UK Open Mic

Reggie Haynes

Meet Houston, Texas-born UK Open Mic performer Reggie Haynes:

Hi Reggie Haynes, thanks for joining us! Let’s get into it:

Do you play solo only, or also in a group?


How old are you?


Where were you born?

Houston, Texas, USA

Where did you grow up?

Houston, Texas, USA

How did that place influence your music? (if at all!)

I was influenced by my very talented relatives from down south.

Where are you based now, and why?

London. Married the love of my life.

What got you into making music in the first place?

My cousin passed away back in 2008 and he was a talented producer. I wanted to keep his legacy alive.

What instrument/s do you play?


Who would be in your top 10 musical influences, and why?

Tupac. I had a close connection with him.

Do you write your own songs?


How many years have you been writing songs for?

10+ years

What process, or processes, do you often find yourself using when you write songs?

Trusting my ancestors spirit to guide me through the process.

Why did you get into playing them in the first place?

Put my message out there.

What advice would you give new performers who are just starting out playing their first open mics?

Do whatever makes you happy as long as you are not negatively affecting anyone or anything else.

If it’s not already, are you hoping to make music your full-time career?


What’s the one truth about you that people often find surprising?

I’m boring

What’s the most exciting project you’re working on at the moment?

My album

Do you have music on streaming? What’s you main streaming channel to send people to?

Where is the main place should people go to find out more about you?

We’re done! Anything else you want to share before we go?

No Thanks!

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