KEVIN SAUNDERS HAYES
“His music is always interesting, intriguing and crosses every genre from gothic, to punk to pop. Hayes clearly has the skills to make an audibly exciting performance.”
~ The Daily Breeze
You must put your head in the lion’s mouth
…if the show is to happen.
– SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL
Kevin is an award-winning composer, songwriter, lyricist, producer, director and creator, as well as an artists advisor and creative consultant. Kevin creates, manages and directs creatives of all kinds with the explicit goal of delivering an original, one-of-a-kind experience that leave a lasting impression.
As a composer Kevin has scored more than 45 feature films, including two Academy Award® nominated documentaries (include film names here with links), and is the recipient of two 21st Century Filmmaker Awards for Excellence (include awards and reviews section below). He has also created, recorded and produced a large catalog of songs, including the title tracks to 12 feature films, and the book, music and lyrics for 15 stage musicals.
Kevin is also the creative force behind 11811, a production company dedicated to creating disruptive new entertainment that captivates audiences with a powerful shared experience.
Kevin has conceived, written and produced all the award-winning immersive and interactive Vox Lumiere experiences, and built the Vox Lumiere’s, Graphic Novel’s Live and all of 11811’s unique brand of live entertainment into commercially successful franchises, that have toured extensively throughout North America and Europe.
All of 11811 and Vox Lumiere’s experiences have been heavily featured in the media, and honored with its own PBS Television Special and other dedicated programs. To date, Vox Lumiere’s productions alone have performed over 300 shows in six countries to over one million adoring fans.
REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS OF KEVIN’S WORK
” To say we were blown away would be an understatement. Mind-blowing entertainment… truly different, incredibly exciting, and definitely the ticket for one of the coolest theatrical events to be found.”
” Spectacularly unique: a blend of soul-pumping rock concert, dance, and theater intertwined with a silent film. A captivating, one-of-a-kind experience that had the audience cheering, singing and ready to dance!”
” WOW… a sound-and-light extravaganza that leaves you wishing for an extra pair of eyes and ears. Whether you’re a diehard theatergoer, movie buff or concert regular, you’ve never seen anything like it!”
~ Stage Scene LA