Hanley & the Baird are Edinburgh based singer/songwriters. They have played all over Scotland either in bands or solo, learning their craft from the bottom up. They are versatile , engaging and can perform in a duo or with the complete band and in the words of their fans they are:
‘Crazy Chicks who rock’ Tracy Steele ‘Once seen never forgotten’ Christine Taylor ‘A Fierce Force’ Elaine Dove ‘Phenomental, enthusiastic, funny, dedicated and nuts’ Claire Louise Duff ‘Inspiring crazy rock chicks’ Claire Innes ‘Madness rolled with Dignity and a Smile. I’ll give them 10′ Vera Clayton ‘Inspiring,determined dedicated,funny and simply awesome‘ Lauren Queripel ‘Phenomenal, dedicated hilarious, nuts‘ Liz Philbin ‘Talented group of musicians who know how to put on a great show filled with covers, originals and top notch on stage banter’ Amabel Thornton
Hanley & the Baird have worked together for 10 years. Mhairi has been with us for her sins for around 8 of those years and Kerry joined last year and often wonders why.
Kirsty Baird & Annette Hanley are the writers of this band. They write together and on their own and are influenced by bands and writer such as The Pretenders, Neil Diamond, Blondie and Texas. Working their way through Edinburgh and Scottish venues until they met in 2007 and collaborated together and never looked back. They are also the Directors of Sing in the City and had the pleasure of playing at the Usher Hall, Festival Theatre and the Alhambra, to name but three.
Follow the Rainbows
On Friday 24th April Hanley and the Baird had a No 10 single in the iTunes chart. Follow the Rainbows was written by the girls and inspired by the Sing in the City members during the COVID19 quarantine.
It got Number 10 with no mainstream radio airplay but on fanbase sales alone. After 5 days they were still in the chart but still getting no air play with exception to the fabulous community and independent radio stations who were playing it.
The download money will be donated to SAMH (Scottish Association Mental Health. As the band felt that the aftermath of Corona Virus will be felt for a long time in many ways. The single can be bought on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Music and streamed on Spotify.
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