A self-described “jazzy nu-R&B type soul”, Manchester’s Mali Hayes has been ripping up the local jazz scene lately, winning a league of world-famous fans in the process.
“I was fortunate enough to play demo’s on my shows here at the BBC by Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott. All premiers. And this is another one I think I’m gonna be proud of in a few years. Remember the name, Mali Hayes” – Gilles Peterson