Album info

Album-Release:
2018

HRA-Release:
03.05.2018

Label: Silvertone

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Vocal

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

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  • 1That Don't Make It Junk03:30
  • 2Cry to Me02:43
  • 3Cactus Tree04:33
  • 4Some Other Time04:19
  • 5Say You Don't Mind03:14
  • 6Alcohol02:39
  • 7Last In Line04:22
  • 8My Chemical Life04:21
  • 9I Don't Care Much03:12
  • 10Trouble In Mind03:14
  • 11Underwear04:12
  • 12Junk02:59
  • Total Runtime43:18

Info for Junk



"Austin born, Paris based 27 year old singer Hailey Tuck is an extraordinary talent. Her debut Silvertone album ‘Junk’, produced by the legendary Larry Klein, is a 12 track masterclass in evocative, effortless, totally sublime singing. Hailey joyously rips up the rulebooks turning jazz on its head by putting her own spin on songs by artists as diverse as Leonard Cohen (They Don’t Make It Junk), Ray Davies (Alcohol) and Paul McCartney (Junk). Classics from Cabaret and Leonard Bernstein rub shoulders with brand new songs. All are totally and literally addictive. This debut album follows widespread acclaim for a trio of EPs Hailey self-released between 2014 and 2016. Other album highlights include Joni Mitchell’s ‘Cactus Tree’, Colin Blunstone’s pop classic ‘Say You Don’t Mind’, and Pulp’s ‘Underwear’. The sheer range and breadth of Hailey Tuck’s massive artistry is prevalent throughout this spectacular debut album. ‘Junk’ is the perfect introduction to this unique talent. And it’s only the beginning. Miss this at your peril. "

Hailey Tuck, vocals



Hailey Tuck
Born and raised in Austin, Texas, with a Baptist Military Boarding School education, 23 year-old Hailey Tuck is a jazz singer from the most unlikely of backgrounds.

On her 18th birthday, her parents presented Hailey with a college fund to further her education and she did what any teenager with a love of 30s jazz, vintage dresses and Edith Piaf would do: She bought a one-way ticket to Paris and boarded the plane.

Arriving in Paris in the early hours of the morning, Hailey took a taxi across town to Voltaire, an area of town in the lively 11th arrondissement. During the course of the journey, a lengthy chat (in English) with the driver led to him setting Hailey a challenge; sing the whole of Edith Piaf’s ‘La Vie En Rose’ in French and the cab is free. One perfect rendition later, a stunned Parisian taxi driver departed out of pocket. With nowhere to stay, Hailey dropped into the nearest bar, got talking to a young American couple, and after explaining her situation, was offered a place to stay whilst she found her feet in Paris. Hailey was there six months, joining a long tradition of musicians who sang for their supper.

Spending her days in vintage clothing markets and record stalls, and her nights singing in the plethora of jazz bars, Hailey quickly established herself as a firm favourite on the underground scene. Dressed straight out of a F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, with a uniquely captivating voice that sits somewhere between Billie Holiday, Regina Spektor and Ella Fitzgerald, Hailey captivated her audience with classics such as ‘My Funny Valentine’, but also surprised with her unique take on tracks like The Zombies’ ‘Tell Him No’, Bob Dylan’s ‘Don’t Think Twice’ and ‘Sunday Morning’ by Maroon 5 – the latter a nod to her sister’s long-time rock-star boyfriend James Valentine.

With her money running low, Hailey returned to Austin with one thing on her mind – become a singer, whatever it takes. With a new-found confidence from her Parisian experience, Hailey became an ever present at Austin’s open mic and jazz jam nights, resulting in a regular booking at legendary Austin venue Elephant Room. 18 months later Hailey had raised enough money to record her first EP at Austin recording studio EAR, and with that in the can she boarded the plane back to Paris for the next exciting step on her journey...

Booklet for Junk

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