For the second year running, 17-year-old Walnut Grove singer Hailey Morgan is in the top 10.
once again made it into the semifinals of the BC's Best Teen Band Contest, and hoping fans will help ensure her
a seat in the finals later this month.
is once again hosting this contest for young bands and artists, which offers exposure in the music industry and a chance to win more than $15,000 in prizes.
"It feels absolutely awesome to be back in the top 10!
It's always great to be recognized as an accomplished artist, especially in such a talented music scene as the one we have here in B.C.," Morgan told the Langley Advance.
"Winning the contest would be fantastic, and holding the title of BC's Best Teen Artist 2012 would be pretty amazing, as well," she said.
"I've been itching to get back into the studio and first prize would definitely help me get another album made," she
The pop and indie singer/songwriter released her
debut album, You & Me, last summer.
Voting for the top three takes place everyday at http://bandcontest.youthink.ca until Feb. 20, and Morgan
is hoping her
fans will log on and cast their votes - repeatedly.
But here in B.C., Hailey
is still a young artist working to make a name for herself in the pop music industry, by performing at as many local events as she
Yes, it's been hard work, but if genetics are any indication, Hailey
was always destined for the stage.
parents are musicians, who operated a performing arts school while she
was growing up.
As a little girl, that meant she
was learning to sing, dance and act by the time she
At eight, she
first song, 'Come to my party.'
No, the lyrics weren't particularly deep, and there was no complicated subtext for listeners to work out, she
laughed, but it was a start.
For more about Hailey
and upcoming show dates, visit her
website at www.haileymorganonline.com.
Vancouver's Hailey Morgan
to Play Red Robinson Show Theatre | Youthink Magazine
Kenneth Choi 2011 World Concert Tour features Hailey Morgan
On July 2, Vancouver teen Hailey Morgan will hit the Red Robinson Show Theatre as special guest performer for award-winning singer/sonwriter Kenneth Choi.
is already making a name for herself throughout BC with her
debut release, You & Me.
Most recently, she
was a top 10 finalist in Youthink's
2011 Best Teen Band contest.
Don't miss a spectacular performance by Vancouver's rising star!
What: Kenneth Choi featuring special guest Hailey Morgan
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is hoping Langley residents will go online and vote.
Langley's own singer and songwriter Hailey Morgan has been chosen as one of the Top 10 in the BC's Best Teen Band Contest.
"I'm super stoked to be a part of the competition, and as the only contestant from Langley I feel proud to be representing the City and Township," Hailey
told the Langley Advance
Describing the experience as amazing, the 16-year-old Walnut Grove musician was uncertain how far she would go in the competition as a solo artist.
But earlier this month she
got an email: "I had actually made it into the top 10 from over 50 entries across B.C... I'm stoked."
Now, it's up to fans to speak up in the online voting stage of the competition (http://bandcontest.youthink.ca/HaileyMorganRok) to decide the top three finalists.
"I'd love to get all of Langley voting for me," Hailey
said, noting the deadline is Feb. 7.
Musicians with the most votes compete in the finals at Tom Lee Music Hall in Vancouver April 30.
"There aren't that many opportunities for teen musicians out there, which is what really makes Youthink Magazine's BC's Best Teen Band competition so unique," Hailey
"You & Me"
: You & Me| Youthink Magazine
debut album at the ripe old age of 16, Langley, BC indie pop-rocker Hailey Morgan
is proving that she
is talented beyond her
You & Me is comprised of a mix of energetic rock songs and emotional ballads, showing off both her
youthful exuberance and incredible vocal range.
The hauntingly soulful We Were Meant For Each Other tugs at the heartstrings while anthems such as Let Go and Trapped Inside Your Love will get you up on your feet.
Listeners get the sense that Morgan's sound will continue to evolve as she matures, but the CD is nonetheless a great soundtrack commemorating the coming-of-age of a young artist.
A top 10 finalist in the Youthink BC's Best Teen Band Contest 2011, Hailey Morgan
is one to watch.
Hailey's fave track: Let Go
- "You & Me" | The Ripple Effect
, on the other hand, was recording her
first professional debut album You & Me.
However, the truth is young Miss Morgan
has been singing and performing since she
You or your kids (if you have any) have probably heard her
even if you have never heard of her
has appeared in TV commercials for Cap'n Crunch cereal and Lysol cleaning products and in many independent short films.
debut album is a combination of driving rock and modern mellifluous piano ballads.
producers well - Larry Anschell, who has produced Sum 41, Nickelback, Sarah McLachlan and Allison Crowe, and Rob Begg, who has produced Ron Irving and White Wolf, and played bass for The Knack, Tom Petty and Berlin.
Incredibly, Miss Morgan
has written all of the songs herself and they are good - damn good.
Track two, "Walkin' Down This Road," is a slow, mournful piano ballad that allows Morgan
to put her
vocal range on display.
The final song is "Pour On Me" a pop rock anthem accompanied by a bit of slightly distorted guitar and orchestral strings and also reflects the changes Miss Morgan
is experiencing as she
grows into a woman.
If this is what she
can do with a debut I can't wait to hear what she
writes and sings as she
© 2013 HAILEY MORGAN