Stylishly Smooth Voice

Victor Haynes has created a reputation as one of the UK’s most reliably versatile soul and jazz singers.

A popular blend of standards and original compositions for concert venues, private parties, restaurants, hotels, clubs and corporate events – whether on stage, in the spotlight, or in the background – entertaining audiences with upbeat dance sets or performing laid-back classics for background ambience.

International appearances have stretched from Europe to New York, he has supported “A” list stars for their UK shows and his five well reviewed albums have climbed the soul sales charts.

Victor is available as a soloist … or with northwest sax legend Dean Houston … or with his own up-tempo Motown-influenced band ‘Mainstreet’. And his bespoke selections of soul, jazz and American swing numbers can include touches of blues and reggae too.

As up-tempo or relaxed as you need him to be.

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MUSIC

Jazz & Swing

  • MOON DANCE
  • LET THERE BE LOVE
  • COME FLY WITH ME
  • IT HAD TO BE YOU
  • BLUE MOON
  • BLACK AND GOLD
  • LADY IS A TRAMP
  • NIGHT AND DAY
  • LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE

Listen to Jazz & Swing MP3

Up-Tempo Dance & Soul

  • NEVER TOO MUCH
  • AIN’T NO STOPPING US NOW
  • ALL-NIGHT LONG
  • GET DOWN ON IT
  • LET’S STAY TOGETHER
  • MY GIRL
  • STAND BY ME
  • JUST THE TWO OF US
  • ME AND MRS. JONES

Listen to Up-Tempo Dance & Soul MP3

Luther Vandross: Never Too Much by Victor Haynes

Fallin
by Victor Haynes

John Legend: Ordinary People
by Victor Haynes

A RESPECTED NAME IN UK SOUL MUSIC

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Victor Haynes is one of the most respected names in UK soul music. A smooth and sophisticated vocal style that merges soul and jazz classics with original compositions. Timeless … or modern. Slow, easy listening backgrounds of laid-back soul … or faster, up-tempo dance sets.

Victor Haynes’ versatile body of work made him a ‘one-call’ when artists like Edwin Starr, The Drifters, Curtis Mayfield, The Temptations, The Real Thing and The Crusaders needed the perfect support act for their UK shows.

His international reputation for urbane style has built over three decades of performing at premier concert venues like Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, clubs, hotels, restaurants, corporate events, private parties and residencies. His versatile professionalism switches comfortably from solo gigs to singing with sax player Dean Houston or his up-tempo Motown-influenced ‘Mainstreet’ band.

Since then Victor has polished his relaxed interpretation of classic American jazz, swing and sweet soul music from Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Nat King Cole and Duke Ellington through to Luther Vandross and George Benson. There’s likely to be some edgy blues too. Even touches of reggae.

Victor’s albums have climbed the UK soul charts and his work, at home and abroad, has included appearances in New York, France and Italy. He’s rubbed shoulders with the Rothschild family, the Duchess of York, Nigella Lawson, Dannii Minogue, Mel B and sporting legends from Mike Tyson and Wayne Rooney to Chris Eubank and Frank Bruno.

Back in the day – when a professional singing career first tempted him away from his own business designing and making jewellery – he moved to London and worked with major league soul stars like Jaki Graham, David Grant, Heatwave’s Derek Bramble and Rod Temperton.

But, back in Manchester, it was his songwriting and recording partnership with keyboard player Pete May that began to attract attention, radio airplay, a recording deal and a series of acclaimed albums.

Victor Haynes is as comfortable on stage in the spotlight as he is in the background. Usually solo. Sometimes with Dean Houston. And, yes … he still sings out with ‘Mainstreet’.

A man for all reasons.

Victor Haynes music

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Victor Haynes: New Album Short Mix Album

Victor Haynes on Expansion Records:

Optimistic
(1994)

Voices in Control
(1996 – a compilation album of Manchester artists)

Remembering the Good Times
(2009 – re-mixed and re-released in 2015 as Remembering the Good Times – reloaded)

From the Bottom of My Heart
(2012)

My Time is Here (2014)

TESTIMONIALS

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Victor is a pleasure to work with and offers a great range of music. Whatever atmosphere you aim to create Victor will be sure to do the job, whether it be romance or ‘feelgood’. Customers return time and time again to listen to Victor and we always receive great feedback.

Jemma McAnespie
Marketing & Events Manager
Seafood Pub Company

 

We are fortunate to have Victor as one of our regular entertainers for Signatures for over 7 years now.
He is professional, reliable, friendly and by far one of the best male vocal singers that we have been fortunate to have perform for us.
Victor was also asked to perform recently for two members of our team at their respective wedding venue’s where everyone enjoyed his varied repertoire.

Louise and Jimmy Williams
Signatures Restaurant, Aberconwy, Wales

 


Victor is a regular performer here at 47 King Street West and never fails to deliver.A true professional and a great crowd pleaser.

Mike Hymanson
47 King Street West, Manchester

 


I have recommended and booked Victor Haynes on a regular basis for several years for all my corporate, conference and
leisure customers. I have always been amazed at the quality of his vocals and the way he can adapt his performance exactly
to the clients’ needs. Formal or informal, drinks receptions, singing in the background during dinner, or full on entertainment!
Whatever the requirement he never fails to deliver.

Richard Morrell
Cluster General Manager
Palace Hotel, Cranage Hall, Wychwood Park & Cheadle House

 


I was fortunate to attend a function where Victor performed during a drinks reception. He was a joy to listen to and really entertained all guests.
I would not hesitate to recommend him to others.

Mart Louwerse
General Manager
Crewe Hall

 


Victor is an outstanding musician and singer and a really great person. He has helped for many years to create an amazing event: The Manchester Hoteliers Annual Ball providing entertainment to a discerning audience who only have great things to say about him. Long may this continue..

Paul Bayliss MBE
Chair
The Manchester Hoteliers Association

CONTACT US

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For bookings or marketing and publicity enquiries contact Victor on

07711 252009
or e-mail info@victorhaynes.com

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