Hazjak are an exciting duo featuring Steve Chapman Smith and Lynne O'Malley. They are both well-known and respected on the Northern music circuit.
Steve has performed and recorded with Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Susan Herndon, Ghostdance and the Troubadours and has recorded 4 John Peel sessions. He writes gritty songs about real life - some political rants, some heart-wrenching love songs.
Lynne is known as one third of close harmony folk trio Yan Tan Tether.
Together, Hazjak perform original material in the folk, Americana and roots tradition, with strong harmonies, guitar, banjo, piano, mandolin and bouzouki.
“high calibre musicanship. Roots based music of the finest kind. They write raw and penetrating songs of truth and heart-rending stories to stir your souls."
Review of debut album "Listerville"
"packed with gritty tongue-in-cheek humour, harmonies and haunting lyrical arrangements"
FAB Folk and Blues
"An enjoyable evening from start to finish. You really take the listener with you"
Topic Folk Club Jan 2020
"Superb musicianship and harmonies in abundance"
Tykes Stirrings Spring 2021