Welcome to the Official Website of The Vincent Hayes Project
2011 Blues Music Award Nominees Best New Artist Debut
2011 Blues Blast Nominees Best New Artist Debut, Rising Star Award
2011 Jammie Award Recipients Album of the Year, Best Group, Best Blues Album
As the recording process for the new CD is winding down for a summer 2013 release, things are REALLY heating up for the band's summer schedule too! We have just confirmed two shows you won't want to miss! It's not every day that an artist is offered the opportunity to perform in front of one of their heroes, and this summer the band has been honored to play shows with not one, but BOTH of Vincent's favorite electric blues artists, Buddy Guy and B.B. King!
B.B. King wsg The Vincent Hayes Project
June 3, 2013 @ Frederik Meijer Gardens
Ticket Information: http://www.meijergardens.org/calendar/event.php?id=1257
Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang
wsg The Vincent Hayes Project
July 5, 2013 @ Coast West Music Festival
After serving as house band for the 2011 Blues Blast Awards at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago, IL, the Vincent Hayes Project has now been invited to open the show for Buddy and Jonny Lang on the Main Stage at this year's Coast West Music Festival in Vincent's hometown of Muskegon, MI. This will be a night of rockin' blues by one of the most electrifying guitarists in the world and living legend, Buddy Guy, who will be joined on stage by his good friend, blues/rock virtuoso, Jonny Lang! The Vincent Hayes project kicks things off at 7:00pm, but show up early to get a good seat!
Tickets Information: http://www.coastwestfestival.com
Vincent and the band are truly honored to be invited to warm up the crowd for these two musical giants, who along with his father, have been two of the three biggest influences on Hayes's musicianship and guitar career. We hope to see you all at these shows!
Additional Upcoming Shows:
Saturday, May 18, 2013...The Vincent Hayes Project headlines the Sizzlin' Blues show at Muskegon Rec. Club. In the spirit of the locally infamous "Steak n' Blues", your admission to Sizzlin' Blues will include a full steak dinner, and opening performance by Them Two Guys. Call Muskegon Rec Club for ticket info: (231) 755-7217
Saturday, May 25, 2013..."Annual Buses By The Beach" Festival. This festival draws VW Bus lovers from all over the region and country to celebrate the coolest thing to ever hit the highway, the VW Bus! The Vincent Hayes Project headlines on Saturday night from 9:00pm-11:00pm. Camping and is available and there will be additional performances by regional roots artists. Fun for the whole family! http://www.busesbythebeach.org/Home_Page.php
Friday, June 21, 2013...The Vincent Hayes Project at Billy's Lounge, Grand Rapids, MI. 9:30pm-close
Summer dates are being added all the time, so check our full schedule at the website at vincenthayes.com/shows.cfm
Official: Recording Has Commenced With Bill Chrysler at Redwall North!
Here we go!
Early last week we began laying down tracks for the new CD at Redwall North Recording Studios in Grand Haven, MI. Though earlier plans were to utilize both Glenn Brown Productions (where Reclamation was recorded), as well as Redwall North, it became apparent along the way that it made much more sense and to record the entire CD at Redwall. Not only is Bill a great guy, his talents are world class, and we're both equally optimistic and excited about working together! We'll be going back in for a second session later this week, and finishing the remainder of the recording process sometime in late May before Bill hits the road again with John Mayer. If you get a chance to see John Mayer this summer, Bill is the guy behind the scenes mixing the band's sound. Bill has also worked extensively with greats such as the Eagles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lionel Richie, Justin Timberlake, and recently he ran sound for Ray Lamontagne's 2012 Fall Tour.
Check out the studio at www.redwallnorth.com.
Stay tuned for official street release date, and CD Release Party announcements! For those of you who have been patient and supportive along the way, we all thank you for commitment to the music.
Speaking of live shows, dates are being added for spring/summer, so check the calendar often for updates.
THANK YOU ALL...
Lastly, special thanks to everyone who so diligently showed your support for the Play Crossroads contest! You guys really came through for us. We didn't win, but that's ok. It was fun trying right? Also a special thanks to our Kickstarter supporters who made this recording venture a possibility!
And as always, thanks to everyone for coming to the shows, buying the CD's, introducing yourselves and making this musical life so worth every minute of it!