Mick Hayes is the combination of “artist and entertainer” that we don’t hear much about these days. In the past he’s been recognized as a network reality TV star, a successful bandleader and frontman who spent years earning his stripes as the opening act for iconic rock bands such as the Doobie Brothers, Deep Purple, Cheap Trick and Peter Frampton. Mick is a fellow musician and accompanist who has graced the stage with a wide variety of artists from Billy Sheehan to Stevie Wonder. A songwriter who was recognized by the Grammy Nomination Committee in two different categories in 2017. A guitarist who received one-on-one guitar instructions from Steve Vai, who is back to being a student of the game while writing and recording a new album at the legendary Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
While all of this sounds extravagant or designed to impress you, it’s one mans dedication to his artistry that you should really be hearing and take some time to experience it for yourself. This self-proclaimed, full-time musician performs regionally, nationally, internationally and also in his hometown music scene for well over 200 shows per year.
Like the business model of the great Ray Charles, Mick Hayes don’t fit into one box...but he’ll fit right into your heart and soul for a lifetime full of music born from good influence.