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10 Ladies - 10 Questions - Hayley Rayne

Welcome to the BRD Original Series - 10 Ladies - 10 Questions!

Hey everyone! Do you like music? Of course you do! Perhaps you remember our last series entitled "10 Punks, 10 Questions." It was a great time and highlighted many of the great punk rock musicians in our province. The only problem was, much like the parties I hosted as a 20 year old, it was a total bro fest. Not that there's anything wrong with that but anyone who's been out to a show in Alberta can confirm that is only a small sliver of what this great scene has to offer. This new series will focus on 10 rad ladies in the Alberta music scene and I hope you find your new favourite artist over the next 2 weeks! So once again, I implore you to hop into your coziest of PJ pants, grab a Radler, and prepare to be entertained!


Could this be it? The final interview of a remarkable series which, unfortunately, happened to land during one of the most obnoxious elections we will ever see? Yes. It appears so! Let's go out with a boom and introduce you to Hayley Rayne! Currently residing in a mysterious tiny town, she has plans to drop an album in the New Year. Let's say Hello!

BRUTAL REALITY DIGEST: Identify yourself, your band, and your weapon of choice.

HAYLEY RAYNE: My name is Hayley Rayne and I’m a singer songwriter. I have been singing for as long as I can remember and faking my way through guitar for about 11 years. I have an album coming out in 2021 called “Bruised Fruit.”

BRD: What is your favourite part about the city you live in?

HR: Although I love the city, I moved from Edmonton into a tiny town of 200 people a couple years ago and wouldn’t move back as of right now. The country is super peaceful and creates a great place for inspiration!

BRD: What’s the least favourite part about the city you live in?

HR: Worst part about being in a small town, the country air is refreshing but sometimes gets pretty stale. I miss my friends and the overall vibes from a city.

BRD: What is a movie quote you find yourself quoting the most?

HR: A movie quote that stays dead to my heart is “frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn ” - Gone with the Wind, 1939. because why should I haha ?

BRD: What was the first song you learned how to play?

HR: First song I ever learned to play was “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd. My dad sat with me for hours trying to teach me the hammer on. What a great song too.

BRD: If you could perform a duet with any musician in history, who would you choose?

HR: One musician who never ceases to inspire me is Stevie Nicks. I’d love to do a duet with her but probably would faint.

BRD: What was the funnest show you ever played?

HR: The funnest show I ever played was at Filthy Mcnastys in Edmonton back in 2013. The entire crowd was just so rad. The staff being friends of mine also made the whole show that much more fun.

BRD: What was your most embarrassing moment on stage?

HR: Ah man, I’ve had so many embarrassing moments through out the years when on stage. The worst time would probably have to be when the electrical in my guitar shit the bed and I had to call my friend to bring me a new guitar. Although funny now, I felt so unprofessional. The show did go on!

BRD: What is one cover song that you absolutely refuse to play?

HR: I don’t play covers really but one cover song I’ll never even bother learning is Stair ay to Heaven.. for obvious reasons.

BRD: What are you most excited for as we finish off 2020?

HR: 2020 has easily been the hardest year for me in a long time. So I’m looking forward to it just being over haha.

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