The Fools & Mary Ellen: A Unique Spin on Music

This week we spoke with Mary Ellen Hayden of The Fools to find out a bit more of what we can expect to hear at this year’s Canandaigua Art & Music Festival.

The band has a unique style that they describe as a mixture of R&B, rock, soul, and blues.  Mary Ellen says  each member of the band is incredibly talented and easy to work with.

“Together, we really do produce a unique spin on music.
People will be surprised at some of the things we do!”

At the moment, you can find their music only on their website, but the Fools are working on recording their first album.

Aside from singing for the Fools, Mary Ellen keeps herself incredibly busy with countless musical projects.  She recently recorded backing vocals for Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer for his recent tour.

My voice went to all these exciting places…without me!

She starred as Janis Joplin in the touring production of “Love, Janis” and was a Pink Floydette in the “Dark Side of the Moon” show.  Her impressive musical resume continues to grow and evolve her individual style all the time. She recently recorded with Russell Thompkins, Jr. of Stylistics and Jay Proctor of Jay and The Techniques.

Those sessions are always fun because I get to do lots of harmonies AND sing with legendary artists.

On top of all the musical accomplishments Mary Ellen has accrued, she also has extensive experience in voicing for the advertising industry.  Her voice has been featured in hundreds of television and radio ads internationally.

Come down to the festival on July 14, 2012 from 3:30-5:00pm to catch their act.

We’re gonna shake up Main Street, Canandaigua, that’s what we’re gonna do and there’s is no place like the “Chosen Spot” to do it!