From: Martin Snodin [martin_dot_snodin_at_homecall_dot_co_dot_uk]
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Subject: Acoustic Sussex Newsletter 12 December 2007

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Newsletter        12th December 2007


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Tel. 01342 716975
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Visit our ‘new look’ MySpace to listen to sample tracks by the Haley Sisters (x 2), Barber & Taylor, Martin Stephenson, Emma Kirby and Rachel Unthank & The Winterset

“Jo-Ann and Becky Haley from Yorkshire bring a unique English touch to American country music with exquisite harmonies and heavenly voices blended with an edgy northern approach”

Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury

HALEY SISTERS ON THE RADIO – Listen in this weekend!

Sunday 4 – 5pm on BBC Southern Counties Sylvie Blackmore show


9pm – 9.40pm on East Grinstead’s MeridianFM
87.7FM or listen online at

17 December
at The Ravenswood
Support: Barber & Taylor

£9 (£11  door)     8pm
Tickets 01342 714810
buy online via Acoustic Sussex website



Jo-Ann and Becky - The Haley Sisters – have been described by Maverick magazine’s Alan Cackett as “the great undiscovered natural talent of the UK music scene” and we couldn’t agree more. 

Born and Raised in West Yorkshire, in the village of Harden, just outside Bingley, they followed in their parents’ footsteps showing a strong interest in music, especially Country Music. They first appeared professionally back in 1989, when they launched themselves into a successful singing career. Since then they have appeared at leading venues, festivals, theatres and clubs throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe, gaining massive popularity by virtue of their natural talent, dedication and down to earth personalities.

In June 1993 top guitarist Brian Smith joined them, having previously worked in Nashville, Tennessee, on Crystal Gayle’s “Three Good Reasons” album.

Here are just some of the many awards and accolades they have already received:- 1990 Most Promising New Act - British Country Music Association. 1990/91 Most Popular British Duo - Country Music Round-Up Paper. 1992 Top British Duo - British Country Music Association. 1993 Top British Duo - British Country Music Awards. 1993 Top British / Irish Duo or Band - Country Music People Awards. 1993 British / Irish Rising Stars - Country Music People Awards. 1994 Most Popular Group – Country Music Round Up 1995 Top Female Vocalist (Becky) - North Country Music Magazine 1996 Best Duo/Band - Great British Country Music Awards 1997 Best Band – Country Music Round Up 1998 Best Trio – North Country Music Magazine 1999 Best Band – British Country Music Awards 2000 Best Band – British Country Music Association.

"I fell in love with the Haley Sisters when I first saw them in 2006 at the Soul Cafe in Maidstone (on a 'Bob Harris Presents' evening - he's a big fan). They were a sensation at this year's Crawley Folk Festival as the 40-strong queue to buy their CDs afterwards testified - what amazed me was to hear afterwards that everyone in the queue bought more than one CD - I've never heard of anything like it before, or since."
Martin Snodin, Acoustic Sussex

“So pure it’s unbelievable…
Seek out an enjoy. You will not be disappointed”
Alan Cackett, Maverick

In support, we’re delighted to present Sussex duo Barber & Taylor, who play what they describe as ‘Acoustic Americana’ – a perfect complement for the evening.




Brian Smith

Click here to visit
The Haley Sisters
MySpace site

Barber & Taylor

More information on all up-and-coming artists can be found on the Acoustic Sussex website: You can also find us on MySpace (with samples from some of the artists appearing) at: If you know anyone who you think may enjoy our events, please forward this email to them.


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