Washington DC born singer-songwriter, surfer, actress, sometime blueberry farmer and new Yamaha A-Series artist, Hayley Sales, has just finished her latest 'Japan Live Circuit' tour with shows in Tokyo, Yokohama, Okinawa, Shizuoka, Kyoto, Wakayama and Osaka.
Alternating between guitar and ukelele, Hayley's guitar of choice is the Yamaha AC3M - with the mahogany back and sides providing the perfect accompaniment to her voice.
Backstage at her recent Yokohama show, Hayley told us how the tour was going:
"The tour here in Japan was amazing! Not only were the shows, locations the audience members totally varied, the experiences filling in the time between gigs were extremely memorable. I enjoyed that the tour took me all the way from small ski villages to the heart of Tokyo, and even to Okinawa. And I love performing for Japanese audiences - they're always so respectful, engaged and appreciative. I already can't wait to come back!
My Yamaha A-Series was perfect - I loved it on many levels. The power I had to alter and change the sound, thanks to the SRT pickup system, while on stage performing was refreshing and empowering. And the size was perfect for me. Not only that, it was light and easy to carry throughout the past two weeks of trains, planes and automobiles."
Hayley's latest album "When The Bird Becomes a Book" is available now on Universal Records. Recorded on her parents' organic blueberry farm in British Columbia, the album features guest performances from surf-musicians Donovan Frankenreiter and G. Love. With the recording process for the album, according to Hayley, 'an organic and social experience' the album encapsulates her unique style - described as "the laissez-faire voice of 'What I Am'-era Edie Brickell combined with the light-jazz affectations of Norah Jones.
Hayley Sales official web: http://www.hayleysales.com/