Jim Hayes and The Buddha Brains

Jim Hayes and The Buddha Brains

 Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA

Soul punching, ground shaking blues, rock and funk. With the lyrical prowess of Tom Waits, the heavy blues of Stevie Ray Vaughn and the tight bass driven rhythms of Black Sabbath.....The Buddha Brains are a dish that should be served as part of a well balanced musical diet.


Jim Hayes and The Buddha Brains have come together from a variety of different musical experiences. With Socially-conscious lyrics combined with blues, rock, and funk styles, they have created a soulful and explosive sound.

Their blended musical talents are reflected in their unique sound and style. Imagine Black Sabbath and Stevie Ray Vaugh jamming in Tom Waits' basement.

The Buddha Brains have performed live at many famous venues such as The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Hard Rock Cafe in NYC and Cleveland, The Starland Ballroom and The Mercury Lounge. They have also opened for acts as diverse as Leon Russell, Leslie West of "Mountain" and "King's X", Tantric, and American Hi-Fi.

Most recently, Jim Hayes and The Buddha Brains competed against over 250 original bands from the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area and came in 1st place to win the 2007 Battle of the Bands sponsered by JerseyShows.com .


- Gift Waves
- Buddha Brains-self titled
- Songs From The Open Road
- Orphan

-"Walk With Me" Video
- Live at The Starland Ballroom, Jersey Shows BOTB WINNERS

Set List

Sets can be anywhere from 45 minutes and longer depending on the Venue. We are an original band playing original music with a few covers mixed in.

A typical set list might include:
Walk With Me
So Glad
Such Is Life
Fuck All That
Junkie's Corner
Shine The Light
See The Light
Whole Damn Thing
Soul Burnin'
What You Do To Me
Hot Tub
Cocaine Water
Euphoria’s End
Jesus Is A Woman
Dust On The Road
Blue Rain
Take Us Further
Pictures Of The Sun
Wrapped Around
Songs From The Open Road
Without Warning

Boom Boom
Hit the Road Jack
Lonely Avenue
Sticks and Stones