Hayley Jane & The Primates Announce Brooklyn Bowl Show Supporting TAUK Album Release!!!

We are pleased to announce our next Brooklyn Bowl show! We will be playing on Saturday September 17th supporting TAUK. This will be night 2 of TAUK’s album release run at the BK Bowl and will also feature Upright Man opening the night. The first night, Sept 16th, will feature lespecial.

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On their third studio album Sir Nebula, TAUK tap into their singular chemistry to elevate and expand their all-instrumental blend of funk, hip-hop, progressive rock, and jazz. Revealing both their refined musicality and unbridled creativity, the Oyster Bay, New York-bred rock-fusion four-piece (guitarist Matt Jalbert, bassist Charlie Dolan, keyboardist/organist Alric “A.C.” Carter, and drummer Isaac Teel) push into new sonic terrain and build entire worlds within each richly textured soundscape.

From the hazy atmospherics of “Time’s Up” and soaring riffs of “Program Select” to the urgent rhythms of “Shenanigans” and sprawling melodies of “Where You Are,” Sir Nebula finds TAUK introducing a cosmically inspired element to their music. “The album ended up taking on a more ambient kind of vibe than anything we’ve done before—there’s a spaciness in the songs that lets you get lost in the sound,” says Dolan. And while the album is endlessly hypnotic, TAUK also deliver the dynamic tension-and-release jams that have helped earn them a devoted following while drawing critical acclaim (the Washington Post, for one, praised TAUK for “creating a hard-charging, often melodic fusion that—thanks to a penchant for improv—offers limitless possibilities”).

As with their past four releases, TAUK created Sir Nebula in collaboration with Grammy Award-winning producer/mixer/engineer Robert Carranza (The Mars Volta, Ozomatli, Jack Johnson, Taj Mahal). But in a departure from their previous work, the band made the album in one concentrated period rather than spacing the recording sessions out in between tours. Holing up at the Solar Powered Plastic Plant in Los Angeles, often pulling 12-hour workdays, TAUK ultimately found the revamped recording process hugely beneficial. “Everything just happened so naturally this time around,” says Jalbert. “I can’t think of one moment where it felt like anything was forced. We were all just completely focused and in the same mindset, which made it this incredibly fun and smooth experience.”

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New Album, The Main Pub, Thunder Road, and Alive & Dead Fest and Catskill Chill Date Announced!


This week Hayley Jane & The Primates will head back into the studio to record a brand new album! Thanks again to everyone who pledged to our KICKSTARTER! We can’t wait to record a great album for you! The band starts recording at More Sound Recording Studio in Syracuse, NY on Monday! Please keep an eye out on our facebook page for live updates!

After a week in the studio the band gets back out on the road. Friday, Hayley Jane & The Primates head to Manchester, CT to play The Main Pub with Mister F! RSVP to our event here. And get your tickets here!

On Saturday, HJ+TP continues with Mister F to Somerville, MA to play at Thunder Road! Analog Heart will also be joining us! RSVP to our event here. And grab tickets here!

We wrap up the weekend in the great state of Vermont at Alive & Dead Fest! So many great bands and friends on the lineup including a bunch of tributes to The Grateful Dead! Check out tickets here.

In other news! Here is our latest show announcements including our Catskill Chill date!!! We will be playing Chill on Friday September 23rd! We hope you can join us and all the amazing bands on the Chill lineup!

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10% Off Catskill Chill Music Festival Tickets With HAYLEYJNP Code!!!

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Hey Chill Fam! For the next 4 days, until August 12th, you can get 10% off your Catskill Chill ticket with a discount code from Hayley Jane & The Primates! Just enter the code HAYLEYJNP at your checkout and we’ll help you get 10% off! This is easily one of our favorite festivals of the year and we hope this discount helps make your New Minglewood dreams a reality!

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New Dates Added!!! Backwoods Pondfest, Adirondack Independence Festival, NH Hempfest, Wormtown and More!!!

Hayley Jane & The Primates have had an amazing summer 2016 so far! Not only did we play some amazing venues like The Ardmore Music Hall, Stafford Palace Theatre, and The Brooklyn Bowl we also played a ton of great festivals like Strange Creek, Disc Jam, Jerry Jam and more! We’ve just finished up the first leg of our summer tour and now want release a bunch more summer dates! We still waiting to announce a few more so check back often! But here’s what to look forward to now!

8/5 Backwoods Pondfest Peru, NY

8/12 The Main Pub Machester, CT

8/13 Thunder Road w/Mister F Somerville, MA

8/14 Alive & Dead Fest Woodford, VT

8/20 Putnam Den w/Pink Talking Fish Saratoga Springs, NY

8/24 NH Hempfest and Freedom Rally Lancaster, NH

9/11 Great North Music Fest Minot, ME

9/16 Bank Of NH Pavilion Magic Hat Stage Pre/Post Don Henley Gilford, NH

9/18 Wormtown Music Festival Greenfield, MA

10/1 Adirondack Independence Festival Lake George, NY


Hayley Jane & The Primates At Brooklyn Bowl, Ocean Mist, Camp N Jam, and Camp Creek!

On July 6th at Brooklyn Bowl, Hayley Jane and The Primates will co-headline with American Idol finalist Elise Testone! DJ Logic will also been spinning before and between sets and Brandon “Taz” Neiderauer will guest! RSVP to our event here!!!

Testone will be playing her tried and tested funk, rock, and soul sound with a lineup consisting of guitarist Adam Fallen (Skyler Grey), bassist Antoine Katz (Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles), drummer Sydney Driver (Rhythm & Stealth), keyboardist Trey Cooper, and singer Nicole Zuraitis, along with other special guests. Once an American Idol finalist, Testone now tours the country with her own band and collaborates with several other bands, including the James Brown Dance Party and her Thankful For Amy (Winehouse) tribute act.

We love nothing better than music with a cause. A portion of the proceeds from this show will benefit Sanctuary for Families, which is “New York’s leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence. Every year, Sanctuary empowers thousands of adults and children to move from fear and abuse to safety and stability, transforming lives through legal and clinical services, economic empowerment support, shelter and programming for children and youth.” To read more about the event read this Live For Live Music article.

On Thursday Hayley Jane & The Primates head to the Beach! We will be opening up for good friends Strange Machines at The Ocean Mist in Matunuck, RI. Ocean Mist is a beach bar located on the beautiful Rhode Island coast. It’s gonna be a great time on the beach! Check out the event and more details here.

Friday Hayley Jane & The Primates will play Camp N Jam in Croydon, NH. The festival is at the spacious Page Farm and features many great artists and friends like Particle, Roots of Creation, The Van Burens, Gang of Thieves, Strange Machines and more! We play Stage 1 from 8-9:15! Find more information about the festival from this great article from Cider Mag.

On Saturday HJ+TP head to Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY, the same grounds as Camp Bisco, for Camp Creek 2016 hosted by the incredible Max Creek! We are extremely honored to play an electric set right before Max Creek at 5:00 on the Hill Side Stage! After Max Creek’s set Hayley Jane will also be hosting a late night acoustic at the Hill Side Stage! Get tix for Creek here!!!


L4LM Announces Ticket Contest for Hayley Jane & The Primates at BK Bowl!


Singer/songwriter and American Idol finalist Elise Testone along with Hayley Jane and The Primates will co-headline a very special night of original music at Brooklyn Bowl on Wednesday, July 6 with proceeds to benefit Sanctuary For Families, a leading advocacy group devoted to victims of domestic and gender violence.

Testone will bring her original blend of funk, rock, and soul and will be accompanied by Adam Fallen (guitar, Skyler Grey), Antoine Katz (bass, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles), Sydney Driver (drums, Rhythm & Stealth), Trey Cooper (keys), Nicole Zuraitis (vocals), and some very special guests.

Led by vocalist Hayley Jane, The Primates consist of Greg Smith (guitar), Justin Hancock (guitar, vocals), Josh T. Carter (bass), Ryan Clausen (drums).

A portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales for this show will be donated to Sanctuary For Families, New York’s leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence. Every year, Sanctuary empowers thousands of adults and children to move from fear and abuse to safety and stability, transforming lives through legal and clinical services, economic empowerment support, shelter and programming for children and youth. For more information on Sanctuary For Families visit their website.

Only a few weeks out from this awesome night and I am excited to share that we’ve added a bunch of special guests to join us at Brooklyn Bowl, first off DJ Logic will be getting us started and spinning between sets.

Elise has also announced she will be joined by special guests Brandon Niederauer “TAZ” and Chris Rob as well as a full horn section comprised of Jay Rodriguez, Clynt Yerkes, and Matthew Hartnett. Live For Live Music is giving away two tickets to the show as well, you can enter here.


The Nth Power w/s/g Hayley Jane & The Primates Boat Cruise! Friday 6/17


Hayley Jane & The Primates are thrilled to return to our hometown of Boston, MA! This time on a boat with our good friends The Nth Power!


BOARDS 7:15PM, DEPARTS 8PM SHARP (Don’t be late!!!), RETURNS 11PM
Tix $25 In Advance / $30 Day Of Show

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In Association with The Common Wealth Collective & Coastal Productions

The Nth Power w/ special guests Hayley Jane and the Primates

Here’s a little about The Nth Power

Proving that soul music can be exponentially greater than the sum of its parts, The Nth Power is on a mission to share the light. Formed during an impromptu late-night jam at Jazz Fest 2012 in New Orleans, the relentlessly funky and soulful band believes in music as a higher power—tapping into an energy that is simultaneously sexy and spiritual, with songs that will inspire audiences to dance, groove, make love or just stand there with goose bumps.

The quintet hails from diverse musical backgrounds, races and creeds. Female powerhouse Nikki Glaspie was Beyonce’s world-touring drummer for five years before she joined Ivan Neville’s New Orleans funk outfit, Dumpstaphunk. Bassist Nate Edgar of Groovechild and John Brown’s Body perfectly compliments Singer and Guitarist Nick Cassarino who came from the Jennifer Hartswick Band and toured with Big Daddy Kane. Next add West African Master-Percussionist, Weedie Braimah to the mix with his insurmountable world beat rhythms. Finally rounding off the ensemble is the newest and youngest member, Courtney J’Mell Smith who brings his soulful vocals and keyboard abilities to the table.
“Just know that when you hear this music, you’re going to feel something—you’re going to connect with something higher than yourself,” explains Braimah.

The Nth Power’s 2013 independent EP, Basic Minimum Skills Test, showcases a first glimpse of the spark shared among the group, delivering gospel-style vocals with soul, jazz, funk and world-beat riffs in nearly mathematical fashion.
“It’s my dream team,” said Glaspie. “Each one of us is a songwriter, so when we get together, everything becomes that much stronger.” Beyond raw skill, however, Glaspie cites a deep spiritual connection as the glue that binds them together. “Music is what brought us together, but it’s the spiritual bond that makes us play so in touch with each other,” she explained.
And at the core of their vibe is a deviously simple concept—the healing power of love.

DJ Logic and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer added to BK Bowl Show! July 6th!

Just Announced!

DJ Logic will join Elise Testone and Hayley Jane & The Primates at the Brooklyn Bowl on July 6th. Logic will start the show and also spin between Elise and Hayley’s sets. We can’t wait!

Here’s a little of what the Brooklyn Bowl has to say about DJ Logic

“The theorem of turntablist as musician has been long proven in the capable hands of DJ LOGIC, whom with jazz as his foundation has become a wax innovator by crossing genres and sprinkling his sound across the map. As one of the world’s most accomplished turntablist’s, DJ LOGIC is widely credited for introducing jazz into the hip – hop realms and is considered by most as a highly respected session musician and an innovative bandleader.

Since his emergence in the early nineties amidst the Bronx hip-hop scene, the New York City based deejay has been amassing a veritable mountain of collaborations ranging from the likes of: MEDESKI MARTIN AND WOOD, CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE, VERNON REID, CHARLIE HUNTER, JACK DeJOHNETTE, JOHN MAYER, BEN HARPER, MOS DEF and THE ROOTS, to name but a few.

Elise Testone has also added guitar prodigy Brandon “Taz” Niederauer as a guest sit-in to her already stellar all star band! We’re very excited to see Taz play with Elise!

Here’s a little about Taz;

Thirteen-year-old guitarist Brandon Niederauer is living proof that dreams really do come true. Having played in the most legendary rooms in America with some of the most prominent musicians of our time, the young guitarist/singer/songwriter has built up quite the reputation in the music world, welcoming the nickname “Taz” amongst fans and peers alike.

It started when Brandon watched the movie School of Rock at eight-years-old. Also inspired by his father’s record collection, he instantly realized he wanted to play guitar. Four years later, he was cast as the principle role of guitarist “Zack Mooneyham” in the Tony Award- nominated Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway production, School of Rock the Musical at the Winter Garden Theatre.

Living in New York City welcomes great opportunity for Brandon to play with some of his most idolized musicians. He’s had the brilliant experiences of playing with members of the Allman Brothers Band including Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Warren Haynes, and Oteil Burbridge, as well as other notable musicians such as Stevie Nicks, Lady Gaga, Jon Batiste, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Gales, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Dr. John, Gary Clark Jr., Col. Bruce Hampton, Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr., Robert Randolph, Karl Denson, Doug Wimbish, The Neville Brothers, Quinn Sullivan, and countless others. He has also played with Umphrey’s McGee, Scorpions, Dumpstaphunk, The Revivalists, Galactic, and so many more.

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Hayley Jane & The Primates Announced at Great North Festival!

Hayley Jane & The Primates are stoked to announce our debut at GREAT NORTH Music & Arts Festival at Hemond’s Farm in Minot, Maine! We’re joining our friends from The Disco Biscuits, EarPhunk, The Hornitz, Lespecial, Chromatropic, After Funk, and so many more!

It is with distinct pleasure that we announce the return of Great North: Music and Arts Festival
for our 4th Annual end of summer celebration here in the great state of Maine. This winter and spring has been a whirlwind of emotions and excitement as our team has been working tirelessly to plan what will surely be our best year to date!

Over the off-season we have welcomed several changes behind the scenes at Great North,
including new ownership with 456 Presents, LLC and a new venue in Minot, located just 40 minutes outside Portland. Despite these changes you will still see many of the same friendly faces and experience the same grassroots style festival that we have all come to love.

Hemond’s Farm is located at 695 Woodman Hill Rd (Route 119) in Minot, Maine. The venue is
set amidst the beautiful rolling hills of Central Maine and features nearly 360 degrees of scenic
landscapes. One of the most exciting aspects is the vast main concert field which allows us to provide centrally located car camping for all attendees. To makes things even better, its closer to airports and hotels to make traveling to Great North easier than ever!For the first time, Great North 2016 will also be offering VIP Lodging packages which include Cabins, Yurts and Tents so you can get the most out of your experience, no matter the budget. And that is just the tip of the iceburg…

Over the coming weeks we will be unveiling Visual Artists, Performing Artists, Workshops and so much more. Don’t forget, the grass is green-er on July 14th!! We hope to see you all September 9th – 11th for Great North 2016! Watch the official 2015 recap video here.


Live For Live Music Helps Spread The Word of The Primates KICKSTARTER

Since the release of their last record, Gasoline, in 2014, Boston-based festival circuit favorites Hayley Jane and the Primates have brought their signature brand of genre-blending, vaudevillian story-centered live shows to audiences all over the country. Now, the band is ready to take their road-tested material to the studio, and they are reaching out to their ever-growing fan base to help fund the project.

The band has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the $12,000 needed to fulfill their vision for their new record. As Hayley Jane and company explain in the video on the campaign’s page, Gasoline was completed on a very tight schedule with limited funds, and they are hoping to be able to give their new release the time, effort, and resources it deserves in order to make a high-quality, professional product. With Turkuaz’s Craig Brodhead handling producing duties, the group plans to head to Syracuse, NY’s More Sound Recording Studios this August to track the as of yet untitled new album.

The band is offering an array of fun prizes for different donation levels, including free digital downloads, signed physical copies of both the new album and Gasoline, tickets to an upcoming show of your choice, Primates merch, personal mentions in the “Thank You” section of the new album’s liner notes, personalized thank you songs and videos from the band, an original song about you or a loved one, and even a full live performance at your home!

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