Hanley and the Baird

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


“Captured in the hearts and souls of all kinds of everyday people”

Support an independent band by buying our music. If you have an iPhone you have an iTunes account download Force of Beauty HERE

Or you can download the track from Amazon HERE

Remember the days you used to value your favourite bands and songs and you cherished the records, cassettes, CDs? With fanbase buying only, Hanley and the Baird reached No.19 on the UK official download chart. This beats their last highest entry with Follow the Rainbows which got to a respectable No. 27.

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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. Kirsty received a BEM for her work with music in the community.

Their music is a perfect crossover of country, pop and rock and the girls take their music pretty seriously but not themselves. Their sets are full of humour and audience interaction.

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 opening for Nell Bryden.

Nell Bryden has 2 Scottish dates in her 2023 tour and Hanley and the Baird are thrilled opening for her in Oran Mor, Glasgow and Back stage at the Green Hotel, Kinross. If you would like tickets for these shows there is a link below and you will also get a chance to see their Sing in the City Aw Blacks perform.

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”

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  • 19 June, 2023 Oran Mor – Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX Opening for Nell Bryden
  • 20 June, 2023 Back stage Green Hotel, 2 Muirs Road, Kinross, KY13 8AS Opening for Nell Bryden
  • 11th August, 2023 Frest Ayr Folk Festival – Rozelle Park