Haley has been making music since high school, when her first of many records was self-released before graduation. Her first punk band was called Frankie Horsesh*t, and a decade later she founded the punk/new wave band Gramma's Boyfriend, which she is the front woman and main songwriter for. Haley has published short stories and poetry, produced all of her 9 full length LPs, and self-recorded, produced, and released 5 EPs.

Until 2017, she released under the name Haley Bonar before choosing her maternal surname 'McCallum', shifting her stage name to just 'Haley'. Many of her songs can be heard in tv shows such as Orange is the New Black, Transparent, Arrow, United States of Tara, as well as commercials and film trailers. In 2013, Haley was awarded the prestigious McKnight Fellowship for performing songwriters. She has toured across the United States, Canada, Europe, and the UK.

In 2018, Haley composed her first full length instrumental album, Pleasureland, and created 6 of the album's 12 accompanying videos. Although she has been creating work for 18 years, the fact that it feels like Haley is just beginning is possibly the most remarkable thing about her artistry. Moving with confidence and vulnerability through genre and category, Haley's music engages the audience regardless of the direction it is coming from.

Past Shows


Mar
18
th
2020
icehouse MPLS
Mar
18
th
2020
icehouse MPLS

Tamino

with Haley
Jan
17
th
2020
Turf Club
Jan
17
th
2020
Turf Club
Aug
31
st
2019
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater
Aug
31
st
2019
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater
Dec
8
th
2018
The Cedar Cultural Center
Dec
8
th
2018
The Cedar Cultural Center

Haley

with Loki's Folly
Oct
4
th
2017
Turf Club
Oct
4
th
2017
Turf Club

All Tomorrow's Petty

with Aby Wolf, Frankie Lee, Al Church and more!
Jan
28
th
2017
Mainroom
May
3
rd
2015
Clown Lounge
May
3
rd
2015
Clown Lounge

Actual Wolf

Free Movie at 7PM: SERIAL MOM
with Haley
Jun
28
th
2014
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES
Jun
28
th
2014
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES

Trampled by Turtles

with Doomtree, Low and Haley
Nov
23
rd
2013
A Tribute to Sue McLean with appearances by ERIC HUTCHINSON, SOUL ASYLUM, BODEANS & more
Nov
23
rd
2013
A Tribute to Sue McLean with appearances by ERIC HUTCHINSON, SOUL ASYLUM, BODEANS & more

Eric Hutchinson, Soul Asylum and BoDeans

Benefiting the Lilly McLean Trust
with X-Boys, Molly Maher, Haley and more!
Feb
1
st
2013
Mainroom
Jan
28
th
2012
Mainroom
Jan
28
th
2012
Mainroom

89.3 The Current’s 7th Birthday Party

with Haley, Sims, the Suicide Commandos and more!
Dec
3
rd
2011
Mainroom
Dec
3
rd
2011
Mainroom

Andrew Bird

with Haley

More Shows

Aug
14
th
First Avenue

An Evening with
UMPHREY’S MCGEE

Dec
1
st
NoonChorus

Sylvan Esso

May
14
th
First Avenue
Sold Out

An Evening with
They Might Be Giants

Mar
14
th
Fine Line

Front 242

with Cyanotic and DJ Jake Rudh