Sweet HayaH Nile FM Article

It’s not often that you come across a true artist – a free-spirit whose artistic intentions are pure and free of ego. Nehal Abuelata, an Egyptian musician based in California, is a living, breathing “true artist”.

Deena Adel, Nile FM Radio

See the article HERE

Sweet HayaH in Orange County

October 2017

OC Weekly logo

Emerging from the multicultural and diverse heart of the Silicon Valley, San Jose’s Sweet HayaH is truly a product of its environment. The band originally hit the local music scene in 2011 and has quickly emerged as a musical force in the Bay Area.


OC Weekly


See the article HERE

Sweet HayaH debuts at Blue Note Napa

June 2017

Blue Note Napa

Sweet HayaH’s multi-genre and multi-generational fan base reflects a combination of the musical interests and influences of each band member, who are, together, a representation of the multicultural Bay Area. Abuelata, who plays keyboards, leads the band with her soulful vocals and infectious ability to engage audiences, to the point where show attendees are a part of each performance.


Napa Valley Register


See the article HERE

Feature in Content Magazine

April 2017

Content Magazine Logo

Sweet HayaH’s sound is familiar because they are what happens when you mix indie rock, piano ballads, ska music, hip-hop, latin flavor, and on and on. They are none of these genres and all of these genres, and somehow it just works. The musical backgrounds of this six-person band are just as diverse as the genres that influenced them individually.


-Francisco Alvarado of Content Magazine


See the article HERE

San Jose Mercury News Article

August 2016

South Bay band Sweet HayaH (pronounced high-yah) has crafted a premium blend of quintessential American music–from rock to soul to funk–and they can serve it up with a high-energy punch or with a laid back groove that eases the mind.Leeta-Rose Ballester from San Jose Mercury News


March 25, 2016 San Jose Mercury News Print Edition

The rhythms have a slight Latin and African bent to them. Meanwhile, the vocals evince a poetic timing and intonation that tie in smoothly with the music.
– Amulya Datla from metroactive

They provide fresh music. First, I was impressed with their expert instrumental talent. Also, the lead singer has a gorgeous soulful voice that reminds me of Adele and Amy Winehouse.

– Krystle from Baking Beauty

Sweet HayaH at San Jose Municipal Stadium on CBS

February 2016

SH on VietBay KAXT

January 2016

Sweet HayaH takes on Savannah, Georgia!

November 2014

Do Savannah logo

Helmed by the soulful vocals of Egyptian-born Nehal Abuelata, Sweet HayaH (Sweet Life) has a varied background of musical and cultural influences that wash out as a multicultural spin on traditional American rock music.


-Joshua Peacock of Do Savannah


See the article HERE

SH at San Juan Bautista Double Road Race

September 2014