David Hayes (musician)

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David Hayes is an American bass guitar player.

Hayes has worked with Van Morrison, The Rowans, Terry & The Pirates, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Country Joe McDonald and others.

Hayes first played on a Van Morrison album in 1973 with the release of Hard Nose the Highway and was a member of Morrison's acclaimed band, The Caledonia Soul Orchestra playing on the live album, It's Too Late to Stop Now. This album has often been regarded as one of the top live albums of all time.[1][2] Hayes is a featured member of the band on Van Morrison's first ever DVD, Live at Montreux 1980/1974 released in 2006. He also appeared with Morrison's band on his Pay the Devil tour, performing with him at the Austin City Limits Festival in September, 2006, which was released on the limited edition album Live at Austin City Limits Festival. The other Morrison albums Hayes has contributed to are Veedon Fleece (1974), Into the Music (1979), Common One (1980), Beautiful Vision (1982), Inarticulate Speech of the Heart (1983), Live at the Grand Opera House Belfast (1984), A Sense of Wonder (1985), No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (1986), Down the Road (2002), What's Wrong with This Picture? (2003), Magic Time (2005), Keep It Simple (2008), and Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl (2009). Hayes has also accompanied Morrison in concert more times than any other musician.[3]

David also has released three solo albums starting in 1988 with Sunbathing In Leningrad, followed by Logos Through A Sideman in 1989 and Born Heroes in 1993. He also has pursued painting along with his musical career and painted all three of the covers for his albums.[4]


  1. ^ "MOJO Top 50 Live Albums". Muziek. Retrieved 2007-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Top 50 Live Albums". Stylus. Retrieved 2007-03-31. 
  3. ^ Van Morrison database
  4. ^ Bay Area Bands


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