Halley Neal is a folk-pop singer and songwriter based in Nashville, TN. Graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2019, Halley was chosen from the graduates to perform a song at Berklee’s Commencement Concert at Agganis Arena. The concert honored the 2019 Berklee honorary doctorates, Missy Elliot, Justin Timberlake, and Alex Lacamoire, who all attended the show. Shortly after graduating, she moved to Nashville, TN where in her first few months, she was a chosen finalist for “Nashville Rising Song,” a premiere songwriting competition. In Nashville, Halley also hosts house concerts in her backyard bringing together a community of independent musicians.
In 2020, Halley became an official Guild Guitars artist, and performed a set of original music at the 2021 NAMM Show with Guild. She will also be the first artist to participate in Guild’s “Factory Sessions” YouTube series, performing an original set of songs live in the Guild Guitars factory in Oxnard California.
Inspired by songwriters from the 60's and 70's, Halley’s debut self-titled record is being released on June 4th, 2021. Halley Neal blends sounds that Neal picked up throughout her time studying at her alma mater, Berklee College of Music, as well as in the city she now calls home, Nashville, TN. “This record is certainly a culmination of all of the different sounds and ideas I’ve had floating around in my head for the last three years. It combines some of my favorite elements of classic rock, bands like Fleetwood Mac and Grateful Dead, with soft acoustic guitar and layered vocal ballads.” The record includes a collaboration with her former band, Rose & Kennedy, in an acoustic version of their song “Lover,” which in it’s original version garnered over 27 million combined streams, and another with guitarist for Zac Brown Band and former John Mayer co-writer and producer, Clay Cook. Halley’s sound blends soothing layered vocals with Americana and pop production, and is deeply rooted in an idea of reminiscence and a throwback to classic rock, all with consistent, modern folk-pop writing.