Hayley Jane & The Primates w/Goose for 3 Nights This Weekend!

We are so excited to have our good friends Goose joining us for 3 nights this weekend! We will be playing in Asbury Park, NJ on 3/23 at Wonder Bar, Bridgeport, CT on 3/24 at The Acoustic, and Northampton, MA on 3/25 at Iron Horse Music Hall! Check out more info and RSVP to our events below!

MAR 23 – Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ Buy tix here! RSVP here —> https://www.facebook.com/events/410393389309155/

MAR 24 – The Acoustic in Bridgeport, CT Buy tix here! RSVP here —> https://www.facebook.com/events/618099888373267/

MAR 25 – Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA Buy tix here! RSVP here —> https://www.facebook.com/events/410772995933151/

Hayley Jane and the Primates Announced at MOE.DOWN XVI!

We are so excited to announce that Hayley Jane & The Primates will be joining many of our friends at this year’s Moe.Down Festival! The line-up is stacked including 7 sets of Moe, Blackberry Smoke, Fishbone, Railroad Earth, Twiddle, Ryan Montbleau, Kung Fu, Mike Dillion, Mister F, Ripe, and many more! See you at snow ridge in Turin, NY!

moe. is excited to announce that after nearly a 3 year hiatus, moe.down 16 will return over Fourth of July weekend, June 30 – July 2, to its home at Snow Ridge Ski Resort in Turin, NY for three days of music, camping and fun, with moe. scheduled to play seven sets over the entire weekend.

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 16th, at 12:00 PM EST. A limited number of Early Bird tickets are available at $130 and Early Bird VIP at $340. RV passes will be available at $100. For more information about tickets and VIP packages, please go to moe.org/festival

“My best moe.down memory will always be opening moe.down 7, backing up my brother Michael on the main stage.”- Jim Loughlin

“To me, moe.down has always been a mix the best ‘laid back, friends and family, backyard throw downs.’ Musical and non-musician loved ones come from all over and as a result, we all have this special atmosphere where everything is better. Friends revel, everyone gets together with almost a singular communal purpose and the band reflects that onstage throughout the weekend. I look forward to having that back again this year and hopefully many more to come!

My favorite memories are of the amazing musicians that we get to share the stages with every year. Ha Ha The Moose, too.” – Chuck Garvey

“moe.down, for me, is a family event in many ways. My children have grown up there, and have made friends there. We look forward to it the same way one would look forward to a family reunion.”- Rob Derhak

Although the stages may have been dark and the ski lifts still over the past two summers, the moe.down discussions never stopped between moe. and Chuck Chao of Creative Concerts. The seventeen-year partnership knew it had something unique to offer when they threw their first moe.down in 2000, and the goal has always been to make each year more memorable than the last, while still retaining its intimate vibe.

The eclectic lineup of past moe.down performers includes: The Black Keys, Gary Clark, Jr., Cracker, TV On The Radio, Amos Lee, Ani DiFranco, Galactic, The Avett Brothers, Umphrey’s McGee, Grace Potter, Levon Helm w/Bob Weir, Cake, Ween, Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party, The Roots and many more.

2017 will see moe.down returning to its roots. Originally conceived as a weekend reunion the band could host for their friends, family and musical cohorts, the festival will once again focus on moe. and the extended famoe.ly. moe.down 16 will keep all of your favorite moe.down pastimes, but try to add some mo’ moe. and a little less stress.

New festival options this year will include layaway payment plans, and an enhanced VIP experience including downloads of every moe. set, golf cart escort upon arrival and a commemorative laminate!

Hayley Jane & The Primates Announced on Beardfest in Hammonton, NJ

We are so excited to announce that we will be playing at this year’s BEARDFEST in Hammonton, NJ. South Jersey’s premier music festival! We will be joining a stacked lineup including Out of The Beardspace, Antibalas, TAUK, Octave Cat featuring Eli Winderman, Earth Cry featuring members of Papadosio, Ike Willis, and many more! Find out more about this great festival here!

Beardfest is a three day celebration of creative energy that strives to enliven the artist in everyone. Beardfest offers attendees the opportunity to unplug in South Jersey’s beautiful Pinelands Preserve while enjoying music that spans an incredibly wide range of genres; but our definition of entertainment goes far beyond the spectator/performer dichotomy. At Beardfest, attendees have the opportunity to collaborate on large scale murals throughout the campgrounds, practice yoga, participate in a variety of collaborative music making activities, and share ideas in our community workshops.

Festivities include:
-3 days of live music and art performance,
-community art creation spaces,
-fire spinning/flow arts performances,
-flow arts community workshops
-natural living workshops including:
-natural building
-natural farming
-natural cosmetics
-yoga classes
-enjoying nature
-art vendors
-camp fires and camp fire jams (participative musical creation, that is)

Hayley Jane and the Primates at Rock N Roll Resort v7 Ticket Link!!!

We are so excited to return to The Hudson Valley Resort & Spa for another Rock N Roll Resort! We had an absolute blast last year and met so many amazing fans and musicians! We can’t wait to play the Empire Lounge on Saturday April 1st and enjoy all the other great bands at this year’s Rock N Roll Resort v7 Feast of Fools! Be sure to buy your tickets ahead of time and support the band by using our special ticket link!!! —> http://www.rrrtix.com/2krqaid

Rock n Roll Resort presents “Feast of Fools”, March 31 – April 1!

Here’s a quick list of artists: Pink Talking Fish x2 ∙ The Nth Power x3 ∙ Midnight North feat Grahame Lesh ∙ Jen “Pipes” Durkin’s “Steal Your Funkin’ Birthday Blackout” feat Doug Wimbish (Living Colour) ∙ lespecial • Madaila • Hayley Jane and the Primates ∙ The Primate Fiasco • Gang of Thieves • Formula 5 ∙ Beau Sasser Trio • Ben Silver (Orchard Lounge (official) ∙ Tweed • Bearly Dead x2 • Swift Technique • GOOSE ∙ Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz) • Dirk Quinn Band • Mammal Dap ∙ Cousin Earth • The Medicinal Purpose • Bud & Budd ~ The Kind Buds • Lee Ross ∙ Frank Viele & The New Vintage • The Schooley Mountain Band ∙ The Alpaca Gnomes • William Thompson Funk Experiment ∙ Craig Greenberg • SkyDaddy • Cosmic Karma Fire … And LOTS & LOTS of Good ‘ol Family Fun!

We all had such an amazing time at v6: Low Key! We’re going to work off of your individual feedback to provide you all with the best experience we can put together!

For all of those looking for ride shares and/or roommates, we started a community forum. It’s brand new, but we plan on growing it! Feel free to hop on, share your thoughts, meet some new friends, and have a great time!


Hayley Jane Featured in L4LM International Women’s Day Article!

Thanks to Live For Live Music for including Hayley Jane and the Primates in their article on International Women’s Day! We are proud to be alongside artists like Susan Tedeschi, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Holly Bowling, Natalie Cressman, Nikki Glaspie, Jen Hartswick and more! Check out a snippet of the article below and check the full article here!

Today, March 8th, marks International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to all the ladies around the world. The day celebrates the accomplishments of women from throughout time as well as brings attention to the importance of women in our society today, particularly as a means to advocate for gender equality. Your celebration of this day might vary, from highlighting the importance of women in the workforce by going on strike, to telling a woman in your life you love her, to calling your congressmen and telling them your thoughts on a number of “women’s issues” (though these policies, such as paid family leave or funding of women’s health services, ultimately affect all people, regardless of gender).

Here at Live For Live Music, we decided we’d celebrate this special day by giving some extra love to some of the incredible female musicians who inspire and entertain us on the regular. Check out clips of a handful of women in the scene we adore for their ability to throw it down with the best of them.

Hayley Jane & The Primates at MAYfest!

We are so excited to announce we will be returning to MAYfest Music, Yoga, and Arts Festival in Cold Spring, NY for the the third year in a row! We always have a blast at MAYfest and can’t wait to join this year’s killer line-up including Rusted Root, Ozomatli, Dustin Thomas, The Garcia Project and many more!

MAYfest is a two day – three night, family-friendly music, art and yoga festival located at Surprise Lake Camp in the middle of the scenic Hudson Valley, only about an hour drive or train ride from Manhattan. MAY is an acronym for Music, Art & Yoga, and through these three pursuits, festival goers will immerse themselves into their yoga practice, their love for music and their desire to explore their creative side. Attendees can spend the entire weekend at the serene lakeside setting, visit for the day, or just come at night for the music.

During the day, patrons will be able to select from a variety of classes, workshops, or outdoor activities. Yoga classes from both world renowned and local instructors will be offered from sunrise to sunset, in multiple locations. Sophisticated art classes, provided by local non-profit Garrison Arts Center, including pottery, paper making and bookbinding. There are many options for festival goers to choose from to fill their daily schedule, including Standup Paddleboard Yoga on the beautiful Mountain lake, guided hikes to the beautiful mountaintop views, meditation classes and nutrition workshops.

An amazing lineup of musical acts will perform Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, giving attendees a chance to let loose after a day of practice and study.

Activities and Workshops include:

Numerous Yoga styles
SUP Yoga
Yoga Photography
Prana Hikes
…and even more!

Art Classes and Art Labs for all levels include:

Block Printing
Art with Movement
Experimental Drawing
Book Making
Landscape Painting
…and even more!

On-site Nanny service is available for families and there are numerous children’s art workshops.

For more information and tickets, please visit: www.MAYfestny.com.


Southern Tour Highlights!!! LiveMusicDaily Article! Gypsy Sally’s Live Audio!

Hayley Jane & The Primates are back home after a great first trip below the Mason-Dixon line! We had a blast exploring NC, SC, GA, VA, and DC! We met a lot of new friends and can’t wait to come back South! We will definitely be back to Virginia July 26-30th for Floyd Fest with Thievery Corporation, Steel Pulse, Keller Williams, Turkuaz, and many more! Check out more info on Floyd Fest here, http://floydfest.com/

During this tour, Hayley Jane & The Primates set a band record for the most shows we have ever played in a row! 11 shows to be exact! Every show was incredibly special, but we’d like to share some highlights of the trip for us!

We had a great time joining McLovins for a few shows on the Southern run, but Atlanta was an especially good hang with the McLovins boys! Atticus joined us on keys for a lively version of Ramble on Rose by the Grateful Dead! Thanks to Bret Peretz of livemusicdaily.com for a great write-up about the night! Bret had this to say about the band, “Thursday night a storm came through Atlanta, not one of wind and rain but a force of nature much stronger. If you aren’t familiar with Hayley Jane and The Primates, stop what you are doing and get to know them immediately! Coming from Boston with Berklee roots (and chops), the band has been doing its thing for just under five years now and has clearly found their sound” check out the full article and a snippet of Ramble On Rose with Atticus of McLovins here!

We also had the pleasure of meeting Col. Bruce Hampton at the famed Charleston Pour House! Not only did the legendary venue far exceed our expectations, but Col. Bruce was the coolest and we had a great time getting to meet him! The Primate party at The Pour House in Raleigh was also a highlight! We love playing with the Primate Fiasco and had an great time playing with their accordion player Drake on our song “Madame Humphrey.” The Pour House Music Hall in Raleigh also has one of the coolest sound guys we have ever met! Thanks Jack!

There are so many things to say about the trip, but one thing is for sure! We will definitely be back down South soon and can’t to see all of our new friends! Here’s a link to audio from our show at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC! Hope to see you soon in your favorite local venue! https://soundcloud.com/will-urquhart/sets/hayley-jane-and-the-primates-at-gypsy-sallys-2242017

New Show w/Pink Talking Fish! At The Ardmore Music Hall in Philly!

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We are very excited to announce we will be joining Pink Talking Fish on night 1 of their 2 night run at the Ardmore Music Hall in Philadelphia, PA! On Friday April 7th, we will be direct support for “PTF in The Mirror” as Pink Talking Fish honor Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, Phish, and Michael Jackson! Joining PTF will be The Bad Horns and Elise Testone!

Check out tickets here!

RSVP here!

The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA

Friday April 7th
Doors: 7:30
Show: 8:30

Announcement Video w/Nik Greeley

HJ+TP Add Dates in GA, NC, SC, and VA! Atlanta/Asheville Supporting The McLovins and Charleston w/Col Bruce!

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Hayley Jane & The Primates have announced some new winter dates! We are very excited to make our first trip down South in February! We will be playing in Atlanta and Asheville with the McLovins and also in Athens, GA at the Nowhere bar. On our way back north we are stopping in Charleston to play The Pour House with Col. Bruce Hampton! Check out the full list below!

FRI – Jan 13, 2017 Peterborough, NH Harlow’s Pub
SAT – Jan 14, 2017 Providence, RI Alchemy
FRI – Feb 03, 2017 Manchester, CT The Main Pub
SAT – Feb 04, 2017 Manchester, NH Penuche’s on Hanover
WED – Feb 15, 2017 Asheville, NC The Salvage Station w/The McLovins
THU – Feb 16, 2017 Atlanta, GA Aisle 5 w/The McLovins
FRI – Feb 17, 2017 Athens, GA Nowhere Bar
SAT – Feb 18, 2017 Charleston, SC The Pour House w/Col Bruce Hampton
SUN – Feb 19, 2017 Raleigh, NC Pour House Music Hall w/The Primate Fiasco
MON – Feb 20, 2017 Richmond, VA The Camel w/Deaf Scene
WED – Feb 22, 2017 Roanoke, VA Martin’s Downtown
THU – Feb 23, 2017 Virginia Beach, VA Doc Taylor’s Seaside Lounge
FRI – Feb 24, 2017 Washington, DC Gypsy Sally’s
SAT – Feb 25, 2017 Worcester, MA Bull Mansion
FRI – Mar 17, 2017 Saratoga Springs, NY Putnam Den
SAT – Mar 18, 2017 Stratton, VT Grizzly’s at Stratton Mt.
THU – Mar 23, 2017 Asbury Park, NJ Wonderbar w/Goose
FRI – Mar 24, 2017 Bridgeport, CT The Acoustic w/Goose
SAT – Mar 25, 2017 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall w/Goose
FRI – Mar 31, 2017 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl w/Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

Cosmic Katrina Sneak Peek! Kickstarter Update!

Happy New Year! We couldn’t be more excited to usher in 2017 with a brand new album! We’re just a few steps away from being ready to press the record, but before we do, we’d like to update you on all the progress we’ve made! We completed basic tracking in August at More Sound Recording Studios in Syracuse, NY! Since then we have been hard at work adding the finishing touches to the tracks!

We have added horn parts, keyboards, synths, tons of vocal overdubs, and a bunch of cool percussion overdubs! We’ve been so lucky to work with all sorts of special guests such as horn players from West End Blend and Spiritual Rez, vocalist Shira Elias of Turkuaz, vocalist and guitarist Ryan Montbleau, percussionist Jake Huffman of The McLovins, and of course drummer Bill Carbone of Max Creek and Z3. Last weekend, our guitar players Juice and Smitty headed up to Vermont with our producer Craig Brodhead of Turkuaz where they finished up all the guitar overdubs at Madaila’s studio in Burlington.

We’ve been so fortunate to work with so many amazing people at the most wonderful places for this record! As we reflect on this amazing journey and think about mixing, mastering, and album art; we’d like to take this time to thank you once again for all the support! We can’t wait to show you what we’ve accomplished with your help!

Here’s a link to our Kickstarter update that includes a sneak peek of our song Comic Katrina! Cosmic Katrina Sneak Peek!