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Official Newsletter - Covering August 22nd 2003 to January 26th 2004

January 26th 2004 - Hayley's US showcase tomorrow...

Hayley will be performing to a private audience (sorry!) at the GMA studios in New York's Times Square tomorrow - 27th January. Good luck from all your friends at Decca in London! x
We'll be bringing you all the latest news from Hayley in the USA as we know it, so check back often for updates.


January 23rd 2004 - Japanese soap opera back on TV 

In Japan, the hospital soap opera, "Shiroi Kyoto" featuring Hayley's rendition of Amazing Grace, is showing again on TV.


January 14th 2004 - Hayley goes Platinum in Australia

News just in... PURE has just gone Platinum in Australia - Congratulations Hayley. Australian fans can catch up with Hayley whan she tours there in March.


January 13th 2004 - Japanese concerts announced March 2004

Hayley will be performing two dates in Japan in March. Tickets go on sale January 25th.

Mon 15th March
Tokyo Geijutsu Gekijo (Arts Theatre)

Tues 16th March
Osaka Concert Hall


  January 7th 2004


New Zealand's most charming and talented international artist Hayley Westenra has sold over one million copies worldwide of her album 'Pure'.

From busking in the streets of Christchurch - to recording her first New Zealand quadruple platinum album only two years ago - to International Stardom with her debut international album 'Pure' - Hayley has climbed the ladder quickly

'Pure' has been a tremendous success for Hayley, the album is already 9 times platinum in New Zealand and was the #1 album for Christmas in the New Zealand Top 50 Chart. 'Pure' has also broken the record for the number of weeks a NZ album has been #1 in the New Zealand Top 50 Chart (15 weeks so far).

Released in the UK in September 2003, 'Pure' rocketed into the UK top 10 pop chart and made waves by becoming the best selling debut album in the history of the UK Classical album charts taking only one week to reach Gold status (100,000). The album has now sold 3/4 of a million copies in the UK alone! Hayley's stunning version of 'Wuthering Heights' is being released as a single in the UK on the 22nd March.

Hayley has a gold album in Australia with 'Pure,' has just completed extensive promotion in Japan and Asia; and will be travelling to the USA at the end of January for advance promotion (including a showcase in New York's Times Square on the 27th January) for the US album release on the 6th April 2004.

Hayley returns to New Zealand in February for a National tour, which will be followed by tours through Australia, Japan and the UK in March. New Zealand Tour Dates are as below.

Mon 16 Feb Dunedin Regent Theatre
Wed 18 Feb Christchurch Town Hall
Sat 21 Feb Wellington Queens Wharf Centre
Mon 23 Feb New Plymouth TSB Theatre
Wed 25 Feb Hamilton Founders Theatre
Fri 27 Feb Palmerston North Regent Theatre
Sun 29 Feb Auckland Aotea Centre


  December 18th 2003

Hayley's back at home in New Zealand now. Click here for more


  December 17th 2003 - promotional appearances - UK December

Hayley performed with tenor superstar Jose Carreras at London's Royal Albert Hall last Wednesday and got a special surprise! Jose presented Hayley with her official Platinum Sales award for stupendous sales of Pure in the UK!



  December 2nd 2003 - promotional appearances - UK December

calling all UK fans, don't forget you can see Hayley at the following events;

Parkinson Christmas Day Special (TV - December 25)

Concert performances include;
Royal Albert Hall with Jose Carreras (December 10th),
The Malcolm Sergent Children’s Cancer Charity Concert (Royal Albert Hall December 12th),
Amnesty International Christmas Concert (Trafalgar Square December 6th).

  December 2nd 2003 - Pure goes gold in Hong Kong

Hayley's album has gone GOLD in Hong Kong!!! She has moved back up to No.1 in the HMV Classical Charts and re-entered the top 40 (all music) at No.6.


  December 2nd 2003 - New Australian tourdates & date changes

Two new Australian tourdates have just been confirmed;

The Melbourne Concert Hall March 10th
The Sydney Opera House March 11th

also, few of the recently-announced tourdates have altered slightly. Check the in concert section for the latest dates.


  November 27th 2003 - ** NEW PIC ** Hayley with Busted at the Royal Variety Show

Here's a great picture of Hayley with the UK's #1 pop sensation - "Busted". We got this exclusive picture for you as Hayley was preparing to go onstage at the Royal Variety Show



  November 27th 2003 - New Zealand tourdates announced 2004


Tuesday 17th - Dunedin, The Octagon
Wednesday 18th - Christchurch Town Hall
Saturday 21st - Wellington Queens Wharf Theatre
Friday 27th - Hamilton Founders Theatre
Sunday 29th - Auckland Aotea ASB


  November 27th 2003 - Dont forget to enter our COMPETITION!

Win the chance to meet Hayley!

Win tickets to see Hayley Westenra perform at the Albert Hall with Jose Carreras on December 10th and go backstage to meet the star in person

plus Join the campaign to keep Hayley at the top of the charts 'til Christmas!



  November 27th 2003 - UK tourdates announced for 2004

Here's some hot news we've just received... Hayley Westenra is set to tour the UK in 2004.


Saturday 20th - Northampton, Derngate Theatre
Sunday 21st - Llandudno, North Wales Theatre
Wednesday 24th - Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
Thursday 25th - Bradford, St George’s Hall
Sunday 28th - Cardiff, St David’s Hall
Monday 29th - London, The Palladium
Wednesday 31st - Eastbourne, Congress Theatre


Thursday 1st - Bournemouth, Pavillion


  November 26th 2003 - Press & promotional apprearances update

It's becoming pretty difficult to keep up with Hayley these days!... here are a few dates for your diaries so you don't miss out

26th November - UK - Royal Variety Show, (10pm, ITV1)
27th November - Australia - Live TV interview on the Today Show (9am, Australian/Sydney time)
28th November - Australia - Live radio interview on 4KQ Breakfast show (8.20am, Australian/Sydney time)
6th December - UK - Amnesty Carol Concert in Trafalgar Square (7pm, London)

Also, look out for forthcoming articles in these newpapers ;
Geelong Advertiser, Sunday Herald Sun (Melbourne), The Sunday Mail (Brisbane( and also on 4MBS radio - (Brisbane).


  November 25th 2003 - Don't forget to watch the Royal Variety Show...!

Don't forget to watch Hayley performing at the Royal Variety Show - Wednesday 26th November 9pm-11pm on ITV1!


  November 21st 2003 - Hayley performs exclusively for The Queen, US President and UK Prime Minister


Last night Hayley took part in an exclusive performance for Her Majesty the Queen, the Prime Minister Tony Blair and President George Bush at a private dinner to honour the US president's visit to the UK. Other guests included HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, HRH The Prince of Wales, Cherie Blair, Laura Bush, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice.

The evening's entertainment was a musical show based on the works of renowned musical director Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. Hayley sang four songs; a duet of "Let Us Love and Peace" from A Beautiful Game with Irish singer Shonagh Daly, a solo of Pie Jesu, and a duet of I Believe My Heart, the lead track to Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical "Woman in White" which she sang with the musical's male star, Kevin McKidd. For the evening's finale Hayley joined the other stars on stage for a stunning rendition of No Matter What.

On the evening Hayley commented: "It's been an amazing experience. It's such an honour to be asked to perform in front of the Queen of England and some of the world's leading political figures and equally amazing to work with Andrew Lloyd Webber. I still can't quite believe it".


  November 19th 2003 - Incorrect Hayley NZ tourdates announced on the web...

Some of you may have seen a New Zealand tour announced on some websites. These dates are INCORRECT!
Details for the tour will be finalised early next week and you'll be able to find information here on Hayley's official site.


  November 16th 2003 - Hayley rises to #7 in UK pop charts

Fantastic news - Pure is back in the UK top 10 album charts at NUMBER 7!!


  November 13th 2003 - Amazing Grace single success in Japan - update

Hayley is just back from her enormously successful promotional trip to Japan and Taiwan, where she captured hearts, and conquered charts! Her Japanese single Amazing Grace is featured throughout the massively popular new hospital soap opera, "Shiroi Kyoto". The was released on 29th October and has had a huge impact - Sales are now at 33,000, and the single is #1 in the international single charts and #20 in the overall single charts


  November 12th 2003 - Pure goes platinum in the UK

Pure has just been certified platinum in the uk, with sales of 300,000 ... way to go Hayley!


  November 10th 2003 - Pure smashes New Zealand chart record
  Pure is the longest running #1 album in New Zealand's chart history! - with 10 weeks in the #1 spot, it has overtaken previous holders Bic Runga and Crowded House (both 8 weeks). Sales of Pure are now at 4 x Platinum (almost 70,000 copies), and there's a special edition due out on November 17 with four brand-new tracks. Congratulations Hayley - this is an awesome achievement!
  November 7th 2003 - New pictures from Japan

As promised before, we've just got some great new pictures of Hayley's recent trip to Japan and Taiwan. While she was in Japan, Hayley was invited to sing at the annual Universal Japan conference, with such stars as Sting, Busted and Lene (formerly of Aqua).

Hayley with Sting, backstage


Hayley also had bit of free time to explore Tokyo...naturally she had time for a spot of shopping!

Hayley outside a cute photo booth in Tokyo



  November 6th 2003 - Charity concert announced at Royal Albert Hall - 12th December

On 12th December, Hayley will lead the singing at Sargent Cancer Care for Children's annual Christmas Concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Leading a Massed Schools Choir of 400 children from around the country, Hayley will sing not only traditional Christmas carols, but also her favourite Christmas songs and tracks from her best-selling album "Pure".

Tickets are available from the Royal Albert Hall on 0207 589 8212 or from


  November 4th 2003 - Hayley in the New York Times

News of Hayley's success is beginning to spread... today, the prestigious New York Times published this article about Hayley.

The Voice of an Angel Takes Flight

Published: November 4, 2003

ERBY, England - Hayley Westenra is the stuff of dreams for record companies gloomy over falling sales of classical music. A bright-eyed 16-year-old with an angelic voice, she is close enough to womanhood to secure ample coverage in the girl-obsessed British press. Add to that, her warm soprano voice has just turned her new CD, "Pure," into one of the fastest-selling classical debut albums ever.

Decca Music Group, a British label owned by the Universal Music Group, is almost breathless with excitement. "When you're in the presence of beauty, it's not something you have to think about," its publicity pamphlet proclaims. "Whether it's aural or visual, or in Hayley Westenra's case both, you tingle with the feeling that your soul has been touched."

Those words were written before her 13-song medley of ballads sold more than 290,000 copies here in seven weeks, installing "Pure" at the top of Britain's classical music charts. (The album will be released in the United States on April 9.) Now, with Ms. Westenra signed up for a $4.5 million five-album contract, Decca may well be tingling with the feeling that salvation is nigh.

In contrast, Ms. Westenra herself has her feet planted solidly on planet earth. This may be the high point of her career, but she has been singing in public - on the street, in musicals, in concerts, in talent contests - for about as long as she can remember. Indeed, while she is new to Britain, in her native New Zealand her first two CD's sold 90,000 copies between them, with "Pure" selling another 50,000 before its release here.

So even the limelight is a little old hat for this high-spirited teenager. "I guess in some ways I'm used to it, and I don't think about it too much," she said in a twangy Down Under accent. "I just deal with each thing as it comes. I've been invited to do the Royal Variety Show. I don't go, `Gosh, what am I going to wear?' I just think, `Right, I'll do it.' "

Read the whole article at the New York Times website (this may require registration)


  November 4th 2003 - Japan & Taiwan promotional tour - UPDATE

Here's a special update sent direct from from Japan!
Hayley's promo trip is going really well. She is going down a storm, the journalists love her and there is a real buzz around her.

The track "Amazing Grace" from Hayley's album "Pure" features really heavily throughout one of the most popular Japanese sitcoms called "Mezamashi" and it has become an incredibly popular song in Japan already. Hayley met the actors and actresses yesterday which was filmed for a morning entertainment tv show. "Mezamashi" is on the same scale as "Eastenders" in the UK or "Neighbours" in Australia, and people are starting to link the song with Hayley more and more. For example, yesterday Hayley did a photoshoot and the photographer didn't know who she was until he was told that she was the voice singing "Amazing Grace" on the sitcom. He was so overwhelmed that he nearly started to cry and told her he watched the show every week and he absolutely loved the song and her voice. He kept on bowing on the ground which was hugely touching for Hayley.

The single of "Amazing Grace" has just been released and its sales are really taking off after all her radio performances.
Radio support has also been massive for the single, especially considering it is a classical song (and there are no classical radio stations in Japan). Hayley is No.30 in the airplay charts but that was based on last week so it should go up the charts this week.

Overall it seems that Universal Music Japan and more importantly, the people of Japan, are very excited about Hayley and are really behind the album! Way to go Hayley!

PS Hayley fans in Japan mark your calendars because "Pure" will be released on November 19th!


  October 22nd 2003 - Japan & Taiwan promotional tour

Hayley hs just flown to Japan to begin a short promotional tour of Japan and Taiwan. We'll bring you more details as we know them - here's what we have so far.

Oct. 27th, am.9:30 J-wave "Boom Town" (talk & performance)
Oct. 27th pm 14:00 Nack 5 "Nack on Town" (talk & performance)
Oct. 28th am 10:00 FM TOKYO "Supreme" (talk & performance)
Oct. 30th pm 3:20 JFN "Hiru-side avenue" (talk & performance)
Nov. 2nd pm 7:00 J-wave "Marunouchi Classy Cafe" Classy Concert (special live)

J-wave "Good Moring Tokyo"
"Marunouchi Classy Cafe"

Shinseido Free paper "Music Town"
Tower Record Free paper "Musee"
Record Newspaper "Magi"
CD Journal
CD Hits

  October 21st 2003 - Hayley on MTV Asia

Hayley is currently in the studio recording her session for AOL (see broadcast details further down the page), and she's off to Japan and Taiwan next week for a whirlwind promotional tour. In the meantime, she's been picked up by MTV Asia, who feature her on their website at the moment. CLICK HERE to see the feature

She'll also be doing an interview with MTV Southeast Asia that will be broadcast on the following dates/times (*NB times are for Singapore only)

October 21, 1230
October 25, 0100


  October 16th 2003 - UK radio/tv promotion

Listen out for Hayley on the following shows

Friday 17th October - Hayley is on the LBC Mike Mendoza and Lee Stevens Show
Wednesday 29th October - Hayley will be performing on ITVs This Morning show


  October 16th 2003 - latest update from Hayley

In between touring, travelling, performing and talking to the press, Hayley has somehow found time to write her latest diary update!

Hi guys!!

How are you?? Sorry about keeping you waiting for another update on what I'm doing, but as you can imagine life has been a bit crazy!! At the moment we're driving back to London, after last night performing with Aled Jones in Llandudno, North Wales. I'm feeling a bit tired (and a bit carsick!), as it was a bit of a late night and then we had to get up quite early to get back in time for a meeting, as it's a 5hr trip!

Anyway, I'm having a great time over here in the UK. I'm joining Aled for 8 concerts on his UK tour and so far I've performed in Croydon, Basingstoke, Derby and Llandudno. Each concert has been a big success and I've been thoroughly enjoying myself! There's only one thing that we've been struggling with......the road systems!! You'd think that, armed with a map, everything should be pretty straight forward, but somehow we always run into difficulty!!!
Oooh….guess what??! I now have a manager, Steve Abbott. He’s such a lovely man and so enthusiastic, although because of the huge workload that’s suddenly been dumped on him he’s been getting around 5hrs sleep every night….I feel so guilty!! I’m very lucky though!

Anyway, I better go. I’ll try and keep you updated!!

Love Hayley xxx


  October 15th 2003 - Pure 'bonus' disc

As mentioned last week, Pure is set to be re-issued in New Zealand and Australia on November 10th with a specially-recorded bonus disc. The tracklisting for this bonus disc has now been confirmed as

1. Away In A Manger
2. The Mummers' Dance
3. Mary Did You Know?
4. Silent Night


  October 15th 2003 - forthcoming UK TV appearances

Look out for Hayley on the following forthcoming UK TV appearances

Tuesday 21st October - 12.30 - 13.30 -Good Food Live, on UK Food TV
Thursday 23rd October - 10.00 - 11.00 - BBC Breakfast 'The Day Team' from Chatsworth House

Hayley will be off to Japan at the end of the month to promote the release of 'Pure' - we'll have more details up here soon.

  October 15th 2003 - watch Hayley film a TV show

We've just received this news from a TV show that Hayley will be appearing on next week. Here's your chance to be in the audience!

Hi everyone,
I am the audience co-ordinator for Loose Lips an entertainment show on Living TV hosted by Melinda
Messenger and Richard Arnold,
The show is based in London, England

On Monday October 20th Hayley Westenra will be filming a
guest appearance and performing on Loose Lips. The show's producers are offering free
audience tickets and I was wondering if any of her London based fans may
like to join us in the audience...

The show will be filmed live at 5pm and we ask audience members to arrive
at our studio in Chiswick, West London at 4pm.

Anyone interested should call Yeva, Audience Producer on 0208 996 5564 or
email me at


  October 13th 2003 - Christmas concert announced with Jose Carreras - 10th December

Hayley will be performing at London's Royal Albert Hall with Jose Carreras on 10th December. Read the official press release below , which contains details about where to get tickets.

The Spirit of Christmas

We are delighted to welcome two of the greatest performers from the world of opera to the Royal Albert Hall for two stunning concerts this Christmas.

José Carreras maintains a legendary position in the music world and continues to achieve phenomenal successes in concert halls and opera houses internationally. He will be joined on Wednesday 10th December by New Zealand's 16 year old star, Hayley Westenra, who is achieving outstanding success in her young career, and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Enrique Ricci.

Bryn Terfel's inspiring performances have thrilled audiences around the world. For a truly Welsh celebration of Christmas on Tuesday 9th December, he will be joined by The London Welsh Male Voice Choir and Sinfonia Cymru, conducted by Gareth Jones.

Each concert will include a collection of best loved arias, songs and Christmas carols, promising to be two unmissable evenings. Demand for tickets is expected to be high and we strongly advise booking early to avoid disappointment. For tickets call the Royal Albert Hall Box Office on 020 7589 8212 or Ticketselect on 0870 890 0519, or book online at

  October 9th 2003 - Pure to be re-issued in New Zealand & Australia

Pure is set to be re-released in Australia and New Zealand & NZ later this year with NEW specially-recorded bonus tracks.
The tracklisting for the bonus disc is

1. Away In A Manger
2. The Mummers' Dance
3. Mary Did You Know?
4. Silent Night

New Zealand release date is now scheduled as November 14th.

We'll post more details here when we know them, but in the meantime here is a snap of Hayley in the studio with Giles Martin, working on the bonus tracks!



  October 7th 2003 - News Update

Look out for Hayley in 'Hello' magazine (UK), which hits the newstands today. Also Hayley is due to record an AOL Session soon - We'll bring you more details when we know them.

In the meantime, you can hear Hayley on BBC Southern Counties Radio next Monday afternoon ( 19th October - 2pm)


  October 6th 2003 - Hayley on AOL UK

Hayley is one of AOL UK's featured artists this week, and she's in good company - featured alongside her are Britney Spears and Dido!


  October 6th 2003 - Japanese single announced

Japan have just announced a single release from Pure.
Amazing Grace will be released in Japan on October 29th.

Find out more details at the official Japanese website

Pure is released in Japan on November 19th


  October 1st 2003 - MTV Asia interview October 10th

Look out for an interview with Hayley on the following forthcoming MTV Asia show

Hayley Westenra Special

My Favourite Things - Hayley Westenra
This ½ hour show is a "show & tell" of Hayley's favourite things, e.g., a gift from a fan, something she travels with, or her favourite pair of jeans...etc., along with her favourite music videos.

Pre: Fri Oct 10, 2030hrs


  September 30th 2003 - Hayley Japanese site launched

A new Japanese site has just been launched for Hayley. Check out the site here


  September 29th 2003 - Photoshoot for The Mirror newspaper

Here's a great new snapshot taken during one of Hayley's many recent photo shoots in London...



  September 29th 2003 - Hayley on Newsround

Don't forget to watch Hayley on "Newsround". BBC1 5.20pm, Tuesday 30th September.


  September 25 2003 - Pure goes GOLD in the UK

Great news just in . . . Pure has just gone GOLD in the UK - Congratulations Hayley!


  September 24 2003 - interview & articles in The Guardian & The Times UK newspapers

The Guardian and The Times (UK newspapers), have just published articles about Hayley

'I'm kind of lucky'
She has a £3m record deal and now the fastest selling debut classical album of all time. The only problem for Hayley Westenra is finding time to do her homework. Esther Addley talks to the 16-year-old singing sensation

read the full article at,11710,1048358,00.html

She's top of the classical charts, but does Hayley Westenra's appeal lie in her ability or her innocent image
There has been no time to put the bouquet in water so it lies by the kitchen sink. The detritus of female teenager life spreads over the sofa: Heat magazine, a couple of T-shirts (worn), a Louis Vuitton handbag (fake and bought in Hong Kong). Plus a BBC guest pass and a guitar.

read the full article at,,172-827866,00.html

** Look out for forthcoming articles in The Sunday Times and The Mail on Sunday this Sunday (28th September) **


  September 23 2003 - Hayley on CNN's Music Room tomorrow

Hayley will be appearing on CNN's Music Room worldwide tomorrow (Wednesday 24th September)


  September 23 2003 - Hayley on GMTV tomorrow morning

Look out for Hayley on GMTV (ITV1) tomorrow morning - Wednesday 24th September.


  September 22 2003 - PRESS RELEASE


A little-known 16-year-old New Zealand girl, Hayley Westenra, today broke all records with the fastest-selling debut album in the history of the UK classical charts (The Official UK Charts)

"Pure", Hayley's debut UK release on Decca, has achieved higher first week sales than such household names as Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Charlotte Church and Russell Watson. The album has gone straight in to the UK Pop Chart at No.8 and is at No.1 in the Classical Charts.

Known for the extraordinary purity of her voice, Hayley was discovered busking in Christchurch New Zealand aged 11yrs, and was snapped up by record giants Universal in New Zealand (home to acts such as Elton John, Daniel Bedingfield, Eminen and Texas) for a 5 album £3million pound deal. Her debut album went straight to No.1 in the New Zealand pop album charts ahead of Robbie Williams. Hayley is now marketed worldwide by Decca (part of Universal).

Hayley has just performed with Jose Carreras and Bryn Terfel in Wales, and she makes her UK solo debut at the Royal Albert Hall in December.

"This is amazing, unbelievable made all the sweeter by the fact I'm living in London and loving every minute!" Hayley Westenra

"Hayley Westenra is an extraordinary young singer. In a world dominated by presentation rather than content the purity and simplicity of her artistry has created a sensation. This young lady has arrived and is here to stay". Bill Holland, Divisional Director Universal Classics & Jazz

"Hayley's talent, directness and yes, purity, have already made her a star in her native New Zealand, Australia, several Asian countries and now the UK. She is the real thing". Costa Pilavachi, President, Decca

  September 22 2003 - listen to Hayley on BBC radio 'Woman's Hour'

Listen to Hayley talking about the new album, and performing live for BBC Radio 4's 'Woman's Hour'.


  September 22 2003 - Pure at #1 !!

Pure has gone straight in at #1 in the UK classical charts - the FASTEST SELLING DEBUT ALBUM EVER in the history of the classical charts, outselling debuts by Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Charlotte Church and Russell Watson. In addition, the album is sitting at #8 in the pop charts after selling 19,068 copies in the first week.

Congratulations Hayley!


  September 19 2003 - Special note from Hayley!

I'm really sorry I haven't given you an update for a while, but I've been so busy lately with lots of promotion and concerts for my new album 'PURE'! At the moment I'm in London for the release of my album, which is very exciting! A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to perform with Bryn Terfel and José Carreras at the Faenol Festival in Wales which was incredible....the whole time I was up on stage with them, I was thinking "how on earth did I get up here?!". It was such an honour and an experience I will never forget!

I also performed at the Kenwood and Marble Hill 'Music on a Summer Evening' concert, which was fantastic. It was such a nice, warm atmosphere because everyone was there just to have a good time! People brought along picnic baskets, candles, tables and chairs...everything except the kitchen sink!!

As you probably know, I also had an awesome time travelling around Australia and Asia!! I can now say I've been to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Korea!! (plus Taiwan...which I visited last year!!)

Doing promotion in Australia was very exciting as it was the first country I'd released an album in, outside New Zealand. I had such a great time and hopefully I'll be back soon! I'm so pleased with how it's's always a bit nerveracking at first, releasing a new album, so I'm thrilled that people are enjoying it!

I also loved Asia -every aspect of it! Everyone I met was so lovely and supportive. I was actually lucky enough to visit a few markets which was cool and I bought myself and the rest of my family a few souvenirs! I also have to mention the food...mmmm delicious (especially the tofu!!). A few people might know of the well-known nightclub 'Zouk' (apparently it's one of the top 5 nightclubs in the world). Well, that's where my Singapore showcase was I'll be including that in my list of prestigious venues I've performed in!!

Well, I better sign off, but I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone for all their support! I really appreciate all your messages in the guestbook (which I do try and read when I get a chance!) and I'm so glad that you are enjoying my album!!

Lots of love, Hayley xxx


  September 17 2003 - Hayley to tour the UK with Aled Jones.

Hayley will be on the road in the UK in October, supporting Aled Jones at the following venues:

Concert with Aled Jones, Fairfield Hall, Croydon, UK

Concert with Aled Jones, The Anvil, Basingstoke, UK

Concert with Aled Jones, Assembly Rooms, Derby, UK

Concert with Aled Jones, The Promenade, Llandudno, UK

Concert with Aled Jones, Derngate, Northampton, UK

Concert with Aled Jones, Opera House, Blackpool, UK

Eastbourne Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, UK

Concert with Aled Jones, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK


  September 17 2003 - Des & Mel show - 24th September

Don't miss Hayley on the Des & Mel show (UK Television - ITV1) on 24th September!


  September 16 2003 - Live Interviews

Hayley is busy doing interviews all across the UK now. You can hear live interviews today on:
BBC Radio Jersey (2:30pm)
BBC Radio Northeast (between 11pm - midnight)


  September 10 2003 - Blue Peter Appearance (UK TV)

Hayley fans in the UK can see Hayley on BBC1's Blue Peter - 4.55 pm Monday September 15th


  September 8 2003 - New Picture - Hayley at the Faenol Festival

Here is a great new picture of Hayley and opera legends José Carreras (tenor) and Bryn Terfel (Bartitone) at the recent Faenol Festival in Wales, UK.



  September 1 2003 - UK Radio & TV appearances

Hayley is in the UK at the moment and will shortly be apprearing on the following stations.


9th September - BBC1 - Breakfast News.


4th September, 10.30 am - BBC Northampton Radio

Also, listen out for Hayley on
BBC Three Counties with Dave Lee Travis
BBC Swindon and Wiltshire with Sandy Wilson

11th September, LBC Angela Rippon show

>> More details to follow


  August 22nd 2003 - Hayley's Pure album topping the charts!

Hayley's album is #1 for 4th week in New Zealand!

It's also the # 1 pre-order CD in Amazon UK's Classical album pre order chart (release date 15th Sept). If you're a UK fan make sure you preorder now and get the CD as soon as it's out! Pure <>

In Hong Kong, "Pure" is # 2 in HMVs classical chart for the 3rd week and the song "Beat of Your Heart" is #4 at Radio!




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