Hayley Youell is a creative instigator, collaborator, musician and composer based in the North.
Intrinsically curious and explorative with the potential of sound and music to create experiences and shift emotional states, Hayley works intuitively and responsively as both a composer and performer to interact with her audience and create a mood. She sensitively utilises different tools and technologies, from surround sound to raw voice to achieve this. It is with this passion that she became intrigued by the potential of music and sound to heal and transform people’s lives.
“ Hayley is an inspirational artist and collaborator who inventively responds to an artistic idea to lift a project to another level. What makes her highly unique as a musician is the combination of her soulful voice with sound and original composition and as an collaborator her ability to listen, motivate, unite and inspire.”
Rachel Johnson, Experiential Dance, 2017
Current Work: Residencies and Voices
Ode To The River Dearne
Working with collaborators, Andy Seward and James Lockey, Hayley has been selected as Artist in Residence with the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership.
Artist Lock In
Hayley was selected, alongside 11 other international artists, to take part in Jersey Arts Trust, Artist Lock In project at Elizabeth Castle in October 2017.
Hear My Voice
Hayley is working with the Barnsley Musuems Hear My Voice project, both as an artist and as a programmer for public festivals and work with marginalised communities who often feel unheard.