Hanley and the Baird

“Fight, everybody earn the right, for your place upon the stage”

OUR NEW SINGLE OUT NOW The Motorway song

“It’s got that Nashville country vibe about it, a Lady A feel” Made in Scotland podcast

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Hanley and the Baird, Edinburgh based musicians and songwriters.

Annette Hanley and Kirsty Baird both learned their trade from the bottom up in clubs and pubs around Scotland. Performing as a duo or a four-piece band.

Their music is a perfect crossover of pop, country and rock.

3 of their last 4 singles have charted, they opened for Nell Bryden in Kirkcaldy, Danny Kyle finalists – Celtic Connections

“very talented band always interact with the crowd will leave you going home buzzing”

“hardest working band and really funny”

“Dedicated Delinquents”

Hanley and the Baird opened for Nell Bryden at her Kinross gig

Nell Bryden finished her 2022 tour in Kinross and invited the girls along to open the set in the Back Stage at the Green Hotel. Their very unique following sold the gig out.

3 of our 4 singles have charted

In April 2020, Hanley and the Baird had a No 27 single in the iTunes chart called Follow the Rainbows.

In June 2022 their third single went to No 57. Neither tunes got commercial radio support but charted on fanbase buying only.

In November 2022 their fourth single The Motorway Song got to No 1 in the official country chart and N0 81 in the download chart.

“If you like it, buy it”

Be sure to follow us on Spotify for future releases.


    • 24.03.2023 VOODOO ROOMS, 19a West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA. Paul Gilbody and Ewan Patrick supporting
    • 23.04.2023 BREWHEMIA, Market St, Edinburgh – 3 sets with Sing in the City Aw Blacks – CALL BAR TO BOOK
    • 05.05.2023 02 Academy Edinburgh (old Corn exchange)