Mike Hayes recently began a residency at B.B. Kings Blues Club Nashville. In the heart of the music mecca that is Nashville. His unmatched roots-style of guitar sets him apart from the average aspiring star playing in any local venue. Beyond anything else Mike’s authentic approach and innate talent for live performances convinces an audience of any size that he’s lived the blues he plays.
In the spring of 2015, Mike headlined the launch of the renowned Malibu Guitar Festival, performing alongside legends like Albert Lee, Richie Sambora, and Orianthi. Mike’s innate ability to capture the thrill of live performance and translate every emotive note to a recording has earned him film placement for his original song “I’m A Fool” as well as session work for TV and Film. Mike has also opened for acts including The Allman Brothers Band, Charlie Daniels, The Marshall Tucker Band, and Government Mule.
Growing up listening to the likes of Robert Johnson, Eric Clapton, and Son House, the young Mike knew that Kirkwood, New York was only the starting place from which to begin his musical journey. By the age of 6, playing guitar became the primary focus of his life, and led to his consistent playing at a local church. After being offered a scholarship to the prestigious Canterbury School of Music, Mike discovered his destiny was one with the blues. After touring the East Coast for several years, at the age of 24, Mike made a significant move toward his future in Hollywood, California. His reputation as an artist grew exponentially during his residence at premier Los Angeles Venues, such as Piano Bar Hollywood, as one of the musicians shaping the soundtrack of Hollywood’s nightlife.
Now Mike has made a leap back to the east coast, the place in which he cut his musical teeth. Nashville is a springboard to endless possibilities for him to hone his craft as a songwriter and a natural performer.