Warren Haynes Xmas Jam was a Blast! Here’s a recap from Jambase.com

We had an incredible time at Warren Haynes 2017 Xmas Jam in Asheville! We can’t wait to come back to NC in March! Scott Bernstein of Jambase.com included us in his Xmas Jam recap! Check out part of the article below.

As the clock approached 3 a.m. on Saturday night (or Sunday morning depending how you look at it) Warren Haynes was on-stage leading Gov’t Mule through a powerful rendition of one of their signature songs, “Mule.” Haynes and his mates showed no sign of weariness despite this being the end of a marathon night and weekend in Asheville, North Carolina.

Up at the Asheville Music Hall, on-the-rise jam act Hayley Jane & The Primates won themselves some new fans with dynamic versions of “Cosmic Katrina” and “Hurricane Jane” as well as a romp through Jefferson Airplane’s “Volunteers.”

Read the Full Article Here: https://www.jambase.com/article/warren-haynes-christmas-jam-audio-video-setlist-asheville


Hayley Jane and Ryan Montbleau as Yes Darling Featured on Noise Ordinance VT

Hayley Jane and Ryan Montbleau have a new project. It bounces seamlessly between banter, frustration, nostalgia, and love, just like most relationships. Their duo is called Yes Darling. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Find all of their songs at


Hayley Jane and Ryan Montbleau have been making music for a while. They both release albums and tour heavily with their own groups, but we’re really glad they’ve made time for another project. We’ve been excited to share these sessions for quite some time. Filmed on a hot day in July, Hayley Jane and Ryan perform three songs from their new duo, “Yes Darling”. The two of them bounce seamlessly between lyrics of charming banter, nostalgia, and endearment. They shed light on how we let our past effect our future and how love is a force to be reckoned with.

Find their sessions below and find more about Yes Darling at facebook.com/yesdarlingmusic

L4LM Talks Our Phish Pre-Party on Dec 29th at The Cutting Room

On December 29th, Boston-based firecrackers Hayley Jane & The Primates will descend on New York City for a pre-Phish performance for the ages. Titled “Party Of Five – Tribute To The 90’s,” Hayley Jane and her merry band of Primates will pay homage to some of their favorite artists from the era while mixing in some of their original material, and it’ll all go down on Friday, December 29th at The Cutting Room, located just a few short blocks from Phish‘s show that evening at Madison Square Garden.

Read More: https://liveforlivemusic.com/news/hayley-jane-90s-pre-phish/

Read Relix’s Review Of Our Latest Release “We’re Here Now”

“After a decade of playing stages of all sizes, The Primates are entering a new era with We’re Here Now.” Thanks to Relix and Raffaela Kenny-Cincotta for this amazing review of our latest release “We’re Here Now.”

DC Music Review Discusses Our “Jenny & The Gumps” show at Gypsy Sally’s!

Thanks to DC Music Review for this great article about our “Jenny & The Gumps” themed Halloween show at Gypsy Sally’s! This year we decided to play a bunch of songs from one our all time favorite movies, Forrest Gump! We had an absolute blast choosing songs and costumes for our Halloween run!

Will Urquhart of DC Music Review writes “All the covers seemed handpicked for DC, with calls for revolution in Jefferson Airplane‘s “Volunteers,” echoes of Trump in Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s “Fortunate Son,” anti-war tones in Buffalo Springfield‘s “For What It’s Worth,” and a shout-out to our weed legal district in Bob Dylan‘s “Rainy Day Woman #12 and 35.”

You can watch the entire performance here!

Read the rest of the article here!

We also played “Jenny & The Gumps Themed shows in Wilkes-Barre, PA at the River Street Jazz Cafe,  in Roanoke, VA at Martin’s Downtown Halloween Block Party, and at Opus Underground in Salem, MA on Halloween night!



Hayley Jane & The Primates Brooklyn Bowl Album Release and Bassist Josh T Carter’s Wedding!

Hayley Jane & The Primates just had an incredible album release party at Brooklyn Bowl! Not only was the bowl packed with friends, fans, and family alike but many also watched our live webcast! In addition to the successful night, our bassist Josh T Carter was married right on stage!

Dianna Hank of Jambase.com writes “Last night was one of the more unconventional nights Brooklyn Bowl has seen in its eight-plus year history. Not only was it Hayley Jane and the PrimatesWe’re Here Now album release party, but prior to that set, Primates bassist Josh Carter and his fiancé Kristen Detroia were married on stage, under a Stealie-adorned chuppah, by one of the venue’s owners – the one and only Peter Shapiro.” Read more https://www.jambase.com/article/love-marriage-brooklyn-bowl-hosts-special-hayley-jane-primates-show

Bob Schutlz of Live For Live Music writes “Happiness, smiles, magic, emotion, love, and hugs filled the Brooklyn Bowl on a beautiful fall night in New York City. A cascade of mesmerizing jams, dazzling dancing, glittering lights, and impassioned vocals lit up the stage to the hundreds of appreciative spectators. An array of special guests helped make this a special one-of-a-kind cosmic night.” Read more http://liveforlivemusic.com/features/wedding-hayley-jane-primates/

Chris Capaci of NYSMusic.com writes “The audience chanted along “I know that I can do it…” as the wedding/friends and family reunion/album release show came to its end. It was truly a special and unique night at Brooklyn Bowl summed up best by the words of Hayley Jane herself, “What a lucky bunch of creatures who can run around and dance if we want.” Read more https://nysmusic.com/2017/10/21/with-this-album-i-thee-wed-hayley-jane-and-the-primates-album-release-show/

Peter signs Josh’s marriage license with a little help from Hayley! Photo by JMS Photo

Hayley Jane & The Primates with special guest Richard James, Rob Compa, Quinn Carson, Elise Testone, and the Interstellar Dancers. Photo by Bob Schultz

New Music Video for “More Interesting” off of the Latest Album “We’re Here Now”

Hayley Jane And The Primates are having a landmark season this Fall. The band released their album “We’re Here Now” to rave reviews and kicked off a massive National Album Release Tour that included packed houses in Burlington VT, Fairfield CT and Boston MA. This week, the tour continues with a Midwest Run supporting Spafford and culminating with a headlining Album Release Party at The Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn NY.
Today, Hayley Jane And The Primates are proud to release the Music Video for the single “More Interesting” off of their latest album “We’re Here Now”.


More Interesting
Written by: By Hayley Jane, Justin Hancock and Annie Goodkind
Performed By: Hayley Jane and The Primates
Director: Dani Brandwein
Cinematographer: Josh Weinhaus


Director Blurb:
I was watching a No Doubt music video when the thought first popped in my head: I want to work with Hayley Jane. As fate would have it, shortly there after, I got a call about the possibility of working together, and it was off to the races from there. We pulled together all of our resources and dreamed up a magical netherworld that explores the cyclical and healing powers of strong, feminine energy, all captured by the artful eye of cinematographer Josh Weinhaus. I still can’t believe that we shot everything in only one day, fighting rain, hail and snow no less!


Cast Credits:
Kitty Hary, Andie Asacker, Catelin McCarriston, Emory Campbell, Nikki Rae, Marinda Snow Righter, Shannon Lyn, Taraleigh Weathers, Willow Atwater, Darlene Doane, Jazmin Jade, Kate Petraska, Meadow Eliz, Sarah Tremblay, Caitlin Dandilion, Melody Salerno, Autumn Rose Delorenzo, Dana Crescitelli, Tori Houlis, Luna Rae Hubbard, Courtney Drahms


Special thanks to Kitty and Kind Bud Johnson

HAYLEY JANE AND THE PRIMATES: Midwest Run with Spafford!

We are so excited to be joining Spafford for five dates in the Midwest this week! This will be our first time supporting Spafford and our first time performing in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana. We will have our brand new CD “We’re Here Now” with us and we will be performing songs from the album. We can’t wait to see a lot of new faces and introduce the Midwest to live Hayley Jane and the Primates! Here’s the dates and ticket links!

OCT 11 State College, PA at The State Theatre BUY TICKETS


OCT 13 Bloomington, IN BUY TICKETS


OCT 15 Grand Rapids, MI BUY TICKETS





HAYLEY JANE & THE PRIMATES: ‘We’re Here Now’ Release

HAYLEY JANE & THE PRIMATES: ‘We’re Here Now’ Release
Hayley Jane & The Primates are proud to release their latest album We’re Here Now. 2017 has been a landmark year of touring for the band and this album shows the strength and depth that is blossoming as they become a staple in the national touring scene.


We’re Here Now takes listeners on an emotional roller coaster by mixing high energy dance tracks with songs that warm the soul. Hayley Jane’s lyrics are filled with rich imagery. Her dynamic vocals have a delicacy that touches the heart and also a raw power that can drive one into a frenzy.


The album will drop on Friday, September 29th alongside the band’s CD Release Tour kick off. We’re Here Now was recorded at More Sound Recording Studio in Syracuse, NY. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jason “Jocko” Randall, was engineered by Andrew Greacen & Jose Varona and was produced by Craig Brodhead (of Turkuaz).


Hayley Jane – Vocals
Justin Hancock – Guitar, Vocals
Greg Smith – Guitar, Vocals
Josh T. Carter – Bass
Bill Carbone – Drums, Percussion (Max Creek)
Craig Brodhead – Guitar, Keyboards
Quinn Carson – Trombone
Mike Oehmen – Tenor Saxophone
Shira Elias – Backup Vocals (Turkuaz)
Ryan Montbleau – Backup Vocals, Whistle solo
Jake Huffman – Percussion


9.28.17 Higher Ground Ballroom Burlington, VT$
9.29.17 Stage One – Fairfield CT w/s/g Eggy$
9.30.17 Middle East – Cambridge, MA$
10.11.17 The State Theatre – State College, PA*
10.12.17 A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH*
10.13.17 Bluebird Nightclub – Bloomington, IN*
10.14.17 Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI*
10.15.17 The Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI*
10.18.17 Brooklyn Bowl Wedding Allstars – Brooklyn, NY$
10.20.17 FLX Live – Geneva, NY
10.21.17 Java Barn – Canton, NY
10.25.17 River Street Jazz Cafe – Plains, PA
10.26.17 Mountain Sky – Jermyn PA
10.27.17 Gypsy Sally’s Washington, DC supporting Pink Talking Fish%
10.28.17 Martin’s Downtown – Roanoke, VA%
10.31.17 Opas Underground – Salem, MA%
11.11.17 3S Art Space – Portsmouth, NH
11.18.17 Portland House of Music & Events – Portland ME
11.30.17 Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple – Denver CO at
12.2.17 Taos Mesa Brewing Company – Taos NM
*Supporting Spafford
$Album Release Party
%Jenny & The Gumps Theme Shows

Ocean Mist, Peace of Minds Festival, and Adirondack Independence Festival

We are so excited for a big weekend of shows! First up is one of our favorite beach side venues, The Ocean Mist! It’s our first time headlining the room and we have a powerful show planned! Local RI rockers RaH open up the night! Don’t miss this one New England Fans!

Details: Thursday, September 31st

Ocean Mist

Matunuck, RI

Doors at 7:00 Show at 9:00

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/372911163123690/?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A5%2C%22page_id_source%22%3A226253300743814%2C%22action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22main_list%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%7B%5C%22page_id%5C%22%3A226253300743814%2C%5C%22tour_id%5C%22%3Anull%7D%22%7D]%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D

Next up is Peace of Mind Festival in Elizabethville, PA! This is our first time at Peace of Mind and we are excited to join the stellar line-up of good friends and great bands! We play at 5:30 right before our friends The Mantras perform a “Talking Dead” set, featuring the music of The Talking Heads and The Grateful Dead! We’ll be bringing our Interstellar dancers and we gave a great set of music planned!

Details: Saturday, September 2nd

Peace of Mind Festival

Elizabethville, PA

Set Time: 5:30 – 6:45

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1864828170404664/

We can’t wait to close out this amazing weekend with The Adirondack Independence Music Festival. This is always one of the biggest parties of the year and we are honored to be back for our second year in a row. We have a TON of friends at this festival and expect a bunch of killer sit-ins! Please get your tickets now, this is going to be an incredible event!

Details: Sunday, September 3rd

Adirondack Independence Music Festival

Lake George, NY

Set Time 5:00 – 6:15

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/135124920388411/?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A5%2C%22page_id_source%22%3A1571235119840305%2C%22action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22main_list%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%7B%5C%22page_id%5C%22%3A1571235119840305%2C%5C%22tour_id%5C%22%3Anull%7D%22%7D]%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D