credit: Brandon C. Long
When Australian-born singer/songwriter Hazel English moved to San Francisco, then Oakland, in 2013, she was torn between writing fiction and playing music. As she spent more time playing her songs at open mikes, meeting other local musicians, and feeling more comfortable, the choice became more clear. When she met up with Jackson Phillips of the band Day Wave at the book store where she was working, the two hit it off and began collaborating. She has released two EPs, distributed by Marathon Artists (EU & AUS) and Polyvinyl (US), and has toured around the United States, Europe and Australia.