Red Light Management

Artist Bio

It took award-winning music producer Hayden James one song to become a sound of the Australian summer. His soulful hit single ‘Something About You’, released in the heat of December 2014 by tastemaker label Future Classic, lit up the pop music scene, gained Gold Certification in Australia and is now counting over 212 million streams.

Today the artist’s electronic pop music infused with emotive vocals has gained critical acclaim and hooked a global audience on his sounds and storytelling. With multiple Platinum-certified hits, sold out shows worldwide, and a collection that has amassed over half a billion streams, Hayden James’ music is now essential for every season.

Following the impactful release of ‘Something About You’, Hayden James, who often draws inspiration for his music from his own relationships, played sold out venues across Australia, Europe and the US while co-writing and producing tracks for critically-acclaimed musician Katy Perry. October 2017 marked the release of ‘Numb’. The track, featuring an emotive base line and velvety vocals from Australian singer songwriter GRAACE, scored a Platinum certification in Australia and came in at #32 on Triple J’s Hottest 100. This kicked off a massive headline tour of North America and attracted more media interest, with Hayden’s interviews drawing fans to his easy-going nature and sense of humour as well as his music.

Hit singles “Better Together” featuring Running Touch and ‘Just Friends’ featuring singer Boy Matthews sealed 2018 as Hayden James’ break out year, leading into his long-awaited debut album ‘Between Us’ in June 2019. It was Hayden’s unwavering devotion to perfecting each song, the artist openly admits, that kept fans holding their breath – but it was worth the long wait. The album debuted in the top 10 in the ARIA charts and cemented Hayden as one of Australia’s most influential pop producers and proved once and for all that he has something to say. The mixture of energetic dance floor cuts and down-tempo tunes featuring artists such as NAATIONS and Panama follows the emotional arc of a relationship, reminding the listener what it’s like to fall in love and experience all the intensity of the roller coaster that follows. For Hayden, his music’s passionate, energetic and fun-loving vibe is a reflection of his own personality, and is influenced by his formative years experiencing summers on Sydney’s beaches, and DJing in the clubs of Kings Cross.

Splendour in the Grass 2019 saw the unveiling of his brand new live show, the product of Hayden’s well-known determination to deliver beyond expectations. The unique production is a sensory experience for fans, featuring squares emanating light that builds in intensity and depth, immersing the audience with every performance and adding to Hayden’s already commanding stage presence and strong connection with his crowds. The well-received visual feast and new music enthralled fans on a World Tour in the second half 2019 as Hayden James headlined festivals and played sold out shows across North America and Europe. This success led to an ARIA Nomination for Best Male Artist, further recognition of the musician’s song writing skills from outside the dance scene.

This year is slated to be another stand out for Hayden James, with new, dance-infused pop singles set for release, exciting collaborations on the horizon, and a slew of tour dates – including Coachella – locked in for late 2020. This year also sees Hayden streaming live sets from his Sydney backyard for music-lovers in lockdown and self-isolation, a way to show appreciation for his fans and help them through tough times. The producer’s highly anticipated second album will be released in 2021.
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Agent - Europe

Agent - Australia / Asia

Tour Dates

Jan 27 2022
Dream Machine Festival 2022
Whitsundays, Australia
Feb 26 2022
This That Festival Newcastle 2022
Islington, Australia
Mar 05 2022
This That Festival 2022
Sandstone Point, Australia
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Apr 15 2022
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2022
Indio, CA
May 05 2022
Eastside Bowl
Nashville, TN
May 06 2022
The Underground - Fillmore Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
May 07 2022
Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA
May 11 2022
9:30 Club
Washington, DC
May 12 2022
Brooklyn Steel
Brooklyn, NY
May 13 2022
Paradise Rock Club - Music Hall
Boston, MA
May 14 2022
Montreal, Canada
May 19 2022
Velvet Underground
Toronto, Canada
May 20 2022
Majestic Theater
Detroit, MI
May 21 2022
The Vic Theatre
Chicago, IL
May 25 2022
Emos Austin
Austin, TX
May 26 2022
The Studio at the Factory
Dallas, TX
May 28 2022
Summit Music Hall
Denver, CO
Jun 01 2022
Crescent Ballroom
Phoenix, AZ
Jun 02 2022
House of Blues San Diego
San Diego, CA
Jun 03 2022
The Novo by Microsoft
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 04 2022
The Warfield
San Francisco, CA
Jun 09 2022
Wonder Ballroom
Portland, OR
Jun 10 2022
Neptune Theatre
Seattle, WA
Jun 11 2022
Celebrities Nightclub
Vancouver, Canada
Jul 08 2022
Mad Cool Festival 2022
Madrid, Spain



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