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Si Hayden

Self taught instrumentalist Si Hayden has been described as an acoustic virtuoso by the guitar players bible 'Guitarist Magazine', recorded 50 albums, 27 of which his own and performs live both solo and with Celtic rock violinist Joe O'Donnell.

Biography: Si Hayden was born in Coventry, England. A self-taught musician who wrote and recorded his first solo instrumental 'Steel Happenings' in 1998 and has since followed with a further 27 albums, some of which praised by the likes of Guitarist Magazine describing him as an acoustic virtuoso. In total he has appeared on over 50 albums including guitar compilations with Bumblefoot, Christophe Godin and Dave Martone.
In 2008 he joined as guitarist for Joe O'Donnell, of early 70's folk rock band East Of Eden. Joe went on to write & record acclaimed 1977 album Goadhals Vision that featured none other than the late great Rory Gallagher.
Si is also a founder member of 91db who gathered rave live reviews appearing at festivals up and down the country & opening large venues for Scrubious Pip, Dan Le Sac and Example. In 2010 91db released their first studio album 'Waiting' followed by a single 'Noble England' featuring British comedian Rik Mayall.
In 2008 Si collaborated with award winning poet Jon Morley and drummer Ben Haines to write the music for jazz/poetry album 'Backra Men' that acquired critical praise by legendary performance poet Benjamin Zephaniah. The jazz trio then released 'Uncorked' which captured the trio on an improvised set at the prestigious 'Guinness Cork Jazz Festival' in Ireland.
Si has appeared on BBC1 television with singer-songwriter Rob Halligan, played live with Mobo award winner Soweto Kinch and guitar Maestro Clive Carroll, and has composed soundtracks for Coventry's Belgrade Theatre, Films and BBC Radio4.
Remaining fiercely independent ever since signing his first music contract from early myspace music exposure, Si set up SilveryRecords. The self-rolling label now exists as a collective of 13 artists with a sister label Dbeats Records.