Alex Hayes...


...was born in New York and raised in the artistic community of Berkshire County MA, and started his music career at an early age. With a father who played out every week and ran a recording studio, a mother who sang sultry soul akin to Aretha Franklin, and an older brother whose blistering blues guitar licks rang throughout the house growing up, it was not a surprise when Alex started picking up as many instruments as he could get his hands on. From playing trombone in jazz band, piano and voice recitals and playing bass for the all-state Massachusetts Jazz ensemble at Symphony Hall , to playing in indie rock bands, writing music for the renowned Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, playing in music pits at the Berkshire Theater Festival and traveling to Nashville to study with 5-time Grammy Award Winner Victor Wooten, Chuck Rainey (Steely Dan), Steve Bailey (Dizzy Gillespie), Adam Nitti, Edgar Meyer and many others, Hayes kept himself busy in the early days of his music career.

After graduating High School, Alex moved back to New York City to pursue a degree from the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in theater and film. After college, the music industry beckoned him back into its grips- Alex went on tour in Europe with a popular rock outfit (Coppermine), recorded an album with Capitol Records and learned what life on the road was like. Since then, Alex has become a sought after session bass player, as well as co-founder of The Uptown Party Down, a local NYC funk band. Alex also currently plays bass for 'Never Sleep Alone', a raucous hit show at The Public Theatre space Joe's Pub which opened to rave reviews from the New York Times. In addition, he also teaches privately and at locations throughout the tri-state area. Always a fan of the ideal "one ear for you, one ear for the band", Alex is excited to be making in-the-moment spontaneous choices with this great group of musicians.