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Eric Hayes- Oceans (Seafret)

Hey everyone,

Happy Spring!

I just uploaded my a new song to my YouTube Channel called Oceans by the band SeaFret.  Its a beautiful piece of music by a really incredible band.  The video is available to you exclusively by clicking on the link below.  

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I am happy to announce that my new song WILD has been recorded and will be released this spring.  It's a fun celebratory anthem for the world as we start to see a light at the end of this long and frightening global pandemic. 

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YouTube Channel

Keep up to date with what's happening.  Visit my Official Artist YouTube Channel by clicking this link or the button below!

Eric Hayes- I Wanna Get Down (Club Remix

I Wanna Get Down- Out Now!

My new single I Wanna Get Down is available for purchase and download now on all streaming services.  Click below to listen and buy!

Sir Knight Eric James Hayes - 4th Degree Knighthood Ceremony- Knights of Columbus

November 22, 2020

Today, I was honored with Knighthood and received the title of Sir Eric James Hayes from the state of NJ for achieving my 4th and final Degree within the Knights of Columbus. It was beyond an achievement for me and a mission I've worked hard to accomplish through a dedicated spirit and the promotion of social welfare, patriotism, kindness and charity within my community. Please... don't call me Sir! #erichayes #erichayesmusic #knight #knighted #knightsofcolumbus #patrotism #charity #thankful KnightsofColumbus ArchbishopDuke Olmm KnightsofColumbus

Bionic Music Video Nominated by IndieCast Music Television- Music Battle VOTE!

August 11, 2020

The whole premise of the show is to provide meaningful exposure and raise awareness for independent music videos and the artists who created them. We want your video seen and enjoyed by our massive audience.

Videos that make it to the top ten on the show automatically move to next week's episodes. All the other videos go back to the Library where they have an opportunity to be nominated again to be added to the next broadcast week. By nominating artists in the Library you can give these dynamic videos the opportunity to get back on the show. This is why our Indie Music Battle Library is a key component to providing more artists the opportunity to have their incredible videos seen by our television audience.

We add new videos every week, so it is important that you visit the Library often to watch and nominate your favorites. As always, thanks for watching the Indie Music Battle on Reelz!


Back to School!

August 07, 2020

During the past few months, during the Coronavirus Pandemic, instead of feeling down that I have lost the majority of my booked shows and summer festivals, I decided to look at this challenging time as a perfect opportunity to expand my mind.  I am excited to share that I was accepted and I am now Officially enrolled as a student at Cornell University 👨‍🎓 and starting classes in September! I have been so hungry for knowledge lately, and have decided to go for it. What better time than now? I've always believed that education is my passport to the future.  In the meantime, I will continue to write, record and produce music, so that when this nightmare is over, I can perform for you all again and continue my passion for music and performing!   Let's do this!  #erichayes #erichayesmusic #cornelluniversity #ivyleague #education #backtoschool #input #kowledgeispower #learning #study #advancement #ecornell #noshows #quarantunes #letsgetsmarter #musicunites

Eric Hayes partners with LiveKrowd for personalized Concerts, Dedications and More...

June 17, 2020

LiveKrowd started by performing virtually to hospitals during COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re running virtual concerts for hospitals and medical centers around the globe to motivate and boost morale among medical workers and patients while they battle the Cronavirus.  We are pleased to welcome our newest artist, Eric Hayes.

As reported by CNN and Forbes, morale is low and they need our support. Since artists are not performing due to lock-down, they could entertain and boost morale of front line medical workers and patients by live streaming to hospitals and medical centers.

During this outbreak, our live stream viewing time increased by 222% and total views have gone up by 86%. Average viewing time grew by up to 3 times over.

Meanwhile, due to this pandemic, artists and live performers are in dire financial straits due to cancellations and postponements of their events to up to one year.

Thus, the success of this virtual concert initiative encouraged us to launch this artist booking platform. We’re enabling global artists to be paid to live stream to businesses all over the world thus sustaining their livelihood. They could perform virtually for private events, weddings, restaurants, bars and even churches.

As live performance revenue continues to grow as a major source of income for artists, we feel that it is ready for disruption.

So please join us, as we put a dent in this live events industry.

Launch Music Festival- Going Digital!

May 13, 2020

Great News!! Festival Update!

Sadly, artists are being forced to pivot and adapt during these unprecedented times. Although all artists booked, including my live performance set at LAUNCH Music Conference will not be happening on stage at the festival venue, the show will and must go on! Here is a message from the promoters:

The new official dates for LAUNCH 2020 will be Thursday, July 23rd - Sunday July 26.

This is a crazy time we are all living through. Uncertainty seems to be at the center of our lives. We are proceeding with this time frame, with a true spirit of positivity, and in the sincerest hope that life will be live-able the way we had all come to know and love, by July.

Because no one really knows where we will be, with respect to gatherings, over the next couple months, we are concurrently organizing a virtual version of LAUNCH 2020. Should we find that 3+ months from now, we're still not quite out of the woods, LAUNCH will be fully prepared to stage the entire event; daytime live panels and Q&A, mentoring, and nighttime festival performance schedule, in real time, on the web. We will broadcast the virtual version either way!

More details will be coming soon! Stay safe and stay home.


The LAUNCH team

Head to for updates, revised show schedules, and current festival info.
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I Wanna Get Down- OUT NOW!

May 01, 2020

I Wanna Get Down available on all streaming services now:  Click here to purchase, download and stream:

New dance single "I Wanna Get Down" is out now!  To download and pre-order the new hit track, visit the link below now!

Eric Hayes to Perform at LAUNCH Music Festival

March 19, 2020

The LAUNCH Music Festival has showcased over 1000 artists from all over the country in the past years, representing a variety musical styles - from rock to folk, from pop to punk, from country to funk all performing in a three block radius for fans during one electric weekend. 160+ unique performances took place in 2019! Come and discover artists who are slotted to be the next-big thing before they are household names.

Bionic by Eric Hayes- No. 1 Indie Song on iHeart Radio

March 02, 2020

Almost a year ago today, I broke my neck and had a really intense surgery to save me from paralysis. Today, I was just informed that my song BIONIC, written during this difficult period was voted the iHeartRadio #1 INDIE SONG from around the world. Thank you all for giving me a reason to smile today and thank you to Roland Atlantic Records iHeartRadio Spotify for the continued support to stay creative and share my passion. 🎶🙏♥️🙏🎶


The 13th annual Singer-Songwriter of Cape May is proud to welcome Eric Hayes on March 27 & 28, 2020 to perform at the historic Congress Hall in Cape May, New Jersey.

Cape May is the oldest seaside resort in the United States and stretches 20 miles into the Atlantic Ocean and below the Mason-Dixon line. Famous for its rich history of visitors and Victorian architecture, this National Historic Landmark City also hosts world-renowned jazz festivals. Cape May will come alive in the Spring of 2020 during the annual singer-songwriter weekend.

SS Cape May features two afternoons of music business panels, workshops, clinics, mentoring & demo listening sessions and musical keynotes at the historic Congress Hall Hotel Grand Ballroom and Harrison Conference Center. The music business conference is open to the public but requires registration if your not with a showcasing act or artist.

SS Cape May celebrates new music and all participating acts and artists will shine with nighttime performances at select local venues. The participating venues in 2020 are: Aleathea's Restaurant at The Inn of Cape May - the Boiler Room at Congress Hall - The Brown Room at Congress Hall - Grand Ballroom at Congress Hall - Cabanas Beach Bar - Carney's On The Beach & Carney's Other Room - Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May - Delaney's Irish Pub & Grill - Elaine's Dinner Theater - Iron Pier Craft House - The Mad Batter Restaurant and Bar & The Rusty Nail.

Eric Hayes- The Sound Trailblazer that Inspires Us All

January 13, 2020

Eric has bravely battled career-threatening neck surgery and has came out with the other side of victorious and with couple of projects.He wrote his single, “Bionic”, with the positive message that you can find power and inspiration. The song talks more about his life, important part is making a positive change in life to overcome obstacles. He has experienced both a troublesome and lovely life. He proves, there is nothing you can’t do, there is, “no right age”, “no right time”. Believe and you can achieve! The music created so far by Eric combines different musical concepts and genres, bringing true emotion, character, and difference to his audiences. 

Lagunitas-Original Music Series-Selects Eric Hayes for Northest 2020 Tour

December 04, 2019

Lagunitas selects Eric Hayes to perform for the Original Music Series, Fueled by Lagunitas Brewing Co. for NYC, Brooklyn NY and Jersey City NJ.   Music has fueled Lagunitas since inception, thanks to the finger-pickin’ roots of founder, Tony Magee.  From the daily live, local bands showcased in our TapRooms to the larger touring acts (and legends) gracing our annual amphitheater shows, and the stages we fuel in Austin & beyond—we love helping bands reach more ears through beers. 

Eric Hayes is back with a vengeance

August 12, 2019

The Morristown singer-songwriter, who faced career-threatening neck surgery last year, just returned from performing at the Hard Rock Café in Davos, Switzerland.

And he has been churning out songs that are winning fans online and, he reports, at a major record label.


Official Music Video for Bionic- OUT NOW!

January 01, 2020

I am pleased to release the new music video for my song Bionic.  Watch it now by clicking the link below or by visiting my YouTube channel at

Eric Hayes chosen for All-Star judging panel set for Morristown Onstage, Feb. 27

February 27, 2019

When 15 top amateur acts battle for prizes this week at Morristown Onstage, they will be judged by a panel of talented pros, including two well known Morristown musicians.

Singer-songwriter Eric Hayes has performed with Martin Sexton, the Allman Brothers and Rachel Platten, among others, and his inspiring comebacks from crippling injuries are the stuff of TedX talks.  Now in its 12th year, Morristown Onstage is a benefit for programs in the Morris School District. The show aims to top last year’s fundraising record of $143,000.

Comeback trail: Morristown’s Eric Hayes rebounds onstage with Martin Sexton

September 24, 2018

“To start my comeback by performing live with Martin Sexton in a sold-out, awesome venue was more than I could ever ask for…. I felt really, really thankful, and blessed,” said Hayes, 36, who underwent a very risky operation to insert artificial discs into his neck in April.

Morristown’s Bionic singer, Eric Hayes, gets thumbs-up from Lance Bass, Perez Hilton

August 02, 2019

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton praised Hayes’ message of “resilience, hope and recovery,” adding, “we could use a lot more of that in the world.”

What’s remarkable about this video–aside from the soulful performance by Morristown’s Eric Hayes–is that it was recorded just five days after the musician underwent surgery so serious that he had called friends to say goodbye…just in case.

Morristown musician Eric Hayes makes a statement–and stands by it

January 01, 2018

“His love of music and devotion to Morristown are an inspiration. His plaque is now a part of Morristown history and we hope will inspire the community for many years to come,” she said.

Eric Hayes TED Talk 2017- Morristown NJ

June 30, 2017

A passionate artist, professional musician Eric Hayes suffered a catastrophic injury just after walking off stage after a performance. In this emotional TEDx talk, Eric tell us his story, the story of that night, his battle back, and how adversity showed him his true calling(s).

TEDx Morristown: Eric Hayes Recieves TEDx Highest Honor- A Standing Ovation for a Performance of a Lifetime

March 30, 2017

Morristown musician Eric Hayes delivered the afternoon’s most emotional moment,  earning a standing ovation for his rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah...

TEDx Morristown 2.0: Eric Hayes on roster spanning soul March 28 at the Bickford Theater

March 30, 2017

And so, for the last few months, Hayes has been honing a blend of words and music with a message of personal re-invention....

TED-Eric Hayes selected as TED Speaker for Morristown TED Talks

March 28, 2017

What is TED?

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

Climb every mountain: Morristown singer Eric Hayes scales heights for lofty performance

November 25, 2016

Musicians dream of scaling the heights. Morristown’s Eric Hayes has done it.

The hard way.

Princeton Magazine-In Harmony

November 30, 2015

When Eric Hayes dons a button-down shirt and dress pants and heads to work as director of creative marketing for Wales-Darby Inc., he knows how Clark Kent feels when he goes to work at the Daily Planet. It’s just one of his identities.

Three strings tug the heart, from Morristown singer Eric Hayes

August 27, 2016

The song hit No. 1 on CD Baby’s New Indie Release chart, Hayes said, and he’s been invited to Italy to sing it.  Animal Aid USA , an animal rescue organization in south Jersey, used Let It Go in a documentary, and spinoff projects are on the horizon.

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