East Lansing, Michigan – November 21, 2010 – The Vincent Hayes Project snags the Number Six Spot on B.B. King’s Bluesville Channel 74 on Sirius/XM Radio after making its Capital City debut performance at Reno’s East Sports Bar in East Lansing just two weeks ago. Returning to East Lansing where the band recorded their debut CD, “Reclamation” at the Grammy winning producer/engineer Glenn Brown Studios, the Vincent Hayes Project is rapidly claiming attention from some of the most influential names in the Blues Music industry. In the October-November 2010 issue of Big City Blues Magazine, Gary von Tersch refers to Vince Hayes as “Michigan-based blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter extraordinaire.” von Tersch’s review of “Reclamation” reads, “Few musicians these days can sustain that aura of inner moodiness that is at the core of the blues for ten minutes on even one album cut – here Hayes does it twice.
Aided immeasurably by [Doc] Yankee’s piano, the slow-burning, long-ashed “I’ve Got A Right To Change My Mind” contains some brilliant, cliché-free lyrics and one of Hayes’ most soulful (a la Ray Charles or B.B. King) vocals along with some inspired, persuasively pensive guitar work that might even cause Clapton to raise an eyebrow in appreciation while the even longer “Some Kind Of Fool” has an organ backdrop, some deep-soul charged lyrics and a series of guitar passages that slowly and smoothly build the song’s intensity far into the red zone.” Blues lovers and professionals in the industry are welcoming “Reclamation” as is made evident in comment from B.B. King’s Bluesville, Sirius/XM D.J., Pat St. John’s comment of the band’s debut CD.
“I’m digging these tunes of yours! Everything I’ve heard from it is a winner. It’s a smoker!” says St. John. “Reclamation is a thoroughly modern blues album, but not a stale blues-rock album. The results speak for themselves: Alves [Dave Alves on bass and vocals] and Hugley [Donnie Hugley on percussion] form an air-tight unit that backs Hayes with a loose, funky groove, and Hayes proves to be a dexterous axe man whose charisma and love for the music shine strong throughout the disc,” says Living Blues Magazine October 2010. “Reclamation” is available on CDbaby, iTunes, Rhapsody, CDMojo, Amazon, Reverbnation, North61 Records the Vincent Hayes Project’s Record Label, and Amazon. About The Vincent Hayes Project Formed in 2004, the Vincent Hayes Project continues to perform for and impress blues lovers, recording artists, and industry professionals worldwide. Members include: Vincent Hayes, Guitar and Lead Vocals; Dave Alves, Bass and vocals; Donnie Hugley, percussion; Christian Van Antwerpen and Doc Yankee sharing keyboard duties.
Contact Details: Tamera Nielsen
Publicist/Booking Agent Vincent Hayes Project 2843 East Grand River #103 East Lansing MI 48823 USA