BIOGRAPHY

Hazjak are Yorkshire duo Steve Chapman Smith and Lynne O'Malley, both well known and respected musicians on the Northern acoustic scene.

 

Together they play an eclectic style of Roots, Americana and Folk music.

Steve – vocals, guitar, banjo, bouzouki, bass and mandolin. Lynne – vocals, piano, tenor guitar, banjo, percussion, whistle and harmonica, and of course Hazjak's trademark harmonies.

 

Hazjak released their debut album “Listerville” in December 2020 to great critical acclaim, including a 4 star review in R and R magazine.

 

“Uplifting evening of most enjoyable music by Hazjak... Brilliant

entertainment and great fun as always... You really take the listener with you”

 

Topic Folk Club, Dec 2021

 

“A highly talented duo... Excellent songs, superb musicianship and harmonies in abundance”

 

Tykes Stirrings, Spring 2021

 

“High calibre musicianship. Roots based music of the finest kind. They write raw and penetrating songs of truth and heart-rending stories to stir your souls.”

 

Ian Mayor, Drystone Radio