Hailes is a singer and songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York by way of Kansas City. She came to the music industry through her roots in musical theatre, performing in Broadway and Off Broadway shows and touring the US with various musical productions such as The Wizard of Oz, Dirty Dancing and Black No More written by Black Tought of the Legendary Roots band. After experiencing the artistic confines of the commercial musical theatre industry, Hailes decided to step away and pour energy into telling her own stories through songwriting. She fuses her love of Neo soul, alternative and acoustic sounds to create a unique, genre bending sonic experience. Her influences include artists such as Lauryn Hill, India.Arie, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, The Dave Matthews Band and contemporary artists such as Frank Ocean, Lianne La Havas and Smino.
Magic Mango Music orchestrates melodies that have the ability to transform and transcend a mere sonic experience into physical euphoria, as if by magic. Music has the power to capture, transport and sustain moments in our lives; my aim is to be the soundtrack of your life. Your pain, your pleasure, your joy, your heartache… My music’s purpose is to meld into the ephemeral chords of life to connect mind to body to memory.