Bassist and Vocalist Gwenyth Hayes' hybrid reinterpretations give due respect to classic songs and soul covers from many genres and eras. They center around her sultry voice, groove-oriented bass lines and tight instrumental arrangements. This approach serves to reinvent popular soul, jazz, soft rock, and blues standards with a sensual and contemporary feel. Gwenyth's sound appeals to diverse audiences and is reminiscent to many generations.
Earlier in her career she has perform as both an independent artist and a professional bassist in support of various blues, pop, and soul artists. Some of the highlights of her career are opening for B.B. King with Murali Coryell - son of the late Larry Coryell, playing the Chicago Blues Festival twice in 2010 with Denmark recording artist Quintus McCormick and in 2013 with Khalif "Wailin'" Walter, and playing Detroit Blues Festival at Chene Park Amphitheater (Aretha Franklin Park) in for the 2009. During her time in Chicago 2010-2013, she routinely performed at the world famous Buddy Guy's Legends, Kingston Mines, and B.L.U.E.S. She has also toured with Murali Coryell, Laura Rain and the Caesars, Quintus McCormick and Alligator recording artists Maurice John Vaughn, Toronzo Cannon.
As an independent artist, Gwenyth's ensembles have performed at multiple festivals and venues throughout Southeastern Michigan, Chicago, and Honolulu, Hawai'i. Some festivals include the Ann Arbor Jazz Festival, Ann Arbor Summer Festival, North Atlantic Blues Festival and Arts, Beats, and Eats. She has also been featured in Buddy Guy's Legends Magazine, University of Michigan's Michigan, Ann Arbor News, Big City Rhythm and Blues Magazine.
Gwenyth grew up in a musical family consisting of a father who is a conductor, composer, educator, and performer, a brother who is a well-known drummer and a mother and grandmothers who are pianists. Growing up she was exposed to jazz, classical, rock, oldies, R&B....
"Recently I returned to Detroit from my time in Hawai'i.I am eager to begin creating again within the amazingly talented musicians in the Detroit scene." -Gwenyth "Wendy" Hayes