A little refresh for the website

There’s a slightly different look to the site – it needed a little refresh. Some glitches that had crept into the checkout process have also been resolved. So check out my music, videos, reviews and comments and if you’d like to order a CD while you’re at it (post free worldwide) I’ll be delighted to […]

The Key of Blue – album 8 is out!

‘m very happy to bring you yet another album. The Key of Blue is my eighth one and is released on 22 March 2024. You can listen to it here and you can buy it here or from Bandcamp, iTunes and other stores as detailed here. I think it’s my best one yet but you’d […]

Storytime Questiontime

 JACKIE HAYDEN (HOT PRESS) TALKS TO TOMMY KEYES ABOUT THE ALBUM “STORYTIME” WHICH IS RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 30 Tommy Keyes’ songs invariably come across as complete compositions based around a specific subject with intelligent lyrics, without becoming academic exercises or lectures.  The constants that make his latest album Storytime work as a single listening pleasure […]

Endorsed by a seventies legend

My new single is called Suzi Quatro (Teenage Discos ’73).  Well, to be honest, it was written as Suzi Quatro and that’s how I introduce it when we play it every week in Darkey Kelly’s, but on the very last day for signing off on the artwork for the single I had misgivings that some […]

Storytime Sessions diary

Saturday 16 April Bright and early, three old-school musicians and a young gunslinger of an engineer arrived at Hellfire Studios in the Dublin Mountains.  All my albums start off the same way, with the same 4 core personnel.  Apart from myself, there’s Dick Farrelly (guitars and bass), Ger Farrelly (drums and percussion) and Mick Heffernan (engineer […]

Radio Days – a love song to radio

“Radio Days” is my new single, released on 28 July. It’s all about the enduring importance of radio – even today when music can be consumed in so many different ways. I won a cassette tape recorder as a prize in a competition at school. They weren’t long on the market and I’d never seen […]

Listening to the rain (a lot) in Australia

Sometimes the nicest things that happen to musicians are actually quite random. Like the fact that an Australian radio station has “adopted” one of my songs and has now been playing it on a daily basis (and sometimes more) for three months. Banks Radio Australia has played Listen To the Rain more than 100 times […]

Any Other World – a song of hope

Last May, during the first lockdown, the weather was glorious. Each day I’d sit in the garden, enjoying a coffee in the sunshine and listening to the music of the birds as they enjoyed the freedom denied to us. A song emerged, I put it on one of my daily Facebook performances. That led to […]

Walk Away – single and video

Walk Away is one of my favourite tracks on the new album and it has been a very popular live song since I started performing it in 2018. I’m releasing it as a single on September 28 and I’ve just launched a video to promote it.  You can see the video here. I’m really pleased with the […]

Announcing my new album!

Ageing With Attitude is my fifth album and (as you’d expect me to say) my best to date.  In February I reassembled my core crew and got to work in Black Mountain Studios in the Cooley Peninsula where we laid the foundations with drum, bass, guitar and piano tracks (and some unreal harmonies from Thomas […]