behind the music
Behind the music
South african born award winning songwriter and musician hayden hack Weaves and layers live looping within his unique guitar and vocal soundscape.
Hayden takes the listener with him on a journey of transcendent multiplicity. Hailing from the liberated musical landscape of modern South Africa, Hayden Hack left his homeland some 12 years ago to travel the world and develop his craft and songwriting skills.
Playing his own brand of funky afro-inspired journeyman music in some of the worlds largest cities, Hayden retells stories about the world from a viewpoint only a traveling artisan can. His songs represent the emotional and cultural influences of his personal interactions and paint a musical picture for his audience to experience.
Hayden has performed and multiple festivals and venues around Europe, australia, South Africa and Japan.
- Woodford folk festival
—caloundra music festival
—-island vibe festival
——maleny music festival
——-world environment day
———Splashy fen festival (South africa)
Hayden has since Won Song of the Year
(in the World Category)
at the 2017 QMA's with the Song "Aware"
performed by Himself and band Highlife.
He's also had spins on Triplej's ROOTS 'N ALL..
with his Song "My Lady"
which was "Highly Commended" in the 2016 QMA's.
After a long slog of touring around Australia ,
playing shows up and down the East coast ,
Hayden was Awarded song of the year in the 2017 QMA's
for his song "Aware" in the "World" category.
Performed by himself and his musical brothers from
the band, highlife
This achievement has given Hayden the Drive
to continue his passion.
He is looking forward to what is in store for 2018
With his release of his up coming single and album.