Haley Dreis: Not Your Average Pop Singer
By any stretch, the music of South Carolina’s Haley Dreis is pop music, just the kind that hasn’t yet found a popular audience yet. A classical music student at the University of South Carolina who put out an excellent self-released CD of original songs fully arranged and fully realized, Dreis is an entrancing violinist as well as a clever lyricist who’s still young and green enough to have some fun. For the studio version of Dreis’ sound, check out her website at www.haleydreismusic.com.
If you see her live, Dreis is currently working in an acoustic format, sometimes with Patrick Mitchell on lead acoustic guitar. Here’s a recent clip of her solo version of “Back of the Line”:
And to prove she doesn’t take herself too seriously, here’s her version of a huge pop/R&B hit that you’ll probably recognize: