According to Sandy, "I was a gospel singer until I got my heart shattered in a breakup. Then I craved The Blues as an ointment for my soul." Her new album "Feels Like Freedom" is a testament to life, living and kicking ass in the 21st century.
Sandy grew up playing piano and singing Gospel in the soulful city of Detroit. She attended Eastern Michigan University where she honed her craft in the music department. She connected with the now-legendary producer Eric Morgensen where her songwriting skills developed in the famed "Studio A".
Upon her coming of age, she and the band moved to LA where they played the local blues/rock festivals. Unfortunately before they reached any commercial success, the rigors of the music business saw the band break up and most of the guys went home to Michigan. Sandy stayed in Los Angeles and put another band together; a band with the right musical chemistry that showcases Sandy's unique fusion of Gospel and Contemporary Blues. Along the way, she has shared the stage with contemporary blues stars Teresa James, Coco Montoya, Tommy Castro, John Nemeth, and many others. As a member of Detroit's popular rock band The Rockets, she shared the stage with musical giants Joe Walsh, The Beach Boys, and Sammy Hagar.
Guest Artist and Sandy Haley Band producer, Tony started playing in Houston, Texas in the mid-sixties eventually making his way to England where he worked as studio drummer for Island Records. In the early eighties Tony moved to Los Angeles where he found work touring and recording with the likes of Eric Burdon, Rickie Lee Jones, Bette Midler and Bonnie Raitt.
In 2000 after several years of touring with Taj Mahal and The Phantom Blues Band, Tony produced the Grammy Award winning "Shoutin’ in Key". Tony is also a W. C. Handy winner.
Teddy Andreadis is a highly esteemed and accredited multi-instrumentalist and singer. His talent and versatility have earned him recognition, not only in the United States, but around the world as well.
Having shared the stage with a potpourri of diversified and celebrated names like Carole King, Guns N' Roses, Alice Cooper, Billy Bob Thornton, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, B.B. King, Bruce Willis and Beth Hart, Teddy Andreadis has - and continues to - successfully garner the backing and enthusiasm of his peers and audiences alike.
Through the years, Teddy has gained a reputation as a rock-solid keyboardist, a wailing harmonica player, a soulful singer, B3 player and an insightful musical arranger. In addition to his own album, Innocent Loser, Teddy has contributed his talents to the albums of Billy Bob Thornton and Lee Oskar.
Ricky “RC” Cortes is a bassist born in New Orleans, where his muse inspired him at an early age and led him to work with many of the city’s most iconic musicians. After moving to Los Angeles in 1985, he toured and recorded with legends of the music industry including John Mayall, Spencer Davis, Chuck Berry, Jude Cole, Mitch Ryder, Mavis Staples, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy; and the list goes on.