Haley Oxley

Haley Oxley is a musician from Canada. She performs solo on some covers but also plays as a duo with Bronwen McCann.

 

1. Who is your biggest musical influence and why?
I don't have just one major influence in music, I listen to way too many different artists and bands, and different genres of music. However, one person that really sticks out to me and drives my love of music is my good friend Sam Boer (he does many solo acoustic things and also has a band called the Bedsheets composed of members from the school I attend, THEY'RE AMAZING!!) Sam always has the biggest smile on his face and when he performs he has more soul than any major artist I have ever seen, you can feel the emotions in his songs when he sings. The audience loves him to pieces, he has the best stage presence. He really loves music and he plays all different unique instruments in his songs, and when my friends and I watch him perform, we can really feel the vibe of the song. Sam's joy for music really inspires me to keep going with my music, because the feeling of loving what you do just rubs off on me. He inspires me to try for my best effort in whatever I do, and to share what beautiful things can be created. Sam really influences people with his music, and so that drives me to work hard at my own stuff, so that I can have the same captivating affect on my audience. He is such an good friend and such an inspiration to me, also a joy to watch and listen to. 

 

2. What is your earliest memory of music?
My earliest memories of music are all crammed up in my mind and jumbled together so it's hard to pick just one. One I do remember though was that I would always sing to myself, and whenever my mom would vacuum in the house, I would sing as loud as I could because I was little and not so confident with my singing, but I believed that if she was vacuuming then she couldn't hear me because the noise would drown me out. Also at a young age I put on my bikini, a princess crown, and some toddler high-heels and stood and danced on my coffee table to the Spice Girls' "Stop Right Now" (there's pictures) haha. I've been playing and studying classical guitar since I was 8 years old, so almost 10 years now. Those are my best memories of music. 

 

3. What is your ultimate goal as an artist?
Right now, I'm not striving for anything huge - I'm focusing on university and the people I love. However, my main goal is to love what I do and hopefully influence others to feel the same way. I'd like to be able to play whatever I feel and hopefully convey emotions and relateable tales to a wide-range audience and bring smiles to their faces while working the repeat factor - I would love it if people regularly listened to and enjoyed my music. Dancing is always fun, and there's nothing better than hearing your favourite song and singing along to it. I'm hoping I can get somewhere with it that can help people, i.e. Music Therapy for kids and adults as a profession. But for now, just for entertainment and self expression. 

Haley Oxley's YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/playhaleyasong
Haley Oxley's Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/OxleyMcCannMusic
Haley Oxley's Web Site:

Music by Haley Oxley

  • Shake Me Down by Haley Oxley

    Shake Me Down by Haley Oxley

    Added on August 30,2012

    With a great voice and guitar skills, Haley Oxley makes a great cover out of Cage The Elephant's Shake Me Down. Amazing work!

  • High and Dry by Haley Oxley

    High and Dry by Haley Oxley

    Added on September 01,2012

    Great cover of Radiohead's High and Dry by Haley Oxley. She does a fantastic job on this one. Nice vocals and guitar playing!

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