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Bio

Jim Hayes uses his powerful voice and foot-tapping rhythms to bring his audience along with him as he sings of the longing for connection in a fragmented society.

Jim is ins

pired primarily by musical outlaws such as Jim Morrison, Bob Marley, R.L. Burnside, The Black Keys. There seems to be a mission in their music: kill conformity in the name of love and sanity. It’s all rooted in the soul and raw heart of blues rock.

Over the last several years Jim has opened for Leon Russell, Leslie West, and played at such venues as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Hard Rock Cafe(NYC), Rockwood Music Hall (NYC), Starland Ballroom (NJ), Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Indie Outbreak, Musikfest and more.

In the early 90’s Jim played the East Coast rock scene and had since returned to his roots; a mix of blues, jazz, rock, and soul.

Unrefined yet rich with melody, Jim Hayes Band may be from New Jersey, but it’s sound comes from the dark history of Mississippi – the birthplace of whiskey blues. This trio is deeply devoted to keeping the original and sometimes radical spirit of blues and rock.

With Tom Parsells on the bass and Bill Van Goor on drums, Jim Hayes is well supported by their gut-felt performance.

 

Short Description:

Jim Hayes Band is a surge of high energy music rooted in the soul and raw heart of blues rock. The band was formed in New Jersey, but our sound comes from the dark history of Mississippi – the birthplace of whiskey blues. Yet the band also ventures into reggae, soul, hard rock, and folk revival.

 

Discography:

Amazing Years

  • Released: December 25, 2011
  • Formats: CD, digital download

When Your Time Comes 

  • Released: April 24, 2015
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Sign of the Times [working title]

  • To be released: March 2019
  • Formats: CD, digital download

 

Sample Setlist:

  • Wish you were mine
  • Heavy mellow
  • So I’m Told
  • Hard Way Down
  • Howl
  • Sign of the Times
  • Howling for you
  • Sinister Kid
  • Hell
  • Johnny Lee
  • War
  • Lost for Days
  • Burning Love
  • Never been to Spain
  • Spoonful