Peter Hayes (musician)

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Peter Hayes
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Metropolis Fremantle (3 8 2010) (4879058460).jpg
Peter Hayes (BRMC) at Metropolis Fremantle (2010)
Background information
Born (1976-02-11) February 11, 1976 (age 40)
New York Mills, Minnesota, USA
Genres Alternative rock
Garage rock revival
Blues rock
Noise rock
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1995–present
Labels RCA
Associated acts Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Website blackrebelmotorcycleclub
Notable instruments
Gibson ES-335

Peter Hayes (born February 11, 1976 in New York Mills, Minnesota), and is an American indie rock guitarist and singer. He is best known as a member of California alternative rock trio, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.[1]

The Brian Jonestown Massacre[edit]

Hayes played guitar and bass for the neo-psychedelic rock band, The Brian Jonestown Massacre circa 1998.[2] Examples of his playing can be heard on the group's Give It Back! album.

Hayes appears as a highly visible, yet quiet musician in the 2004 movie documentary DiG! as an active touring member of The Brian Jonestown Massacre. The film also documents the befriended band The Dandy Warhols.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club[edit]

Peter Hayes is a founding and current member of the Alternative rock trio, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.[1]


Albums with The BJM[edit]

Give It Back! (1997)

Albums with B.R.M.C.[edit]

EPs with B.R.M.C.[edit]

Musical Equipment[edit]


  • Multiple Gibson ES335's all in different tunings.
  • Fender Thinline Deluxe Telecaster - Eventually replaced by a Gibson SG.
  • Gibson ES125 - May have been stolen.
  • Gibson J200 - At least two different ones.
  • Gibson J45 - Seems to be shared with Robert.
  • Delta King Dot Guitar[3]

Amplifiers (Around the time of each album):

- B.R.M.C.

  • Fender Silverface Twin Reverb - x2

- Take Them On, On Your Own

  • Fender Silverface Twin Reverb - x2
  • Fender Super Twin
  • Gallien Krueger 400RB Bass Amp Head with cab

- Howl & Baby 81

  • Fender Blackface Bandmaster Head with matching 2x12 cab - x2
  • Fender Blackface Pro Reverb - x2 (Interchanged with Twin Reverbs)
  • Fender Blackface Twin Reverb - x2 (Interchanged with Pro Reverbs)

- Beat The Devil's Tattoo

  • Fender Blackface Bandmaster Head with matching 2x12 cab - x2
  • Fender Blackface Twin Reverb (Sometimes seen with the second Blackface Twin set off to the side in front of the drum set, possibly for use of stereo effects.)
  • Some kind of vintage style Marshall head possibly a Plexi or JTM45 with matching 4x12 cab

Pedals & Rack Effects:

List compiled from use of various photos, most likely an incomplete list.

- Earlier Years (Approx. around time of the first and second album possibly going into Howl era)

  • Ibanez TS9 Tubescreamer x3
  • Vox V847 Wah
  • Dunlop Stereo Tremolo
  • TC Electronic Stereo Chorus/Flanger
  • Boss DM2 Analog Delay
  • Boss BF2 Flanger
  • Boss CS2 Compressor
  • Boss Line Selector
  • Ernie Ball Volume Pedal
  • Akai Headrush E1 Delay
  • Alesis Quadraverb x4

- Later Years (Most likely around Howl era up to Beat the Devil's Tattoo era)

  • Klon Centaur Overdrive x2
  • Keeley Katana Boost
  • Maxon OD808 Tubescreamer
  • Vintage FX Overdrive (Replaced Maxon OD808)
  • Vintage FX Fuzzriot (Hasn't been used on recent tours)
  • Seymour Duncan Twin Tube Classic (Most likely used only for recording and rehearsal. Can be seen in pictures of rehearsal room before the Beat the Devil's Tattoo tour.)
  • Boss DD7 Digital Delay
  • Akai Headrush E2 Delay
  • Dunlop Crybaby Wah
  • Ernie Ball Volume Pedal x3
  • Boss RC2 Loop Station w/ Footswitch (Also been seen with Boss RC20 Loop Station around Howl era)
  • Seymour Duncan Shape Shifter Tremolo
  • Voodoo Labs Ground Control Unit
  • Korg Rackmount Tuner
  • TC Electronic G Major Multi-FX Rack Unit x2
  • Tech 21 SansAmp PSA-1
  • Voodoo Lab Amp Selector