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Bio: Hayley Gaftarnick, is an independent singer/song-writer from Leeds. Her husky and powerful voice tells honest and frank stories of a road well travelled. Whilst being inspired by some of the great names of soul and blues, such as Otis Reading, Donny Hathaway, Etta James and Aretha Franklin, Gafta...See Full Bio
“This excellent, long awaited album release from Hayley Gaftarnick bears the hallmarks of the confidence and effortless technical ability that characterise her live performances and has the lush feel of a homegrown modern soul classic. Aided and abetted by fantastic backing players and the contributions from some of the finest local talent, Circles is an intoxicating listen, steeped in a mellifluous soulful vibe which envelops the listener... ..I’ve long held Hayley Gaftarnick in particularly high esteem as a live performer. She’s got choice guitar chops, she’s got a voice that makes you sit up and listen, but, most importantly, she’s got the songs. It’s pleasing that this superb recording manages to capture all the excitement and visceral thrills of her live sets while rendering definitive versions of the tunes which feel timeless...”