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One of the reasons Kirsty Baird set up Chief Radio was because she wanted a platform to feature and focus on the Scottish Chart.  It seemed nobody was playing it.  All the commercial stations in Scotland were playing the UK…  Read more

Hanley & the Baird – Mash House

The girls bring their new line up out for the first time for a Hanley and the Baird gig. Kerry Thomson and Stephen Roberts join Kirsty, Annette and Mhairi for an energetic gig full of original songs and some covers.…  Read more

Kirsty Baird puts a little Proclaimers Sunshine on Leith for Ron Gordon’s visit

Kirsty has always been a Hibernian supporter since childhood and has many a 'not so' fond memory of her Dad shoving her and her brother under the turnstiles. Changed days now, she is a season ticket holder with her Dad,…  Read more

Hanley and the Baird at the Brunton Theatre

THIS IS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT This will be the 3rd time they have performed at an event in the Brunton. This performance is with the Sing in the City Aw Blacks which is the only auditioned choir. This…  Read more

Hanley and the Baird at the Alhambra theatre

Edinburgh Sing in the City at the Usher Hall Hanley and the Baird are taking their Fife night time Sing in the City choirs to the Alhambra theatre. There are some tickets available but not many as 2 thirds have…  Read more

Looking at you, Looking at me – out now!

Hanley and the Baird have released their second single and it is available to download right now from iTunes, Amazon music and you can stream it on spotify. We would love this to chart again and for that to…  Read more

New Scottish Radio Station

Kirsty Baird through her toys out the pram when she couldn't get any of the commercial radio stations play the Hanley and the Baird single Follow the Rainbows. She was in good company though as there are a host of…  Read more

Chief Radio launching soon

Kirsty Baird, founded Chief Radio in May 2020. 'Hanley and the Baird' released the single, 'Follow the Rainbows' which went straight into the Scottish charts at No.3 and No.27 in the UK Download Charts.  The success of this was helped…  Read more

Acoustic Follow the Rainbows released to fund music, singing and art sessions

Some listeners suggested the acoustic version should be available as they were used to hearing it on the Hanley and the Baird Girls GO Live sessions. So it was released on the 29th May 2020 and the proceeds for this…  Read more

We need a bass player

We are an all female band looking for a bass player to join us. We are not your normal band in any way shape or form from the songs that we play to the venues we play in. Our first…  Read more

Follow the Rainbows No.3 Scottish Chart

Hanley and the Baird did in 10 days something that most bands and artists would do in 10 months. They wrote, recorded, produced and released a single online in 10 days with a budget of £150. With the power of…  Read more


FOLLOW THE RAINBOWS STV interviewed Kirsty Baird on the 26th April about Hanley and the Baird's top 40 single Follow the Rainbows that had been inspired by the members of Sing in the City and all the proceeds to the…  Read more

Follow the Rainbows charity can be downloaded now for SAMH

You can now buy the brilliant Follow the Rainbows and also donate to charity at the same time. For the first 120 days all proceeds from this single is going to SAMH (Scottish Association Mental Health). After that to Sing…  Read more


Kirsty Baird and Annette Hanley, both Musical Directors of Sing in the City, a successful local choir have launched a charity song ‘Follow the Rainbows’. Inspired by their choir members, the song tells the story of their choir family coming…  Read more