• A better man – a fantastic album from Auriol Hays

    Auriol Hays – songstress, SAMA nominee, mother and ardent Ben Harper fan – has been through a bit of a tough time and has come through it stronger and wiser. But like any great artist, it has fed the artistic beast and her second album, Anima Sola (the forsaken soul) is testimony to that. To date, my favourite track off the CD has been Over My Shoulders – from the moment I heard it, I loved it. However, A Better Man is a gorgeous track too. Sincere, a bit dark and showcases Auriol’s voice perfectly (A little like molasses, quite a bit like the honeyed jazz of Bourbon Street in New…