool. I enjoyed it. It is a lot of fun surprising
people. The guy would write lyrics for each individual
person. I once had to sing 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow'
for his best friends birthday".
at the ripe old age of 16, Hayley's resume looks
something like this - busker, Singing telegrams,
number 1 album. "I guess it is just weird really.
The fact some people have gone out and bought my
album I find so strange" she says. "Why would you
want to listen to me? TV1 news in New Zealand came
to my school and interviewed me and my friends.
They followed me around".
is in her second last year of school. Now with the
success comes a lot of travel and promotion so Hayley
has a tutor.
will she make a career out of singing? "I did go
through a stage because where I didn't think I could
be a singer" she says. "The chances of being a singer
professionally for your whole career are quite slim.
I thought I could be a Vet because I love animals".
'Pure' album is out though Universal.