Kimi is an accomplished vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter from Chicago. She currently has four full-length, independent CDs released. Her vocal styles range from rootsy rock to hard-driving soulful blues, with a splash of country. Kimi's songwriting covers the spectrum of country, rock, pop, and folk.
Her lyrics are honest, introspective, true-to-life, sometimes biting, sometimes funny, but always right on the money.
The Kimi Hayes Band performs over 200 shows a year throughout the midwest. Kimi's band is rock solid, combining the grit and guts of Joplin and Raitt, the pop sensibilities of Sheryl Crow, and the unbridled energy of Etheridge and Springsteen. This band always delivers an energetic and entertaining performance packed with hard-driving rhythms, smooth harmonies, and jaw-dropping guitar playing.

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Kimi Hayes is an accomplished singer/songwriter/guitarist from Chicago. Kimi and her band perform 200+ shows a year throughout the midwest region. Red14 is their fourth full length indie release in four years, and is receiving strong reviews nationally. Kimi's voice is soulful, passionate, and can be compared to Melissa Etheridge, Susan Tedecshi, Etta James, and Sheryl Crow, all blended together to create her "own" sound. Kimi's lyrics are honest, introspective, sometimes funny/biting, and always right on the money. The Kimi Hayes Band is as solid as they come.
Rockin', edgy, rootsy, and full of pure power and soul. This foursome always delivers a high energy and entertaining performance.

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