Kimi Hayes

Kimi Hayes

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Kimi Hayes has been rockin' the midwest for 20 years with such bands as Generation,Catfight,The Play Doctors, Deja Vu, The Fabulous Janes, Jim Peterik's World Stage and Kimi Hayes Band. 5 full length indie releases to date. You can find Kimi's original music on I-Tunes and CD Baby.

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Biography

Kimi Hayes and her band have opened for Sugarland, Willie Nelson, Gavin DeGraw,The Neville Brothers, The BoDeans, Sarah Evans, Lucinda Williams, Jodee Messina, Blues Traveler, and many more.
The Kimi Hayes Band is a high energy, rockin' 4 piece unit, featuring power-house vocals, sizzling guitar work, and a rock solid rhythm section. Mike Aquino/guitar (Jim Peterik's World Stage and European stars; Pride of Lions) and Kimi Hayes (Catfight,Fabulous Janes,Play Doctors,Generation) are magic together, trading vocals and guitar solos in perfect sycronicity. This is a band that wows audiences at every festival, concert venue, and club. The Kimi Hayes Band play an exciting blend of current and classic rock/classic and loads of crowd favorites from the 70's,80's and 90's.

Kimi Hayes songs have been featured:

Drag Racing Documentary-2011 featuring "Let's Drive"

ABC TV Pilot "Eastwick" Kimi's version of "I Want Candy" aired Oct. 23rd, 2009.

Currently being featured on: "Women of Substance Radio" on Live365.com

"Shores Of Liberty" released on "Songs of Rememberance" Veteran's Disc/national distribution/2009

"Overflow Me" on Chicago Woman's Compilation disc "Just Cool Sounds" released 2009

Rubyfruit.com

Lyrics

Watered Down Whiskey

Written By: Kimi Hayes & Mike Aquino

hey, what's your game? so full of answers that aren't so clear
hey, i've no shame, i get the feeling you've got something to fear

seems lately just maybe your driving me half crazy
all talk and no action you give me no reaction like

watered down whiskey don't leave me stone cold sober
watered down whiskey i can see right through your love just like watered down whiskey

i dont' know why, my heart grows heavy but it's hangin on
hey, can't we try to find that spark and keep it burning strong

your holdin back on me, i'm feeling so lonely
i need some assistance cuz i'm drowning drowning in this

watered down whiskey (chorus)

all i need from you, is 100 proof
so baby take this all the way, or cut me loose

Tell Me

Written By: Kimi Hayes

is it dark times of first light of day
the death of fall, the smell of rain
the rush of love, the last goodbye
the days between that make you cry
is it holding on or letting go
side by side or on your own

tell me
what inspires you
tell me
what turns you on
i need to know

is it a lions roar, unbridled bliss
a raging fire, a gentle kiss
a silent snow fall to your knees
praying for a remedy
just look inside, feel your beat
pounding out like a symphony

tell me
what inspires you
tell me
what turns you on
i need to know

tell me, show me, teach me, let me
tell me, show me, teach me, let me
tell me, show me, teach me, let me
tell me, show me, teach me, let me
know

Let's Drive

Written By: Kimi Hayes

you woke me up, you woke me up, you woke me up, i thought i was dreaming, dreaming, only sleeping
you turned me on, you turned me up, you turned me over and over my head is spinning, yes i'm spinning.

watch my former life wave goodbye
with each passing mile i feel more alive

i'll take you anywhere, don't need the interstate
give me the wheel i'll drive all night
don't need your car, i don't need a map to follow, you know what i need.

baby let's drive...
away tonight
let's not talk about tomorrow
baby let's drive
just you and i tonight
let's drive

you took control, you took control, you took control
i thought i was stronger, stronger, i'm not stronger
could it be real, could it be real, could it be real, it feels like i'm falling, falling, yes i'm falling

all forms of logic seem to fade from view
when i close my eyes all i see is you

i'll take you anywhere, don't need the interstate, give me the wheel i'll drive all night
don't need your car, i don't need a map to follow, you know what i need

baby let's drive
away tonight
let's not talk about tomorrow
baby let's drive
just you and i tonight
let's drive

Telluride

Written By: Kimi Hayes/Mike Aquino

this city life sure gets to me
so many people I just can't breathe
back of your bike sounds good right now
take me far away from this neon town...to
Telluride....
Telluride...
take the interstate through Omaha
make a little noise down in Wichita
head due west towards Santa Fe
drive straight throught the night til the break of day...to
Telluride....
Telluride...

Porcupine Girl

Written By: Kimi Hayes

I'm a porcupine girl got no trouble with the world, got no trouble I'm fine I'm a porcupine
keep a safe arms distance from me if you know what's good for you, you best believe
I'm a porcupine girl got my fear against my back like a straight edged razor in case I get attacked
keep a few long strides ahead of me, if you know what's good for you, cuz I can make you bleed

I've got scars the shape of swords so you can't hurt me no more
I've got pain as sharp as nails
I could cut you with my tongue, leave you slacked-jawed and numb
though a warm heart beats within me, I won't let you get to me...again

I'm a porcupine girl got no trouble with the world got no trouble you see cuz you can't walk all over me
I've gotten wise, I've learned to rise, there's no catastrophy I can't survive

cuz I got scars the shape of swords so you can't hurt me know more
I've got pain as sharp as nails
and I could cut you with my tongue, leave you slacked-jawed and numb
though a warm heart beats within in me, I won't let you get to me...again
no never again

Red 14

Written By: Kimi Hayes

Got an itch, gonna scratch
tell 'em all to kiss my ass
got this feelin it's gonna hit
one more time I swear I'll quit

Got my charm, place my bet
pulse is high and palm's sweat
here that rattle, rolling sound
going for broke I double down

cuz it's my drug it's my religion
it's no problem, it's my decision

Blame it all on a losing streak
Blame it all on a fool's pipe dream
You can blame it all on me, ya
I'll blame it all, I'll blame it all
On RED 14

Dancin' numbers in my head
round and round til I see red
I bet the house, lost the car
I even pawned my VCR
big winner on black giving me a heart attack
lose my cool, and my shirt
one more spin sure can't hurt

Overflow Me

Written By: Kimi Hayes

The morning's rising, you're sleeping
heartbeating next to me
The morning's rising, my love
and you hold the key
Unlock the door, open up my world
and overflow me...

I haven't stopped dreaming, you're beaming
your steaming light flows through my scenes
I must be dreaming, my love
are you really hear with me?
Flood my life, fill me up
and overflow me
Overflow me
I want to drown in your precious arms
Overflow me

The moon is shining, hypnotizing
and you're surprising me
Every moment, with you
is the only place I want to be
Flood my life, fill me up
and overflow me
Overflow me
I want to drown in your precious arms
Overflow me
Overflow me

Discography

Being Kimi Hayes 2000
Porcupine Girl Kimi Hayes 2001
Simply Live Kimi Hayes 2002
Red 14 Kimi Hayes Band 2004
Let's Drive Kimi Hayes 2008

International airplay including the USA, Belgium, Germany,Ireland, Australia, Canada, UK, Denmark, South America, Slovania, Spain, The Phillipines,Japan, China,South,Canada, and more.

Set List

Kimi Hayes Setlist-2011

Boys Are Back In Town
I Want You To Want Me-Cheap Trick
Rolling In The Deep-Adele
Highway To Hell-AC/DC
You Shook Me All Night Long-AC/DC
Won't Get Fooled Again-The Who
Loving,Touching,Squeezing-Journey
Stone In Love-Journey
Dream On-Aerosmith
Santa Monica-Everclear
The Chain-Fleetwood Mac
Black Horse Cherry Tree-KT Tunstall
Fire-Jimi Hendrix
Creep-Radiohead
Smells Like Teen Spirit-Nirvana
With Or Without You-U2
Sex On Fire-Kings of Leon
Raise Your Glass-Pink
Just Like A Pill-Pink
Save Tonight-Eagle Eyed Cherry
Boys Of Summer-Eagles
Alright Now-Free
Missing You-John Waite
Folsom Prison Blues-Johnny Cash
Honkey Tonk Woman-Rolling Stones
Piano Man/American Pie/The Gambler Mash
Kerosene-Miranda Lambert
Black Betty-Ram Jam
The Joker-Steve Miller Band
Lady Marmalade-LaBelle
Freebird-Lynyrd Skynyrd (no, really!)
Sweet Home Alabama-Lynyrd Skynyrd
What's Up-4 Non-Blondes
Move Over-Janis Joplin
Bobby Mcgee-Janis Joplin
Mercedes Benz