if your sister was Gwen Stefani and hung out with the New York Dolls.”
Haley Bowery has been actively into rock music since she was tall enough to sing “People Have the Power” into the handle of the vacuum cleaner. She credits her awesome parents and her Dad’s magnificent record collection for her good taste and open mind. She grew up singing, sucked at the saxophone for a few years, and started playing guitar and writing music at 13. Her first song was entitled “I Break Down” and basically detailed how hard it was to be 13. Haley wrote a song for each of her middle school friends and every boy that didn’t like her enough, and traditionally performed her oeuvre at every slumber party.
She went to college at NYU and studied musical theatre, waited tables with hilarious results, got a few tattoos, moved to Brooklyn, nannied on the Upper West Side, became a personal trainer, and finally decided on doing the music thing “for real”.
Miss Bowery writes deeply felt, personal lyrics and delivers them in a voice that has been described as authentic and expressive, electric with raw emotionality. With her hot pink guitar and high heels, she is one part girly-girl and two parts Brooklyn badass, a punk rock spirit indelibly shaped by the great writers of folk and American standards. On a dime she can channel Patti Smith at her most aggressive or Regina Spektor at her most intimate, but her love of language is always unmistakable. Among her influences, she counts Liz Phair, Bruce Springsteen, The Pretenders, No Doubt, Blondie and The Breeders.
Haley released her debut EP, Side of the Hill, in February. You can find it now on iTunes, CDbaby, and everywhere else on the internet! Following the release, she toured North America for two months with singer-songwriter Matthew Pop, playing her songs solo and acoustic. She is now back in New York, performing with her band, and starting to get noticed for her ferocious stage presence and the explosive, wild live experience she shares with her audience at every show. Haley plans to begin recording for her first full-length album in winter ‘11-‘12.
Edited by haleybowery on 30 Oct 2011, 13:39
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