Kitty-May Hayes is a singer-songwriter from East Suffolk, Uk. She grew up in the Dunwich Forest and spent her childhood days playing amongst the trees, deer, barn owls, and nightingales. She was always creating her own imaginary worlds and was particularly drawn to the moon and the night time.
With two musical parents, Kitty-May was surrounded by music and musicians and began to learn the piano at an early age. For her, the most enjoyable part of this was making up her own tunes and songs. Kitty-May picked up the guitar at about the age of 8 and has enjoyed creating songs ever since.
She has been performing at open mics around Suffolk and Norwich from the age of 15 and throughout the pandemic has taken part in weekly open mics where she has shared her music with a supportive group of Norwich-based musicians. Kitty-May's style is gentle and ethereal and her songwriting explores dreams and the place between being awake and asleep.
Her Isolation Song won a place in the 2 Metres Apart online exhibition and she has taken part in various online events and festivals including the Volunteer Suffolk Festival, the World Autism Day Festival and Ness Fest. She has also had 3 of her tracks played on BBC Introducing Suffolk. Since things started to open up, Kitty-May has made regular appearances at The Reindeer and Walnut Tree Shades open mic evenings and was one of the first musicians to be asked to play at the acoustic nights at The Merchant's House in Norwich.
Studying at Access to Music in Norwich, Kitty-May is a member of the duo, Lovely Boy and they were delighted to play at First Light Lowestoft in June and are looking forward to a summer of performances including Norfolk Young Arts Festival, Head Out not Home and Latitude Festival. Kitty-May is delighted to be asked to record her song, Missing Piece for the New Rock project and is very grateful for the chance to work with the team who have given her this amazing opportunity to enable her music to be heard.