Hayley Jensen

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Hayley Jensen
Hayley Jensen with Silver Cities.jpg
Hayley Jensen performing with Silver Cities in 2013
Background information
Birth name Hayley Jane
Born (1983-01-07) 7 January 1983 (age 31)
Albury, New South Wales, Australia
Genres Alternative rock, pop rock, pop, roots music, folk rock, dance-rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Years active 2004–present
Associated acts Silver Cities
Website www.hayleyjensen.net, www.silvercities.net

Hayley Jensen (born 7 January 1983) is an Australian singer and songwriter who became well known after appearing on the second series (2004) of Australian Idol. She was the fourth finalist, leaving the show on 1 November. She spent three years as the lead vocalist of alternative rock band Seasons, and is currently the lead vocalist of dance-rock outfit Silver Cities.

Biography[edit]

Hayley was born in Albury, New South Wales, but has lived in Canberra for most of her life. She spent time working at Magpies Sports Club during university and was discovered while singing karaoke at the club. Before entering the Australian Idol competition, she studied Jazz vocals at the ANU whilst completing year 11-12, and then went on to study Economics and Management at the University of Canberra.

Australian Idol[edit]

After being turned back from her first audition for Australian Idol in her hometown of Canberra, she traveled to Sydney to try again. This time she got her chance to perform in the first round of Australian Idol in Sydney. Hayley was selected for a spot in the Final 12 and continued in the competition for a number of weeks, eventually placing 4th.

Post Idol Activities[edit]

After Australian Idol, Hayley formed her own record label (White Dove Music), released a solo album (Note To Self) and released a number of singles, music videos and toured the country. She performed for Coalition Forces in Iraq, for the Prime Minister on a number of occasions, and at all major entertainment centers around Australia.

In March 2010, Jensen co-founded alternative pop/rock band Seasons with drummer Peter Wright and guitarist Sam Young. The band released their debut EP "A Moment of Clarity" on 15 April 2011.

In late 2012, Seasons changed their name to Silver Cities, and released their first single, ‘Lights’. They toured as a supporting act for Evermore on their 'Hero' National Tour. In November 2013, Hayley and her band received an award for their single 'Lights' at the 2013 Australian Independent Music Awards.[1]

The Voice Australia[edit]

Hayley auditioned for the third season of the Australian version of The Voice.[2][3] She performed the song Freefallin in the episode broadcast on 7 May 2014. Coaches Will.i.am and Kylie Minogue pressed their buttons on time, but Joel Madden pressed too late attracting a lot of national[4][5] and international[6][7] media attention after he fell on the ground when his chair unexpectedly turned around. Hayley chose to join Kylie Minogue's team.

Discography[edit]

EP/Singles[edit]

Hayley Jensen Solo Releases

  • "Alive" - August 2006 - #68 Australia (#2 A.I.R., #20 Australian Singles)
  • "Stronger" - 16 June 2007 (#11 A.I.R) - #DNC ARIA Top 100 - (#7 Hitseekers Chart)
  • "Waste Away" - 2008 (Radio Single)

Seasons Releases

  • "A Moment of Clarity" - Seasons - EP - 2011

Silver Cities Releases

  • "Lights" - Silver Cities - Single - 2013
  • "What You Waiting For" - Silver Cities - Single - 2013

Albums[edit]

Hayley Jensen Solo Releases

  • Note to Self (16 September 2007) -#DNC ARIA Albums Top 100

Silver Cities Releases

  • Lights (20 December 2013)

Others[edit]

  • "Australian Idol 2 Top 10: The Final 10" (2004) - #20 Australia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nott, Jemma (2013-11-10). "Australian Independent Music Awards – The Star, Sydney (07.11.13)". Moscamedia. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  2. ^ Doherty, Megan (2014-05-03). "The Voice brings Hayley Jensen back to the small screen". Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra times. Retrieved 2014-05-03. 
  3. ^ Booker, Chloe (2014-05-07). "The Voice for Border vocalist". The Border Mail. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  4. ^ ""Hey, if I make it through that’s awesome": Ten years after Australian Idol, Hayley Jensen goes for glory on The Voice". Daily Telegraph. 2014-05-09. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  5. ^ Hogan, Jil (2014-05-07). "Canberra's Hayley Jensen on The Voice". Sydney Morning Harold. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  6. ^ Soldani, Bianca (2014-05-08). "How embarrassing! Joel Madden hits the ground hard as he gets flung from his chair while trying to catch a glimpse of buxom blonde singer on The Voice Australia". Dailymail UK. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  7. ^ Noble, Freya (2014-05-10). "Has she got The Voice? Former Australian Idol contestant Hayley Jensen takes on new singing competition ten years after her first small-screen appearance". Dailymail UK. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 

External links[edit]

* Hayley Jensen Official Website * Silver Cities Official Website