MEET THE BOYS
Drew Hayes- Keyboard / Vocals
Drew, also a native of Minnesota, has been tickling the ivories since
the age of 5. He started performing in his high school band when he was 16 years old. After high school, he attended a 5- week summer course at Berklee College of music in Boston, which- aside from a healthy dose of musical humility, provided him with a completely different style of playing and, songwriting.
In 1994, He was performing professionally in the St, Cloud local band
"RICOCHET" and, after moving back to Minneapolis he completed his first original album with the band "BLUE RAIN". Drew then joined the popular band "DECADE", which he performed with until the turn of the millennium.
His next band, "SOUL CAGE", afforded him to meet one of his idols, Kelly Keagy, (drummer of Night Ranger) who hand picked him along with other local musicians from his own band to promote the solo album, "TIME PASSES". Due to marketing complications, this band never got to perform, but it was the experience of a lifetime for Drew.
As fate would have it, Drew joined the band "THE GAME" with XPEDITION'S frontman GABRIEL JACOBS, and started a lifelong friendship, leading to an opportunity to perform with "ARCH ALLIES", along with TOM DARIO, and RANDY KEELEY (current bass guitarist, and lead guitarist) of XPEDITION. He has performed in various other bands since including, "HOT BLOODED" (Foreigner Tribute), both in Minneapolis and Las Vegas, where he lived and performed from 2014-2020.
Drew is a long groomed specialist in 80's high production rock, and is well suited to the demands of this amazing group. He can't wait for all the musical experiences to com.